The use of telework or flexi-place has become an attractive feature for both employees and management for a variety of different reasons. However, a poorly administered program can be more of a burden than the problem one may be trying to solve.
The President’s Pay Agent has decided to extend the 2011 locality payments to the same Governmentwide and single-agency categories of employees authorized to receive the 2010 locality payments. If a pay freeze is enacted for 2011, these employees will be entitled to continue to receive locality payments at the 2010 level. Here is the OPM announcement.
The bill that would provide credit for unused sick leave for federal employees under the FERS retirement plan and change the pay system for federal employees outside of the continental United States has been passed by the House.
The President has signed an Executive Order implementing the 2009 federal pay increase. Here is a chart that shows the amount of the pay increase by locality pay area.
Readers have been asking questions about the 2008 pay raise. Most of the questions boil down to “Why didn’t I get the 3.5% I am supposed to get in my check this year?” or “How come people in DC are getting more than I am getting when they already make more money?”