Feds Won’t Be Getting Their Pay Raise This Week

Government Executive: Three weeks ago, President Trump signed an appropriations package that included a 1.9 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees this year, overriding his executive order last December freezing workers’ pay in 2019. The raise was retroactive to January 1.

But as feds examine their pay checks tomorrow, they will find no change in compensation. In order for the pay raise, which includes a 1.4 percent across-the-board increase and an average 0.5 percent increase in locality pay, to take effect, Trump must issue another executive order and the Office of Personnel Management must publish new pay tables for each of the various federal compensation systems.

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