White House Now Supports 2021 Pay Freeze, but Only for Civilians

Government Executive: The Trump administration released a statement this week saying that it now supports Senate Republicans’ proposal to freeze civilian federal employees’ pay next year, further complicating ongoing negotiations over federal compensation in 2021.

In a letter, dated Nov. 30, to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought confirmed the White House’s support for a pay freeze for civilian feds as proposed in the Senate’s omnibus spending bill, which was unveiled last month.

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