Federal Salary Council divided on need for change
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jul 12, 2019
Members of the Federal Salary Council in recent years have called for sharp changes in federal employee pay and benefits—and a new report on Federal News Network encapsulates some of the discussion.
The report notes that the FSC over the years usually has made only recommendations on incremental salary increases, particularly with respect to locality pay. But nowadays members—and particularly three members appointed by President Trump, including the directors of the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management—are proposing more comprehensive alterations to compensation, as detailed in the report.
The council’s majority opinion, however, remains in the hands of union representatives, a group that continues to sharply disagree with the recommendations for sweeping changes.