Furloughed employees, union leaders and elected officials gathered blocks from the White House on Jan. 10 to express the need to end the shutdown.
Posts Tagged: Pay
With so much uncertainty swirling during this shutdown, we’ve provided a few resources to help keep government employees informed about their pay and more.
If you’re anything like me, every two weeks you look at your paycheck and hope for just a few more dollars to magically appear. In reality, the number stays the same. For state and local government employees, salaries have been stagnant for years. “Our whole country has been stunned by the difficulty we’ve had inRead… Read more »
One of the most basic lessons you learn in kindergarten is the value of sharing. It makes you allies on the playground, and keeps you in your teachers’ good graces. But, it also makes the world a friendlier and more efficient place. In government as in kindergarten, sharing is caring. On January 8, 2015, theRead… Read more »
In case you missed it, President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget of the U.S. Government recommends a scant 1.3 percent pay raise for the federal workforce next fiscal year. Well, as the old saying goes, something is better than nothing. However, when it comes to issues of fair pay, it appears that many feds are onceRead… Read more »
For the second month in a row, the Thrift Savings Plan’s S Fund returned in the red. And in fact if you look over 12 months, the S Fund is up more than 20%. According to statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, all other TSP funds yielded gains in April, albeit small ones.Read… Read more »
Back in July of 2013 the president released his management agenda, which focused on three main goals: finding new ways to deliver government services more quickly and conveniently; cutting duplicative and unnecessary programs; and expanding the numbers and type of government data sets provided online. It was a powerful agenda, but now, almost a yearRead… Read more »
70 percent of federal employees do not believe promotions in their work unit are based on merit, and only 43 percent of employees surveyed feel as though they are recognized for doing a good job. Those dire numbers are highlights from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. And worst of all? Only 26 percent ofRead… Read more »
It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service — not justRead… Read more »
Your pay is up for debate, yet again. A new Congressional Research Service report, Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers, continues the debate that came to the forefront during the 2010 election season over whether federal employees are overpaid, or in the view of some, underpaid. But, comparing wages and benefits of governmentRead… Read more »