Category Archives: Compensation

SAY “THANKS, BUT NO THANKS” TO BACK PAY FROM FSIP OR INTEREST ARBITRATORS- Part 2 Less than a month ago we posted an article warning the parties, but particularly unions, about the potential problems with asking the Panel or interest … Continue reading

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EMPLOYEE GETS $666.00 IN BACK PAY TO EXPRESS MILK Unless someone has been hiding under a rock in a faraway land without electricity the last few years, they have heard that employers have to provide break time and other accommodations … Continue reading

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A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE MAKES $6.4 MILLION And this guy wants to lower federal employee pensions. Read for yourself from the N. Y. Times.

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FLRA UPHOLDS RETROACTIVE TRANSIT SUBSIDY AWARDS Arbitrator Suzanne R. Butler found that the Agency violated the parties’ collective-bargaining agreement by not retroactively paying qualified bargaining-unit employees’ mass-transit subsidies of up to $240 per month for the period from January 2012 … Continue reading

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WHICH GS GRADES PAY BELOW THE MINIMUM WAGE? Thanks to SEIU and a few other justice-minded folks the City of Seattle has set the minimum wage at $15.00 an hour, giving over 100,000 workers around the city a raise.  While … Continue reading

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HOW TO AVOID EXCESSIVELY LONG TRAVEL DAYS Here are the facts as recently described by the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), which rules on travel expense disputes for those employees who cannot file a contract grievance to settle them.  “Claimant … Continue reading

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FSIP SUPPORTS UNION DEMAND FOR TAX FREE-EMPLOYEE PARKING Just as the tax law permits employees to shelter from taxes the cost of dependent care via a Flexible Spending Account or 125 Plan, it also permits employees who pay parking fees to get to work … Continue reading

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COMPENSATION INCREASES UNIONS CAN BARGAIN (Pt. 2) There are around two dozen ways unions can negotiate to put extra cash in members’ pockets.  In Part 1 of this two-part posting we covered 12 of them.  Now for some others, some … Continue reading

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COMPENSATION INCREASES UNIONS CAN BARGAIN(Pt.1) There are over two dozen ways unions can negotiate to put extra cash in members’ pockets. That is great news for employees during these times of wage freezes and yet another reason they should support … Continue reading

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CEO PAY JUMPED 5% LAST YEAR FOR THE HIGHEST PAID ONES This has almost nothing to do with federal sector labor relations; it is merely about social justice.  At a time when a record number of Americans are living in … Continue reading

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