I’ve been a govie for a little over 2 years now. I should get a step increase which equates to about a 3-5% increase in September (assuming step increases aren’t taken away). The only COLA raise I got was in my first year and didn’t mean much then, what i’m more concerned with is the ability for promotion which is where my big increase was last year. My supervisor who has been in his position for 20 years and has 40+ with the government is getting ready to retire though as a result of the all the “turmoil”, to seek greener pastures elsewhere and a double paycheck. All the scapegoating, restructuring and general “what’s going to happen?” definitely makes one think about looking elsewhere. Especially if young.