Skip to comments.White House proposes 0.5 percent pay increase for federal workers
Posted on 01/06/2012 9:08:04 AM PST by Nachum
The White House will propose a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees as part of its 2013 budget proposal, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the plans.
The modest across-the-board pay jump would be the first increase for federal workers since before a two-year freeze began in late 2010. Raises for within-grade step increases and promotions have continued during the freeze.
The proposal, which requires congressional approval, differs from Republican plans supported by lawmakers and presidential candidates that would freeze basic pay rates for one more year. Some of those plans also call for denying within-grade raises. In recent weeks, GOP lawmakers have called for extending the pay freeze as a way to pay for a payroll tax extension.
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It’s a very small increase, after two years of a pay freeze. I think this raise is warranted, particularly for the many federal employees who live in the Washington DC area, which is a very expensive place.
Why not a COLA increase for unemployment?
They do pay your taxes.
I agree! Obama is obviously trying to buy votes especially in VIRGINIA WHERE MANY OF THESE WORKERS LIVE!
This means the vast army of civilian DOD workers (800,000ish) will get a pay increase while the military is being gutted
.5% will be gobbled up by the increased medical costs due to benefit decreases and then some.
BS. I work for EPA (check my previous posts), and we are overpaid by at least 20% and underworked in the extreme. At least half of all fed workers need to be fired, and the remaining 50% need a 20% pay decrease.
Mixed feelings. Folks like judges and high-tech engineers are very UNDERpaid if they work in federal service (and the last few years of pay freezes is driving more good ones OUT, with the spaces to be filled by marginal talents). But countless cubicle-fillers in the Department of MakeWork? Overpaid, overpaid.
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Government workers already make, on average, 30% more than the private sector worker. Yes, Washington is expensive so is San Francisco, New York, etc.
Libtards like increasing government spending even if it is for parasites like government bureaucrats that are paid to decrease the freedom of private producers.
The MONEY to implement ANY raises should be refused by Republicans, UNLESS all the Czars and their massive Staffs are eliminated, to pay for it.
The hiring of 10's of thousands of un-necessary "public" employees (such as ALL those for Obamacare beuaracracy) should be de-funded, and the savings to be used to reduce the Deficit.
Second, elimination of Unions from ALL Federal employment is a MUST, along with elimination of the DOE, Department of Indoctrination (Education), and all other non-productive/job destroying Regulatory Agencies.
Third, Executive Orders that cost ANY money whatsoever, shall be approved by Congress, who are the ONLY ones who can approve expenditures, according to the U.S. Constitution.
Like yours much better!
Republican politicians must not have ever bought a car. Here’s a Republican politician negotiating a new car deal.
“What’s the price on this one?”
“Well, Senator, it’s $30,000.”
“Would you take $50,000? If not, I can give you $70,000.”
Here’s what the Republican response should be.
“You can have 10% of the salary of every civilian federal employee that is laid-off to use for a raise for the rest.”
Cut pay and all benefits by 10%.
If there are vacancies for which there are no qualified applications. For those positions, raise pay by 5%.
Repeat by lowering pay an additional 10%, until the true market pay for each position is found.
There you go. If my local school system is any guide, these "step increases" are actually a guaranteed raise of 2-3% per year regardless of any other raises.
I think this raise is warranted, particularly for the many federal employees who live in the Washington DC area, which is a very expensive place.
Because they are all so competent?
Cut their pay by 50% and maybe they will quit!
If they don’t quit fire 75% of them!