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A new memo from OPM Director John Berry reminds agencies that only employees who are rated fully successful should receive pay raises. The reminder comes as the House passed a provision to prohibit pay adjustments to poor performers.
In addition to the numerous amendments under consideration decreasing agency budgets and staffing levels, two new amendments would hit federal employees on the General Schedule, freezing all promotions across government.
The Office of Personnel Management sent a memo to agencies explaining who the pay freeze applies to and how it will be implemented. OPM answers several questions about performance increases, step increases and collective bargaining raises.
What does the language in the continuing resolution mean for federal employees? AFGE's Jackie Simon tries to answer some of the most pressing questions around the two-year pay freeze and how the CR affects performance bonuses and step increases. OMB is expected to offer guidance in the coming weeks.
The report comes as Congress and the administration are considering a two-year pay freeze. The White House held 2011 locality pay at the 2010 levels. The council also wants to add six new cities to the locality pay list.
Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis said federal employees are on the chopping block because they are easy prey. Davis, now a director with Deloitte and Touche, said a letter from the Washington-D.C. area delegation could impact the potential two-year pay freeze the White House is proposing. The eight House members say feds are being targeted unfairly to help reduce the deficit.
One expert sees the most likely avenue to pass the White House's proposal is by adding language to a continuing resolution. Qorvis's Stan Collender said now is the time for employees, contractors and unions to make their concerns about the pay freeze heard.
Locality pay will remain at 2010 levels.
Your most commonly asked questions about the federal pay freeze are answered.
President Barack Obama announced the proposal of a two-year pay freeze for federal employees Monday. The freeze covers civilian pay in 2011 and 2012.