OPM has released a list of frequently asked post-shutdown questions addressing various pay/benefits issues.
OPM has issued a memo telling agencies that within-grade increases are not supposed to be given out automatically. Will the memo change the existing system? Not likely. Here’s why.
Several readers have requested a copy of the amendment to withhold funding for the payment of within-grade increases for the federal workforce for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Here is the wording for this amendment.
There is a serious effort to cut back on federal spending with proposals to freeze federal promotions and step increases.
As we all know, the two-year salary freeze has a loophole. Step increases will still be granted. This suggests another way to achieve savings, a way that will be permanent, and will ultimately save more money.