House clears 2.6 percent federal pay raise for civilian employees

Federal News Network: Federal employees are one step closer to a pay raise.

Despite some last-minute theatrics, the House passed the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Fairness Act Wednesday, which would grant a 2.6 percent raise to employees for the rest of the year. The legislation would bring federal pay for civilian employees in line with that of the military for the rest of this year — and reverse a pay freeze President Donald Trump placed on civilians at the end of 2018.

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