REPORT OF ADMINISTRATION TO ISSUE FED PAY FREEZE FOR 2019 AND TO CUT BENEFITS BY $300 MILLION - October 20, 2017
Report: White House Officials Backed 2019 Pay Freeze, $300 Billion in Cuts to Employee Compensation
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
White House officials reportedly recommended that President Trump order a pay freeze for federal workers in 2019 and seek to eliminate the Federal Employees Retirement System defined benefit program for all new government hires, according to a leaked memo.
According to Crooked Media, the memo was sent from officials with the Domestic Policy Council, the White House's internal think tank, to the Office of Management and Budget for incorporation into the fiscal 2019 budget, which President Trump will send to Congress in February.