Capped pay rates went up in 2020, but salary compression is real for an ever-expanding group of federal employees within certain locality pay areas.
The president’s pay agent, a group composed of the Labor secretary and directors of the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget, say the methodology behind federal locality pay doesn’t make sense — and hasn’t made sense since its creation.
In today’s Federal Newscast, two lawmakers want to even the playing field for hourly wage workers and General Schedule employees who work in the same location.
The Federal Salary Council is still debating a series of controversial changes to the methodology currently used to set federal employee locality pay.
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.
Federal employees in the six newly established locality pay areas may be disappointed with the payout from their 2019 retroactive raises.
The President made the retroactive federal pay raise official with an executive order on Thursday. But agencies have more work to do to finalize the pay bump for their employees.
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that makes the 1.9 percent federal pay raise for civilian employees official.
Left in limbo are tens of thousands of workers at or near the top of GS-15. That cap covers GS-15 workers in steps 8, 9 and 10 in the Washington-Baltimore area and extends down to step 5 in San Francisco and San Jose.
When it comes to salaries, not all men — or women — who work for Uncle Sam are created equal, or at least treated so. Some are more equal than others.