Obama to Propose 1% Pay Raise for Federal Workers

By on February 8, 2013 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 101 Comments

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget has announced that the president intends to propose a 1% pay increase for federal employees in his 2014 budget proposal.

Federal workers’ pay has been frozen for more than two years, but the federal workforce is currently scheduled to get a 0.5% pay increase this spring. The president’s last budget proposal included a suggested pay increase of 0.5%.

Congress will still have to approve the pay increase for it to become finalized. House Republicans recently offered a proposal to block the 0.5% pay increase set to take effect this year, but to date it has not come to fruition.

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  1. 312317610 says:

    I also concur 1% is a slap in the face with high cost of insurance and living.. what about us middle class government employees did he forget we do the work!!!!
    Has he put a freeze on his staff and congress with there benefits?

  2. tom says:

    a 1% raise increase in pay but a 14% decrease in pay due to insurance premiums?

  3. cm says:

    60 percent of federal workers earn their keep , 40 percent should be let go. In the private sector those who do not pull their weight are let go. On the Federal side once you are tenured you are in for life . It is time to wake up America !

  4. jerry says:

    Thank goodness we have private contractors with access to all of the governments secrets, working for US,…. Don’t worry…. I’m sure they have all passed all security screening, and are also loyal committed Americans willing to continue working under pay-freeze, constent threats and bashing from everyone…. and willing to work for only 3 or four times the pay of an actual committed public servant… — American People, please forget Snowden…. and all the other ‘contractors’ who are not committed PUBLIC SERVANTs and have abused their access…for their own personal reasons or gains….

  5. LEO says:

    To the retired gentlemen, lets begin by cutting down on retirees benefits, in reality, no benefit to society and the budget having to pay for you to stay home. Not fare correct?

    • happy2retire says:

      How about all those years we paid into the civil service retirement system…..I feel that I’ve earned my retirement.