Should Congress forego a pay raise this year? If that happens, should the pay raise for federal employees be impacted as well in order to cut government spending?
Federal employees may get a 2.5% pay increase in 2005 unless Congress intervenes
Actions necessary to implement the 2005 pay raise are moving forward.
Federal employees, both civilian and military, can expect to receive a 3.5 percent pay increase in January after Congress approved the increase over the weekend.
OMB has sent a letter to Congress urging a 1.5% raise for federal employees rather than 3.5% proposed by Congress.
The Senate has passed the omnibus spending package that includes a retroactive 4.1% raise for federal employees
President Bush approves 2% pay raise for Federal employees