SHUTDOWN DEAL ALLOWS 1 PERCENT PAY RAISE IN 2014 - October 18, 2013
President and senators look to implement first federal employee pay raise in several years.
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The compromise bill President Obama signed early Thursday morning to reopen government and suspend the debt ceiling said nothing about pay raises for federal employees. And for federal workers who have not seen a raise in three years, the silence said everything.
Without congressional intervention, Obama’s plan to give an across-the-board 1 percent raise to all federal employees will go into effect Jan. 1. Typically, Congress would cancel this plan in an appropriations bill or continuing resolution, though it could still block the scheduled raise in another piece of legislation before the end of the year.