Earlier this year, President Obama asked that federal employees do their part during an economic downturn with a average 2010 pay raise of 2%. That isn’t a bad raise with unemployment around 10% but there may not be any sacrifice after all with the possibility of a average pay raise of 3.4% in 2010.
Congress says it approves the idea of pay parity between federal employees and military personnel but doesn’t indicate how much should be approved for a possible pay raise in 2010. Will federal employees be asked to take a lower raise in the midst of rising unemployment and low inflation? Also, federal retirees are on track to go without a COLA increase.
How much will your pay raise be in 2010? President Obama has proposed 2% for civilians to bring federal pay and benefit practices “more in line with the private sector.”
We know that the average federal employee will receive a raise of 3.9% in 2008 and federal retirees will get a COLA of as much as 5.8%. What about employees under NSPS? Many NSPS employees in the Washington, DC area will get a higher raise than those under the GS system.
The President has signed an Executive Order implementing the 2009 federal pay increase. Here is a chart that shows the amount of the pay increase by locality pay area.
COLA’s and pay raises are of interest to virtually all of our readers. There is also confusion about who gets what increase. Here is a brief explanation of the 2009 COLA and the 2009 federal employee pay raise–and why you do not get both a pay raise and a COLA.
A temporary government spending bill will fund the federal government into March of next year. It also contains an average pay raise for federal employees of 3.9% that will be effective in January.
The 2009 federal pay raise will be influenced by a number of factors. Here are some of the events that will influence the amount of next year’s average federal pay raise.
The yearly process of determining the annual federal pay raise has begun. Here are our predictions on the outcome of the process for the 2009 federal pay raise.
Most American companies have some type of pay for performance system. But pay for performance is unique in the federal government and has generated heated debate and intense opposition. With the average employee under the new system getting a raise that is twice as large as the rest of the federal workforce, it may not seem as threatening.