White House Continues Push for 1% Pay Raise

The White House has continued is continuing to push for a 1% pay increase in 2014.

The White House is continuing to push for a 1% pay increase for federal workers in 2014.

In recent policy documents, the White House said, “The Administration urges the Congress to support the proposed 1.0 percent pay increase for Federal civilian employees. As the President stated in his FY 2014 Budget, a permanent pay freeze is neither sustainable nor desirable.”

The 2014 budget also proposes increased retirement contributions for federal employees.

The two documents released by the White House were a policy statement on H.R. 2217 — Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014, and a policy statement on H.R. 2216 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014.

The current pay freeze on federal employees and members of Congress is set to run through the rest of 2013 when it was approved as part of a government funding bill for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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