President Calls for End of Pay Freeze
Last Friday, President Obama transmitted two letters to Congress concerning pay for civilian federal employees and members of the uniformed services.
In both letters, the President sets across-the-board pay increases of one (1) percent, to begin on January 1, 2014.
The end of the pay freeze could be cancelled by Congress, or used as a bargaining chip during upcoming negotiations concerning the debt limit.
In the letter the President stated, “Civilian Federal employees have already made significant sacrifices as a result of a three-year pay freeze. As our country continues to recover from serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare, however, we must maintain efforts to keep our Nation on a sustainable fiscal course.”
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