NEW HOUSE BILL INTRODUCED TO INCREASE POTENTIAL PAY INCREASES TO WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES - March 21, 2017
Legislation Would Provide Pay Parity for Wage Grade Federal Employees
By Ian Smith, Fedsmith
The Wage Grade Employee Parity Act (H.R. 1594) was introduced by Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA). It would guarantee that the percentage increase in rates of basic pay for Wage Grade, or hourly, employees is equivalent to the percentage increase received by General Schedule, or salaried, federal employees.
The bill was also previously introduced in the past two sessions of Congress by Cartwright. Language from the bill was included in FY 2015 and FY 2016 spending bills that were signed into law.