Pay Raise

Senate Appropriators Join House in Blocking OPM-GSA Merger

Senators go with Trump's latest proposal for a 2.6% civilian pay raise for 2020 but no locality increase, while the House has approved an average 3.1% raise.

Trump Endorses 2.6% Across the Board Pay Raise for Federal Workers

In a surprise move Friday, the president abandoned his quest for a pay freeze in 2020, although there will be no locality pay adjustment under his plan.

What Needs to Happen for Civilians to Get a 2020 Pay Raise

Trump is likely to announce by the end of August his intent to institute a pay freeze, and Congress would need to override him.

Postal Supervisors Sue for Better Pay

After the Postal Service largely ignored the non-binding findings of a mediation panel, supervisors sued for retroactive pay increases.

Salary Council Recommends Locality Pay Area Changes

The advisory body found that federal workers earn on average 31% less than their counterparts outside government, but the methodology is highly disputed.

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House Appropriators Propose 3.1% Civilian Pay Raise for 2020, Reject OPM-GSA Merger

Initial version of the general government spending bill ignores President Trump’s request for a pay freeze.

Lawmakers Demand Changes at TSA After Investigations Find That Low Pay Is Causing High Turnover

Blue ribbon panel says TSA must make targeted pay increases, but not convert employees to GS system.

Most Feds Will Get Retroactive Raise this Pay Period

The federal government’s largest payroll processor says it has implemented the 1.9 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees, retroactive to January.

White House Finalizes 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for Civilian Feds

Nearly six weeks after its enactment, federal workers will finally see their 2019 pay increase.

Trump's Top Budget Official Defends 2020 Pay Freeze to Congress

OMB chief pledges to work with agencies to develop performance and mission-based pay plans.

Trump Administration Prepares 'Holistic' Review to Overhaul Federal Employee Compensation

A contractor will examine pay issues, as well as work-life balance and meaningfulness of work.

Federal Executive Pay is Inadequate

When school superintendents are paid significantly more than government’s leaders, something is wrong.

Frozen Locality Pay, a Possible Pay Raise for Political Appointees and More

The appointee freeze has been lifted, but could be re-instituted in legislation set for a vote Thursday.