WHITE HOUSE PROPOSING 1.9 PERCENT FEDERAL PAY RAISE - April 12, 2017
White House Confirms It Will Propose 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for Feds Next Year
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Civilian federal employees would receive an across-the-board 1.9 percent pay raise next year under President Trumpís forthcoming proposal, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney confirmed Tuesday.
The increase would be slightly less than the 2.1 percent raise feds received in 2017, though it would eclipse the 1.6 percent pay bump President Obama initially proposed for this year. Obama increased his suggested raise to 2.1 percent to bring parity to the adjustment Congress mandated for uniformed military personnel. Congress can still interfere with Trumpís proposal -- which he will formalize in May when he releases a more detailed version of his fiscal 2018 budget -- but generally lawmakers have allowed the presidentís suggestion to stand.