Obama Issues Order Implementing 1 Percent Pay Raise

Obama Issues Order Implementing 1 Percent Pay Raise

  • December 23, 2013
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As expected, President Obama issued an executive order Monday implementing a 1 percent across the board pay increase for federal employees under the General Schedule in 2014.

The salary boost is the first for the entire white-collar federal workforce since 2010. The order also implements a 1 percent pay raise for uniformed military service members.

In August, President Obama affirmed his intention to grant the 1 percent increase. But that didn’t mean it was a done deal. In 2012, Obama recommended a 0.5 percent pay raise for 2013, only to have it struck down by Congress. Continue reading “Obama Issues Order Implementing 1 Percent Pay Raise”

Feds Sail Smoothly Toward a 2014 Pay Raise

Feds Sail Smoothly Toward a 2014 Pay Raise

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For months, federal employees have quietly waited to learn the fate of their long-awaited pay raise.

In August, President Obama affirmed his intention to grant an across-the-board, 1 percent increase. The first raise since 2010 was far from out of the woods, however. In 2012, Obama recommended a 0.5 percent pay raise for 2013, only to have it struck down by Congress.

Congress had the chance to do the same when it ended the government shutdown in October, but declined to do so. It once again could have struck down the raise in the latest budget agreement, but once again let the raise remain. Continue reading “Feds Sail Smoothly Toward a 2014 Pay Raise”