Friday, August 31, 2018
President Donald Trump Wants To Freeze Federal Employee Raises.
President Donald Trump realizing that there will be a $700 deficit, due to his corporate tax cuts and the Congress passing a bloated spending bill, has decided to unfairly blame Federal employees by freezing their pay. The anticipated 2.1% raise that would have been in employee paychecks on January 1, 2019 will no longer happen if the President gets his way. Congress may still overrule the President and is currently proposing a 1.9% raise. My guess the federal employee raises will be closer to 1% as a compromise. Furthermore, he also wants to eliminate the locality pay differentials that reward Federal employees who work in high cost of living localities.
The military is unaffected and their 2.5% raise, the biggest in nine years, will remain unaffected.
You can read some newspaper articles Here, Here, and Here.