With three months left to go in the cost-of-living adjustment countdown clock, federal/military/Social Security retirees are looking at a January inflation-catch up of 2.7 percent.
The Senate included a 1.9 percent federal pay raise in a series of four appropriations bills, which it passed Wednesday. The Senate proposal differs from both the House version and the White House’s recommendation.
The president has a deadline that’s fast-approaching. President Donald Trump must make a determination on federal pay by Aug. 31.
President Donald Trump has announced his plans to freeze pay for federal civilian employees in 2019.