NTEU strongly endorsed legislation introduced in the Senate today to give federal employees an average 3.2 percent pay raise in 2022.
The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), consists of a 2.2 percent across-the-board increase and 1.0 percent for locality pay.
“These hardworking public servants deserve a raise,” said Schatz. “Our bill gives federal employees a 3.2 percent pay increase to help make up for the paychecks they've lost because of furloughs and pay freezes over the past few years.”
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) introduced the bill in the House earlier this year.
“NTEU appreciates the leadership of Sen. Schatz, Rep. Connolly and the cosponsors to the FAIR Act,” said National President Tony Reardon. “Each year federal employees struggle to keep up with rising costs in health care, housing and higher education. The bill would provide a much-needed average 3.2 percent increase to our nation’s frontline workforce and would be a solid start to bringing federal pay up to the level it should be.”