The Trump administration’s fiscal 2021 budget proposal would require federal workers to contribute more to their retirement benefit programs and reduce annual cost of living adjustments.
Each year regarding the budget, the Trump administration has proposed changes to our retirement and healthcare.
bullet points of the most recent proposals:
1. High five instead of high three
2. Eliminating supplements for people who retire before 62 (us)
3. Increasing our percentage of pension payments on our paycheck.
When FAA ATC was on the GS scale, non-supervisory positions capped out at GS-14. This is very dated (1978 ) but describes how facility levels were determined on the GS scale then (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-ove...-schedule-positions/standards/2100/gs2152.pdf). GS-14 was rare, at least in 1978. On the terminal side only five facilities ranked it: New York Common IFR Room, Chicago O'Hare, Atlanta International, Oakland Bay TRACON, and the Los Angeles International terminals. On the enroute side only three: Chicago, New York and Cleveland centers.
I would guess a current level 8 would most likely fall under the GS-12 criteria, at least when looking at this very dated document.