The Senate Committee on Appropriations recommended fully funding a pay increase for DoD, the President is on record as being in favor of a pay increase, and the House also voted to give a pay increase to the military which helps the case of pay parity.
On top of all of that, federal employees have been under a pay freeze since 2010, so supporters of a pay raise can also use that as evidence of why a raise should be given to the federal workforce.
But 2014 is still a few months off and a lot can happen between now and then.
So we want to know your thoughts – do you think will federal employees get a pay raise next year? How much of a pay increase should they get?
See the results of this survey at FedSmith.com Users Glum on Pay Raise Prospects.