REPRESENTATIVES CALL FOR A 3.3 PERCENT RAISE FOR FEDS - March 26, 2014
Bill would give feds a 3.3 percent pay raise in 2015
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) along with with other members of the House introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, calling for a 3.3 percent pay raise for Wage Grade and General Schedule federal employees. Commenting on the bill, Rep. Connolly stated, "By investing in the federal government’s most valuable resource -- its talented workforce -- the FAIR Act would begin repairing the significant damage that has been wrought on our overworked, underpaid and unappreciated career civil service, while helping to ensure we can attract the best and the brightest to build the federal workforce of the future."
Co-sponsor Jim Moran (D-VA) further commented, "Federal workers deserve to be compensated for the vital role they play in the lives of millions of Americans. These are the men and women finding lifesaving cures at NIH, catching criminals, supporting our troops, and protecting the environment.They have bills to pay and families to raise. After three years of a pay freeze and too many furloughs, they've earned a modest, decent raise."