Tag: Locality Pay

About 102,000 Feds to Get Pay Raise in New and Expanded Locality Pay Areas

October 27, 2015 2:43 PM

About 102,0000 federal employees will receive a pay raise with the addition of new locality pay areas and adding a number of new counties to separate locality pay areas.

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‘Locality Pay Equity Act’ Introduced In Congress

September 22, 2015 4:33 PM

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to ensure that there is only one local wage area within a locality pay area. What impact would this legislation have on federal employees’ pay if it were enacted, and what brought about the introduction of the legislation? The author explains what you need to know.

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President Directs 1% Federal Pay Raise for 2016

August 28, 2015 6:48 PM

President Obama has issued a letter directing an across-the-board pay raise of 1% for federal employees in 2016.

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Locality Pay for Feds: How Is Your Paycheck Impacted?

July 14, 2015 2:38 PM
Locality Pay for Feds: How Is Your Paycheck Impacted?

How much of a difference will locality pay make in your paycheck? This article compares actual locality pay to the “target pay gap” in each locality pay area and how it impacts the salary levels for hundreds of thousands of federal employees.

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2016 Locality Pay and How It Will Impact Your Paycheck

FedSmith has received questions from geographic readers in areas to be covered by new locality pay rates. Most readers asking questions are wondering if they will receive the full locality pay differential cited by the Federal Salary Council. Our advice: Don’t make any purchases based on your expectations of increased income until you know the actual amount you will receive. This article explains why.

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Requirement to Repay Overpayment of Premium Pay Confirmed

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit recently confirmed the statutory provisions that limit the payment of overtime and other forms of premium pay as well as the provisions that require Federal employees to repay any overpayments. The author explains what this means for some federal employees’ paychecks.

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Proposal Would Give 102k Federal Employees a Pay Raise in 2016

June 1, 2015 11:54 AM

A proposed rule would create 13 new locality pay areas for some federal employees. That is good news for those employees, but there could also be a negative impact of this action on 2016 pay for federal employees currently under the locality pay system.

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Artificial Limits Hindering Pay Under the Federal Wage System

April 19, 2015 11:48 AM

The author says that there are artificial limits in place under the Federal Wage System that are limiting the pay potential of some federal employees. He looks at the history of the situation and provides an example of how this is happening.

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Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees a 3.8% Pay Raise Next Year

January 13, 2015 1:52 PM

Two lawmakers are introducing legislation that would give federal employees a 3.8% pay raise in 2016.

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New Locality Pay Areas? Not in 2015

Will new locality pay areas be established in 2015? Here is a quick summary of the situation from the perspective of the Federal Salary Council.

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