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    GS Pay Scale FAQs

    GS Pay Scale FAQs
    While we're constantly working to improve our guide to the GS Pay Scale, it can still be a confusing system. We created this page in order to answer any specific questions you might have about the Pay Scale. Since many users seem to have similar question, we'll continue to post the questions we receive here, along with the best answers we ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Obama Issues Order Implementing 2010 Pay Raise

    Obama Issues Order Implementing 2010 Pay Raise
    President Obama on December 23, 2009 issued an executive order implementing a 2.0 pay raise for federal employees and a 3.4 percent pay raise for service members in 2010. Find the pay scale for your area The executive order reflects the pay rates included in the fiscal 2010 omnibus spending package and Defense Appropriations Act approved this month by Congress and ...
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    Federal GS Pay Raise in 2010 to Increase 2%

    Federal GS Pay Raise in 2010 to Increase 2%
    The federal civilian workforce will receive a 2 percent pay increase in fiscal 2010 under the Obama administration's proposed budget. This is a significant percent decrease from the previous 3.5% and 3.9% increases in 2008 and 2009, respectively. The administration has cited this lower percentage increase as reflective of the current economic crisis. Such a measure will make federal pay and ...
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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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    Salary Council Suggests Locality Pay Increase for 2011

    Salary Council Suggests Locality Pay Increase for 2011
    Employees under the General Schedule system make half as much as their private sector counterparts. A new survey and report from the Federal Salary Council finds that the overall gap between GS average salaries and non-federal average salaries is almost 51 percent. The Federal Salary Council is an independent organization that includes labor relations and pay policy experts, and federal employees, ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    General Schedule Pay Scale

    General Schedule Pay Scale
    Over 70 percent of the Federal workforce is paid according to the General Pay Scale. The scale can be difficult to understand for both new and even experienced Federal employees. This article attempts to clarify exactly how government wages are distributed to government employees. Each Federal job is given a specific rating from one to fifteen depending on the amount of ...
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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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    Obama Sets 2 Percent Civilian Pay Hike for 2010

    Obama Sets 2 Percent Civilian Pay Hike for 2010
    President Obama late Monday reiterated that he will limit the base pay raise for civilian federal employees to 2 percent in 2010. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden, the president invoked his power to override the statutorily required annual across-the-board and locality pay increases in times of emergency or economic hardship. "A national emergency... ...
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