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Sen. Ron Johnson Eyes Federal-Private Sector Pay Alignment

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), incoming chairman of the Senate’s government oversight panel, plans to align the federal pay with the private sector as part a management reform push, GovExec reported Monday. Johnson told GovExec the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s “businessman’s approach” to federal pay could mean more merit-based compensation and faster hire …

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Congress Debating 2013 Federal Pay

Federal employees would not receive a pay increase under proposed legislation from the House, the Washington Post reports. After crafting its bill last week, the House has officially denied the White House’s request to increase federal pay for fiscal 2013 by a half percent. Federal pay rates are currently frozen …

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Spare Feds From Budget Cuts, Federal Employees Union Says

Federal workers should be spared from cuts to salary, benefits and workforce sizes, a major federal employees union said Friday. The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing federal workers, sent a letter to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), co-chair of the Congressional super-committee charged proposing ways to reduce …

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Labor Dept. Considers Tool to Fight Pay Discrimination

The Labor Department is considering the development of a new data tool to collect information on salaries, wages and benefits paid to employees of federal contractors and subcontractors. The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs said Wednesday the tool would improve the ability to gather data that could analyze …

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Senators Propose Fed Pay Freeze Extension, Workforce Cut

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the current two-year pay freeze to three more years and restrict bonuses during that period. Government Executive reports the legislation also calls for a 15 percent cut to the size of both federal employee and contractor workforces. …

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Federal Pay Freeze: A Lump of Coal for Feds?

After weeks of speculation, proposals and pushback, Congress approved the federal pay freeze Tuesday. The freeze affects most federal employees, many of whom are now circling Dec. 31, 2012 on their calendars – the date the freeze, which holds pay for civilian employees at 2010 levels, expires. President Barack Obama …

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