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Will federal pay freeze rear its head again?

With the House postponing a vote on extending the federal pay freeze, feds are back on course to get a slight pay increase in March for the first time in two years. But Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an expert on public-sector compensation, says that the pressing budget issues the government faces means the issue of federal pay probably isn't going anywhere.

Tags: pay and benefits , In Depth , Francis Rose , pay debate , Andrew Biggs , AEI , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jack Moore

Monday - 02/04/2013, 07:49pm EST
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OPM survey: Tight budgets, pay freeze 'taking toll' on employee satisfaction

Employee satisfaction across the federal government is sagging, according to the 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey released by the Office of Personnel Management Wednesday. While there weren't any drastic drops, scores governmentwide were down in every major measure, including employees' satisfaction with their jobs, supervisors and pay.

Tags: OPM , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , management , John Berry , pay freeze , budget , telework , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 06:13pm EST

Federal judges sue to win promised pay increases

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in October ordered Congress to pay six federal judges years of back pay.

Tags: U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit Court , Congress , Supreme Court

Friday - 12/14/2012, 10:41am EST

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 , Federal Salary Council , Jack Moore

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

Pay freeze/pay cut/tax hike - then it gets worse!

Looking for something to take your mind off the pending pay freeze extension? If so, consider the prospect of higher taxes, lower take-home pay and higher health insurance premiums, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay raise , pay freeze , Social Security supplement , within-grade increases

Friday - 09/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

You've got your WIG to keep you warm

Despite the prospect of an extended pay freeze, many nonpostal workers have their "wigs" to keep them warm, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, how do you get a 3 percent raise while salaries are frozen at 2010 levels?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , within-grade increases , pay freeze , Congress , CR

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

Fed pay raise on hold until after continuing resolution expires

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he was implementing a 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees that would go into effect next April. Congress is expected to pass a Continuing Resolution when it returns to Washington in September to avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown. Obama extended the pay freeze through the duration of that CR.

Tags: President Barack Obama , pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay raise , Congress , AFGE , J. David Cox , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 06:56am EDT

Overpaid feds bite back

If one expert told you your house was overpriced by 58 percent and another said it was undervalued by 28 percent, you might want to get a third opinion. Maybe a fourth too. And that's the gap between experts trying to figure out the federal vs. industry pay gap, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay debate , workforce

Friday - 07/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

Studies 'prove' feds are either overpaid or underpaid

What would happen if you put six people in a dark room with an elephant, a rhino and a giant squid and gave them 30 seconds to describe what they discovered? Odds are, the survivors would give widely varying accounts, which may explain those studies showing you are both overpaid and underpaid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay debate , GAO , workforce

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

OPM wants to hear from agencies facing pay adjustment rates

OPM has requested agencies review their pay scales and decide whether to make adjustments for fiscal 2013.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , OPM , locality pay , pay rate , John Berry , Taeja Smith

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 04:24pm EDT
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