Only those with certified performance systems can boost pay rates to new base cap.
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While employees must pay entire cost, pre-tax dollars may be used.
Lawmakers, aides and observers say Congress will override the latest White House proposal to cap the pay raise.
An FAA employee is leading a group of long-term employees who are unhappy with the distribution of a pay cap.
Agencies warn that not complying with personnel reform could fracture the civil service.
Plan is evidence of "low value" President Bush places on civil service workers, union leader says.
President says no locality pay raise for civilian workers next year.
Government Accountability Office calls on the Pentagon to increase oversight of personnel and benefits spending.
The Defense Department is obligated to share its plans for a new personnel system with union representatives, says Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Rebuffing White House for second straight year, House, Senate back military-civilian pay parity.