HOUSE APPROVES FEDS' LARGEST PAY RAISE SINCE 2010 BUT BANS BONUSES TO SENIOR EXECUTIVES - July 11, 2016
House Advances Feds’ Pay Raise, as Well as a Bonus Ban
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The House on Thursday approved a spending bill that would pave the way for federal employees to receive their largest across-the-board pay raise since 2010, though the measure includes some provisions civil servants will likely find troubling.
Lawmakers voted in favor of the Fiscal 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act in a mostly party line vote, with Democrats withholding support due to cuts to the Internal Revenue Service and several policy riders. The passage of the bill, however, was the first step in allowing President Obama’s proposed 1.6 percent raise for federal workers to take effect.