2019 Federal Pay and Benefits Outlook

Republicans will sit in the House minority for the first time since 2010. In the time since the GOP took control, federal workers have endured— often through measures signed into law by former President Obama—three pay freezes, higher contributions to their retirement pensions and the erosion of civil service protections. Although the Trump administration is likely to continue to push for changes in federal compensation, it will encounter new opposition in 2019.