Government pay - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Government pay Ask Brianna: Should I pick my first job based on my debt? "Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to . Q: I'm about to graduate from college, and I'm worried... Tue, 23 May 2017 14:51:00 GMT 2017-05-23T14:51:00Z New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The newly elected leader of Hamas paid tribute in Gaza on Monday to Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel, his first appearance in the new role and a sign of the group's internal power shift from the diaspora to the Hamas-ruled territory. Since the Palestinian group's founding 30 years ago, its top leaders had moved betwe... Mon, 08 May 2017 17:17:00 GMT 2017-05-08T17:17:00Z House overwhelmingly backs new sanctions against North Korea WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the Republican-led House on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang targeting its shipping industry and use of slave labor. Lawmakers approved the measure on a 419-1 as tensions continued to mount over North Korea's advancing nuclear and ballistic mi... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:20:00 GMT 2017-05-04T22:20:00Z Survey: US businesses added solid 177,000 jobs in April WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 177,000 jobs last month, a private survey found, a solid gain that suggests the economy is still expanding despite recent signs of slower growth. April's hiring is down from a revised 255,000 in the previous month, ADP said Wednesday . The figure is the lowest in six months and comes after three strong gains in ADP's data. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 12:56:00 GMT 2017-05-03T12:56:00Z Court: Employers can pay women less based on past salaries SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers' previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling that said pay differences based exclusively on prior salaries were discriminatory under the federal Equal Pay ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:26:00 GMT 2017-04-28T00:26:00Z As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world's barriers As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Despite widespread skepticism and Mexico's refusal to pay for the wall, as Trump has demanded, the U.S. government has been soliciting bids and test sections could be built as soon as this summer. P... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:23:00 GMT 2017-04-27T06:23:00Z Hamas in Gaza says it won't be cowed by Abbas' threats GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's ruling Hamas will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, a senior leader said Wednesday, signaling escalating tensions between the militants and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas has threatened to take "unprecedented" financial steps to force Hamas to cede control in Gaza, a territory it seized from his force... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:07:00 GMT 2017-04-26T18:07:00Z Saudis reinstate public sector perks after 7-month cutback RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures. The decree, issued late Saturday, states that King Salman is "keen to provide comfort to Saudi citizens" and has reinstated all allo... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:20:00 GMT 2017-04-23T11:20:00Z Some blame staffing for Nebraska prison's violence problem LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prison with a history of deadly riots saw another outbreak of violence this week, sparking new criticism from lawmakers on Thursday while the state corrections director defended the facility. Officials say an inmate punched two guards and bit a caseworker Wednesday at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in southeast... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:36:00 GMT 2017-04-20T23:36:00Z Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms GRESSIER, Haiti (AP) — Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do. As U.N. military peacekeepers prepare for a full ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:34:00 GMT 2017-04-19T16:34:00Z Federal tax bill hits hardest in District of Columbia WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. By a lot. Last year, the District of Columbia paid Uncle Sam $37,000 per person in federal inc... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:20:00 GMT 2017-04-17T07:20:00Z 5 things to watch for in Friday's US jobs report for March WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the U.S. economy deliver a third straight month of robust job growth? The year began with a burst of hiring — 238,000 jobs added in January and 235,000 in February, along with solid pay growth. It all added up to a picture of confident employers and ample opportunities for job applicants with the right qualifications. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:10:00 GMT 2017-04-07T12:10:00Z Ethics panel sends Alabama governor's case to prosecutors MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley could face criminal prosecution after a state ethics panel found probable cause that he broke ethics and campaign finance law in a sex-tinged scandal that has engulfed him for more than a year. The Alabama Ethics Commission, after an all-day meeting, voted to refer four issues to the district attorney's ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:24:00 GMT 2017-04-06T08:24:00Z Palestinian government slashes salaries for Gaza employees GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority on Wednesday said it was slashing by nearly one third the salaries of tens of thousands of government employees in the Gaza Strip who have been sitting idly since the rival Hamas militant group took over the coastal territory a decade ago. The decision deepened the divide between the Wes... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:41:00 GMT 2017-04-05T20:41:00Z Former Penn State assistant gets $1.7M in whistleblower fees HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State assistant coach will be getting his legal fees paid after winning a whistleblower claim over his treatment by the university after Jerry Sandusky's child molestation arrest. Judge Thomas Gavin on Thursday granted Mike McQueary's lawyers $1.7 million for their work on the case. He had awarded McQueary nearly $5 mi... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:57:00 GMT 2017-03-31T17:57:00Z How AP tallied the cost of North Carolina's "bathroom bill" RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Associated Press used dozens of interviews and multiple public records requests to determine that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years. This is how the largest elements were compiled and used: PAYPAL ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:45:00 GMT 2017-03-27T13:45:00Z At 93 years old, Zimbabwe's Mugabe remains a jet-setter HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader might be slowing down, but his busy foreign travels have led the opposition to call him the "non-resident president." President Robert Mugabe has visited Singapore, Ghana, Swaziland and Mauritius in the past three weeks alone. At times he stops over in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, for just a night before leaving again. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:12:00 GMT 2017-03-23T13:12:00Z Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S. passengers will fly between March 1 and April 30. The group's c... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:09:00 GMT 2017-03-20T18:09:00Z Kenya's public doctors to end 100-day strike that saw deaths NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of doctors at Kenya's public hospitals have agreed to end a 100-day strike that saw people dying from lack of care, an official with the doctors' union said Tuesday. The strike was blamed for dozens of deaths, as the majority of Kenyans cannot afford private health care. Deputy Minority leader Jakoyo Midiwo said during a TV interview that 24 o... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:22:00 GMT 2017-03-14T20:22:00Z Illinois official's salary listing removed from health fund SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has filed paperwork to ensure a new deputy governor isn't paid from an insurance fund that is $4 billion behind on medical payments. A letter from Rauner's fiscal officer arrived at the state comptroller's office Friday morning. It requests that a portion of Leslie Munger's $138,000 salary come from a professional ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:24:00 GMT 2017-03-10T22:24:00Z APNewsBreak: Illinois official's pay was tied to health fund SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration had arranged to pay a new deputy governor out of an employee health care account that is more than $4 billion behind on its bills due to the state's budget crisis, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. After the AP reported Thursday that half of Leslie Munger's $138,00... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:05:00 GMT 2017-03-10T02:05:00Z Employee health fund tapped for Illinois official's salary SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's new deputy governor is scheduled to receive half of her pay out of an employee health care account that is more than $4 billion behind on its bills due to the state's budget crisis, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The other half of Republican Leslie Munger's $138,000 salary is ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:54:00 GMT 2017-03-09T22:54:00Z Global stocks weighed down by crude oil slump LONDON (AP) — Global stocks were weighed down Thursday by a big buildup in U.S. oil stockpiles that depressed crude prices and shares of energy companies in particular. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.8 percent at 7,275 while Germany's DAX fell 0.3 percent to 4,946. The CAC 40 in France was 0.3 percent lower at 4,946. U.S. st... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:08:00 GMT 2017-03-09T13:08:00Z Control board: Puerto Rico needs to take emergency action SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board warned Wednesday that Puerto Rico's government needs to take "major emergency actions" to avoid shutting down because its cash flow is critically low. The comments published in a letter to Gov. Ricardo Rossello are the sharpest yet made by a board that recently began overseeing the U.S. territory's fina... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-03-08T23:09:00Z 7 Kenyan doctors jailed for not ending strike NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Seven Kenyan doctors who are officials of the medics union were jailed Monday for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen several die due to lack of medical care. Judge Hellen Wasilwa said she could not delay further the contempt of court sentence she had suspended earlier on condition the ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:11:00 GMT 2017-02-13T21:11:00Z Australia mail chief makes $4.3M, 10 times more than the PM CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian Senate committee has revealed that that country's mail chief is the nation's highest paid public servant and made 5.6 million Australian ($4.3 million) last year. The disclosure came despite objections from Australian Post that making the salary information public could attract media attention and damage its brand. ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:12:00 GMT 2017-02-08T00:12:00Z Gorsuch paid $3.28 million by former firm, under 2005 deal WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gave up a $1 million a year paycheck when he left his private law practice a decade ago for less financially rewarding work as a government lawyer and then a judge. But he managed to do quite nicely for his first four years on the federal bench even so, earning $3.28 million in deferred payments through... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:22:00 GMT 2017-02-07T19:22:00Z The Latest: Trump to skip dinner with Washington elite WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:25 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump is skipping the annual Alfalfa Club dinner Saturday. His decision is a break with presidential tradition. Every White House occupant since Ronald Reagan has shown up at the black-tie affair to rub elbows and share laughs with Washington's elite. ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:26:00 GMT 2017-01-28T01:26:00Z Rauner criticizes request to halt state worker paychecks SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request that a judge bar the state from paying 63,000 government employees to get feuding Republicans and Democrats to move on a budget deal was decried Friday by GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, who claimed the Democrat is attempting to "cause a crisis" and shut the government down. Madigan filed th... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:15:00 GMT 2017-01-27T23:15:00Z APNewsBreak: Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Law enforcement agencies participating in investigations with federal counterparts can share proceeds of seized a... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:43:00 GMT 2017-01-18T17:43:00Z