Understanding federal pay schedules 

If you’ve ever read a job announcement on USAJobs and wondered what “GS” means, you’re not alone.

With internship deadlines approaching and seniors starting to look for full-time jobs, we’ve been asked to explain the federal pay system on a regular basis. For a full explanation of the General Schedule (GS, the pay system used by most federal agencies), visit the Partnership for Public Service’sFederal Pay” page on its Making the Difference website.

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