Lawmakers Ask Trump to Give Civilian Feds the Same 2018 Pay Raise as the Military

Government Executive: A bipartisan group of 12 House lawmakers is calling on President Trump to grant civilian federal employees a bigger pay raise in 2018, equal to what the military receives.

Trump must finalize his August plan to increase the pay of federal civilian employees by the end of the year. Feds are currently slated to receive a 1.9 percent across-the-board raise next year, and Trump’s statement at the time described higher increases as “not warranted.”

Although Trump proposed a 2.1 percent raise for military personnel, Congress boosted that figure to 2.4 percent when it passed the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act last month.

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