Congressional leaders say they have reached agreement on a plan to pass a stopgap government funding bill through Dec. 7, thereby avoiding a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.
Negotiations over a proposed 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees have stalled in Congress, even as many agencies secure full-year appropriations for the first time in decades.
House Republicans said they’ve reached a tentative deal on a federal pay raise for 2019. Federal employee unions and House Democrats, however, are cautious about the agreement.
If white collar feds get a pay raise in January, pat yourself on the back — if you’re a member of a union, managers group or retiree association, that is.