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Thousands of feds won’t get all — or any — of the January raise!

Over the years, an artificial pay cap has kept many GS-15s from getting some or all of the raises their subordinates got.

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AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration.  Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government's first national cyber director. Jen Easterly, a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, has been tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

DHS cyber talent system set to go live with ‘around 150 positions’ next month

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ATF misclassified jobs, improperly paid out law enforcement benefits, audit finds

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The Biden administration says it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the TSA to come up with a plan within 90 days to raise the pay of the screeners and expand their rights to collective bargaining.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

20 years after 9/11, TSA officers renew calls for higher pay

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)In this Monday, June 27, 2016, photo, a passenger passes by a sign for the Transportation Security Administration's TSA Precheck line in Terminal A at Logan Airport in Boston. By air or car, summer 2017 travel numbers are expected to rise over the previous year thanks to deals on airfares and stable gasoline prices. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Biden administration orders TSA to expand union rights, explore pay reform for screeners

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Transportation Security Officers are carefully watching a bill in Congress that could change their lives

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(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FILE - In this June 24, 2020, file photo, a Transportation Security Administration officer works at Love Field in Dallas. President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a “strong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May. But Trump’s wall was more like a sieve. Exempted were thousands of residents of the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Debate over TSA pay shows why civil service reform is probably a longshot

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(AP Photo/John Bazemore)A Transportation Security Administration employee helps air travelers submit their bags for inspection at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay, morale for TSA workers?

There’s bipartisan consensus transportation security officers are underpaid, but Congress can’t yet agree on the best path for raising TSA salaries.

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Why GSA’s Schedule program might not be getting as much attention from vendors as it deserves

With so much attention on a series of forthcoming multiple award contracts, it might be easy for companies to forget about the old, reliable, GSA Schedule.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA wants to make it easier for companies to get agencies what they need for pandemic response

In today’s Federal Newscast, to help agencies get the products and services they need faster as the pandemic continues, the General Services Administration is waving three key requirements for new and existing companies to earn a spot on the schedules contract.

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