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AFGE calls for minimum wage increase

A labor leader is calling on the federal government to raise the minimum wage for federal and D.C. government employees to $15 an hour.

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USPS, unions hit stumbling blocks in negotiations

The U.S. Postal Service and two of its major unions have failed to reach agreement on new contacts by negotiation deadlines.

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President signs Border Patrol overtime fix

President Obama on Tuesday signed legislation to ensure Border Patrol agents continue to receive overtime payments during the interim period before a new pay system created by the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 is implemented.

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Court rules for nurses in overtime appeal

A federal appeals court recently ruled in favor of two Department of Veterans Affairs nurses in a case that could have broader implications for overtime pay.

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House bill corrects mishandling of Border Patrol pay reform

The House passed a bipartisan bill to straighten out what the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called a "fundamental misunderstanding" of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014.

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Bill includes measure to ban bonuses for VA execs

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill passed last week includes an amendment that would ban the payment of performance awards to Department of Veterans Affairs executives.

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Many departing federal execs expect higher pay on the outside

A new Office of Personnel Management exit survey shows that many senior executives leaving federal employment expect to continue working, and at a higher rate of pay.

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Legislation would ban VA bonuses until new facility is completed

A Colorado lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban bonuses from being paid at the Department of Veterans Affairs until the VA hospital being built in Aurora, Colo., is fully operational.

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Federal employee groups condemn budget proposals

Federal employee groups this week blasted House and Senate budget proposals, saying that the bills attack federal employees and retirees, and diminish the appeal of federal employment for future jobseekers.

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Skilled trades employees in N.D. to get pay hike

The Office of Personnel Management will establish new pay rates for skilled trades employees at 10 worksites in North Dakota and Montana, according to the American Federation of Government Employees.

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IRS chief: No furloughs

Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen told a House panel that the danger of possible IRS furloughs has passed.

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DOD chief says pay cuts 'on the table' if sequestration persists

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Congress that ongoing sequestration will result in a radically different U.S. defense strategy, as well as more cuts across the Defense Department—including cuts to pay.

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Bill would ban bonuses in cases of misconduct

Three Senate lawmakers have reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would ban bonuses for federal employees who engaged in misconduct, are not in good standing with their agency, or have violated the law.

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Former president: 'Give these guys a raise'

The American Federation of Government Employees apparently has found another U.S. leader—or a former one, at least—to advocate giving federal employees a raise: former President George W. Bush.

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OSC applauds whistleblowers' role in stemming DHS overtime abuse

The Office of Special Counsel released a report on measures taken to address widespread abuses of overtime at the Department of Homeland Security—and credited federal whistleblowers for sparking overtime policy changes that will save tens of millions of dollars.

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Bill would cut back top federal salaries

A South Carolina lawmaker has introduced a bill in the House that would trim salaries of top-earning federal employees.

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Feds 'thriving' in terms of financial well-being

More federal employees are "thriving" in their financial well-being compared to other workers, according to a results of a new survey.

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Feds told they can join shutdown lawsuit

Federal employees were slated to receive notices from the Justice department Monday alerting them that they can join a lawsuit seeking damages from the federal government for pay delays that occurred during the 2013 shutdown.

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TSA workers anxious during shutdown threat

The union representing the army of Transportation Security Administration officers--TSO's--is turning up the heat against those in Congress who continue to threaten to shut down their agency, and even temporarily delay pay.

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Senator questions IG salary disparity

A Missouri lawmaker wants to know why the inspector general at a small federal entity would make more money than his counterpart at one of the largest federal agencies.

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