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    2010 Government Pay Schedule

    Federal employees can typically expect a small annual pay-increase, though the amount is different year-to-year. While the debate over how big or small the increase is depends on the whims of Congress, federal employees are left waiting. Thankfully, GovCentral's crack team of mathematicians have been toiling in the depths of excel spreadsheets to project what the 2010 General Schedule (GS) pay ...
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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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    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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    Pentagon's Pay-for-Performance Program Facing Fresh Round of Scrutiny

    Pentagon's Pay-for-Performance Program Facing Fresh Round of Scrutiny
    What does Uncle Sam do when he's thrown a hot potato? He appoints a committee to decide if he should eat it, throw it away or find some other half measure to please diverse constituencies. The latest example of this is the announcement by the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management that they will form a "task group" to ...
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    Pentagon's NSPS System Under Fire

    Pentagon's NSPS System Under Fire
    The Pentagon has been placed on the defensive over its personnel system. Two key members of the House Armed Services Committee, its chairman and the readiness subcommittee leader, have urged Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to stop moving civilian employees into the department's controversial National Security Personnel System. In a Feb. 13 letter, Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Rep. Solomon P. ...
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    Federal Workers May Get Bigger Raises: Was Set for 2%, Might Be 2.9%

    Federal Workers May Get Bigger Raises: Was Set for 2%, Might Be 2.9%
    WASHINGTON — Despite President Obama's call for federal employees to "do their part" and accept smaller-than-usual pay raises, Congress is considering a budget that could spend an additional $1.3 billion or more on pay for civilian federal workers. While some states and private companies are slashing jobs and pay, Congress is advancing a budget that could change a 2% raise proposed ...
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    How to Boost Your Salary Offer

    How to Boost Your Salary Offer
    So you’ve received an offer for a federal job. This means that you probably beat out dozens, or perhaps even hundreds, of competitors to rank as the hiring agency’s number one pick. Congratulations! You should feel great about your success. But even though you have bagged your target job, the application process is still not over. Why not? Because you have ...
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    Federal Salaries: How to Talk Your Way Up the Scale

    Federal Salaries: How to Talk Your Way Up the Scale
    People frequently ask me if it's possible to negotiate a higher federal salary. The answer is yes, provided you have some basic information about government pay scales. Each government job has a salary range defined by steps within a pay grade. There is a range that the HR specialist and supervisor may have in mind to offer you, depending on your ...
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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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    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 Pay Raises: How Locality Rates Are Set

    Federal Pay Raises: How Locality Rates Are Set
    For each wage area, OPM identifies a "lead"agency. The "lead" agency is responsible for conducting wage surveys, analyzing data, and issuing wage schedules under the policies and procedures prescribed by OPM. All agencies in a wage area pay their hourly wage employees according to the wage schedules developed by the lead agency. OPM has identified DOD as the lead agency for ...
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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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    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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    NSPS Employees to Receive Full January 2010 GS Base Salary Increase

    NSPS Employees to Receive Full January 2010 GS Base Salary Increase
    Each year, the Secretary of Defense authorizes an across the board annual pay adjustment for NSPS employees. The amount is based on the annual January General Schedule (GS) base salary increase. By law, NSPS employees rated above "unacceptable" or who do not have a rating of record receive at least 60 percent of the GS increase. The Secretary may allocate the ...
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    Congress to Increase Fed Pay Raise

    Congress to Increase Fed Pay Raise
    Congressional negotiators closed a deal Tuesday night that includes a 2.0 percent federal employee pay adjustment, which includes a 1.5 percent nationwide increase in base pay and a 0.5 percent average increase in locality pay. Congress is expected to pass the pay raise and Omnibus spending bill on Friday. Last week, President Obama announced a 2.0 percent increase in base pay ...
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    2010 Pay Locality MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL-ST. CLOUD, MN-WI

    Salary Table 2010-Msp
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    Findings on NSPS Pay Structure Leave Some Cold

    NSPS has been roundly criticized by staff members and union leaders who say subjective performance evaluations could be used to limit pay. The review panel heard many complaints that supervisors were pressured not to give too many employees a rating of 4, out of 5, apparently because money was not available to pay staffers who received the relatively high rating, according ...
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    2011 Government General Schedule Pay Scale

    2011 Government General Schedule Pay Scale
    The President issued a two-year pay freeze for civilian government employees. This will freeze pay at its current 2010 levels. Scroll down below to see the 2011 government pay scale. Find the pay locality in your area at GovCentral's Pay Scale Channel ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-GAINESVILLE, GA-AL BOSTON-WORCESTER-MANCHESTER, MA-NH-RI-ME BUFFALO-NIAGARA-CATTARAUGUS, NY CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE-MICHIGAN CITY, IL-IN-WI CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN-WILMINGTON, OH-KY-IN CLEVELAND-AKRON-ELYRIA, OH COLUMBUS-MARION-CHILLICOTHE, OH DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX ...
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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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    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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