AFGE Secures Locality Pay Increase for 13 New Cities

May 22, 2015

Thousands of federal employees in 13 metropolitan areas should begin to receive salaries based on labor market conditions in their own cities starting January. This expansion of localities is the culmination of years of efforts by AFGE and the Federal Salary Council to make federal salaries more sensitive to local market criteria.

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Categories: Pay, Workers Rights

AFGE Voices Concerns to VA Bill Targeting Low Wage Schedulers' Bonuses

May 15, 2015

In a written testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs during a hearing this week on pending legislation, AFGE raised serious concerns over a bill that would require employees of all levels who received bonuses in 2011 through 2014 to repay the awards if the employees “contributed to the purposeful omission of the name of one or more veterans waiting for health care from an electronic wait list for a medical facility.”

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Categories: VA, Pay

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