Legislation to provide federal employees an average 5.1% pay increase in 2023 is introduced in the House and Senate
SUMMARY: Legislation to provide federal employees an average 5.1% pay increase in 2023 is introduced in the House and Senate.
Today Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the NTEU-supported FAIR Act, which would provide an average 5.1 percent pay increase for federal employees in January 2023. The legislation consists of a 4.1 percent across-the-board increase and 1.0 percent for locality pay.
The Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act (5 USC 5303) indicates that federal employees should receive a 4.1 percent pay raise in January 2023, prior to any amount being provided for locality pay rate increases. Providing federal workers an average 5.1 percent pay raise in 2023 would begin to address the shortfall in pay over the past few years and help make the federal government a more competitive employer. According to the most recent report from the Federal Salary Council, the pay disparity between the federal government and the private sector is 23.11 percent.
President Biden is expected to release his budget request for FY 2023 in the coming months. NTEU will update you on his proposal for federal employee pay at that time.
Federal employees and their families deserve fair pay and NTEU will continue to fight to ensure employees receive it.