Many feds will see pay raise in next paycheck

Federal employees have been waiting months to see a boost in their paycheck since the 2019 pay raise was approved by Congress, now some feds are being told it will come as early as this week.

According to the National Treasury Employees Union, federal employees should receive the average 1.9 percent pay boost in their next paychecks (on or about April 19), and most are scheduled to receive their retroactive pay at the same time.

“Securing the raise was a major victory for NTEU and our members because it overturned a pay freeze that had already been enacted,” the union said in a statement, adding, “NTEU then urged the administration to quickly implement the pay increase and communicate with the workforce on when they could expect to see it in their paychecks.”

NTEU said officials from the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget confirmed that roughly 80 percent of the federal workforce would also receive their retroactive pay at the same time.

“[T]he remaining 20 percent of the workforce reportedly experienced some sort of personnel action since early January, such as a step increase, that requires the retroactive portion of their pay to be computed manually,” the release states.

Those employees will not receive their pay raise until May.

President Trump in late March signed an executive order officially approving the retroactive 1.9 pay increase.

Congress approved the raise in the spending deal that funded the government through the end of September following the 35-day partial government shutdown earlier this year, and officials promised it would go into effect by spring.


Reader comments

Sat, May 4, 2019

It has been a past time of both democrats and republicans to rip off federal employees and retirees of reasonable cost of living increases. Lets look at those democrats first Clinton and Obama shafted employees big time followed by the republicans who have done the same. Pelosi, Schumer, McConnel are all of the same mindset, they keep padding their wallets through special interests groups such as banking, financial groups and their special PACS. Both parties are so out of touch they even do not realize it. Vote all incumbents out and replace them with reasonable non-self serving folks who can get things done.

Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Schumer, Pelosi, Warren, McConnel nd the other political elected minions, thank you for all your bickering and inability to govern, that is why hard working federal employees (active and retired) get ripped off annually for lower than average cost of living increases. You are a pathetic bunch, do us a big favor resign and please do not consider another term in office. Make America great again by leaving office for better individuals who have ideas that would treat civil servants better.

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

We waited YEARS for a pay increase a few years ago. I don't remember the headlines then.

Mon, Apr 22, 2019


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