According to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the administration will be recommending a 1.9 percent pay raise next year, but NTEU believes hardworking federal employees deserve better.
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney confirmed yesterday during a media briefing that the budget for fiscal year 2018, due in May, will propose a 1.9 percent pay increase. This number came during the same briefing in which he announced that federal agencies are being directed to create plans to slash the numbers of employees at the agencies. (Read more about NTEU’s opposition to the plan)
However, NTEU reiterated support for legislation in both the House and Senate to give federal employees a 3.2 percent raise in 2018.
In recent years, federal employees have been left trailing their private sector counterparts when it comes to pay. Hardworking federal employees have had to endure pay freezes, low raises, unpaid furloughs and sequester cuts, at the same time as their workloads have increased.
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