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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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White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

By on February 21, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

The White House’s 2019 budget blueprint offered many proposals for civil service reform. The author provides an analysis of which ones he says missed the mark.

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Happy Birthday to the Civil Service

By on January 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Happy Birthday to the Civil Service

This year marks the 135th anniversary of the Civil Service Commission. What are some of the current problems facing the civil service?

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Freezing Pay is Not the Answer

By on December 17, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Freezing Pay is Not the Answer

Reports indicate federal employees may face a pay freeze in 2019. The author says that while there are problems with federal pay, a freeze will not solve them.

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Attacking Federal Employee Salaries at CFPB

By on December 11, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Attacking Federal Employee Salaries at CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is one of the highest paying agencies in government. Legislation has been introduced that would change that.

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What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

By on August 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

What penalties would I face if I retire at 62 years old but have less than 20 years in service?

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Is the Civil Service Unbreakable?

By on August 10, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is the Civil Service Unbreakable?

Can the will of federal employees be broken? The author provides his insight and analysis.

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