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How Much of a Pay Raise Will FWS Employees Get in 2017?

By on January 10, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much of a Pay Raise Will FWS Employees Get in 2017?

The author discusses the process for providing pay increases to federal employees under the Federal Wage System (FWS) for 2017.

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What is the Correct Pay When There is an Unscheduled Shift Change?

By on November 26, 2016 in Q&A with 0 Comments
What is the Correct Pay When There is an Unscheduled Shift Change?

What is the correct pay when there is an unscheduled shift change for a General Schedule employee?

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Maximum Earnings Limitations on Federal Pay

By on September 13, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 36 Comments
Maximum Earnings Limitations on Federal Pay

There are statutory provisions that can cause your pay to be much less than you expect after you’ve worked overtime or other premium hours, such as work at night, on a holiday or on a Sunday. The author explains how these work.

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Are All Federal Employees Entitled to Locality Pay?

By on April 25, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 10 Comments
Are All Federal Employees Entitled to Locality Pay?

Who is and who is not entitled to receive locality pay?

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Is Holiday Premium Pay a 'Right'?

By on January 19, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 3 Comments

I’m a FWS supervisor. Management recently announced that each supervisor now will work only 4 out of ten holidays each year, and will be excused from work on the six holidays they are not scheduled to work. In the past, we get paid if we work or not, and, as a result, were paid holiday premium pay for the time worked on each holiday. Do we have rights in this situation?

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Do the New Locality Pay Areas Impact My Wage Grade Pay?

By on December 29, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 2 Comments

If I work in Shawnee County KS, which is just outside Kansas City, and will be covered by the new GS Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City MO/KS locality pay area, will my WG-5 wage automatically increase to the same level as that paid to WG-5 employees whose duty station is Kansas City?

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Federal Wage System Increases in 2016

By on December 26, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 74 Comments
Federal Wage System Increases in 2016

Now that the 2016 pay raise for federal employees under the General Schedule has been finalized, what can federal workers under the Federal Wage System expect to see in terms of a pay raise?

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‘Locality Pay Equity Act’ Introduced In Congress

By on September 22, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 3 Comments
‘Locality Pay Equity Act’ Introduced In Congress

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to ensure that there is only one local wage area within a locality pay area. What impact would this legislation have on federal employees’ pay if it were enacted, and what brought about the introduction of the legislation? The author explains what you need to know.

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It's Official: Wage Grade Federal Employees to Get 1% Raise

By on January 17, 2014 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 22 Comments

Wage grade federal employees will see a 1% pay increase with the spending bill now being signed into law.

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