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

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, potentially putting federal pay once again in the election year debate over the cost of the government.

The Federal Salary Council will receive data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that annually is used to determine the official “pay gap” in some 30 metropolitan zones plus other areas. While by law the figures are supposed to be used in setting federal pay, in practice the raise is determined in the congressional budget process. It already has been decided that pay rates will not increase at least until April 2013. Continue reading “Report on pay comparison between federal and other workers to be released”

Obama and Romney on the issues: Federal workforce

Obama and Romney on the issues: Federal workforce

Published: October 16

The Post is taking a comprehensive look at the positions of President Obama and Mitt Romney on several key issues. For an interactive experience including polling, quotes and the ability to choose which candidate better represents your views, visit the Post’s Issue Engine.Here are Obama and Romney’s positions on the federal workforce:

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President Obama began his term pledging to make government work “cool again.” His administration has worked to improve hiring practices and job benefits. Continue reading “Obama and Romney on the issues: Federal workforce”

Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding

Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding

Council of Prison Locals says overcrowding puts staff, surrounding community in danger

WASHINGTON— The Council of Prison Locals (CPL) of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today supported the findings of a Government Accountability Office report that overcrowded federal prisons put staff in danger. Continue reading “Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding”