Delays remain for promised pay raise
- By Nathan Abse
- Apr 03, 2019
In March, the White House issued an executive order mandating the long-promised retroactive 1.9 percent pay for federal employees. Congress had ended last winter’s shutdown with a spending deal that would permit the raise to go into effect in the months that followed.
That executive order calls for an across-the-board raise of 1.4 percent—with another 0.5 percent added boost that will help most feds under locality pay.
But a recent Federal News Network story was among the first to quote OPM sources who are throwing a little cold water on the WH order. A spokesperson conveyed that exactly when feds might receive their raise money remains to be seen, and could be variable. Some of the remaining delay is said to owe to complexities inherent in calculating and issuing the increase to employees who either left government or transferred between agencies on or after Jan. 6, 2019.