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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Federal Salary Council voted to add 13 cities to a list of communities where federal employees are paid more. The council was aiming to close a growing gap between federal employees and private counterparts in certain regions of the country. But the administration has frozen locality pay until at least 2016. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the council recommends.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , locality pay , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:57am EDT
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Lack of movement on new locality pay locations frustrates feds, unions

The Federal Salary Council voted Friday to add 13 cities to a list of municipalities where federal employees are paid more, in an effort to close a growing wage gap between feds and private-sector counterparts in certain regions of the country. 12 of the 13 recommendations had been approved previously but have gone unimplemented by the President's Pay Agent, frustrating federal employees and the unions representing feds in those areas.

Tags: locality pay , pay and benefits , Presidents Pay Agent , AFGE , NFFE , pay debate

Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:08pm EDT

Updating GS pay system key to attracting new talent

Steve Condrey, chairman of the Federal Salary Council, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that the key to bringing in new talent -- and making sure they stay -- is modernizing the aging General Schedule system. Congress devised the GS system in 1949.

Tags: management , pay , pay and benefits , Steve Condrey , In Depth , Francis Rose , best practices , GS system , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 11:07am EDT
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Steve Condrey, Chairman, Federal Salary Council

A young protégé could make your job easier in the long run.

Tags: Steve Condrey , workforce , In Depth

Friday - 03/14/2014, 07:03pm EDT
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Pay gap between federal employees, private-sector workers continues to grow

The gap in pay between federal employees and private-sector workers widened slightly this year, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the Federal Salary Council. On average, federal employees earn 35.37 percent less than their private-sector counterpart, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , pay gap , J. David Cox , Colleen Kelley , AFGE , NTEU , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 02:38pm EST

Locality pay, official time reports likely to rekindle federal pay debate

The Federal Salary Council will submit to the Federal Pay Agent in the coming weeks a recommendation to increase the number of localities that get special pay rates. OPM also will release the annual report on how much time federal employees spend on union activities during working hours. CHCO Council will also consider certification process for HR employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , OPM , Angela Bailey , John Berry , Chief Human Capital Officers Council , locality pay , official time survey , Senior Executive Service , HR University , HR certification , Pam Malam , Interior , USAJobs.gov , Presidential Management Fellows Program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 05:27am EST
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Pay gap between government, private sector widens to 34 percent

The gap in pay between federal employees and private-sector workers jumped eight percent since last year, according to new data presented at a Federal Salary Council meeting Friday. On average, federal employees earn 34 percent less than their private-sector counterparts, according to the council's analysis.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , pay , Jack Moore

Friday - 10/19/2012, 06:42pm EDT

In the federal pay debate, 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2

Researchers are struggling to agree on the best method for comparing public and private sector compensation. Some analysts say the use of differing methods results in wildly varied conclusions.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , pay debate , workforce , Andrew Biggs , Rex Facer , American Enterprise Institute , CBO , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:24am EDT
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The 32 top-dollar cities for feds

When it comes to salaries, not all federal workers are created equal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. What you get paid depends on where you work. So what are the top 32 federal pay towns?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , workforce , Federal Report , locality pay ,

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

Fed pay: Measure twice, cut once

When it comes to figuring out whether federal workers are overpaid or underpaid both sides need to remember the basic carpenters rule: Measure twice, cut once. How come? Sometimes when doing complex math even the experts get it wrong, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says — even rocket scientists.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , Federal Report , Mike Causey , pay , CBO

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST
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