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    White House Releases Employee Salaries

    White House Releases Employee Salaries
    The Obama administration has released the annual salaries of all White House Office staffers. The report to Congress also contains the title and salary details of administration officials who work at the Office of Policy Development, including the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council. After taking office in January, "Obama promised that he would freeze":http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/01/21/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry4744108.shtml pay raises for any ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Salary Council Makes 2011 Locality Pay Rate Recommendations

    Salary Council Makes 2011 Locality Pay Rate Recommendations
    The Federal Salary Council has recommended a 43.75 percent average locality pay rate for federal employees in 2011, but the 2010 civilian pay raise is still a mystery. The council recommended the highest locality rate for San Francisco at 61.30 percent, with Washington close behind at 60.23 percent. New York City followed with a 53.82 percent recommendation, and Hartford, Conn., was ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Independent analysis of federal and private salary data needed

    Independent analysis of federal and private salary data needed
    The issues surrounding pay and benefits for federal employees continues to be a controversial one. Federal News Radio told you last week that John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, was incensed at an editorial in the Washington Times last week. That op-ed piece claimed that federal employees don't always work hard to earn their salaries. Chris Edwards is ...
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    Comprehensive Government Salary Guide

    Comprehensive Government Salary Guide
    Government jobs are in demand! The Federal government is not only the nation's largest, but also its most diversified employer, with more than 2,000 different categories of employees. The diversity of government jobs available also means many different salaries and benefits packages. This comprehensive salary guide aims to reveal information related to government pay through a series of different methods. Use ...
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    White House proposes 1.4 percent pay raise

    White House proposes 1.4 percent pay raise
    President Obama is proposing to give federal employees and military servicemen and women the same pay raise-1.4 percent-the lowest recommendation in almost 40 years The President submitted his fiscal 2011 budget to Congress today detailing several proposals, including an entire section devoted to the federal workforce and data about everything from retirements to pay to education levels. [widget:674] The 1.4 percent ...
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    Transition out of NSPS begins

    Transition out of NSPS begins
    The controversial National Security Personnel System will be officially phased out now that President Obama has signed the Defense Authorization Act. The pay-for-performance system currently covers more than 200,000 Defense civilians. Tim Curry is the Acting Program Executive Officer of NSPS. He recently took over after the departure of Brad Bunn and brings us an update on what his office is ...
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    Federal pay ahead of private industry

    Federal pay ahead of private industry
    Federal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than eight out of 10 occupations, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data finds. Accountants, nurses, chemists, surveyors, cooks, clerks and janitors are among the wide range of jobs that get paid more on average in the federal government than in the private sector. Overall, federal workers earned an average ...
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