Congress Proposes New Bill For 25% Federal Pay Raise

By on April 1, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 48 Comments

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A bi-partisan group of Senators and Representatives today announced they are proposing a Bill to recognize the contributions of Federal workers with a new performance management process that includes a generous pay raise of 25%, rollback of the retirement contribution increases, and a new bonus program that offers cash bonuses of up to 20%.

So far 250 House members and 87 Senators have signed on as co-sponsors. The co-sponsors, who rode into the Capitol on unicorns, said “It is time to put aside politics and do the right thing.”

The new Bill – entitled the “Awards for Performance, Rewarding Inspired Loyal Feds of our Land Act of 2016” (APRIL FOOL 2016), is expected to signed by the President in a gala ceremony on July 4.

This column was originally published on Jeff Neal's blog, ChiefHRO.com, and has been reposted here with permission from the author. Visit ChiefHRO.com to read more of Jeff's articles regarding federal human resources and other current events along with his insights on reforming the HR system.

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Jeff Neal is a senior vice president for ICF International and founder of the blog, ChiefHRO.com. He formerly served in the Obama Administration as Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Homeland Security and Chief Human Resources Officer for the Defense Logistics Agency. Jeff is also a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration and a Partnership for Public Service SAGE.

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