Federal Employee Groups Push for Pay Parity

Government Executive: Groups representing federal workers called on lawmakers and President Trump to increase the proposed 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees to 2.4 percent, matching the across-the-board pay increase for military personnel included in Congress’ latest version of the $700 billion defense authorization bill.

On Wednesday, House and Senate leaders announced they had reached an agreement on the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which included the military pay raise provision. The 2.4 percent figure is higher than the original 2.1 percent raise for service members proposed by Trump in his fiscal 2018 budget request, and represents a full one-half percentage point above what the White House proposed for civilian feds.

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