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.”  

To read the letter concerning civilian federal employees, click here. To read the letter concerning members of the uniformed services, click here

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Tags: pay freeze, Congress, President Obama, civilian federal employees, federal pay



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