NTEU President Appointed to Federal Salary Council

Press Release January 18, 2024

WASHINGTON – President Biden has appointed NTEU National President Doreen Greenwald to the Federal Salary Council, a panel of federal employment experts that advises the administration on issues related to federal employee pay. 

“I am honored to represent the members of the National Treasury Employees Union on the Federal Salary Council,” Greenwald said. “The Council’s work is vital in overseeing the General Schedule pay system and pursuing pay policies that help the government recruit and retain skilled employees in agency positions across the country.” 

The Federal Salary Council studies federal pay, monitors the year-to-year changes in the gap between federal and private sector pay, and makes recommendations on locality pay areas.  

In November, the Council reported that federal employees in 2023 on average earned 27.54 percent less than their private sector counterparts, an increase from the 24.09 percent gap in 2022. 

“Through my position on the Federal Salary Council, I will fight for fair pay and policies to narrow the pay gap by increasing federal salaries and making public service a more competitive and attractive choice across the country,” Greenwald said. 

NTEU represents employees in 35 federal agencies and offices.