Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds 1.6 Percent Pay Raise in 2017
President Obama issued an alternative pay plan Wednesday, setting an across-the-board increase for civilian federal employees of 1.6 percent in 2017.
The figure includes a 1 percent base increase, and a 0.6 percent locality pay bump, matching the amount the president requested in his fiscal 2017 budget proposal. Obama issued a separate plan providing a 1.6 percent boost in monthly basic pay rates for military service members.
Obama said he would make a decision by Nov. 30 regarding a locality pay plan. Locality pay rates vary by area.