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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.


  1. ive been grandfathered gs07 and have reached step 10. my postion has now been deleted and ive been forced to take a lower stature positon. are you guys saying i not only wont get a raise but i wont attain any more money either?
    what kind of BS is this?

  2. Mr. Jones,

    I am a GS-12 step 10, hired on at that grade/step. I have worked for the same organization for 7+ years now and have only seen the annual across the board increase.

    Any thoughts on how I might get some form of a pay raise other than the annual across the board?

    • A pay raise? No. However, if you are a top performer, you might or innovator, you might earn a performance or cash award.

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