Bill allows larger bonuses and compensatory time off for time spent on official travel.
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Funds gained across-the-board in September.
The Office of Personnel Management is helping HUD officials survey their workforce and streamline hiring processes.
Critics call for action and express skepticism, citing numerous studies already completed.
After a year of negotiating, hundreds of Treasury employees will receive back pay and damages covering more than two years.
Some federal managers intentionally avoid laws that provide employment protection for veterans and reservists, says OPM Director Kay Coles James.
The Federal Salary Council recommends adding three locality pay areas.
A survey of government and private sector workers shows satisfaction with pay is significantly higher in the public sector.
Federal employees from eight agencies recognized in Washington for exceptional service to the country.
Annual pay raise would also include 2.5 percent across-the-board increase in 2005.