A new report says “[t]he federal civilian workforce has become an elite island of secure and high-paid workers, separated from the ocean of private-sector American workers who must compete in today’s dynamic economy.”
The system for determining the average federal pay raise is steeped in politics. What is going on and why?
The 2007 pay raise process for federal civilian employees is following what is now a fairly well-worn path. No one knows the final outcome but 2.7% looks like the most likely result based on what has occurred so far.
Should real estate investment trusts be added to your TSP?
Pay for performance may be coming to the rest of government–not just DHS and DoD. The concept scares many readers. What are the options and what will the future hold for employees of the executive branch of government?
It is tough to argue against pay for performance in theory, it becomes much more difficult to actually implement these systems. Federal agencies will face their share of growing pains in implementing pay for performance.
It’s an election year. Here are several proposals that have been made that would impact the civil service structure and the benefits of some current federal employees.
Should smokers who participate in the federal employee health plan pay more for health insurance than non-smokers?
Young versus old and increasing cost for better medical care for Americans provides the basis for proposed changes to the federal employee health benefits program. It’s expensive and there are likely to be winners and losers with the final outcome.
How much is a federal employee worth? The latest negotiations between the FAA and the controller’s union are vitriolic and some of the issues boil down to money.