If you receive a federal job offer as a non-fed (including as a federal contractor, Fellow or returning fed), you probably have the most negotiating power you will ever have in your federal career.
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Have an itch to switch to a new job? If so, here is some information about federal salaries to help you strategize your move.
Here are some facts on federal pay and why federal workers like you need and deserve a fair pay raise from Congress. Feel free to share them with friends, family, coworkers and elected representatives.
By changing the laws governing recruitment and attitudes about compensation, the government may stand a chance of attracting and retaining highly trained and in-demand professionals as federal employees.
If you get a federal grade increase in the federal GS pay scale, your new, higher salary will be computed according to the so-called “two-step rule.” Here’s how it works.
It’s no secret that working women still get paid significantly less than their male counterparts. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013, females over the age of 15 working full-time in the United States earned 78 cents on the dollar compared with men. (Institute for Women’s Policy Research.) (Bureau of Labor Statistics data, via… Read more »
If you do your job and do it well, you get rewards – better pay, a bonus, or a promotion. If you don’t, you get punishments – like a bad review or docked pay. Sound familiar? The “carrot-and-stick” approach to motivating employees is a venerable part of a manager’s toolkit, and most of us have experienced… Read 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 in… 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 once… Read more »
Because the federal government can’t always compete with the private sector on wages, it has some tools at its disposal to ensure that agencies can recruit and retain the best possible candidates. These include relocation, recruitment, and retention bonuses, also known as 3R payments. Here, we focus specifically on retention incentives to help you understand… Read more »