The Trump administration announced plans to recommend a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal workers, presumably including federal officers, to take effect January 2018, according to a budget document and senior budget official.
The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly, said agencies have been told by the White House to build a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees into their spending plans for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, reports The Washington Post.
In the administration’s proposed budget released last week, military spending was increased by $54 billion and non-military programs were cut by roughly the same amount, but there was no mention of a raise. The administration is set to release a more detailed plan in May.
A 1.9 percent raise would be standard given the increases in recent years. After three years of frozen pay from 2011 to 2013, federal workers from 2014 to 2017 received raises of 1, 1, 1.3 and 2.1 percent each year with the last two figures representing average rates due to varying locality pay rates.