NARFE Applauds Senate Passage of 1.9% Pay Raise for Feds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jill Talley
August 1, 2018 571-483-1291
   

 

Alexandria, Va. - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) applauds the Senate for approving a four-bill minibus spending package, H.R. 6147, which includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees for calendar year 2019. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following statement:

“Despite frozen pay for three years from 2011-2013, civil servants come to work every day dedicated to helping the American public. They do so at a time of continued threats to their earned pay and benefits. For their unwavering service in the face of these challenges, federal employees deserve this modest raise included in the Senate spending bill.

“Approval of a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees begins the process of countering the Administration’s proposed federal pay freeze in 2019.Without congressional action federal pay will be kept stagnant by the Trump administration, which has clearly stated its intention to freeze federal pay for calendar year 2019. To keep federal pay at a standstill while the economy and private-sector wages continue to grow is a direct show of contempt for our nation’s middle-class, career civil servants.

“This pay raise is important to keep federal pay from falling even farther behind that of the private sector. Now, more than ever, competitive federal salaries are sorely needed to confront hiring needs as 40 percent of the current workforce is eligible to retire in the next three years.

“NARFE expresses its sincere appreciation to the Senate for advancing this modest pay increase. We look forward to working with Congress toward the final passage of this necessary provision.”
 

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/retiree organization, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses and survivors.

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NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.

NARFE Applauds Senate Passage of 1.9% Pay Raise for Feds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jill Talley
August 1, 2018 571-483-1291
   

 

Alexandria, Va. - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) applauds the Senate for approving a four-bill minibus spending package, H.R. 6147, which includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees for calendar year 2019. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following statement:

“Despite frozen pay for three years from 2011-2013, civil servants come to work every day dedicated to helping the American public. They do so at a time of continued threats to their earned pay and benefits. For their unwavering service in the face of these challenges, federal employees deserve this modest raise included in the Senate spending bill.

“Approval of a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees begins the process of countering the Administration’s proposed federal pay freeze in 2019.Without congressional action federal pay will be kept stagnant by the Trump administration, which has clearly stated its intention to freeze federal pay for calendar year 2019. To keep federal pay at a standstill while the economy and private-sector wages continue to grow is a direct show of contempt for our nation’s middle-class, career civil servants.

“This pay raise is important to keep federal pay from falling even farther behind that of the private sector. Now, more than ever, competitive federal salaries are sorely needed to confront hiring needs as 40 percent of the current workforce is eligible to retire in the next three years.

“NARFE expresses its sincere appreciation to the Senate for advancing this modest pay increase. We look forward to working with Congress toward the final passage of this necessary provision.”
 

# # # 

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/retiree organization, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses and survivors.

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NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.