Congress Proposes New Bill For 25% Federal Pay Raise

An overwhelming number of lawmakers rode into the Capitol on unicorns today to offer their unwavering support for the federal workforce with a proposal to give federal employees a 25% pay raise.

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.

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Jeff Neal is author of the blog and was previously the chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency.