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Agencies asked to recommend 2005 increases for about 140,000 employees by mid October.
Lwamakers say civilian employees deserve the same pay adjustments as military personnel.
Though the watchdog agency praised recent human capital reform efforts, it contends that some agencies are too far ahead of the pack.
Pentagon finance officials said they have installed a safety net to catch errors in the overtaxed pay system.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board agreed completely with the investigation into a failed computer modernization contract.
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., pushes plan to grant 3.5 percent pay raises to military members and civilian federal workers.
If passed by House, the legislation would allow employees to alter their retirement contributions at any time.
Years of uncoordinated legislation and litigation has led to myriad compensation systems that differ from one agency to the next.
A Merit Systems Protection Board survey uncovers the issues most important to those involved in personnel reforms.