Pay Freeze Stands for 2019

Rolled up $100 bill stuck in snow and ice depicting a pay freeze for federal employees

Because Congress has not overridden the president’s proposed pay freeze, and an Executive Order has been issued freezing pay, no raise is expected in 2019.

Federal Pay – Primum Non Nocere

Close up of a businessman's hand holding a match as he moves to set fire to a roll of cash

When it comes to considering a pay raise for federal employees next year, the author says that he believes the best approach is to “first, do no harm.”