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- Here’s What Still Needs to Happen for Feds to Get Their 2023 Pay Raise - November 30, 2022
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
With just two weeks remaining before a deadline to keep the government open and a month left until the end of Congress’ term, pressure is mounting on lawmakers to reach last-minute deals on fiscal 2023 appropriations and the annual defense policy bill. But that also means there’s just one month left for Congress and the White House to act to ensure federal employees receive a pay raise next year.
President Biden initially proposed an average 4.6% pay increase for civilian federal workers in 2023 as part of his fiscal 2023 budget request last spring, split between a 4.1% across-the-board increase in basic pay and an average 0.5% boost to locality pay. Biden formalized that figure when he released his alternative pay plan in August, an annual document that the White House publishes to prevent much larger automatic increases to locality pay from taking effect in accordance with the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act.
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