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VA’s IT shop boosts retention through higher pay, more flexible schedules

The Department of Veterans Affairs is leading a governmentwide push to bring more private-sector tech experts into public service.

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, just cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Everyone knows the tech industry is big, but it can be challenging to get your head around just how big it is. At least until you look at it from a different angle and realize that Apple makes more money in a day than 2500 average U.S. households can expect to see in a year. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

VA counts on 17% average pay raise to compete with industry for tech workers

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(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)federal pay raise

OPM’s Special Salary Rate for federal IT employees narrows gap with private-sector pay

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