federal pay raise

  • Zero pay raise, shutdown: What’s Santa got for you?

    For the second year in a row more than a million feds aren’t sure if they’ll be forced to come to work or be locked with or without pay over the holidays.

  • Trump signs continuing resolution, keeping agencies open through Dec. 20

    A four-week continuing resolution funds agencies at current levels through Dec. 20 and secures a 3.1% military pay raise, but the measure doesn’t include a similar adjustment for civilian employees.

  • Congress looking for ways to give TSA officers a raise

    In today’s Federal Newscast, members of the House Homeland Security Committee are asking leaders at the Transportation Security Administration what it can do to pay the agency’s officers more.

  • G fund: How much is too much?

    Most experts would say it depends on your age, when you plan to retire, and, very important, your risk tolerance.

  • Magic number$ for feds, retirees: 1.6, 5.2, 2.6, 3.1

    Federal workers and retirees are awash in numbers today, some solid, some still forming up. The final total will determine in large part what kind of financial future they have.

  • Uh, about that pay cut column …

    Monday’s column got the attention of a lot of readers, especially those at the top step of the top grade — GS-15. Unfortunately, says Mike Causey, the explanation was mostly wrong.

  • Top feds face 2020 take home pay cut

    If your boss doesn’t grin when folks speculate about the size of the 2020 federal pay raise, they have a good reason.

  • Are medium-sized contractors getting left behind?

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study by the Government Accountability Office confirms it’s tough to be a medium-sized government contractor.

  • 2020 pay raise: Not if, but how much

    Given that 2020 is a critical election year, and the number of federal workers in many congressional districts, any federal pay raise is a big deal.

  • Government lost thousands of years’ worth of production during shutdown

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report highlights how the most recent 35-day partial government shutdown hurt agencies.