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Federal Wage System for blue-collar feds puts some above, others below, local rates

After decades of annual pay caps, wages for blue-collar feds in 75% of Federal Wage System localities no longer align with “prevailing” local rates.

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Dispelling some confusion around the new locality pay areas

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Here’s how many feds would stay on the job – both with and without pay – during an upcoming shutdown

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FILE - Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets, near Emmett, Kan., Sept. 18, 2021.  In a victory for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court Thursday, April 14, 2022 refused to revisit its March decision reviving administration plans to account for potential damage from greenhouse gas emissions when creating rules for polluting industries. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Federal agencies need to build an effective foundation for climate intelligence. Here’s how

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FILE - Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 1, 2021. The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30, 2022, limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

For their many climate-related missions, federal agencies need robust climate intelligence

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Cost pool considerations for remote and multi-state employees

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Everything you need to know about critical infrastructure protection, between two covers

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The military vaccine mandate is dead. So now what?

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo a canning jar filled with currency sits on a shelf in East Derry, N.H. An emergency fund doesn’t have to be wishful thinking when you’re building your financial life. Start small to build a habit, use windfalls to kick-start your fund and have a plan for irregular expenses. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

What the payroll tax deferral means for your wallet — and what you’ll pay back in 2021

Federal News Network has created a calculator to help you estimate how much you’ll receive in deferred payroll taxes between September and the end of the…

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Returning to fight coronavirus as a reemployed annuitant? Here’s what you need to know

Agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs are calling on federal retirees to return to government and help with their coronavirus responses as…

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For feds, 2020 pay raise depends a lot on your location

Actual 2020 raises for civilian employees will range from 2.85% to 3.52%, depending on where they work. Check out the 2020 locality pay rates OPM has released to see where you land.

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