Short answer is: Yes. You’d think an official, book-length report on how screwed up federal salaries are would be a bestseller both in major federal enclaves — Washington, D.C., Ogden, Utah, Oklahoma City, Huntsville, Ala.…
Three members of the Federal Salary Council have made their official recommendations to the President’s pay agent suggesting how to improve the way government evaluates and compensates federal employees.
Some see federal employment as a protected world of benefits, protections, a great place to retire from, etc. But the reality is sometimes very different.
A lot of people are now wondering if it’s a good time to get out of government and do something else. Jeff Neal reminds feds that an ill-informed move could land you somewhere that is worse than where you are now.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is putting off the elimination of a major benefit for post 9/11 veterans.
For more on this and what else to expect after the rest of July, The Fulcrum Editor-in-Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The president signed a bill Monday that would allow the IRS to expedite hiring for tech leadership positions and offer them pay closer to the private sector.
When they retire, even with a guaranteed annuity and TSP investments, many feds have to learn to live with less. And taxes, which are never fun, can become an even bigger factor.
Military spouses can now qualify for $500 in reimbursement.
A 3.1% federal pay raise is another step closer to reality, as the House passed the financial services and general appropriations bill with a 224-196 vote Wednesday afternoon. The bill would also throw up several roadblocks to the Trump administration’s proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration.
A House-passed minibus of five appropriations bills includes back pay for low wage contractors impacted by this year’s government shutdown.
In the old days, Summer meant Congress was moving on appropriations bills that would be on the President’s desk by October. In 2019, that is more of a fairy tale.
As agencies finish implementation of the 2019 retroactive federal pay raise, payroll providers say the past several months of complexity has shown their systems are ripe for modernization.
The Trump administration said back pay for contractors affected by the shutdown will be too costly and increase the risk of fraud, waste, and improper payments.