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Has anyone ever successful negotiated there salary with the federal government. I have tried twice and both times was cited a HR policy saying my specific circumstance did not allow negotiation. Just wondering if it’s even possible

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What this version doesn't have and what I recommend, if it's favorable, is to do an industry salary analysis and provide that. So in other words, include what the private sector is paying for a comparable position. In this example, private sector was actually paying less than government.

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A1, Not at all! I'll redact and post an image tomorrow. Or you're always welcome to pm or email me at gqbanks@banksconsultingco.com.

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If you're applying from a public hiring path, you can negotiate. If you're already competitive, you're subject to the "2 step rule."

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It's definitely possible and often depends on the organization's budget. I do have a template example of past negotiation letters that have worked.

Wow! Mind sharing?

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I am talking specifically about federal government jobs with a GS pay scale

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