A bicameral pair of Democrats have reintroduced legislation to provide civilian employees with a federal pay raise in 2022.
Tough times, which are always relevant, happen in government. And sometimes especially at or near the top. Each time rank-and-file employees get a pay raise, folks, often the bosses, at the Grade 15 level get nothing because of an artificial but very real pay ceiling.
The Merit Systems Protection Board marked four straight years this month without a quorum. While some are hopeful the incoming administration will quickly name new members, the board faces a backlog of at least 3,071 pending cases, some of which could be costly in the long run.
A 1% federal pay raise with no additional locality adjustments didn't noticeably accelerate salary compression in 2021. But plenty of GS-15s still bumped up against the arbitrary pay ceiling of $172,500 this year.
The military's largest payroll provider said it will collect taxes that were deferred from employee and servicemember paychecks last year over the course of 24 installments in 2021. Other payroll providers have indicated they'll collect the 2020 deferred taxes from their employees on a slightly different schedule.
For a brief review of the outgoing Congress and what we might expect from the next, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller.
A pandemic, economic downturn and months of skepticism didn't change the plans the president issued last February, when he informed Congress of his intention to give most civilian employees a 1% federal pay raise in 2021.
In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto, dismissing Trump’s objections to the $740 billion bill and handing him a stinging rebuke just weeks before his term ends.
President Donald Trump formalized a 1% across-the-board federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2021 via an executive order, which he signed Thursday night with hours to spare before the start of the new year.
VA deferred collection of these overpayments to give veterans financial relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DoD will spend $23 billion on housing allowances in 2021, for an average increase of just under 3%. But the increases — or decreases — vary dramatically by locale. Here's the full list of which areas will see the biggest BAH changes.
The Navy crushed its retention goals for 2020, most likely because of COVID-19.
A whole swath of professions will lose special pay if Congress can't override the NDAA veto.
The disappointments associated with federal workers' lower pay raises this year pale in comparison to the challenges that many in the private sector are wrestling with.