Pay freeze for certain political officials has been extended by legislation, according to OMB memo. Those affected will be barred from pay increases past executive 2013 levels until the end of the calendar year through Jan. 6, 2018.
Ultimately, a good workplace is about relationships among people. With the stress of transition about to hit, along with a possible hiring freeze, now is a good time for career leadership to re-engage with the workforce. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some tips for effective ways to do that.
The Office of Personnel Management has been busy in recent weeks, releasing a series of new memos as reminders to any political appointees and senior officials who plan to leave or join government during the presidential transition.
President Obama’s 2.1 percent pay hike may be the last feds see for awhile from Congress, says Jeff Neal, former DHS chief human capital officer.
In an exclusive Federal News Radio survey, federal employees say the incoming Trump administration will have a big impact on the federal budget as well as their benefits and ability to do their jobs.
What with a three-year bipartisan pay freeze, which was followed by back-to-back annual pay raises of 1 percentage point and ever increasing health premiums, it’s been a long time since it was fun to be a fed, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Vermont and Rhode Island lawmakers were among those in Congress who consistently voted in favor of federal workers and retirees, according to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association’s latest scorecard.
The 2014 white-collar pay raise is not for everybody. Feds at the top of their grades in some cities won’t be getting anything at all, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
The slight 1 percent increase ordered by President Barack Obama last month is smaller than union advocates had pushed for, but it’s the first time since 2010 most civilian employees will see a bump in their basic rate of pay. Still, the modest pay raise only applies to white-collar employees under the General Schedule system. Some 200,000 blue-collar federal workers at places such as the Defense and Veterans Affairs Department and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, will not see a similar increase in pay.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday approving the 1 percent pay raise for federal employees effective Jan. 1, 2014. This ends the three-year federal pay freeze.
With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.
Greg Stanford, director of government affairs for the Federal Managers Association, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will discuss furloughs, layoffs, and other issues affecting federal workers. September 11, 2013
A bevy of issues has piled up on lawmakers’ to-do list, including fiscal 2014 funding and a pay raise for federal employees. But they don’t have much time to act. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), whose district includes many federal employees and contractors, tells Federal News Radio the climate of uncertainty is having a negative impact on both groups.
President Barack Obama issued some good news for federal workers before the start of Labor Day weekend, calling for a 1 percent pay increase for feds in 2014. But Congress could still prevent the raises through legislation. Federal employees have had their pay frozen since January 2011.
John Grobe, president of Federal Career Experts, will answer your calls and emails about possible changes to your pay and benefits package. June 26, 2013(This show originally aired June 12, 2013)