Pay

More than 60 Democratic lawmakers want a 5.1% raise for feds

The lawmakers asked the leadership of the House Appropriations Committee to override WH plan for an average 4.6% raise for 2023.

Feds can now donate to Ukraine relief, directly

Through June 30, feds can pledge donations to charities working on relief efforts in Ukraine—in a special round of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Podcast: Biden's budget would bring a big pay raise for feds

Erich Wagner joins the GovExec daily podcast, and discusses the WH blueprint's workforce provisions.

Feds: 4.6% pay boost good, but 5.1% better

Fed unions generally applaud the Biden budget proposing a 4.6% pay bump for FY 2023. But, considering inflation and the many effectively raise-less years in the past decade, they are still pressing for 5.1%.

OPM launches a toolkit to attract more women to SES

The push to recruit more women into the cadre of career government executives builds on a 2014 program—and comes amid news that, unlike the rest of the federal government, there is no gender pay gap in the Senior Executive Service.

WH & OPM say they will ‘address’ salary history in hiring process

Although the gender pay gap at fed agencies is much smaller than it is in the private sector, officials vowed to push to eliminate it altogether.

DOL seeks to update wage regs

Officials at the department say the move represents the “most comprehensive review” of a contractor wage law in 40 years.

Unions: Thumbs up for funding bill's passage, down for repeated near-shutdowns

Passage of the bill funding the government brings relief from fed unions,—but near-shutdowns need to become a thing of the past, please.

Fed firefighters need greater recognition, better pay

These feds have a particularly tough job, and their union's leader told lawmakers they need better treatment and pay from those in charge back at headquarters.

Overtime settlement for VA medical workers progresses

The suit, which claimed unpaid overtime for thousands of medical workers, was settled last year—and is now advancing toward payout.

Report: CRS lists points of pay reform

A recent news report notes a new Congressional Research Service list of civil service pay issues that lawmakers may want to study—and ameliorate.

Hit by inflation, feds say higher pay bump needed

Inflation—at least for now—is not backing down. Some concerned federal employee unions say the next pay boost needs to go higher than even the current fed-friendly White House's proposal.

Biden reportedly will propose 4.6% fed raise, highest in 20 years

The proposed 4.6% pay boost would be included in the WH budget request, scheduled for release next month.

States sue WH, resisting $15 min. wage for fed contractors

Three states are suing the Biden administration, attempting to roll back its executive order that federal contractors get paid a minimum of $15 per hour.

Report: Fed paid family leave, in context

A comparative glance at large employers in the U.S.—published on a popular personal finance magazine's website—highlights the advantages enjoyed by feds when it comes to paid family leave.

$15 / hour federal employee minimum wage implemented

OPM has ordered the implementation of the $15 minimum wage for federal employees. Agencies must abide the requirement, beginning with all pay periods subsequent to Jan. 30.