Special Salary Rate

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Special salary rate gives VHA ‘more robust,’ longer-term tools to hire and keep HR staff

A Special Salary Rate at the Veterans Health Administration gives the agency long-term tools to compete for in-demand HR professionals.

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VHA grants 15% pay raise to HR personnel using Special Salary Rate

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Proposal to reform pay for blue-collar feds gets committee approval, but concerns remain

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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)

OMB tells agencies to target the use of special salary rate

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(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

VA tapping into special pay authorities to make in-demand hires

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

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VA CIO: ‘Historic’ pay raise coming for IT workforce, as Special Salary Rate goes into effect in July

The Department of Veterans Affairs will implement a long-awaited pay raise for its IT and cybersecurity workforce later this month, to bring employees’…

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DoD looks to expand Cyber Excepted Service, won’t implement new SSR for IT workforce

The Defense Department says it doesn’t favor adding its workforce to OPM’s new special salary rate for IT and cyber employees, largely for cost reasons….

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs is rolling out a new pay model for its IT and cybersecurity employees later this year — whether or not a governmentwide effort to increase tech workers’ salaries moves forward.

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