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- Key Bill Silent on Raise but Has Lots to Say about Federal Workplace Policies - June 23, 2023
The House version of the key annual spending bill for federal workplace matters, the general government appropriations bill, is silent regarding a January 2024 federal employee raise but contains numerous policy provisions.
The bill was approved by a subcommittee on a voice vote along party lines, sending it to possible consideration by the full Appropriations Committee soon.
Congress often has used a provision of federal employee pay law to accept the White House’s recommendation for a raise by taking no position. However, an opportunity will arise at the full committee level or in later House voting for opponents to offer an alternative to the 5.2 percent average raise that President Biden recommended.
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