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No Shutdown for Now, But What About a Pay Raise?

By on December 6, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
No Shutdown for Now, But What About a Pay Raise?

Congress passed a stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial shutdown. Where does this leave the possibility of a pay raise?

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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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New Locality Pay Areas Likely for January 2019

By on November 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Locality Pay Areas Likely for January 2019

What are the latest developments on new locality pay areas for 2019, and where does next year’s pay raise stand?

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Federal Employee Pay and the Federal Salary Council

By on November 14, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pay and the Federal Salary Council

The Federal Salary Council has renewed its call for adding new locality pay areas and added one more geographic area to its list of recommendations.

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OPM Assumes No Pay Raise in 2019

By on October 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Assumes No Pay Raise in 2019

Will there be a federal employee pay raise for 2019? A new memo from OPM casts some doubt over the possibility.

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Federal Employee Annual Raises and Inflation

By on October 17, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Annual Raises and Inflation

An earlier article compared the average federal pay raise for a number of years to the rate of inflation. Some readers wanted more data. Here it is.

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How is the Annual COLA Different from an Annual Pay Raise?

By on October 15, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
How is the Annual COLA Different from an Annual Pay Raise?

Feedback we get indicates there is confusion about differences between the annual COLA and pay raise (understandably so). The author explains the differences.

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With Lower Unemployment, Federal Employees Need a Raise

on October 10, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The author says that the government can find savings elsewhere in the budget in order to give federal employees a pay raise in 2019.

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What’s the Latest on the 2019 Pay Raise?

By on October 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What’s the Latest on the 2019 Pay Raise?

It’s looking increasingly likely that federal employees will get a pay raise next year following reports of a tentative agreement reached in Congress.

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Federal Pay – Primum Non Nocere

By on September 13, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Pay – Primum Non Nocere

When it comes to considering a pay raise for federal employees next year, the author says that he believes the best approach is to “first, do no harm.”

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