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Federal workers finally get their pay raise

March 28, 2019 - 4:26 pm

Federal workers - of which over 30% are military veterans - will finally get their 1.9 percent pay raise.

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday which gives federal workers the pay raise retroactive to Jan. 1.  Today's action overrides the president's August order to freeze the pay raise at 2018 rates.  But this 1.9 percent raise was part of the spending package that ended the government shutdown which Congress passed and then Trump signed back on Feb. 15.

The raise averages an across-the-board bump of 1.4 percent, with an additional 0.5 percent adjusted in locality pay rates.  

Now that the president has signed the order, federal workers should see a bump in their next paycheck including backpay retroactive to Jan. 1.

Active members of the military are slated to get a 2.6 percent raise in 2019.

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