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    Default OPM: PAY RAISE Order

    from: CHCOC

    MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
    From: John Berry
    Director
    Subject: 2013 Pay Adjustments for Federal Civilian Employees
    On September 28, 2012, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112-175) (Resolution) became law. Section 114 of that law states that “any statutory pay adjustment (as defined in section 147(b)(2) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Public Law 111–242)) otherwise scheduled to take effect during fiscal year 2013 but prior to the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution [March 27, 2013] may take effect on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after the date specified in section 106(3).” (See Attachment 1).


    Consistent with the Resolution, on December 21, 2012, the President issued a memorandum stating that any increases in pay systems or pay schedules covering executive branch employees or any general increases in covered employees’ rates of pay that could otherwise take effect as a result of the exercise of administrative discretion should not be made until after the date specified in section 106(3) of the Resolution. (See Attachment 2.) The President directed the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue any necessary guidance on implementing this memorandum.


    Agencies should continue to comply with the guidance in my memorandum of December 30, 2010. (See CPM 2010-24.) Any reference in that guidance to an expiration date of December 31, 2012, should be considered to be revised to refer to the date specified in section 106(3) of the Resolution, which is set at March 27, 2013. Absent any intervening change in law, after the expiration of the Resolution, agencies may grant increases in pay schedules and general increases in covered employees’ rates of pay in accordance with their administrative discretion.


    For general information on Federal pay, leave, and work scheduling policies, please visit www.opm.gov/oca/index.asp. Employees should contact their agency human resources office for information on 2013 pay adjustments for Federal civilian employees. Agency field offices should contact their appropriate agency headquarters-level human resources office. Agency headquarters-level officials may contact Pay and Leave at OPM at pay-leave-policy@opm.gov. Requests from individual employees will be returned or forwarded to the appropriate agency human resources office.


    Attachment 1—Section 114 of Public Law 112-175
    Attachment 2—Presidential Memorandum
    cc: Chief Human Capital Officers
    Human Resources Directors


    Attachment 1 - Section 114 of Public Law 112-175
    SEC. 114. (a) Section 147 of Public Law 111–242, as added by Public Law 111–322, shall be applied by substituting the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution for ‘‘December 31, 2012’’ each place it appears.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any statutory pay adjustment (as defined in section 147(b)(2) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Public Law 111–242)) otherwise scheduled to take effect during fiscal year 2013 but prior to the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution may take effect on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after the date specified in section 106(3).

    Attachment 2—Presidential Memorandum
    December 21, 2012


    MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES


    SUBJECT: Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set by Administrative Discretion
    On December 22, 2010, I issued a memorandum stating that the heads of executive departments and agencies should suspend any increases to any pay systems or pay schedules covering executive branch employees, and should forgo any general increases in covered employees’ rates of pay, that could otherwise take effect as a result of the exercise of administrative discretion during the period beginning on January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2012. In light of section 114 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112-175), I am hereby instructing the heads of executive departments and agencies that they should continue to adhere to this policy through March 27, 2013, the date after which statutory pay adjustments may be made pursuant to section 114 of Public Law 112-175.

    This memorandum shall be carried out to the extent permitted by law and consistent with executive departments’ and agencies’ legal authorities. This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

    The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall issue any necessary guidance on implementing this memorandum, and is also hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

    BARACK OBAMA
    I guess than means we go into a third year with no pay raise.

    Hope they get that 'fiscal cliff" thingy fixed soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James48843 View Post
    Hope they get that 'fiscal cliff" thingy fixed soon.
    since that would involve curtailing deficit spending, i don't think it's likely to happen.
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    No raise is a TAX!
    Raising contributions to retirement plans is a TAX.
    Raising premiums to FEHB Plans is a TAX.
    Someone is batting 1000 at making Government Employees the scapegoats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireWeatherMet View Post
    Your buddies at the Heritage Foundation, piping in their ideological anti fed employee policies via Boehner and McConnell are batting 1000.
    Wrong, again!

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    Just STOP over spending, It's the economy, DUH! Liberals don't know how to budget their own checkbooks, this problem is way out of reach of their pea brains.
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    Very Interesting....if small. And it is very obvious that the pay freezes didn't amount to anything against the tremendous deficit! I know at my workplace, all the freeze did was cause a massive amount of retirements, and a lot of hiring back the same retirees as 'contractors'. Give me a break....
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    I think that well all enjoy the pay raise but he says that congress has to pass a budget first! This is something the Obama administration has not been able to do as of yet. Lets wait and see what happens in March!

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    Federal Employee's pay adjustments was always made at the beginning of the Fiscal Year (October)..But in an effort to save money the pay adjustments (if any) would now start coming in January..and the work-hour year went from 2080 hours to 2088 hours..Remember that one they stuck to us?...SO NOW! if this Fedsmith editorialist is to be believed. your Pay adjustments (if any) will start coming in March..Keep this up, they would have basically saved a whole year worth of pay adjustments for COLA, Inflation, Etc..if you can see where I was going with this line of thinking......hmmm..I wonder if the work-hour year will be 2096 hours also...That would definately skew some numbers
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    Federal employees' union head: Obama pay raise proposal 'simply not enough' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    The president of the American Federation of Government Employees says a one-percent increase is "absolutely unconscionable."
    The head of the largest federal employee union said Saturday that President Obama's proposal to increase pay for federal employees by 1 percent was "absolutely unconscionable" and "simply not enough."

    "It is not enough to allow federal employees to make up lost ground from two-plus years of frozen pay. It is not enough to allow workers, most of whom earn very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000, to maintain living standards. And it is not enough to send a message with any kind of clarity that the administration values the federal workforce and doesn't believe it should continue to bear an enormously disproportionate share of deficit reduction," David Cox Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), said in a statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrenlm View Post
    Federal employees' union head: Obama pay raise proposal 'simply not enough' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    The president of the American Federation of Government Employees says a one-percent increase is "absolutely unconscionable."
    The head of the largest federal employee union said Saturday that President Obama's proposal to increase pay for federal employees by 1 percent was "absolutely unconscionable" and "simply not enough."

    "It is not enough to allow federal employees to make up lost ground from two-plus years of frozen pay. It is not enough to allow workers, most of whom earn very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000, to maintain living standards. And it is not enough to send a message with any kind of clarity that the administration values the federal workforce and doesn't believe it should continue to bear an enormously disproportionate share of deficit reduction," David Cox Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), said in a statement.
    It's discussing when you think of how much money is wasted on special programs/pet-projects, that budget pales in comparison to what we get paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrenlm View Post
    Federal employees' union head: Obama pay raise proposal 'simply not enough' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    The president of the American Federation of Government Employees says a one-percent increase is "absolutely unconscionable."
    The head of the largest federal employee union said Saturday that President Obama's proposal to increase pay for federal employees by 1 percent was "absolutely unconscionable" and "simply not enough."

    "It is not enough to allow federal employees to make up lost ground from two-plus years of frozen pay. It is not enough to allow workers, most of whom earn very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000, to maintain living standards. And it is not enough to send a message with any kind of clarity that the administration values the federal workforce and doesn't believe it should continue to bear an enormously disproportionate share of deficit reduction," David Cox Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), said in a statement.
    Well said I'd say considering that everyone in the USA thinks all government workers make about $150,000 a year.

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