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Pay Agent rejects locality pay proposal

Based on the recommendations of the Federal Salary Council, the advisory group that makes pay recommendations to the President’s Pay Agent, two new localities have tentatively been approved, but the agent did not agree on all of the council's recommendations.

Informed Investor: TSP Contribution Limits Remain Unchanged for 2017

The IRS announced that there will be no changes as to how much employees can contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and to IRAs during 2017. This week’s column discusses the changes to the TSP and to IRAs taking effect in 2017, including higher income eligibility limits for contributing to deductible traditional IRAs and to Roth IRAs.

Businesses—not just workers—need vacations

A report from Project TimeOff demonstrates that workaholism—and an unwillingness by about half of the American workforce to take vacation time—is hurting employees, and employers.

Obama matches 2017 pay increases

Civilian federal employees will see a 0.5 percent increase to their expected pay raise for 2017.

NDAA passes Senate

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a pay increase for military personnel, a new policy on paid administration leave and prohibits another round of base closings, passed the Senate last week.

Union praises President's pay raise parity move

A day after President Obama announced a 0.5 percent increase in pay for federal civilian employees, the nation’s largest federal employee union released a statement commending the move.

House passes spending bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown and continue funding federal programs through the spring.

2017 pay increase upped 0.5 percent

Civilian federal employees will see a 0.5 percent increase to their expected pay raise for 2017.

President orders 0.6 percent locality pay hike

President Obama last week transmitted an “alternative pay plan” to Congress that includes an average 0.6 percent across-the-board increase in locality pay effective Jan. 1.

Performance award cap increased

The administration announced last month announced that has raised the budgetary cap for individual monetary awards for non-Senior Executive Service and non-senior-level employees.

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