White House ‘concerned’ about pay raise for feds
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jul 24, 2018
In a statement of its positions on a Senate spending bill that includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees next year, the Office of Management and Budget said it was “concerned,” Government Executive reports.
According to the article, the OMB said across the board pay raises do not address existing pay disparities or improve recruitment and retention goals, and that it instead wants to promote performance-based pay, a pay freeze, and a $1 billion interagency workforce fund, to fund pay for performance pilot programs.
The Senate on July 23 began debate on a fiscal 2019 appropriations bill, and is expected to receive a final vote sometime this week, the article notes, adding that there was no indication that the administration would veto the bill that includes the pay raise if it passes the Senate.