January 13, 2020
Interview published by ClearanceJobs, Peter Suciu

As Tech Workers Hit the Federal Pay Ceiling – Will They Stay?

Congress raised the ceiling for salaries for career federal employees on the General Schedule for 2020, which means that GS-15s can receive a maximum of $170,800 this year – up from $166,500 from 2019. Many federal workers may not be feeling particularly thankful for this raise, however, as a growing number of federal employees (those who have hit the pay ceiling) are left without the salary increase they may deserve.

Peter Suciu, reporter at ClearanceJobs, interviews industry leaders including James Christopher, EVP of Operations and Engineering at 1901 Group, to share his insight on what happens to IT folks who hit a pay ceiling and how to keep top tech talent in a competitive market.

Read the full article here.

“Top federal contractor talent hitting a pay ceiling is a common challenge with traditionally delivered contracts – i.e. labor hour based – and traditional contractor delivery models, i.e. solutions and people. Top talent must be identified and nurtured, to include career planning, training, and certifications, as well as providing them with the right management and opportunities along the way.”


– James Christopher, EVP of Operations and Engineering at 1901 Group

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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
EVP, Corporate Strategy and BD

Paul leads Business Development, Capture Management, Marketing, and Channel Partners. Paul provides leadership for 1901 Group’s growth initiatives by supporting the development of new markets and services.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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