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Federal Employees: Overpaid or Underpaid?

By on April 26, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees: Overpaid or Underpaid?

Federal benefits are generally better than benefits offered in the private sector. This accounts for much of the disparity between federal and private sector compensation according to the CBO.

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Federal Employee Locality Pay Update: Holding Off Burlington and Virginia Beach

By on December 7, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Locality Pay Update: Holding Off Burlington and Virginia Beach

Will Burlington, VT and Virginia Beach, VA areas be added as locality pay areas in 2017? They will be added but not in 2017.

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Federal Employees Underpaid by 34.07%

By on October 31, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Underpaid by 34.07%

The Federal Salary Council says the federal workers are, on average, underpaid by 34.07% relative to the private sector. When will salary figures for 2017 be released?

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Adding Birmingham and San Antonio to Locality Pay Areas

By on October 28, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Adding Birmingham and San Antonio to Locality Pay Areas

The Federal Salary Council has proposed adding San Antonio and Birmingham to the list of locality pay areas for 2018.

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New Federal Employee Locality Pay Areas for 2017?

By on August 15, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 14 Comments
New Federal Employee Locality Pay Areas for 2017?

The Federal Salary Council has recommended adding two new locality pay areas in Virginia and Vermont in 2017. What is the forecast for changes in locality pay for next year?

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Federal Salary Council Sees Federal Workers as Substantially Underpaid

By on November 9, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 226 Comments
Federal Salary Council Sees Federal Workers as Substantially Underpaid

The Federal Salary Council has concluded, as it has in past years, that federal employees are generally underpaid by about 35%.

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Feds Are Overpaid… Or Not

By on October 13, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 79 Comments
Feds Are Overpaid… Or Not

Are federal employees paid more than their private sector counterparts? It’s a debate that has been raging for years with no clear answers. The author discusses the latest twist in the salary debate: a report from the Cato Institute which says federal workers are paid far more generously than private sector workers. He says that while the report is mostly inaccurate, there is more to the story.

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Federal Employees on ‘An Elite Island of Secure and High-Paid Employment’

By on October 7, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 435 Comments
Federal Employees on ‘An Elite Island of Secure and High-Paid Employment’

An article describes the federal government as “an elite island of secure and high-paid employment, separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the economy.”

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Locality Pay for Feds: How Is Your Paycheck Impacted?

By on July 14, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 30 Comments
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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Fed Workers: ‘An Elite Island…Separated from the Ocean of Average Americans’

By on January 25, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 173 Comments

According to one organization, federal employee pay and benefits are creating “[A]n elite Island of secure and highly-paid workers separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the global economy.” Here are the author’s reasons for this conclusion and what it might mean for federal workers.

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