AFGE answers pay raise questions

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union representing for federal and D.C. government workers, is answering questions for its members regarding the 2017 pay raise.

On its website this week, AFGE posted some of the most common questions the federal workforce might have regarding the 2.1 percent, answered by their own policy experts.

There are seven questions the union answered, but also offered members the opportunity to write in to experts for additional questions.

“AFGE has been at the forefront of fighting for and winning fair compensation for federal employees,” the union said on its website, “adding, “We fought to end the pay freezes. We fought for locality pay increases. We fought for a meaningful raise."

Reader comments

Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Remember most who design the laws for COLAS/Raises etc work only about a few weeks out of the year any way, get large increases in their salaries (directly, bonuses) and have no reality on what actual living expenditures are (such as medicine, educational costs, utility bills, gas etc). For them someone else gets that done for them.

Tue, Dec 20, 2016

When will they make up for the lost years that we had to "voluntarily" not get a pay increase or COLA?

Tue, Dec 20, 2016 William Bidlack FL

Why is it that Federal employees will be gettingca 2.1% COLA and annuitants will only be getting a 0.3% COLA. There is something very wrong with that picture when the price of FEGHI (Medical, dental and vision) is going up 6%. Whau is AFGE's stance on this? Probably nothing. Thankyou so much for my 41 years of dedicated DON/DOD service, for what a measily $3.00 COLA/month.

Tue, Dec 20, 2016 BP

Also fought for a pay decrease for the US border patrol and removing FLSA pay for all agents. Great Work.

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