The Senate Thursday passed a $390 billion fiscal 2003 omnibus appropriations package that includes a 4.1 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees this year.
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Government reform advocates say federal pay systems need some room to stretch.
In an effort to revitalize the 25-year-old Presidential Management Intern program, the Office of Personnel Management is considering increasing the pay of entry-level interns, the agency says.
Federal employees who travel in their own cars on government business will receive 36 cents per mile in 2003, a half-penny less than they received in 2002.
Pay-for-performance measures, procurement reform, and improved technology systems will all see a renewed focus as Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., takes the helm of the House Government Reform Committee.
The pay and benefits boosts federal employees and retirees did—and didn't—receive in 2002.