Federal Pay Raise Could Still Be a Reality

The prospect of a federal pay raise for civilian employees was not included in two appropriation bills cleared by the House spending committee, but the raise isn’t entirely off the table. The two approved bills — one for Veterans Affairs and the other for Homeland Security — leave open the possibility to provide the 1 percent raise proposed by President Obama in his 2014 budget proposal. Federal employees are in their third year of a pay freeze in addition to furloughs at some federal agencies. Read more (Government Executive).

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