Because of the pay freeze, federal employees living in the six new locality pay areas will have to wait at least another year before seeing any increase in their paychecks.
DoD says roughly 15,000 state-side personnel will receive cost of living adjustments in 2019, down from 28,000 this year.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Justice Department said Sgt. Ikaika Kang provided sensitive military documents and military equipment to who he thought were members of ISIS.
The Office of Personnel Management finalized six new locality pay areas for some 71,000 federal employees in 2019.
Before the end of 2018, Congress needs solutions for seven unfinished appropriations bills, plus a definitive answer on federal employee pay.
Landing half of the new Amazon HQ2 operation has even the most sophisticated inside-the-Beltway person paying attention. More than 25,000 new jobs averaging salaries of $150,000 per annum is a big deal.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general assesses what the agency has done to improve its cybersecurity controls since the 2014 data breach.
The Federal Salary Council also offered some reassurance to federal employees in at least four areas where locality pay is still pending. Locality pay rates should be finalized in time for employees’ first paychecks in January 2019, the Office of Personnel Management said.
Amazon will shortly announce where on the East Coast it will move, bringing what are described as 50,000 “well-paying” tech jobs, and three Washington, D.C. metro area locations made the original short-list.
At one least House Republican is appealing to President Donald Trump to rescind his proposed pay freeze for federal employees next year.