Is WG the same as GS?

Is WG the same as GS?

As far as locality pay counting toward your high three, it is the same for GS as it is for WG, the locality pay counts towards your high three. Overtime in either GS or WG does NOT count toward your high three.

Do WG employees get the same benefits as GS?

In recent years, employees under the Federal Wage System (FWS, known as WG employees) have required a separate act of Congress to receive the same pay adjustments to those provided to GS employees by the President.

What is a WG 9 equivalent to GS?

For example, a GS-9 is considered comparable to a first lieutenant or lieutenant (junior grade) (O-2), while a GS-15 (top of the General Schedule) is the equivalent grade of a colonel or captain (O-6).

What is GS and WG?

Each occupational general schedule (GS) group is further subdivided into specific numerical codes called Job Series (for example: GS-856, Electronics Technician, GS-318, Secretary Series, etc.). The Wage Grade (WG) Trades and Labor Schedule offers an additional 36 occupational families; WG-2500 through WG-9000.

What are the pay bands for the GS?

Pay Banding is often implemented by compressing the GS’s 15 grades into four or five Pay Bands. These pay bands typically range from GS-1 to GS-5, GS-6 to GS-11, GS-12 to GS-13 and GS-14 to GS-15. Each pay band has a minimum and maximum pay. Within these bands, pay is based on employee performance.

How are pay bands determined for a job?

Job performance is decided by an employee’s supervisor. Pay Banding is often implemented by compressing the GS’s 15 grades into four or five Pay Bands. These pay bands typically range from GS-1 to GS-5, GS-6 to GS-11, GS-12 to GS-13 and GS-14 to GS-15.

What are the pay bands for federal employees?

These pay bands typically range from GS-1 to GS-5, GS-6 to GS-11, GS-12 to GS-13 and GS-14 to GS-15. Each pay band has a minimum and maximum pay. Within these bands, pay is based on employee performance. An employee at the top of one band will usually make for than someone at the bottom of the next higher pay band.

What are the benefits of pay banding in government?

Pay-banding gives managers the ability to set pay within a broad range, rather than at gradually increasing specific intervals on the General Schedule ladder. In the General Schedule, employees at steps 7 through 9 of any given grade have to wait three years for their regularly scheduled increases, while those at step 10 are stuck.