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Federal Pay Freeze

Dave Jamieson

FINALLY: Federal Workers To Get First Raise In 3 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Barring a change of heart among lawmakers, the bill that Congress passed late Wednesday night to end the government shutdown will lead t...

Dave Jamieson

'Indefensible:' How Federal Workers Get Squeezed By Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working for the federal government is supposed to be the most stable gig in America, immune to the uncertainties of private-sector busin...

Dave Jamieson

'Furloughed, Frozen And Fed Up': Federal Workers Pan Obama Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The budget plan released by President Barack Obama on Wednesday includes a renewed proposal to hike the pension contributions of governm...

House Passes Bill To Counter Obama Move On Federal Pay

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House voted Friday to extend a pay freeze for federal workers, already in effect for more than two years, for another nine mont...

Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers At Fiscal Cliff: 'You've Got To Look Elsewhere'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Worried about further pay freezes and pension cuts, the unions representing federal and postal workers have a message for legislators se...

Obama Extends Federal Pay Freeze

AP | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he is extending a two-year pay freeze for federal employees until a...

Both Public And Private Sector Wages Barely Grew Over Twelve Months

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Whether you work for the government or the private sector, it's likely your salary didn't go up much in 2011, but federal workers saw their wages grow...

A Smarter Way on Federal Pay

Max Stier | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

By sticking with an arrangement from the past century, the public sector has largely missed the transformation that swept over the rest of the working world and has made itself vulnerable to criticism.

What Now for the Democrats?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

If we are to be spared an awful decade, both economically and politically, Obama needs to grow a backbone and the progressive community needs to stop crying in our beer and get out and organize.

Five Myths About Federal Workers

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

Hard choices are needed to restore our nation's fiscal health. But across-the-board pay and hiring freezes avoid tough strategic decisions. The real question is not what can we cut, but how can we best save money.

Are Feds Fine With a Pay Freeze?

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

You might think that this austere environment would cause young people and prospective job seekers to steer clear of federal employment, but that may not be the case.

Sam Stein

Unions, Progressives Blast Administration For Pay Freeze Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's decision to support a two-year pay freeze on federal employees is sparking yet another wave of angst and eyeb...

Sam Stein

Obama Announces Pay Freeze For Federal Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration announced on Monday an ambitious plan to freeze the salaries of federal employees for two years in an effort to address massi...