Obama to back 1 percent pay boost for feds next year
from Government Executive
President Obama is proposing a 1 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees in fiscal year 2014, according to federal employee labor unions. The White House announced the decision to recommend the pay bump in Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal during a phone call with labor leaders. Obama is seeking a 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees this year, scheduled to take effect after March 27, unless Congress blocks it. Federal civilian pay has been frozen since 2011. The defense department said it would recommend a 1 percent pay increase for troops in fiscal year 2014.
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