|House Members Press for 5.1 Percent Increase|
House Members Press for 5.1 Percent Increase
A group of 62 House lawmakers is urging appropriators to provide federal employees with an average 5.1 percent pay increase in 2023.
That increase matches the NTEU-supported Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, which would provide a 4.1 percent across-the-board increase plus an average 1 percent for locality pay.
“In 2020, the Federal Salary Council stated that federal employees make an average of 23.1% less than their private sector counterparts,” the lawmakers wrote.
In March, the White House released its 2023 budget blueprint calling for an average 4.6 percent pay increase. NTEU believes that proposal is a good starting point, but supports a higher amount given the years of below market pay increases and rising costs. Read more