The Office of Personnel Management will propose new regulations establishing Des Moines, Iowa, a new brand new locality pay area. The move will impact at least 2,500 employees in the region.
At least one agency, under a limited pilot program, allows its employees to work from anywhere in the United States, while accepting a duty station and locality pay change along with it. The benefits may be clear to agencies, but how about employees?
Lots of federal workers have said they might be willing to take a pay cut if they could do their jobs from a site a hundred miles from their home office.
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.