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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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    2010 General Schedule Pay Scale

    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. [widget:logged_out_become_a_govt_worker] Thankfully, GovCentral's crack team of mathematicians have been toiling in the depths of excel spreadsheets to project what the 2010 General Schedule (GS) ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    OPM Issues Updates on January 2010 Pay Raise

    OPM Issues Updates on January 2010 Pay Raise
    This statement was just released by the Office of Personnel Management Update on January 2010 Pay Adjustments On August 31, 2009, President Obama used his alternative plan authority under 5 U.S.C. 5303(b) to set the across-the-board pay increase for General Schedule employees at 2.0 percent for January 2010. The President has authority to issue a subsequent alternative plan regarding locality pay ...
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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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