Pay Schedule, Salary and Benefits Articles

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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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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....