Category Archives: Compensation

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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SEVERANCE PAY IS NOT SUBJECT TO FICA If your members earn the right to collect severance pay, you might want to remind the employer that it should not withhold FICA tax from the check.  If they ask why, direct them … Continue reading

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HOW PAY REFORM SCREWED SES EMPLOYEES As we have said before, it looks like all the usual suspects (also known as the private profit-obsessed beltway consulting firms—or beltway bandits if you prefer the regional slang) are actively trying to drum … Continue reading

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HOW TO BARGAIN AROUND PAY FREEZES Thanks to warring politicians, it looks like we are headed for another year without an annual pay adjustment in January.  Consequently, unions need to focus more on how to increase employee compensation through contract negotiations.  One … Continue reading

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GET PAID TO USE YOUR SMARTPHONE It looks like the Feds are ready to pay employees to use their own smart phones rather than government equipment. Take a look at the article entitled, “Use Your Own Smartphone — And Get … Continue reading

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MAX STIER OWES YOU AN APOLOGY Max Stier is the President of the Partnership for Public Service (PPS), an alleged think-tank that claims to be interested in improving government.  Max and his Partnership posse just issued a widely-touted report entitled, “Bracing for … Continue reading

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VULTURES ARE CIRCLING YOUR SALARY SYSTEM With a new Presidential term about to begin, the scavengers are circling Washington, D.C. hoping to feast grandly at the expense of the federal treasury and federal employees. In a synchronized attack worthy of … Continue reading

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CONGRATS TO NWSEO It is never easy to get any job upgraded, but boosting the grade of those doing clerical and admin support has been particularly hard.  OPM considers them overgraded already and there rarelya re enough of them in … Continue reading

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POPA & NTEU LOWER EMPLOYEE PARKING COSTS Agencies are no longer regularly including free parking for employees in the buildings they rent.  They save money by shifting the cost of daily parking to the employee.  But here is how the … Continue reading

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CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS OWE MILLIONS IN UNPAID TAXES Great article posted in the Washington Post by Ed O’Keefe on 1/23/12.  It is another “gotta read” piece about the hypocrisy in Congress over raising enough money to fund the government—and federal employee … Continue reading

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