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.
This spring, feds and their unions continue to chug along lobbying for long-gestating proposals for a small pay raise and common-sense bills that offer modest expansions in other areas of federal compensation, such as paid leave time.
Federal employees are now in their third pay period since the end of partial government shutdown, yet more than 1,000 Transportation Security Administration workers still have not received their full back pay, and a group of democratic lawmakers want answers.
Nine capital-area Democrats want answers from the Trump administration on when a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian feds will start showing up in employee paychecks.
According to a congressional aide with knowledge of the 2019 federal employee pay raise timeline, the Office of Personnel Management will publish new pay tables for the various pay systems and localities in March.
In a letter to the head of the Office of Personnel Management, National Treasury Employees Union President Anthony Reardon asked that the 2019 federal pay raise be published and implemented as soon as possible.
The President’s Pay Agent in its annual report on federal employee salaries and compensation, said it has “major methodological concerns” with how the Federal Salary Council calculates the pay disparity between federal employees and the private sector workers.
Eight states have been warned by the Trump Administration about the legalities of providing furloughed federal employees unemployment benefits during the shutdown.
Members of the House and Senate working to hash out a compromise on much-discussed “minibus” spending bills to keep the federal government going are making progress, according to a recent report.
A major federal employee union has renewed its demand that members and other feds get the pay raise they deserve.