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(AP Photo/David Goldman)FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, a customer, bottom, pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. Americans finally got a raise in 2015 after seven years of stagnating incomes, driven by big gains among the poorest households, according to information provided by the Census Bureau, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Higher minimum wages in many states and tougher competition among businesses to fill jobs pushed up pay, while low inflation made those paychecks stretch further. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Pay raise: Added gloom at the top?

While most federal workers are probably happy-to-overjoyed at the prospect of a hassle free, January pay raise, workers at the top of the GS-15 scale are not!

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(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials in Washington on June 14, 2018, the State Department said it had again raised the issue, which has prompted a significant reduction in staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

Senators want to provide financial aid for those suffering from mysterious Havana Syndrome

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(Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2021 file photo, Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington.  Hice, a Tea Party favorite and Trump acolyte, is the first major challenger to Brad Raffensperger since the secretary of state incensed the president by certifying President Joe Biden’s narrow victory in Georgia and disputing Trump’s false allegations of fraud.(Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Updated: Time for federal employees to return to the office, congressman says

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Light shines on the U.S. Capitol dome early Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress calls for workforce safety plans for agencies, reskilling oversight and more

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Biden eyeing 2.7% federal pay raise in 2022

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OPM readying new guidance to help agencies plan for post-pandemic telework changes

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How two agencies are thinking about a post-pandemic, partially remote federal workforce

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Federal pay compression didn’t get worse in 2021, but it didn’t get much better either

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Trump makes 2021 federal pay raise official for civilian employees

President Donald Trump formalized a 1% across-the-board federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2021 via an executive order, which he signed Thursday…

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Federal locality pay: Broken or underfunded?

The Federal Salary Council is not recommending any new areas for 2022. But the council did engage in debate over the future of the federal locality program.

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As locality pay list grows longer, feds may see ‘relatively lower pay increases,’ OPM says

The Trump administration will add Des Moines, Iowa, to its list of locality pay areas, bringing the total to 54. Adding a locality pay area will directly impact 3,100 federal employees, but the move could also have broader effects on the rest of the federal workforce, the Office of Personnel Management said.

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