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Page 3 - Adoption of the principle of comparability will assure equity for the Federal employee with his equals throughout the national economy — enable the Government to compete fairly with private firms for qualified personnel — and provide at last a logical and factual standard for setting Federal salaries.
Page 3 - * * * equal pay for substantially equal work, and pay distinctions in keeping with work and performance distinctions; and salary rates comparable with private enterprise salary rates for the same levels of work.
Page 15 - Code, relating to personnel in the postal field service, (ii) the pay scales for physicians, dentists, and nurses in the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans...
Page 14 - Equating PFS-4 with grade GS-5 was based not on job evaluation but on consideration of such factors as the unique character of postal occupations at this level, the limited opportunities for promotion, and the full careers served at this level by many clerks and carriers. Fourth rates of the three Classification Act grades were adopted as the fourth rates of the corresponding PFS levels. Salaries for other levels were established by applying uniform differentials between successive levels from PFS-1...
Page 15 - Private-enterprise levels were extended so these schedules by linking salaries of — Chief Medical Director with GS-20. Physician, Director grade with GS-16. Physician, associate grade, with GS-11. Director, Nursing Service, with GS-15. Nurse, junior grade, with GS-6. As at present, salary ranges for intermediate Medicine and Surgery grades would generally follow the Classification Act pattern. A number of adjustments in the grade structure would recognize organizational and functional changes since...
Page 10 - BLS reports average salaries (including salaris of people with both long and short service in each job category) : and The fourth rate of the grade best represents similar average rates of Classification Act employees. The complete Classification Act schedule was developed from the fourth rates, using the within-grade structural features of an entry rate and nine increases of 3Vs percent each. The resulting schedule, modified to provide an increase of at least $120 for all salary rates and curtailed...
Page 4 - Federal trades and craft workers, to TVA, and to Government work contractors through the Walsh-Healey and Davis-Bacon Acts. It is used by corporations, by many State and local governments, and by some other national governments. Where it has been used, it has worked well. The internal alinement principle is now in force as to equal pay for equal work, but pay distinctions frequently fall short of work and performance distinctions (and of rank distinctions) and some improvement is needed accordingly...
Page 8 - Classification Act. Salary information is collected in — Eighty metropolitan areas, selected to be representative of all US metropolitan areas; All industries which are major employers of the occupations surveyed: Manufacturing, public utilities, wholesale and retail trade, finance, and some service industries ; Establishments with 250 or more employees, selected to be representative of industries and areas. Salary data on clerical and technical occupations are collected from 6,000 establishments;...
Page 4 - ... Act and is implicit in the Postal Field Service Compensation Act. But adequate pay distinctions are not present. The full principle fulfills the requisite of equity among Federal employees, and is the basis for reform of pay structure and rules. The principle of comparability with private-enterprise rates is sound. It provides a logical and factual standard of judgment. It insures equity and more nearly competitive rates. It encompasses other legitimate pay factors such as cost of living, standard...
Page 8 - Stalisfics survey The Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys annually, as a part of its community wage survey program, salary rates paid in private enterprise for 70 professional, administrative, technical, and clerical jobs. The jobs surveyed — Consist of work which is essentially the same in Government and industry; Occur frequently in both Government and industry; and Are representative of grades GS-1 through GS-15 of thje Classification Act.

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