Skip to comments.Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for federal employees
Posted on 02/09/2013 11:58:14 AM PST by Libloather
President Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees in the administrations fiscal 2014 budget proposal, the Washington Post has learned.
At the same time, the House plans to vote soon on legislation that would extend the current freeze on basic pay rates through the end of calendar 2013. The freeze was originally set for two years and scheduled to expire at the end of last year, but it was extended until a temporary budget measure expires next month.
When the measure expires, federal employees will receive a 0.5 percent raise for the remainder of 2013, unless blocked by congressional action.
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Gotta feed that base.
Some of us actually work hard and earn our paychecks.
The doosh knows not shame.
How about this? Then unemployment get back under 4% and GDP is higher than 3%, and, inflation is back below 2%, then he can reward HIS constituency.
Seems like these salaries were bumped up quite a bit right before the “freeze”.
Cut military pay, raise government drone pay. Hussein “has their back”.
The public sector is the largest employer of a certain demographic. Hussein told them that he “has their back”. One of the few times he wasn’t lying.
Like everyone else who receives a big raise, 1 percent won’t even cover the medical insurance costs that rise yearly. Nothing really that exciting. I am glad to know that the civilian sector is getting back to giving fat raises again. I have a friend who works for Exxon and his raises normally are in the ten percent range with a fat bonus yearly. I don’t complain though and in fact happy for him because that is what he chose. Some people chose to work as a civil servant and not get caught up in the money which is fine too. Nobody makes big bucks in government unless they are in very high positions of power.
No worries it’ll be paid-for by the cut to military pay. /s
Vote Rat, it’s where your pay’s at.
But, but.. FEDERAL WORKERS ARE ALREADY OUTRAGEOUSLY OVERPAID!!! LIFETIME PENSIONS? ELIMINATE THEM.
Here's my idea....Change their retirement benefits to use the average of their wages over the years instead of their wage at retirement.
I watched this game....an employee getting a huge raise....and then retiring 2 months later.
Psssst...the person who gave him the big fat raise was the best man at his wedding. Imagine that...
I propose an 10% DECREASE in pay for all Federal employees. They are already the most overpaid, underworked segment of our workforce, and I use that term “workforce” loosely. We could more than likely cut 50% of the federal employees and never miss them.
Isn’t there an aircraft carrer that needs a $3 billion refuel?
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No question some government employees are worth what they are paid (although, except for the military, not a lot of them). But when those of us in the private sector (that still have a job), you know, the ones paying your salary, health benefits and pension, have gone without pay raises for five years, have taken pay cuts, have given up matching 401(k) funds and have had to pay more for health benefits than ever before, it is very difficult seeing ANYONE in goverment get a single dime for a raise. In fact, it sucks.
I think the government has made the pay issue intentionally complex to confuse the issue. there are step increases, colas, adjustments for where you live. So this would be 1% on top of that.
There is the 2010 scale on the wiki page. It would be interesting to see the 2012 table to compare what happened during the “freeze”.
Those of you who do must feel taken advantage of by the loafers.
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