federal pay raise

  • Postal Service reminds employees about rules regarding holiday gifts

    In today’s Federal Newscast, USPS’ Ethics Office wants to remind its employees about the restrictions applied to receiving gifts from customers and vendors.

  • Congress agrees to 3.1% federal pay raise in 2020 spending bill

    A 3.1% federal pay raise is a key feature of one of two “minibus” spending bills, which congressional appropriators unveiled Monday evening. Both the House and Senate are expected to quickly vote on both this week before Friday’s funding deadline.

  • 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.