Rethinking Federal Pay Should Be a Promise, Not a Threat

Risher, Howard
December 2014
Government Executive;12/3/2014, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the U.S. Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act that was enacted 25 years ago and takes a look at its present relevance. The law provided for the alignment of General Schedule salaries with nonfederal pay levels--less 5 percent to reflect the value of federal benefits. The law provided for increases but each President has opted to submit an alternative pay plan with lower increases. The article raises the need for a new strategy to secure pay increases.


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