Private-sector wages have increased 10.4% on average over the last five years, compared to an overall increase of 6.9% for federal workers in this same time period.
A healthier national job market and current private-sector pay trends-average 3% pay adjustment in 2018- require agencies to provide adequate, comparable pay raises.
Federal employees have already contributed approximately $200 billion in deficit reduction through pay freezes, below-market pay adjustments, and retirement contribution increases.
Ask legislators to cosponsor H.R. 4775 and S. 2295 for a 3% pay raise in 2019, and to support meaningful compensation, and equitable and transparent pay systems.