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Pay Setting: Federal Wage System

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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
May 04 - May 04, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Fri
Washington , DC $549 O
Aug 17 - Aug 17, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Fri
Washington , DC $549 O
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Course overview

Understand the basics of FWS pay-setting policies and requirements. Learn to apply pay-setting rules and requirements to a variety of real-life situations seen during the FWS pay-setting cycle, including the application of new and revised wage schedules, new appointments, promotions, within-grade increases, and night differential.

Who should attend?

Federal personnel who set pay or give advice on setting pay.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand basic FWS pay-setting policies and requirements
  • Apply pay-setting rules and requirements to a variety of real-life situations seen during the FWS pay-setting cycle
  • Set pay for new and revised wage schedules, new appointments, promotions, within-grade increases, and night differential

Course outline

Module 1: The Federal Wage System

  • History of the Federal Wage System
  • Pay Structure
  • Pay-Setting directives for the Federal Wage System
  • Pay computation rule
  • Simultaneous actions

Module 2: New Appointments

  • FWS Wage Schedules
  • Responsibility for establishing wage schedules
  • Application of new or revised wage schedules
  • Setting Pay for a New Appointment
  • Higher than the minimum step
  • Minimum rates for hard-to-fill positions

Module 3: Highest Previous Rate; Promotions

  • Highest Previous Rates
  • Setting Pay Using Highest Previous Rate
  • Promotion
  • Setting pay on promotion
  • Promotion when current and new positions are in different wage areas
  • Temporary promotion vs detail

Module 4: Within-Grade Increases

  • Within-Grade Increases
  • Eligibility requirements

Module 5: Night Differential

  • Night Differential
  • Differential rates
  • Meal breaks
  • Split shifts
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Other circumstances in which night differential is used
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