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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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    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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    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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    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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