1.3% Federal Pay Raise Proposed for 2016

By on February 1, 2015 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 715 Comments

A pay raise of 1.3% will be proposed for federal civilian and military personnel for 2016 as part of the president’s budget according to a report in the Washington Post.

The proposed pay raise would be larger than the 1% raise federal employees have received for the past two years. There was a pay freeze for three years prior to that.

The 1.3% is less than the 3.8% that was proposed in Congress earlier this year. That proposal was not given a high probability of passing in any event.

The president’s proposal does not ensure that the final figure will be 1.3% and, most likely, it will be late in the year before the final figure for 2016 is known with any certainty.

More information is likely to become available once the budget proposal is available for review. You can see what impact various pay increases would have on your annual salary using our General Schedule pay calculator.

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Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources.

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