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“How Come I Didn’t Get the 3.5% Pay Raise I Was Supposed to Get!”

By on January 17, 2008 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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?”

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2008 Pay Raise Approved and Implemented: Median DC Federal Salary for 2008 Will Be $90,698.

By on January 5, 2008 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

It is hard to believe but the annual federal pay raise has been approved and OPM has issued various documents implementing the 2008 pay rates for federal employees. The median salary for federal employees in the DC area in 2008: $90,698.

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Pay Raise Saga Limping to A Conclusion

By on December 18, 2007 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

With the approval of the omnibus spending bill by the House, the 2008 federal pay raise saga may be limping to an end this week despite predictions of an administrative disaster befalling the government with another shutdown or the possibility of a continuing resolution for the rest of the year.

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Understanding the 2008 Federal Pay Raise (Maybe)

By on December 6, 2007 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The federal pay system is complex. Some readers have asked good questions because of confusion about the amount of their pay based on the possibility of an average pay increase of 3% or an average of 3.5%. If you are confused, you are not alone.

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Shutdowns, Furloughs, COLAs, Congress and the 2008 Pay Raise

By on November 19, 2007 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Congress has gone home even though the Senate says it is still technically open for business. While they may enjoy their time away from DC, their departure leaves open the possibility of furloughs in DoD, funding for most federal agencies still up in the air and uncertainty about the 2008 pay raise for current federal employees. Retirees are set though. Enjoy your holiday.

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The Federal Budget, Government Shutdown and the 2008 Pay Raise

By on November 15, 2007 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Any federal employee who may have wondered if career civil service employees are involved in politics need only consider the current budget war on spending for fiscal year 2008 (for the fiscal year that started October 1st). Will there be a government shutdown? Will “nonessential” federal employees be sent home? Will the dispute impact your 2008 pay raise?

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OPM Implementing 2007 Federal Pay Raise

By on December 21, 2006 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OPM is implementing the 2007 pay raise but no one really knows what the final figures will be.

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2.7% Federal Raise Headed for the Trash Heap?

By on December 12, 2006 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The possibility of a 2.7% average raise for federal employees took a decidedly negative turn this week with the announcement that Congress will, in effect, keep the continuing resolution in effect for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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Your 2007 Pay Raise Will Be…

By on December 1, 2006 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The process of determining the 2007 pay raise amount is moving along slowly. But, while the process is moving, there is no final answer on the question of how much employees will be getting in their paychecks next year.

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Your 2007 Pay Increase: Plenty to Make Some Happy and Some Angry

By on June 9, 2006 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Active federal employees are on track for an average 2.7% pay increase in 2007. Many federal retirees will probably do better than that again in 2007.

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