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    Obama Budget Would Limit Pay Raises for Fed Civilian Workers, Military

    Obama Budget Would Limit Pay Raises for Fed Civilian Workers, Military
    The federal civilian workforce would be limited to a 2 percent pay increase in fiscal 2010 under the proposed budget released this morning by the Obama administration. The administration described the proposed increase as reflective of the current economic crisis and bringing federal pay and benefit practices more in line with what workers in the private sector are experiencing. But the ...
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    10 Government Jobs That Pay Over 90K

    10 Government Jobs That Pay Over 90K
    Great benefits and national holidays off are a few of the many great perks of government work. High compensation, however, isn't usually an association that comes to mind. You'd think you wouldn't be able to earn as high of a salary as what you'd expect to earn in the private sector of corporate America. Yet according to salary information on USA ...
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    2009 Payouts Complete for NSPS Employees: How Did You Fare?

     2009 Payouts Complete for NSPS Employees: How Did You Fare?
    h4. 2009 Payouts Complete for NSPS Employees In January 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) completed performance-based payouts for employees working under NSPS. Close to 170,000 employees assigned to over 1,600 pay pools received final ratings and associated salary increases and/or bonuses. The overall average rating of record was 3.46 on a 5 point scale. The following chart shows the distribution ...
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    January 2009 NSPS Payouts Approaching

    January 2009 NSPS Payouts Approaching
    With NSPS payouts approaching in January, it is important to understand the various components that make up the January pay changes under NSPS. The NSPS general salary increase is an across-the-board salary adjustment for NSPS employees who are rated “2” or higher under the NSPS performance management system. The amount of this increase is 60% of the government-wide General Schedule pay ...
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    NSPS Ending One Cycle, Planning the Next One

    NSPS Ending One Cycle, Planning the Next One
    As you might already know, September and October are important times in the performance management cycle. Employees and supervisors are ending one cycle and planning for the next one. The Department of Defense recently announced the release of the Performance Appraisal Application 3.0 (PAA v3.0), which will go live on September 28th, 2008. This plan is being created to assist employees ...
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    Federal Wage System: Introduction

    Federal Wage System: Introduction
    The Federal Wage System (FWS) was developed to make the pay of Federal blue-collar workers comparable to prevailing private sector rates in each local wage area. Before the FWS, there was no central authority to establish wage equity for Federal trade, craft, and laboring employees. In 1965, President Johnson ordered the former Civil Service Commission to work with Federal agencies and ...
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    What Determines Where You Stand On The GS Scale?

    What Determines Where You Stand On The GS Scale?
    Having trouble figuring out which "grade" you are in on the GS Scale? Use this information to understand: 1) Levels of Qualifying Education or Training 2) What Officially Defines An "Academic Year" 3) The Benefit From College or University Education 4) The Boost From "Superior Academic Achievement" Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions GENERAL POLICIES AND INSTRUCTIONS Part E.4.(b) - E.4.(h) ...
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    Federal Wage System: Overview & Facts

    h3. Facts About the Federal Wage System WHY? The Federal Wage System (FWS) was developed to make the pay of Federal blue-collar workers comparable to prevailing private sector rates in each local wage area. Before the FWS, there was no central authority to establish wage equity for Federal trade, craft, and laboring employees. In 1965, President Johnson ordered the former Civil ...
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    NSPS Pay and Compensation

    Under NSPS there are five ways employees can receive a pay increase: • (Local Market Supplement (LMS) – Under NSPS, the LMS replaces locality pay and special salary rates. Employees are eligible for an LMS adjustment if they have a rating of record of Level 2 (Fair) or higher. • *Rate Range Adjustment* – A change in the minimum or maximum ...
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    Will the Defense Authorization Act Affect Your Pay?

    Will the Defense Authorization Act Affect Your Pay?
    The Program Executive Office of the National Security Personnel System (PEO NSPS) recently completed the 2008 performance-based payouts for employees who make meaningful contributions to DoD's mission. In January 2008, over 110,000 civilian employees received performance ratings and payouts for their contributions in 2007. Over the next few months the PEO will bring another 57,000 Defense employees under NSPS and continue ...
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    The 9 Fastest Growing Gov't Industries

    The 9 Fastest Growing Gov't Industries
    Between 2006 and 2016, government employment is expected to grow by about 6.2 percent, generating about 2.2 million new jobs. This is good news for you - the more jobs to choose from, the better your chances of landing the one you want. Yet as you may already know, many jobs which were traditionally organized under the federal government are becoming ...
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    Top Metros for Federal Government Jobs in 2008

    Top Metros for Federal Government Jobs in 2008
    Have you ever wondered where the federal government is hiring most? Most new federal job seekers are surprised that nearly 80 percent of federal jobs are outside of the Washington DC area, and while the capital remains the top city for federal hiring, you may be surprised at the other top ten locales. Below are the top ten locations for federal ...
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    Highest Paying Federal Careers for 2008

    Highest Paying Federal Careers for 2008
    It is important for all federal job seekers to keep on top of which positions are in greatest demand and pay the highest salaries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) keeps track of the highest paying federal careers - updated annually, this list should help job seekers to be aware of what a top-notch government job looks like. Here is a ...
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    Highest Paying State Government Careers

    Highest Paying State Government Careers
    Though many of the highest paying state government jobs are slightly lower-paying than their federal counterparts, there is greater demand for nearly all of them. As noted in other articles, state governments are expected to fill over 1.4 million jobs by 2016. The career fields listed below have the highest average salaries and link to articles listing the highest paying occupations ...
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    2009 Government Pay Schedule

    Employees of the government know that the process for determining next year's pay rate schedule is a complicated one. Employees of the government also know that the rate of salary increase fluctuates from year to year. It is impossible to predict the 2009 pay raises with 100% certainty. Nonetheless, it is very possible to make an educated guess about what pay ...
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    2009 NSPS Salary Increases

    2009 NSPS Salary Increases
    About 284,000 government employees are currently awaiting conversion to the NSPS pay system, which is expected to grow to include over 700,000 civilian employees. A significant portion of these conversions are likely to take place during the 2009 year, and we're here to help you understand how it will effect your salary. Compared to General Schedule pay increases, NSPS reviews are ...
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    2010 Federal Pay Raise to Be Over 2.9 Percent

    2010 Federal Pay Raise to Be Over 2.9 Percent
    Approximately two months after all debates were settled with regards to the 2009 government pay schedule, speculation has already surfaced on the 2010 pay rate changes. According to GovExec.com, the average pay increase will be at least *2.9 percent in 2010* (a claim which is based on figures released by the Department of Labor, according to journalist Brittany Ballenstedt). In case ...
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    GovCentral's Salary Related Articles

    GovCentral's Salary Related Articles
    The Department of Defense (DOD) is the lead agency responsible for conducting Federal Wage System (FWS) wage surveys and issuing wage schedules. DOD's Civilian Personnel Management Service maintains a website with all FWS wage schedules. You can access FWS wage schedules by using the website link below: Department of Defense Website ● GS Pay Scales ● Current APF Wage Schedules ● ...
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    NSPS Training Center

    NSPS Training Center
    The National Security Personnel System (NSPS) is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) civilian management system. With annual self-assessments due September 30th are you prepared to present what you've accomplished? Your pay increase may be directly based on your NSPS evaluation. Can you be sure that you're writing the best self-assessment possible? Use these resources to ensure that you're fully submitting your ...
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    The Ultimate Guide to the GS Pay Scale

    The Ultimate Guide to the GS Pay Scale
    The General Schedule Pay Scale: Explained Need help understanding the General Schedule Pay Scale? Follow these chapters to understand why the system is in place, how 'the Man' determines your salary, and how you can make more money in your government job. Chapter 1: The Federal Wage System: Introduction ...what is this anyway... Chapter 2:The Federal Wage System: Overview and Facts ...
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