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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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$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.

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Bill proposes 5.1 percent pay boost for feds

Like other Americans, feds are enduring a sustained rise in consumer prices. Pay raises have simply not kept up. Proposed legislation would go a long way toward easing the hurt imposed by inflation—but not until 2023.

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Pay boost for overworked BOP staff

Bureau of Prisons workers at two understaffed and overworked facilities are slated to receive both pay raises and retention bonuses, after hefty efforts by their unions in cooperation with management.

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Biden admin ups pay for fed firefighters

Average annual pay for U.S. Forest Service firefighters is $38,000, versus $70,000 to $88,000 for their state, local and private counterparts. The White House has ordered an immediate modest boost, and bills pending in Congress could lock in this and additional gains for these crucial first responders.

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NTEU praises budget boost plans

The National Treasury Employees Union is optimistic about proposed increased funding and staffing at agencies, highlighting IRS, CBP and others.

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National Finance Center to implement Trump’s payroll tax deferral on fed paychecks

The NFC said it plans to eliminate deductions for Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance in accordance with the president’s Aug. 8 executive order deferring deductions due to COVID-19.

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USCIS calls off furloughs of 13,000 workers

The planned furloughs of more than 13,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees set for Aug. 30 have been cancelled, the agency announced today.

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Senators cite USCIS surplus in request to postpone furloughs

The immigration agency is now set to end FY2020 with surplus, and two Senate appropriators are asking for a pause on furloughs while Congress negotiates supplemental funding to offset 2021 shortfalls.

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House committee passes DHS spending bill, boosts USCIS funding

Passage comes a day after union leaders warned about impacts of looming USCIS furloughs.

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10 House members urge 3% pay raise for civilian feds

Citing pay parity and COVID-19 resiliency, lawmakers urge Appropriations Committee to rethink planned 1% increase.

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OPM seeks new pay locality areas

The Office of Personnel Management proposed regulations to establish a new locality pay area for Des Moines, Iowa, and to include Imperial County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif., locality pay area.

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General schedule pay issues stymie hiring efforts

Federal agency chief human capital officers say the general schedule that covers civilian employee pay frequently hinders hiring for critical occupations like information technology and cybersecurity.

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Non-profit seeks better tax treatment for feds

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees makes pitch in advance of congressional tax reform efforts.

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Military slated for big pay bump under House version of NDAA

The $696 billion defense authorization bill, passed by the House Friday, includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for members of the military.

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