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Locality Pay Raises Are Coming Next Month – Here’s What You Need to Know

December 03, 2015

There was good news and not-so-good news regarding the pay raise for 2016. The good news was that for the first time in six years, we finally got an increase in locality pay. In addition to a 1% across-the-board nationwide adjustment, federal employees will receive a locality increase between 0.1% and 0.6% depending on where they work

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Categories: Pay

This Is What Happened When Congress Shut down CDC in 2013

September 25, 2015

Thanks to the CDC about 90% of these lethal chemical agents – mainly mustard and nerve agents – have been safely destroyed without harming workers in the plants and the communities outside the facilities. But when Congress shut down the government in October 2013, questions were raised regarding safety and security of everyone involved. Marilyn Radke, a CDC medical officer and an AFGE member, was one of the scientists and researchers who were told to leave the fatal stockpiles behind for the duration of the shutdown that lasted 16 days.

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Categories: Congress, Pay, Budget

AFGE Local Pushes for Pay Raise for Technicians across the Country

July 10, 2015

Thanks to AFGE Local 3354, many GS Program Technicians (PTs) employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will soon eligible to apply for a Key Program Technician position within the Agency affording them upgrade potential from a GS-7 to GS-8. The upcoming Key PT advertisements for GS technicians partly stemmed from meetings between the local and USDA leaders in Washington, D.C. last year. 

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Categories: USDA, Pay

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