Pay & Benefits

2006 Pay Raise Moves Forward in Congress

By on November 21, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The 3.1% pay raise for federal employees is now virtually assured based on Congressional action late last week.

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Federal Pay and Charity: Readers React to Pay Raise Controversy

By on November 9, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Will the controvery surrounding the 2006 pay raise for active federal employees have an impact on CFC donations this year? Here are the results of a recent survey.

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Are You Taking Advantage of All Your Federal Benefits?

By on November 8, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Flexible spending accounts are open to many federal employees but it is a benefit often overlooked or misunderstood. Here is a quick summary of the program.

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No Pay Freeze in Deficit Reduction Package Passed in Senate

By on November 7, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Senate has passed a deficit reduction package that does not include a pay freeze for federal employees for 2006.

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe! New Move in Senate to Freeze Feds’ 2006 Raise

By on October 27, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A “Fiscal Watch Team” has been formed in the Senate to cut back on government spending. One target: The 2006 pay raise for federal employees.

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Should Congressional Pay Raise Action Impact Your 2006 Raise?

By on October 20, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Should Congress forego a pay raise this year? If that happens, should the pay raise for federal employees be impacted as well in order to cut government spending?

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Federal Pay and Benefits: Tough Choices in Tough Times

By on October 17, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The mood in Congress is changing rapidly and lawmakers appear to be serious about finding new ways to cut government spending.

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‘High Three’ to ‘High Five’

By on September 22, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Government spending to recover from Hurricane Katrina means spending cuts will probably be necessary in other government programs. One possibility is changing the formula for calculating federal employee pension benefits.

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Federal Vision, Dental Program Start Delayed

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OPM has delayed the start of the dental and vision program for federal employees.

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Federal Salaries: Myths, Misperceptions and Reality

By on September 6, 2005 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Readers questioned the data on federal employee salaries in a recent article. Here is more information on what goes into the data and why the information generates interest among readers.

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