Obama Issues Order Implementing 1 Percent Pay Raise

Obama Issues Order Implementing 1 Percent Pay Raise

  • December 23, 2013
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As expected, President Obama issued an executive order Monday implementing a 1 percent across the board pay increase for federal employees under the General Schedule in 2014.

The salary boost is the first for the entire white-collar federal workforce since 2010. The order also implements a 1 percent pay raise for uniformed military service members.

In August, President Obama affirmed his intention to grant the 1 percent increase. But that didn’t mean it was a done deal. In 2012, Obama recommended a 0.5 percent pay raise for 2013, only to have it struck down by Congress. Continue reading “Obama Issues Order Implementing 1 Percent Pay Raise”

Executive Order — Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

Here is the Executive Order to which some of you have referred.  Please note that for Schedules 1 through 7, the effective date is the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013.  The only schedule that goes into effect immediately on January 1, 2013, is SCHEDULE 8–PAY OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES (aka the military).

Regarding whether or not we get a raise, this is what one of our colleagues had to say (which I agree with): I would see a net of 12 dollars per pay period.  30 cents an hour.  It would take 2 hours to buy chips in the vending machine.  They can keep it!
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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 27, 2012

Executive Order — Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 114(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112–175), which provides that any statutory adjustments to current levels in certain pay schedules for civilian Federal employees may take effect on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after the date specified in section 106(3) of Public Law 112-175, it is hereby ordered as follows: Continue reading “Executive Order — Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay”

EPA fires scientists – to shake attempt to unionize?

EPA fires scientists – to shake attempt to unionize?

September 6 2012

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One scientist has been fired, and another suspended, from the EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory in Athens, Ga. by agency management, in the midst of a union election. The American Federation of Government Employees‘ EPA Labor Council #238 expressed utter outrage that this was – purposefully, they believe – done at a time when scientists at the Athens lab were seeking union representation.

“The two scientists who were blatantly reprised against were activists in seeking the union election,” said AFGE EPA Council 238 president Charles Orzehoskie. “We stand by them in their hour of need.”

The scientists worked for the lab’s Ecosystems Research Division, and were each dismissed for different alleged reasons. One worker was suspended August 14 for reportedly turning in travel expenses for non-work-related travel, while the other – who was world-renowned – was fired for supposedly failing to submit a medical document for a health-related absence. Continue reading “EPA fires scientists – to shake attempt to unionize?”