Tag: General Schedule

Congressman Seeking Big Locality Pay Bump for Modesto, CA

By on September 4, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Congressman Seeking Big Locality Pay Bump for Modesto, CA

One Congressman is pushing to expand the current boundaries of the highest paying locality area in the country.

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Where Have All the Classifiers Gone?

By on June 6, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Where Have All the Classifiers Gone?

The author says the current classification system under the General Schedule is not working. He cites some examples of problems it has created.

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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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Report on Government Waste Targets Step Increases, SRS

By on March 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A report that targets wasteful government spending includes some pay and benefits for federal workers among its examples.

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How Does the Shutdown Impact Within-Grade Increases?

By on February 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Does the Shutdown Impact Within-Grade Increases?

OPM has released a list of frequently asked post-shutdown questions addressing various pay/benefits issues.

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Pay Freeze Stands for 2019

By on December 28, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Freeze Stands for 2019

Because Congress has not overridden the president’s proposed pay freeze, and an Executive Order has been issued freezing pay, no raise is expected in 2019.

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6 New Locality Pay Areas Coming in 2019

By on December 5, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
6 New Locality Pay Areas Coming in 2019

OPM has issued a final rule to add six new locality pay areas in 2019 that will impact roughly 70,000 federal employees.

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OPM Assumes No Pay Raise in 2019

By on October 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Assumes No Pay Raise in 2019

Will there be a federal employee pay raise for 2019? A new memo from OPM casts some doubt over the possibility.

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The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?

By on August 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?

Many arguments support the idea of a single civil service system, however, the author says this is not ultimately what is best for federal human resources.

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Another Look at the Different Worlds of Federal Workers

By on April 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Look at the Different Worlds of Federal Workers

Life is not the same for federal employees in DC versus the rest of the country. The author analyzes some of the key differences.

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