NO PAY PARITY FOR CIVILIAN FEDS IN SENATE APPROPRIATIONS - November 21, 2017
Senate Appropriations Bill Leaves Pay Raise to Trump
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday released a $20.8 billion financial services and general government appropriations bill, which will leave a 2018 pay raise for civilian federal employees up to President Trump.
Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., included boilerplate language in the bill that would allow the White House’s proposal to raise civilian feds’ base pay by 1.9 percent across the board next year to move forward unimpeded. In August, Trump described any additional compensation for the federal workforce as “not warranted.”