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Federal Panel Says No to "Locality Pay" For Charlotte-Based Federal Employees PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 March 2012 09:40

RALEIGH, SGRToday.com - A federal pay gap council has recommended against a proposal to boost the base salaries of federal employees  in cities deemed to have high costs of living, including Charlotte. 

Last November, the Federal Salary Council recommended the Queen City for "locality pay." 
This week a panel that included Labor Secretary Hilda Solis concluded that the list of cities that qualify for extra pay should remain as is for 2013 due to the tough economic times. Thirty-three cities currently qualify. 
Employees in four other cities were also aced out of the new classification. They include Albany, Albuquerque, Bakersfield, and Harrisburg. 
According to the Federal Times, the memo to the president also recommended reforming the pay plan for federal employees. 
A point of contention in discussions about federal pay relates to the pay differential between similar jobs performed in the private sector versus the public sector. Some studies show higher pay for public sector workers, but somefederal officials dispute the data.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 09:42
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