Lawmakers say move will ensure federal retirees in those states receive equal benefits.
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Stopgap funding measure signed Tuesday prohibits department from moving forward with proposed pay-for-performance system.
Wall Street turmoil drags down funds, continuing yearlong trend.
Strong performance measurements and attention to workforce are called key to the next administration’s agenda.
Official says current plan is to convert only Defense’s 205,000 non-bargaining unit employees to new pay system.
Private sector incentive pay could distort salary differences, which help to determine locality raises.
Unions and management groups applaud the pay increase, but note the measure will place strain on some agencies by holding funding level.
A ratification vote is likely to happen by mid-October.
Order approving noncompetitive appointments to civil service jobs follows State of the Union pledge to expand benefits for military families.
Legislation would have allowed Henry Paulson to waive acquisition rules and competitive hiring procedures.