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The sun shines on the dome of Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Omnibus silently endorses 4.6% pay raise for federal employees in 2023

Congress released the text of a massive government spending package for fiscal 2023, which includes an increase of $42.5 billion in non-defense spending…

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Calls to ban use of salary history reveal deeper issues in federal pay system

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The federal pay gap is shrinking, but advocacy groups are calling for more

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FILE - The U.S. Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Federal groups, unions back paid leave for feds seeking abortion services

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