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.
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Federal employees in these four new areas would likely see the locality pay changes on or after Jan. 1, 2019 in their first paychecks of the new year.
See how your salary compare to feds doing exactly the same jobs in the same agency but in another city.
Federal News Radio breaks down locality pay: what it is, how affects your final salary and how it came to be.