Pay Schedule, Salary and Benefits Articles

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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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    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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    GovCentral's Salary Related Articles

    GovCentral's Salary Related Articles
    The Department of Defense (DOD) is the lead agency responsible for conducting Federal Wage System (FWS) wage surveys and issuing wage schedules. DOD's Civilian Personnel Management Service maintains a website with all FWS wage schedules. You can access FWS wage schedules by using the website link below: Department of Defense Website ● GS Pay Scales ● Current APF Wage Schedules ● ...
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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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    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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    NSPS Transition Office Launches Two Web-Based Training Courses

    NSPS Transition Office Launches Two Web-Based Training Courses
    The NSPS Transition Office has developed two web-based training courses to support employees during the transition. While the courses address the various responsibilities of managers and supervisors, the content is useful for all employees to help them prepare for the transition and gain a level of comfort regarding classification and performance management processes. Courses are described as follows: Classifying Positions under ...
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General Schedule Pay Scale Guide
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
...what you need to know from the start...

Chapter 3: What Determines Which Grade and/or Step You Fall Under?
...why you will make the money you do...

Chapter 4: General Schedule Pay Scale Ranges
...2007 vs. 2008; Hourly Wage; Annual Salary Range...

Chapter 5: 2009 Government General Pay Schedule
...to know exactly where you stand...

Chapter 6: Frequently Asked Questions About the GS Pay Scale
...others are confused, too...

Chapter 7: Federal Salaries: How to Talk Your Way Up the Scale
...negotiate your way to a raise...

Chapter 8: Related Articles and Links
...negotiating, which city to make the most money in, etc, etc....