House Appropriations Bill Silent on Federal Employee Pay Raise – One Percent Pay Raise for 2015 Likely

House Appropriations Bill Silent on Federal Employee Pay Raise – One Percent Pay Raise for 2015 Likely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Klement
July 16, 2014 703-838-7760
jklement@narfe.org

Alexandria, VA – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015, which provides the historical legislative vehicle for adjustments to federal employee pay scales. The bill does not include a federal pay raise for 2015, but does not preclude one, deferring the decision to President Obama, who proposed a 1 percent pay raise in his FY15 budget. In response, Joseph A. Beaudoin, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), released the following statement:

“Today, federal employees moved one step closer to a modest, one percent pay raise for the second year in a row. That certainly provides reason for thanks, and a sense of relief that Congress may be moving away from using federal employees as their personal piggybank. But it is still a step too short, lagging behind the 1.8 percent increase recorded in the private-sector. Continue reading “House Appropriations Bill Silent on Federal Employee Pay Raise – One Percent Pay Raise for 2015 Likely”