Tag: Locality Pay

COLAs, Locality Pay and Raises

By on May 9, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
COLAs, Locality Pay and Raises

Why did federal employees get a smaller raise than the annual COLA? Here is a quick explanation.

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Why Are the New Locality Pay Increases So Small?

By on April 4, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why Are the New Locality Pay Increases So Small?

I was shocked by the small pay increases under the new locality areas. Am I missing something?

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Winners and Losers in Locality Pay Areas

By on April 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Winners and Losers in Locality Pay Areas

Which areas received the biggest locality pay increases in 2019 and which ones received the smallest increases?

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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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New Pay Systems Proposed for Some Federal Jobs

By on March 19, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Pay Systems Proposed for Some Federal Jobs

The President’s Management Agenda calls for action to establish special occupational pay systems for some federal jobs.

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How Will the Pay Raise Impact Locality Pay?

By on February 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Will the Pay Raise Impact Locality Pay?

How will the 2019 pay raise impact locality pay, and what does the Pay Agent have to say about new locality pay areas?

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It’s Official: Federal Employees Are Getting a Raise in 2019

By on February 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
It’s Official: Federal Employees Are Getting a Raise in 2019

Thanks to the spending bill that just became law, federal employees will have a pay raise in 2019, overriding the pay freeze that was previously in place.

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1.9% Retroactive Pay Raise Now Likely

By on February 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
1.9% Retroactive Pay Raise Now Likely

A raise of 1.9% appears more likely than seemed possible a few weeks ago. Here is the latest.

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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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