Many feds will see pay raise in next paycheck
- By Sherkiya Wedgeworth
- Apr 18, 2019
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.