Tag: Federal Pay

Will I Get 25% Extra When I Work on Sunday?

Filed in News by on December 19, 2014 Comments

Working on Sunday does not automatically result in Sunday pay. The author discusses what constitutes Sunday work, how much Sunday pay is, and conditions that may impact whether you will receive Sunday pay when assigned to work during Sunday hours.

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Feds Doing Their “Fair Share” With 1% Pay Raise for 2015

Filed in News by on December 16, 2014 Comments

Federal employees are receiving an across-the-board pay raise of 1% in 2015. How does this compare to pay raises in the last decade, and what impact will this have on GS employees’ annual salaries next year?

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Federal Benefit Comparisons: Be Sure to Read the Fine Print

Filed in News by on December 10, 2014 Comments

The author says that studies comparing federal benefits to those in the private sector miss a key issue and that there are substantial differences in the benefit packages across industry sectors.

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Will You Have an Extra Pay Day in 2015?

Filed in News by on December 10, 2014 Comments

Does DFAS handle your agency’s payroll? If so, you may find yourself with an extra pay day next year.

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Merry Christmas to Federal Employees: Extra Paid Holiday Announced for Dec. 26

Filed in News by on December 6, 2014 Comments

President Obama has issued an executive order giving federal employees an extra paid holiday on Friday, December 26.

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Worried About Cuts to Your Federal Benefits? Don’t Panic!

Filed in News by on November 30, 2014 Comments

In response to a recent CBO report that recommends various cuts to federal employee benefits, the author advises federal workers not to panic about these recommendations and explains why he thinks they are unlikely to materialize.

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Compensatory Time Off vs. Overtime Pay

Filed in News by on November 16, 2014 Comments

When can you earn overtime pay and when can you earn compensatory time off? The author explains the differences between these two types of pay and situations under which each can arise.

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FedSmith.com Users Expecting an Extra Day Off at Christmas This Year

Filed in News by on November 11, 2014 Comments

FedSmith.com users said in a recent survey that they think the president will ultimately give federal employees an extra day off at Christmas.

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