House passes 2020 federal pay raise, takes steps to block OPM-GSA merger June 28, 2019
By Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Network
The House has advanced a federal pay raise for civilian employees next year. The House passed the financial services and general government appropriations bill Wednesday afternoon with a 224-196 vote.
Specifically, the bill includes a 2.6% across-the-board pay raise with an additional 0.5% in locality adjustments to total 3.1%. The raise would apply to civilian federal employees,
Like NARFE, the Federal Managers Association also applauded the House’s decision to keep OPM intact.
“While some components of the proposal have merit toward making government function more effectively and efficiently, FMA’s concern with removing OPM’s status as an independent establishment outweigh the potential benefits,” the association’s president, Renee Johnson, said in a statement.