The president’s pay agent also decided to add three new areas next year.
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A coalition of unions has filed a lawsuit in an effort to force the Defense Department to start over with its personnel reform effort.
Agency says any new system will have challenges, but problems with paychecks are rare.
A rundown on the senior White House aides who get the much-coveted title of "assistant to the president" and the top West Wing pay.
TSP managers focus on quantitative measures rather than assessments of the quality of service provided.
Even among Republicans on Capitol Hill, the Bush administration’s push for sweeping personnel reform still has only qualified backing.
If Senate followed House plan, Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, would end up losing her subcommittee chairmanship.
Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, wants to see the results of efforts at Homeland Security and Defense before taking reform governmentwide.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer wants the government to pay a higher percentage of health insurance premiums.
Several officials tell Senate subcommittee that extensive training is needed if overhaul of system is to succeed.