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Obama signs massive defense spending bill

Tags: Barack Obama , DoD , NDAA , pay raise ,

Friday - 12/19/2014, 07:10pm EST

Heidi Burakiewicz, Partner, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

In the famous folk song, railroad worker Big Jim Goff is blown a mile into the air by a premature explosion. Come the next payday, he's a dollar short. The mean foreman informs him, he was docked for the time he was up in the sky. That scenario is not so far-fetched. The same issues come up in modern workplaces, federal and private sector. Employment attorney Heidi Burakiewicz, a partner with Mehri and Skalet, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss two cases one in the federal sector and one in the private.

Tags: Heidi Burakiewicz , Mehri & Skalet PLLC , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , workforce ,

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 11:24am EST
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Norton's proposed bill rewards contractors for fair labor practices

When Congress resumes, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is set to introduce a bill that directs federal agencies to give preferential points to federal government vendors based on their labor practices. Norton's is the latest in a series of bills and orders designed to improve working conditions for federal contracting employees.

Tags: contracting , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Congress , House , fair labor practices , labor laws , acquisition , PSC , workforce ,

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:04pm EDT

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: minimum wage , Labor Department , Barack Obama , contracting , industry , Jory Heckman

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

A fed's guide to the congressional blitz ahead

Will Congress pass a continuing resolution? Will Republicans try to block a 1 percent pay raise for feds? Federal News Radio tells you what to watch for as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill for a busy two weeks.

Tags: Congress , continuing resolution , Gerry Connolly , Emily Kopp

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:00am EDT
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GAO to OPM: Hurry up and overhaul the GS System

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office says the Office of Personnel Management needs to be more aggressive in updating the 55-year-old General Schedule, the system that governs pay for most white-collar federal jobs.

Tags: GAO , OPM , GS system , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 03:46pm EDT
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For a (very) few dollars more

Although feds received a 1 percent pay raise last January and can expect a repeat come 2015, they may still be feeling the effects of the Great Recession, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay raise ,

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 02:00am EDT

Treading water in the pay pool

Federal employees are in the same boat as many private sector workers when it comes to cost-of-living pay increases. But, at least, feds can look forward to a likely 1 percent pay bump next January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay increase , pay & benefits

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 02:00am EDT

Obama calls for 1 percent pay increase for feds starting Jan. 1

President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees Friday to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Congress still has the ability to block the increase when members return to work Sept. 8.

Tags: pay and benefits , Barack Obama , pay increase , workforce , Michael OConnell , Barbara Mikulski , Congress

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:13pm EDT

Jonathan Bell, Federal Employment Attorney

The government is on the hook for violating its own labor laws. A federal judge ruled this week that the government failed to provide on-time pay to federal employees who worked during last year's 16-day shutdown. Federal Employment Attorney Jonathan Bell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the complaint.

Tags: Jonathan Bell , shutdown , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , labor laws , workforce

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:01pm EDT
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