Anticipated Pay Raise for Federal Workers in 2024

Federal employees are to receive an average pay raise of 5.2% in 2024. This figure includes an across-the-board raise of 4.7%, with an additional 0.5% on average for locality adjustments. If approved (it’s expected to pass), the new pay increase will become effective on January 1, 2024. This marks the largest annual increase in salaries […]

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Potential Government Shutdown – How Federal Workers Can Prepare

Federal agencies are signaling an impending government shutdown. If realized, it would begin this Sunday, September 28th 2023, putting millions of federal employees and military personnel either on furlough or required to work without knowing when your next paycheck might arrive. The longer it lasts, the heavier the burden on federal workers, their families, and […]

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Financial Literacy Month: Making the Most of Your TSP as a Federal Worker

During Financial Literacy Month, it is essential to remind Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) covered workers of their retirement benefits and investment options. Retirement income for these workers typically comes from three sources: the FERS basic retirement benefit, Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The TSP is a defined contribution plan that offers […]

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Temporary Work May Replace Some Fulltime Federal Hiring in STEM Related Occupations

A recently implemented policy allows federal agencies to hire temporary employees in certain positions, specifically those related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), for a maximum duration of 10 years. This represents a significant increase from the previous limit of four years. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the government agency responsible for […]

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Terminating Federal Workers With Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that aims to guarantee equal opportunities and to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities in areas such as public transportation, employment, and state and local government services for individuals with disabilities. However, there is often a stigma associated with certain types of disabilities, such […]

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The Social Security Fairness Act Gives Back Funds to Federal Employees

It’s no secret that Social Security is heading toward disaster by 2035 unless congress allocates significant tax dollars toward funding it. Current legislation is being written to address this impending Social Security breakdown. One of those bills gaining momentum is the Social Security Fairness Act, which would be a much-deserved win for federal employees. The […]

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Federal Employees Will Receive a Significant Pay Increase in 2023

Federal employees can expect a pay increase in 2023 that is double the amount of any annual increase in over 10 years. The Senate passed an appropriations bill which silently endorses the President’s recommendation for federal employees to receive a 4.6% pay increase next year. And while specific allocations of the raise have not been […]

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How Could the Fire ‘At Will’ Bill Affect Your Retirement?

A new bill was introduced to congress that would allow for a swifter termination of federal employees. And it could threaten federal workers’ retirement plans as well. The Public Service Reform Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Chip Roy, gives government officials a process to fire federal employees at will. It applies only to career […]

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2022 Pay Increase Announced for Federal Workers & Military Personnel

President Biden has issued an executive order to implement his plan (originally announced in August) to provide federal workers with an average 2.7% increase in pay for 2022 The pay raise provides federal employees with a 2.2% raise across-the-board with an additional 0.5% for locality adjustments, to total up to 2.7%. The increase would take […]

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Thank You to Front Line Federal Workers & Those Who Serve

To all the amazing men and women serving on the front lines of the Coronavirus, we dedicate this message of thanks and gratitude to you. To the Federal employees keeping us safe, keeping us healthy, ensuring we receive the services we all rely on and many times take for granted, and to those of you […]

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