White House proposes 1.4 percent pay raise

By Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

President Obama is proposing to give federal employees and military servicemen and women the same pay raise-1.4 percent-the lowest recommendation in almost 40 years

The President submitted his fiscal 2011 budget to Congress today detailing several proposals, including an entire section devoted to the federal workforce and data about everything from retirements to pay to education levels.

The 1.4 percent across the board pay raise is lower than the 2 percent civilian federal employee and 3.4 percent military men and women received in 2010, and down from 3.9 percent in 2009. The Congressional Research Service reported in 2006 every federal employee pay raise since 1970.

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For complete coverage of the 2011 budget, visit Federal News Radio's Budget Resource Page.

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