NARFE’s Hard Work Gets Federal Pay Raise Included in FY 2019 Omnibus Legislation


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 14, 2019) – In response to the inclusion of a 1.9 percent average pay raise for federal employees this year in the FY 2019 omnibus legislation, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement:

“As the Trump administration touts our country’s economic gains, providing federal employees with a modest increase in pay is long overdue common sense. Lagging behind the private sector for decades when it comes to competitive salaries, the federal government needs to maintain a well-qualified and high-performing workforce now more than ever. This average 1.9 percent pay increase is a small, yet positive, step to ensure the federal government can recruit and retain the best of the best for the benefit of the American people.

“Without this congressional action, nearly 2 million federal workers across the country would have remained in a pay freeze. In the midst of a strong economy and increasingly competitive labor markets, a federal pay freeze only exacerbates recruitment and retention challenges for the most in-demand federal occupations. We thank congressional leaders for recognizing the hard work of our nation’s civil servants and urge Congress to swiftly pass the FY 2019 omnibus legislation.”  

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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


 

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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.

 

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NARFE’s Hard Work Gets Federal Pay Raise Included in FY 2019 Omnibus Legislation


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 14, 2019) – In response to the inclusion of a 1.9 percent average pay raise for federal employees this year in the FY 2019 omnibus legislation, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement:

“As the Trump administration touts our country’s economic gains, providing federal employees with a modest increase in pay is long overdue common sense. Lagging behind the private sector for decades when it comes to competitive salaries, the federal government needs to maintain a well-qualified and high-performing workforce now more than ever. This average 1.9 percent pay increase is a small, yet positive, step to ensure the federal government can recruit and retain the best of the best for the benefit of the American people.

“Without this congressional action, nearly 2 million federal workers across the country would have remained in a pay freeze. In the midst of a strong economy and increasingly competitive labor markets, a federal pay freeze only exacerbates recruitment and retention challenges for the most in-demand federal occupations. We thank congressional leaders for recognizing the hard work of our nation’s civil servants and urge Congress to swiftly pass the FY 2019 omnibus legislation.”  

                                                                       # # # 

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


 

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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.