Trump Appears to Waver on Pay Freeze

Government Executive: Just 24 hours after formalizing his plan to freeze the pay of civilian federal employees, President Trump appeared open to backtracking on the proposal.

Last Thursday, Trump issued an alternative pay plan that would freeze federal workers’ pay at 2018 levels, a move required by the end of August to avoid significant automatic salary increases as mandated by the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act. The pay freeze was first proposed in the White House’s fiscal 2019 budget plan in March.

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