Letter to the editor

If the information technology pay supplement is allowed to stand as implemented, each new promotion from an IT GS-12 to a GS-13 will continue to leapfrog past GS-13s and higher who were promoted earlier but who were denied the supplement. (The difference is as much as four steps and $8,400 a year, 11 years' worth of step increases, more than $54,000 in pay during those 11 years.)

The huge flaw in this process is that GS-13s and above were denied the supplement, but GS-12s who receive the supplement are allowed to take it with them when they are promoted, and they will have it for the rest of their careers.

Those of us who were denied the supplement have been sentenced to finishing out our careers watching our junior co-workers slide past us one by one.

How do you suppose this is affecting the morale and motivation of the very people who are supposed to be leading the federal government's IT into the 21st century?

Name withheld by request

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