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- FMA IRS Member Points Out Problems of Pay Compression - May 6, 2022
Erich Wagner, Government Executive
As Congress begins consideration of what could be the largest pay raise for federal workers in 20 years in 2023, some federal workers near the top of the General Schedule pay scale say the debate will have no impact on their paychecks.
In March, President Biden proposed an average 4.6% pay increase for federal employees, which would mark the largest since 2002. Biden has not specified how the 4.6% figure would break out between across the board increases to basic pay and average increases in locality pay, although traditionally 0.5% has been set aside for the latter.
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