NARFE president reacts to President Obama's FY16 budget
President Barack Obama sent Congress his fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget, which included a proposal for a 1.3 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2016. While NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued a statement acknowledging the raise as a step in the right direction, he also cited the growing gap between public - and private-sector wages as a factor in discouraging younger workers from entering civil service as well as causing financial hardship to those already in the federal workforce.
to read Thissen's full statement.
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