The president has issued an executive order that will give federal employees an across-the-board pay raise of 1% “on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2014.”
Congress has approved a measure to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year and avoid a shutdown. The bill also includes an extension of the pay freeze on the federal workforce through 2013.
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would extend the pay freeze on the federal workforce through 2013.
Despite the pay freeze, the average federal employee salary is still going up but not as much as it has increased in past years.