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Labor: Minimum wage increase for federal contract workers

The Department of Labor released its final rule for a minimum wage hike for federal contracting employees by 2015.

Tags: pay , Labor Department , Barack Obama , contracting , Industry , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Labor raises minimum wage for feds, contractors

Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez has issued a rule to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10. The higher level applies to new federal construction and service contracts beginning Jan. 1.

Tags: pay , Thomas Perez , Department of Labor

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:50pm EDT

Obama raises minimum wage for contract workers

President Barack Obama increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors on Wednesday.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , contractors

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 03:02am EST

Obama offers few insights for feds in State of the Union

President Barack Obama did not address federal IT and procurement reforms during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, but he did call for a review of all federal training programs. He also reiterated the need to speed up federal permitting and the continued reduction of the backlog of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Barack Obama , State of the Union , management , Acquisition , contracting , Jason Miller , Congress , job training , permitting

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 10:50pm EST