Tag: General Schedule

Maximum Earnings Limitations on Federal Pay

September 13, 2016 4:56 PM
Maximum Earnings Limitations on Federal Pay

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.

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100+ “Rest of U.S.” Locations Recommended for Federal Locality Pay

September 6, 2016 1:22 PM
100+ “Rest of U.S.” Locations Recommended for Federal Locality Pay

The Federal Salary Council is recommending evaluation of more than 100 counties and statistical metropolitan areas for inclusion in the locality pay system for federal employees.

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How Much Will Your Pay Increase in 2017? President Submits Pay Plan

August 31, 2016 4:22 PM
How Much Will Your Pay Increase in 2017? President Submits Pay Plan

As has been done in recent years, President Obama has issued a letter outlining the federal employee pay raise in 2017.

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Average Salary Much Higher In Some Agencies

August 28, 2016 10:44 AM
Average Salary Much Higher In Some Agencies

Which agencies have the highest average salary and which agencies have the lowest? There is a very wide range—from $173,854 to $73,047.

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Raising Federal Employee Pay By Expanding Locality Pay Areas

August 21, 2016 5:11 PM
Raising Federal Employee Pay By Expanding Locality Pay Areas

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.

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New Federal Employee Locality Pay Areas for 2017?

August 15, 2016 6:20 PM
New Federal Employee Locality Pay Areas for 2017?

The Federal Salary Council has recommended adding two new locality pay areas in Virginia and Vermont in 2017. What is the forecast for changes in locality pay for next year?

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Another Step Toward a 1.6% Raise in 2017

June 19, 2016 11:52 AM
Another Step Toward a 1.6% Raise in 2017

A 1.6% annual federal pay raise for 2017 is continuing to work its way through Congress. Here is the latest information.

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1.6% Pay Raise for 2017 Advancing in Congress

1.6% Pay Raise for 2017 Advancing in Congress

A 2017 pay raise of 1.6% is working its way through Congress. This would be the highest raise federal employees have had since 2010.

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2017 Pay: Will No Congressional Pay Raise Impact Federal Employees?

Congress has not had a pay raise since 2009 and is unlikely to have one in 2017. Should Congress receive a pay raise? Will this impact any federal employee pay raise in 2017? Take the survey within the article and express your opinion.

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How is Your Annual Federal Pay Raise Determined and What is it Likely to Be Next Year?

February 10, 2016 3:53 PM
How is Your Annual Federal Pay Raise Determined and What is it Likely to Be Next Year?

The Obama administration has recommended a 1.6% pay raise for federal workers in 2017. Does that mean this is a done deal and federal employees now know what their pay raise will be next year? Hardly. Here is a detailed look at how the political process surrounding how the federal workforce is paid is likely to play out in the coming months.

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