Ian Smith

Author: Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He has over 20 years of combined experience in media and government services, having worked at two government contracting firms and an online news and web development company prior to his current role at FedSmith.

Extended Pay Freeze Spared For Now

The heated debates in Congress over extending the payroll tax cut have come to a temporary end just in time for Christmas. Absent from the current agreement: a one year extension of the pay freeze and modifications to the federal retirement system.

White House: Yes, There’s Still a Pay Freeze

President Obama issued an executive order Monday outlining the pay rates for various federal salary schedules for 2012. The executive order is issued annually to set pay rates, and, not surprisingly, there is no change from 2011 for most federal employees since the pay freeze is still in effect.

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