In a surprising reversal, President Donald Trump has chosen to give civilian federal employees a pay raise next year.
Three members of the Federal Salary Council have made their official recommendations to the President’s pay agent suggesting how to improve the way government evaluates and compensates federal employees.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks whether a 1.9 percent pay raise in 2018 is too much, too little or just right.
The President’s Pay Agent approved a recommendation to add Burlington, Vermont, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, to the list of separate locality pay areas for 2018. The pay agent signed off on one recommendation from the Federal Salary Council but little else.