Government Seeks Ban on Salary History in Federal Interviews

The Government has proposed a ban on salary history questions in interviews, in an effort to close the gender pay gap.

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The Federal Government, the largest employer in the U.S. wants to ban questions regarding salary history for potential employees in its interview stages, to help reduce gender discrimination amongst employees.

The new regulation would apply to new federal employees in the General Schedule pay system, Prevailing Rate pay system, Administrative Appeals Judge pay system, and Administrative Law Judge pay system.  

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Vaishali Varu

Vaishali graduated in journalism from Leeds University, UK. She has worked for her local news outlet, the Leicester Mercury as well as writing personal finance stories for digital publications, The Money Edit, MoneyWeek and GoodToKnow. When she is not writing about money-saving, deals, finance hacks and other personal finance topics, Vaishali likes to travel and she's a foodie.