The author recounts his experiences as a former position classification specialist as they relate to the debate over a fair pay system to use within the federal government. He offers some suggestions for approaches to take on the debate over replacing the General Schedule pay system.
Many prevailing rate employees working under the WG or associated prevailing rate pay schedules have asked when pay increases will be effective in 2014. The author provides some answers.
President Obama recently called for a review of and update to the FLSA regulations. The author says that while this won’t result in an immediate impact on federal positions, it is a good time for federal managers to review existing position descriptions and update FLSA determinations.