Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., the Director of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has asked for a reduction in his pay, just one week after questions were raised about why he was earning so much.
The Congressional Budget Office has issued a report finding that pay and benefits for federal employees are not in synch with compensation for their private-sector counterparts.
More federal senior executives were awarded raises in fiscal year 2015 than in fiscal year 2014.
General Schedule and wage grade workers whose regular schedules require them to work on a Sunday are entitled to their rate of basic pay, plus premium pay computed at a rate of 25 percent of their basic pay rate.
Employees who work on a holiday that falls on one of their regular workdays must be paid twice their rate of basic pay for not more than eight hours of such work.
For overtime work in excess of eight hours a day or 40 hours a week, employees eligible (that is, nonexempt) for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act generally are paid one and a half times their “regular rate” of basic pay.
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