The Office of Personnel Management finalized six new locality pay areas for some 71,000 federal employees in 2019.
Before the end of 2018, Congress needs solutions for seven unfinished appropriations bills, plus a definitive answer on federal employee pay.
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.
With 12 days until the new fiscal year and less than 50 from the midterm elections, many current and retired federal workers have a lot on their plate.
More than 40 percent of House lawmakers have gone on the record in support of a federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2019.
President Donald Trump said a pay freeze wouldn’t hurt Uncle Sam in either recruiting or retaining good people. Government unions denounced the proposed pay freeze and Trump’s attitude toward federal workers.
A coalition of House Democrats from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are calling on congressional leadership to change course on the president’s proposed federal pay freeze.
At one least House Republican is appealing to President Donald Trump to rescind his proposed pay freeze for federal employees next year.
President Donald Trump has announced his plans to freeze pay for federal civilian employees in 2019.
The president has a deadline that’s fast-approaching. President Donald Trump must make a determination on federal pay by Aug. 31.