President Trump Lowers Pay Raise for All Civilian Federal Employees

Published by Matt Fishman on

President Trump revealed “an alternative plan for pay adjustments for civilian Federal employees”, lowering an anticipated pay raise of 2.5% to 1%. 

Under current law,… a 2.5 percent across-the-board increase” “would go into effect in January 2021”. Instead, the President has “determined that for 2021 the across-the-board base pay increase will be limited to 1.0 percent”.

President Trump says that because of “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare,” the 2.5% pay increases would be “inappropriate”.