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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 and benefits , Federal Salary Council , Steve Condrey , In Depth , Francis Rose , best practices , GS system , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 11:07am EDT
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Key Senate panel to probe federal pay, morale issues

The Senate subcommittee with oversight of the federal workforce will take up the issue of federal-employee compensation and sinking employee morale. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the subcommittee chairman, said at the National Treasury Employees Union's annual legislative conference that the hearing would focus, in part, on making sure federal pay stays competitive with the private sector.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Senate , Jon Tester , sequestration , budget , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 06:39pm EST

Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for feds in 2015

An administration official confirmed the decision to ask Congress in the fiscal 2015 budget request expected on March 4 for another slight increase.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , pay raise , Jason Miller , Congress , workforce , pay and benefits

Monday - 02/24/2014, 01:17pm EST

IRS to pay employee bonuses at lower percentage rate

The Internal Revenue Service and the National Treasury Employees Union reached an agreement that will see the IRS pay frontline employees performance awards starting in the spring. Acting IRS chief Danny Werfel canceled payouts of the awards last July, even though the union said the agency was obligated to pay them.

Tags: IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Danny Werfel , bonuses , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/03/2014, 06:07pm EST

Obama raises minimum wage for contract workers

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

Tags: minimum wage , pay and benefits , contractors

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

Replacing the General Schedule: Some facts

There are many good reasons why the general schedule must be reformed, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. Among them is the idea that all federal employees are either over or underpaid, that GS pay is truly based on labor costs by location, and that the GS system no longer covers most employees.

Tags: general schedule , workforce , Jeff Neal

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:51am EST

SSA offering early-outs in 2014

The early-out offer at the Social Security Administration is one of the first this year in government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could open up the promotion pipeline for younger, mid-career employees and jump-start early retirement offers in other agencies too. So how are things in your office?

Tags: early outs , retirement , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , SSA

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:00am EST

Should we replace the General Schedule?

The General Schedule worked well when half of Federal employees were GS-5 and below and most of the rest of the workforce was spread out over the remaining grades. Today, 7.4 percent of the Federal workforce is GS-5 and below.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , general schedule , workforce

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 12:45pm EST
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