FMA ENDORSES THE FAIR ACT AND URGES ITS CONSIDERATION AND PASSAGE - January 31, 2017
Bill Would Give Federal Employees a 3.2 Percent Pay Raise in 2018
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Federal employees would receive an across-the-board pay raise of 3.2 percent in 2018, under a bill introduced by a House Democrat Tuesday.
The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., would give federal workers a 2 percent adjustment to their base pay, and a 1.2 percent average increase to their locality pay. Fed-friendly Democrats have introduced a similar measure for several years, saying it would help close the gap been federal and private sector pay. Last year’s measure would have given employees a 5.3 percent raise, though it never received any legislative consideration.