Tag: General Schedule

Negotiating Federal Salary: How Do Negotiated Pay Levels in Agencies Compare to the Average Federal Salary?

By on March 10, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Recent articles in the media have indicated that federal employees are not represented by unions that negotiate wages. This is not true as there are agencies in which wages are determined through collective bargaining. Here are a few of these agencies and how the salaries in these agencies compare to the rest of the federal workforce.

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Too Many Within-Grade Steps

By on January 16, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

As we all know, the two-year salary freeze has a loophole. Step increases will still be granted. This suggests another way to achieve savings, a way that will be permanent, and will ultimately save more money.

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The Future of Pay-for-Performance in the Federal Government

By on January 28, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A decision needs to be made as to whether pay-for-performance should be expanded throughout the Executive Branch or concluded with employees being rolled back into the General Schedule (GS) or a similar pay system. A continuing patchwork of pay systems within the Executive Branch is not a good long-term option.

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