|Federal Salary Council Report Confirms Need for Higher Pay Raise|
Federal Salary Council Report Confirms Need for Higher Pay Raise
NTEU reiterated its support for a higher pay raise after a new Federal Salary Council report showed federal employees, on average, earned 22.47 percent less than their private-sector counterparts in 2021.
“The pay gap is not just a Washington D.C. problem. It exists in cities and small towns across America, where federal employees live and work delivering important services that taxpayers depend upon every day,” said National President Tony Reardon, a member of the Federal Salary Council.
The Federal Salary Council determines the pay gap using U.S. Department of Labor data that compares the salaries of public and private sector jobs with similar duties.
The White House has proposed a 4.6 percent average increase for federal workers in 2023. NTEU has endorsed legislation for an average 5.1 percent increase, which Congress or the White House could choose to enact. Read more