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  • federal workers
    Bryan G.
    Isn't it time to take the offensive, federal workers get moderate pay, and the good benefits are there to attract good workers, and it has worked. There are many good and capable workers in the federal system, and they diserve those benefits!
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  • Under paid General Schedule Federal Work force
    IT Specialist
    Here ia a reply as to why we are shorted (7) seven Hours of pay annually. It still doesn't make sence to me 26 pay periods of 80 hours. Their answer is not logical. Under 5 U.S.C. 5504(b), the hourly rate of basic pay for most Federal employees is computed by dividing the annual rate of basic pay by 2,087 hours. For many years the hourly rate of basic pay was computed by dividing the annual rate of basic pay by 2,080 hours (the number of hours in 52 workweeks of 40 hours) and rounding to the nearest cent. For a regular full-time employee, the hourly rate was then multiplied by 80 to determine the biweekly gross pay. This formula presumes a calendar year consisting of exactly 52 weeks or 364 days. However, a calendar year actually consists of either 365 or 366 days. Thus, a calendar year may have more paid workdays than a 52-week year. A General Accounting Office study published in 1981 demonstrated that over a 28-year period-i.e., the period of time it takes for the calendar to repeat itself-there are, on average, 2,087 work hours per calendar year. This average results from the fact that some years consist of 260 workdays, while others contain 261 or 262 workdays, resulting in 2,088 or 2,096 working hours. Using 2,087 as the average number of work hours in a calendar year reasonably accommodates the year-to-year fluctuations in work hours. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 (Public Law 97-253) temporarily changed the divisor for computing the hourly rate from 2,080 work hours to 2,087 in fiscal years 1984 and 1985. In 1986, Public Law 99-272 made this change permanent by amending 5 U.S.C. 5504(b).
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