A look at what Congress accomplished this year in the area of federal pay and benefits.
PAY & BENEFITS - ALL ARTICLES
For federal employees, Inauguration Day is usually an extra paid holiday. But not this year.
White collar federal employees in San Francisco will get pay increases of almost 4.5 percent next year, while workers in Kansas City, Mo., Huntsville, Ala., and smaller cities across the United States will have to settle for raises of about 3.6 percent.
President Clinton issued an order Thursday that will provide a 3.7 percent average pay increase for white-collar federal employees next year.
The government will pay to ship some executives' belongings back home.