Moneymoney

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:00 PM

The US economy is in "serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare".

Title 5, United States Code, authorizes me to implement alternative plans for pay adjustments for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems if, because of “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare,” I view the increases that would otherwise take effect as inappropriate.

Under current law, locality pay increases averaging 25.70 percent, costing $25 billion, would go into effect in January 2019, in addition to a 2.1 percent across-the-board increase for the base General Schedule. We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases. Accordingly, I have determined that it is appropriate to exercise my authority to set alternative across-the-board and locality pay adjustments for 2019 pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5303(b) and 5304a.

Specifically, I have determined that for 2019, both across‑the‑board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero. These alternative pay plan decisions will not materially affect our ability to attract and retain a well‑qualified Federal workforce...

Sincerely,

DONALD J. TRUMP

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwim7dj6x5XdAhXltlkKHbZzAgwQFjACegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitehouse.gov%2Fbriefings-statements%2Ftext-letter-president-speaker-house-representatives-president-senate-32%2F&usg=AOvVaw3dzV4H9r4f4DXoY6dhdh06

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Reply The US economy is in "serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare". (Original post)
uncledad Aug 2018 OP
def_con5 Aug 2018 #1
uncledad Aug 2018 #3
def_con5 Aug 2018 #9
uncledad Aug 2018 #11
uncledad Aug 2018 #4
uncledad Aug 2018 #6
RattyG Aug 2018 #8
uncledad Aug 2018 #10
RattyG Aug 2018 #7
Isidore Aug 2018 #2
uncledad Aug 2018 #5

Response to uncledad (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:23 PM

1. That can't be right

Who the hell gets a 20% raise? If that's correct, he should cancel em.

20% is outrageous.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:50 PM

3. Nobody.

Top 10 Locality Pay Raise Areas

Employees in the Washington, DC locality pay area will receive the highest locality pay increase in 2018 with a raise of 2.29%. Coming in first may make some federal employees in the Washington area happy. In 2017, Washington area employees were second among the top 10 locality pay raise areas. On the other hand, in 2017, their raise was a little higher at 2.32%.
Wealthiest Counties in America Near DC

With its huge base of federal agencies and government contractors, the Washington, DC area has the four wealthiest counties in America.

Loudoun County, VA has a median household income of $125,900; Falls Church, VA with a median household income of $122,092; Fairfax County, VA with a median household income of $112,844; and Howard County, MD with a median household income of $110,224. (Falls Church, VA is an independent city with county-level governance status according to Forbes magazine.)

Employees in the San Jose-San Francisco locality pay area may not be as happy. In 2017, they were number one among locality pay areas with a raise of 2.42%. In 2018, they came in second among locality pay areas with an upcoming increase of 2.21%.

Here is a listing of the top 10 locality pay area winners for 2018. Actually, there are 11 areas since Austin and Dallas are tied with a 2018 raise of 2.05%.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi32oP30pXdAhWLxFkKHcTuAlsQFjAIegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fedsmith.com%2F2017%2F12%2F26%2Fbiggest-smallest-2018-raises-federal-employees%2F&usg=AOvVaw0kZiJY-mHA1n6g3F4gfnBJ

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Response to uncledad (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:03 PM

9. What is ths?

Under current law, locality pay increases averaging 25.70 percent, costing $25 billion, would go into effect in January 2019, in addition to a 2.1 percent across-the-board increase for the base General Schedule.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:23 PM

11. Trump math?

Employees in the Washington, DC locality pay area will receive the highest locality pay increase in 2018 with a raise of 2.29%. So that was 2018. 2.29% locality raise.

I have no idea where trump got that number.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:58 PM

4. For example at DOJ Washington DC

Salaries

Law Student Interns are compensated under the General Schedule (GS). Federal salaries vary by geographic location. Employees assigned to high cost-of-living areas receive a percentage of their base pay as “locality pay.” The Office of Personnel Management publishes GS salary tables that list base pay and, for geographic areas with locality pay, the specific amounts. For both the current GS base salary and exact GS salaries by location click here. Volunteer internships are not compensated.

The chart below lists the 2014 GS pay scale, current base salary (annual and hourly) and current salary for the Washington, D.C. area (annual and hourly) for Summer Law Interns.
Qualifications General Scale (GS) Pay Grade and Base Salary (Not Including Locality Pay) General Scale (GS) Salary for Washington, D.C. Area(Including Locality Pay)
Candidates with a law degree (J.D. or equivalent) at time of employment GS-11, step 1
Annual: $52,329
Hourly: $25.07 Annual: $66,510
Hourly: $31.87
Candidates who have completed two years of law school (equivalent to full-time study) at the time of employment GS-7, step 1
Annual: $35,359
Hourly: $16.94 Annual: $44,941
Hourly: $21.53
Candidates who have completed less than two years of law school (equivalent to full-time study) at the time of employment GS-5, step 1
Annual: $28,545
Hourly: $13.68 Annual: $36,281
Hourly: $17.38

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=19&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiqz6D005XdAhWns1kKHS66DwQ4ChAWMAh6BAgBEAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justice.gov%2Flegal-careers%2Fsalary-promotion-benefits&usg=AOvVaw3DGqIMNcKdirFlPownIwjw

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Response to uncledad (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 06:52 PM

8. Those are SES they are NOT GS level employees

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Response to RattyG (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:17 PM

10. Yes. Above GS 15 is SES.

The Senior Executive Service (SES) is a performance-based pay system. The SES pay range has a minimum rate of basic pay equal to 120 percent of the rate for GS-15, step 1, and a maximum rate of basic pay equal to the rate for Level III of the Executive Schedule. SES members have an annual aggregate limitation on pay equal to the rate for Level I of the Executive Schedule....

Each year the President signs an Executive Order announcing the pay adjustments to statutory pay systems. The Office of Personnel Management also issues a memorandum providing guidance and general information on the new pay rates and how they apply to the SES. (See Related Information section.)

OPM grants critical position pay only for positions that require expertise of an extremely high level in a scientific, technical, professional, or administrative field and are critical to the agency's accomplishment of its mission, and only to the extent necessary to recruit or retain an individual exceptionally well qualified for the position.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi9m8OqgJbdAhWHrFkKHfpdDCYQFjAAegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.opm.gov%2Fpolicy-data-oversight%2Fsenior-executive-service%2Fcompensation%2F&usg=AOvVaw1R7glrERL3q4btLwCV3tAq

I used the example of GS 18 to show the pay rates.

Why don't you post the pay schedules for GS 15 and below.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 06:50 PM

7. Trumps brain took a dump

He has no idea wtf he's talking about.

Good luck Republicans in November... ask the 15 Republucans that lost in Oaklahoma solely because they shafted teachers.

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Response to uncledad (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:35 PM

2. "In many ways this is the greatest economy in the HISTORY of America..." - DJT   ( n/t )

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Response to Isidore (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 05:00 PM

5. Of course it is.

If the donald said so, it must be true.


( do I really need that sarc thingy? )

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