Pay & Benefits

Use or Lose Leave and the Shutdown

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Use or Lose Leave and the Shutdown

Use or lose leave is annual leave that expires if regulatory requirements are not met, but what happens in the event of a shutdown? Do the requirements apply?

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Effect of the Retroactive Pay Raise on the TSP

By on April 4, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Effect of the Retroactive Pay Raise on the TSP

The TSP has issued a short memo for agency payroll offices regarding the impact of the retroactive pay raise.

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Why Are the New Locality Pay Increases So Small?

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Why Are the New Locality Pay Increases So Small?

I was shocked by the small pay increases under the new locality areas. Am I missing something?

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Bills Introduced to Safeguard Insurance Benefits During Shutdowns

By on April 3, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bills Introduced to Safeguard Insurance Benefits During Shutdowns

A pair of bills have been introduced to with the intention of protecting federal employees’ insurance benefits in the event of a shutdown.

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Which TSP Fund Performed Best for 1st Quarter of 2019?

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Which TSP Fund Performed Best for 1st Quarter of 2019?

Which TSP fund has the best return for the 1st quarter in 2019? Here are all of the TSP returns for the month of March, year-to-date and the past 12 months.

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Winners and Losers in Locality Pay Areas

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Winners and Losers in Locality Pay Areas

Which areas received the biggest locality pay increases in 2019 and which ones received the smallest increases?

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At Long Last: Revised 2019 Annual Salaries Released

By on March 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
At Long Last: Revised 2019 Annual Salaries Released

FedSmith readers have anxiously been awaiting the finalized salary figures for 2019 that reflect the pay raise. Here is how much your pay will be for the remainder of the year.

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It’s Here! Executive Order Issued Implementing 2019 Pay Raise

By on March 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
It’s Here! Executive Order Issued Implementing 2019 Pay Raise

The long awaited executive order on the 2019 retroactive pay raise has been issued by President Trump.

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Budget Amendments Introduced for Federal Employees

By on March 27, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Budget Amendments Introduced for Federal Employees

Four amendments have been introduced that are designed to protect the pay and benefits of federal employees and contractors.

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Why is Another Pay Freeze Being Proposed?

By on March 27, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OMB’s acting director explained the rationale behind proposing another pay freeze in 2020 at a recent Congressional hearing.

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