What the Spending Bill Means for Federal Employees - January 15, 2014
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Wage-grade federal employees would receive the same 1 percent pay raise in 2014 as their white-collar salaried colleagues, thanks to a provision included in the fiscal 2014 appropriations deal announced Monday evening.
While the Obama administration ended a three-year pay freeze for most of the federal workforce just before Jan. 1, it did not have the authority to extend a raise to employees who receive hourly pay. The spending bill still must clear both chambers of Congress, but it has wide bipartisan support and the backing of the White House.