NARFE Issues Response to President’s Denial of Federal Employee Pay Raise

Alexandria, Va. (August 30, 2018) – In response to the president’s statement today setting across-the-board and locality pay increases at zero for federal employees, NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following statement:
 
“President Trump’s action to deny federal employees a modest pay raise of 1.9 percent demonstrates his disdain for the civil service. At a time when he continues to praise strong economic conditions and rising wage growth, and supports a 2.6 percent pay raise for the military, refusing to provide a nominal raise for our nation’s hardworking federal employees shows clear contempt for those who carry out public service. We need the best and brightest to tackle our country’s growing challenges and support our military, and a pay freeze only serves to damper these efforts. While the president fails to acknowledge the value of civil servants, NARFE is hopeful Congress will recognize a pay freeze is detrimental to both Feds and our country, and pass a pay raise as it reconciles the House and Senate appropriations bills.”
 

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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.

CONTACT:
Jill Talley
NARFE Deputy Director, Public Relations
jtalley@narfe.org
(703)838-7760

National Active and Retired

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Association

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 Issues Response to President’s Denial of Federal Employee Pay Raise

Alexandria, Va. (August 30, 2018) – In response to the president’s statement today setting across-the-board and locality pay increases at zero for federal employees, NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following statement:
 
“President Trump’s action to deny federal employees a modest pay raise of 1.9 percent demonstrates his disdain for the civil service. At a time when he continues to praise strong economic conditions and rising wage growth, and supports a 2.6 percent pay raise for the military, refusing to provide a nominal raise for our nation’s hardworking federal employees shows clear contempt for those who carry out public service. We need the best and brightest to tackle our country’s growing challenges and support our military, and a pay freeze only serves to damper these efforts. While the president fails to acknowledge the value of civil servants, NARFE is hopeful Congress will recognize a pay freeze is detrimental to both Feds and our country, and pass a pay raise as it reconciles the House and Senate appropriations bills.”
 

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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.

CONTACT:
Jill Talley
NARFE Deputy Director, Public Relations
jtalley@narfe.org
(703)838-7760

National Active and Retired

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
Association



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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.