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.
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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.
A federal judge has ruled that around 25,000 federal employees are eligible for compensation from the government for the time they spent working during the 2013 government shutdown.
A 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.
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.
The U.S. Forest Service is spending over half its budget fighting wildfires, according to a report released last week.
With the Forest Service’s firefighting budget projected to grow to two-thirds of the agency’s entire budget in a decade, other areas of the agency’s mission are suffering.
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.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing last week centered on federal employee compensation. Specifically, the notion that feds are overpaid.
In an email to staff, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen cited the expiration of a 1998 statute as the reason for the departure of IRS Chief Technology Officer, Terry Milholland.
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).
It’s official. Civilian federal employees will receive a 2.1 percent pay raise in 2017, thanks to an executive order issued last week.
Obama sent a letter to Congress last week directing all agencies to give employees a 2.1 percent pay raise in fiscal 2017.
As of Jan. 1, 2017, federal civilian and military employees will receive a 1.6 percent pay raise, according to a letter Obama issued to Congress Wednesday.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a new memorandum notifying federal agencies that they have until Oct. 14th to request special pay rates for hard-to-fill jobs for 2017.
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).
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.
Yesterday the President transmitted to Congress his alternative plan for locality pay increases for civilian federal employees.