The Federal Eye: pay


Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Is it time to pay Congress more?

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) believes it’s time for members of Congress to receive more compensation, but one committee disagrees.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:36 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congressional pay

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Key federal-employee policies have changed during Obama administration

Key developments for the federal workforce during President Obama’s tenure in the White House.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal benefits, federal employees, federal pay, federal retirement, State of the Union

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Federal workers falling further behind in pay, council finds

Official average pay gap with comparable private sector jobs now exceeds 35 percent.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal pay, federal salaries, federal salary council, pay gap

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Key 2014 financial figures for federal workers looking mixed

Pay raise not yet final, while other numbers to rise, fall, or remain the same.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cola, federal employees, federal pay, federal retirement, FEHBP, public transit subsidy, Thrift Savings Plan, TSP

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Pay raise would be wide-reaching, but exclude members of Congress

Congress won’t take a raise in 2014 but the 1 percent raise in the works for federal employees would apply to other top officials.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congressional pay, federal pay, federal pay raise, pay freeze

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Budget deal allows for January federal pay raise

Raise of 1 percent would follow freeze on salary rates over 2011-2013.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, pay raise, shutdown

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/16/2013

What ending the shutdown means for federal employees

Answers to questions about the impact of restored funding on pay and benefits of federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  back pay, benefits, excepted employees, federal employees, furlough, government shutdown

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Furloughs could shortchange employees of leave benefits

Many federal workers could accrue less leave than usual, at least temporarily.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furlough, government shutdown, leave, pay

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Bills would halt Congress's pay during shutdown periods

Democrats and Republicans have proposed competing bills to freeze lawmakers' salaries when the government shuts down.

By Josh Hicks  |  09:47 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shutdown, shutdown pay

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Back pay bill's effect on furlough uncertain

Bill before Congress would provide needed authority for pay, but separate authority for the programs they work in is another matter.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  back pay, federal employees, furlough, government shutdown

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/04/2013

How did the bill for shutdown pay come about?

An explanation of who created the measure and how it quickly gained traction with both chambers of Congress.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough pay, shutdown

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Support all around on back pay for furloughed federal workers

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will pass the measure on Saturday.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough pay

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Bill would pay workers for shutdown time

The bill would ensure that the government pays all federal employees for the shutdown period, regardless of whether they were furloughed.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shutdown pay

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Shutdown threat raises pay, benefits issues for federal employees

Some answers to common questions about the financial impact on the government’s workforce.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  benefits, federal employees, government shutdown, health insurance, pay, retirement

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013

New Web site allows easy salary spying on federal workers

The site offers a searchable database and interactive Google map that quickly reveals federal pay information.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal pay

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Senate panel backs 1 percent raise for federal employees

A Senate committee took the first firm step toward paying federal employees a raise in January.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 raise, federal employees, pay, pay freeze

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Senate, House at odds over IRS funding

A Senate panel would boost funding for the IRS, calling the cut sought by the House counterproductive.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  appropriations, federal employees, federal pay, irs

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Overhaul of federal blue-collar pay system sought

A House proposal generally would benefit federal blue-collar employees working outside core city areas.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal pay, federal wage system, locality pay

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/04/2013

White House again calls for federal employee raise

The Obama administration is urging Congress to back its recommendation to boost salaries by 1 percent.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal pay, federal raise, federal salaries, pay raise

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 05/28/2013

House spending bills neutral on 2014 federal pay raise

House bills leave room for what would be first across the board raise since 2010.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:28 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal pay, pay freeze, pay raise

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/13/2013

White House orders look at pay equity inside government

President Obama has ordered a review of whether policies on how salaries are set when federal employees are first hired and when they are promoted are contributing to a gender pay gap.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, gender equity, pay equity, pay gap

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/19/2013

House oversight committee requests study of federal pay scale

Democratic and Republican lawmakers asked the congressional watchdog agency to review the "appropriateness" of current pay rates.

By Josh Hicks  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal pay

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Despite salary rate freeze, average federal salary rises

The figure commonly used as the "average" federal employee salary is up to almost $78,500.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  average federal salary, federal employee pay, federal employee salaries, federal pay

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Kerry and Napolitano join officials taking voluntary pay cuts

Voluntary pay cuts have become a trend as politicians and high-ranking agency officials demonstrate solidarity with federal employees facing sequester furloughs.

By Josh Hicks  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pay cuts

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Eric Holder to take voluntary pay cut in solidarity with federal workers

The attorney general joins a growing list of politicians and high-ranking officials who will sacrifice pay even though their salaries are exempt from sequester cuts.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:36 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pay cuts

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Pay raise on way out, furloughs on way in

Congress is poised to close the door on the possibility of a federal employee pay raise while allowing furloughs to proceed.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:49 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furlough, pay raise, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Furloughs and federal pay at stake in dueling budget plans

Senate Democrats on Wednesday released a budget plan that does not target federal employee compensation but does seek to replace spending cuts with unpaid furloughs.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees, furloughs, pay freeze, sequestration

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Congress takes up federal employee pay, retirement proposals

Both sides of the Capitol on Wednesday took up budget measures with provisions of direct importance to federal employee pocketbooks.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees, pay freeze, retirement contributions, sequestration

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Senate measure would keep federal pay rates frozen

Federal employee salary rates would remain frozen through the remainder of 2013, under a budget measure introduced in the Senate late Monday.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, CR, federal employees, federal pay

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Hoyer doubtful of salary increase for federal workers

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday that he doesn't expect federal-employee salary rates to increase this year despite the president's order for a .5 percent rise.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal pay

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 02/15/2013

House votes to block federal pay raise

Federal employees would not receive the 0.5 percent pay raise scheduled to be paid in April, under a bill passed by the House Friday that faces iffy prospects in the Senate.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:48 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal pay, federal pay freeze, pay raise

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 02/14/2013

House to vote this week on denying federal employees pay raise

Over the objections of the White House and unions, the House plans to vote on a bill to deny federal employees a 0.5 percent pay raise.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:54 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal pay, pay raise, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Employee groups urge House to allow federal pay raises

A coalition of unions and other organizations representing federal employees is asking Congress to allow a 0.5 percent federal employee raise set for April to take effect.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:41 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, pay freeze, pay raise

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Deal means agencies won't see immediate cuts, but future is unclear

Despite the fiscal cliff deal, the future remains uncertain for federal employees because the legislation delays the sequestration for only two months.

By Joe Davidson  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal emloyees, federal pay, fiscal cliff, sequestration

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 11/19/2012

White-collar federal worker pay nearly 35 percent behind private sector, advisory group says

An advisory council has reported that pay of white-collar federal employees is nearly 35 percent behind the private sector on average, moving the controversy over pay comparisons along for higher-level consideration.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:15 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal pay, federal salaries, federal salary council, pay gap, sequestration

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Employee groups happy but say threat of cuts remains

Several organizations representing federal employees say they consider Tuesdays election results to be a rejection of budgetary proposals targeting federal jobs, pay and benefits, but they also say that such threats continue.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election, federal employees, federal pay raise, sequester

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Federal workers are falling farther behind on pay, study shows

White collar federal employees are underpaid on average by about 34 percent compared with the private sector, an advisory group said Friday.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal emloyees, federal pay, federal salary council, pay gap

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Report on pay comparison between federal and other workers to be released

The government Friday will release its latest assessment of how federal employee salaries compare with pay for other workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cost of government, federal pay, federal salary council, pay comparisons

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/13/2012

How Senate vote affects prospects for pay raise

Questions and answers about Senate’s rejection of language to extend the federal pay freeze.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal pay freeze