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Biden administration locks in plans aiming to block Schedule F for good

In an effort to prevent a Schedule F revival, OPM has published a final rule confirming workforce protections and appeals rights for career civil servants.

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OPM aims to ‘clarify, reinforce’ protections against Schedule F, but some experts say it won’t be enough

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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)

Agencies have a chance to propose new special salary rates, but budget uncertainty can cause hesitation

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Pentagon approves higher cyber pay for NSA, other defense intelligence agencies

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VA opts into Special Salary Rate for IT workforce, regardless of unclear governmentwide rollout

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OPM addresses gender pay gap, proposes ban on agencies’ use of salary history for new hires

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Boiling the frog: How civil servants are being politicized before our eyes

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Calls to ban use of salary history reveal deeper issues in federal pay system

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IRS hits $80 billion jackpot, now embarks on hiring surge to rebuild workforce

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The federal pay gap is shrinking, but advocacy groups are calling for more

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., is interviewed about the Relay, an electric autonomous vehicle, in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that can seat six and drive itself through the region’s notorious traffic.  State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County, Va.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

House legislators push 5.1% pay raise for all feds

As part of the FAIR Act, 62 lawmakers urge leaders in the House Committee on Appropriations leaders to incorporate a 5.1% pay raise for federal employees…

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After six years, OPM has a permanent inspector general

The Office of Personnel Management’s permanent inspector general says she will prioritize IT modernization and cybersecurity out of nearly 400 open recommendations…

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Hard to tell how much impact EO will have on federal pay equity

Executive Order 14068 directs OPM to issue a proposed rule on using salary history in the hiring and pay-setting processes for federal employees.

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