Maximum Earnings Limitations on Federal Pay

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There are statutory provisions that can cause your pay to be much less than you expect after you’ve worked overtime or other premium hours, such as work at night, on a holiday or on a Sunday. The author explains how these work.

Raising Federal Employee Pay By Expanding Locality Pay Areas

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Is your geographic area among those recommended for locality pay? Locality pay rates are spreading which leads to higher pay without requiring Congressional action. Here are the locality pay areas for 2017 and some areas the Salary Council recommends adding to existing areas.