How is Your Annual Federal Pay Raise Determined and What is it Likely to Be Next Year?

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The Obama administration has recommended a 1.6% pay raise for federal workers in 2017. Does that mean this is a done deal and federal employees now know what their pay raise will be next year? Hardly. Here is a detailed look at how the political process surrounding how the federal workforce is paid is likely to play out in the coming months.