The Federal Salary Council is still debating a series of controversial changes to the methodology currently used to set federal employee locality pay.
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.
Federal employees in the six newly established locality pay areas may be disappointed with the payout from their 2019 retroactive raises.
The President made the retroactive federal pay raise official with an executive order on Thursday. But agencies have more work to do to finalize the pay bump for their employees.
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that makes the 1.9 percent federal pay raise for civilian employees official.
Left in limbo are tens of thousands of workers at or near the top of GS-15. That cap covers GS-15 workers in steps 8, 9 and 10 in the Washington-Baltimore area and extends down to step 5 in San Francisco and San Jose.
When it comes to salaries, not all men — or women — who work for Uncle Sam are created equal, or at least treated so. Some are more equal than others.
President Donald Trump signed the 2019 spending bill into law, securing a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees that will be retroactive to Jan. 1.
Because of the pay freeze, federal employees living in the six new locality pay areas will have to wait at least another year before seeing any increase in their paychecks.
The Office of Personnel Management finalized six new locality pay areas for some 71,000 federal employees in 2019.