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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.
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?
A bill in the House would prohibit within-grade pay increases through 2012 for federal employees.
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.
So which is more likely to happen: A white collar federal worker is denied a pay raise for unsatisfactory service or a tourist is mauled by a crazed goat in New York's central park or struck by lightening in front of the White House? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the answer shouldn't surprise you.