President Biden has released an alternative pay plan for the 2022 pay raise for federal employees. Here are the details.
Federal pay raises granted over 8 years totaled 13.1%, however, the actual average salary went up 18.6%. In DC, the average salary went up 21%.
If an employee is engaging in a work situation using telework, and is outside the locality pay area for the office, will the employee receive locality pay?
Locality pay is determined using a complex system of comparing federal and private sector pay. It is not a COLA.
OPM is proposing to add Des Moines, IA and Imperial County, CA to the locality pay area system.