Do the Feds give a Salary boost for honors societies?
April 30, 2012 3:27 PM Subscribe
Will membership in the college honor society Phi Alpha Theta really boost your federal government salary?
posted by LarryC to Education (6 answers total)
I am a history professor. Today I received a forwarded email that I can hardly believe. It stated, in part:
"As you know, as a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, PAT is party to the 1973 agreement with the Civil Service Commission (now Office of Personnel Management) that gives a GS salary boost for the first federal job. I quote from a March 6, 2012 letter of Dorothy Mitstifer, Executive Director of Association of College Honor Societies: "In most cases, Phi Alpha Theta members will . . . be eligible for this $5,000 - $6,000 advantage in the first job and thereafter—a huge advantage over a lifetime." "
Can this be right? I want to rush into the classroom and tell all my eligible students to join Phi Alpha Theta immediately. But it doesn't sound right to me--surely I would have heard of this before?--and Google knows nothing.