• New Cyber Standards May Shrink Contractor Pool

    New Cyber Standards May Shrink Contractor Pool

    Officials at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) have expressed confusion about whether new vendor cybersecurity standards will limit the number of vendors that qualify for critical government technology projects. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMS) standards published by the Pentagon in January were meant to increase cyber protections, but some small businesses have expressed concerns that they will not be able to compete for government contracts.

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10 Days Until Government Shutdown

Congress returned from its recess this week to a busy agenda and, most pressingly, only ten days to act before the federal government shuts down.

2018 Fed Pay Raises, TSP Continues to Grow


Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act recently which would give civilians a two percent adjustment to their base pay, and a 1.2 percent average increase to their locality pay. 

Dissatisfied with Your Job? Retire

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new report shows that while age factors into federal employees’ retirement plans, soon-to-be retirees are also taking into account how satisfied they are with their jobs.

Federal Salary Council Says Feds Are Significantly Behind in Pay

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Friday, the Federal Salary Council, a group of union representatives and outside experts on compensation that oversees the General Schedule, announced that federal workers earn an average 34.07 percent less than their private sector counterparts.

GAO Reports Findings on New Border Patrol Pay Scale

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report that examined the methodology and analysis by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 (BPAPRA), which established a new overtime compensation system for Border Patrol agents at CBP: 0, 1, or 2 hours of overtime per day, with a corresponding overtime pay supplement of 0, 12.5, or 25 percent, respectively.

Mikulski Continues to Fight for Fed Pay Raise

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During her last year in office, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will continue to advocate for a proposed 5.3% pay raise for federal employees, in addition to finding new money for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

OPM Proposal Would Increase Pay for Senior Feds

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Under a recently proposed rule, senior leaders would be eligible to earn higher pay if their agency’s appraisal system is approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 

Pay Reform is Coming

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The Trump Administration is serious about pay reform. From the 2018 budget materials that place an emphasis on rewarding top performers, to nominating George Nesterczuk’s nomination to head the Office of Personnel Management is the latest signal that the administration is taking reform seriously.



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