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GSA announces travel per diem rates, and more

This news comes as a part of a weekly roundup on pay and benefits ...

IRS hiring in the big climate bill

The Inflation Reduction Act is the topic on our partner site's podcast, with Eric Katz.

A closer look at locality pay increase likely coming to thousands of feds

This news on the probable pay increase comes as part of a weekly roundup on pay and benefits.

Federal Salary Council finally makes locality pay recommendations

Feds made 22.47% less on average than their private sector counterparts last year, according to the recently reconstituted Federal Salary Council.

Another firefighter compensation bill passes, and more ...

A bill providing better pay for federal firefighters passed in the House, and separately a measure to reform retirement for federal first responders advanced, along with other newsworthy items in our weekly roundup on pay and benefits.

A Senate bill helps advance Biden’s 4.6% pay raise plan

Like its counterpart appropriations bill in the House, the spending legislation that serves as the vehicle for federal employee compensation issues is silent on the subject of a 2023 pay increase, effectively endorsing the president’s plan.

House clears the way for Biden’s 4.6% pay raise plan

Lawmakers effectively endorsed the president’s pay raise proposal for federal workers Wednesday, although the Senate has yet to weigh in on the issue.

Schedule F ban among workforce provisions in annual defense policy bill

The House just last week passed the bill—which also contains provisions granting full civil service protections plus a pay raise to TSA employees.

House Defense Policy Bill could codify contractor minimum wage

The House is set to vote this week on its version of the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act—an annual must-pass bill that often serves as the vehicle for provisions impacting the federal workforce.

Court weighs whether to pay damages to employees who worked during 2018 shutdown

The Biden administration argues the government's hands were tied and it did not violate labor law.

Advocates, lawmakers laud firefighter pay boost

Federal wildland firefighters finally get long-awaited pay boost, and advocates are relieved.

Congress nears $7B investment in VA workforce, new facilities

Pay raises, student loan repayment and new recruiting tools are part of the sweeping package as lawmakers prepare VA for a surge of new patients.

Union: A request to raise gas reimbursement rates to reflect skyrocketing prices

One fed employee union this week pressed for higher fuel reimbursements, citing rapidly rising gas prices—along with a weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

Podcast: How to negotiate your salary… and everything else

Author Jotham S. Stein joins our partner site GovExec's podcast, and discusses how to gain leverage in work negotiations.

A few feds might qualify for a bigger tax refund, from Trump Social Security deferral

The IRS sent out a notice that some might need to file an amended return, but most federal employees don’t need to worry about it.