Trump Signals Intent to Nix Proposed Federal Pay Increase

Posted September 01, 2018

President Donald Trump informed Congress on Thursday that he is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, citing budget constraints.

"We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets can not sustain such increases", the President wrote.

"We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and federal agency budgets can not sustain such increases", Trump said in the letter. The House version of the bill did not include such an increase, and sought reductions to spending on federal pension plans. This comes as no surprise as Trump recently signed a $716 billion defense bill earlier this month.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., who represents many federal workers, blamed what he said was Trump's mismanagement of federal government.

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The pay freeze comes less than a week after a federal judge in Washington overturned parts of three Trump executive orders attempting to curtail the power of federal labor unions and institute merit-based pay systems for federal employees. While the president has railed against the Washington "swamp", less than 20 percent of the nation's almost 2 million civilian full-time federal employees live in the D.C. metropolitan area, according to the Office of Personnel Management. States Trump won in 2016 - including Florida, Pennsylvania and OH - also rank high on the list of states where federal employees work.

30 that he will invoke his emergency authority to freeze pay for civilian federal workers next year, citing strained federal budgets and the need to link workers' pay to their performance.

The Trump administration proposed $143.5 billion in cuts to federal employee compensation in May, including substantial decreases in retirement funding.

"These alternative pay plan decisions will not materially affect our ability to attract and retain a well-qualified Federal workforce", Trump's letter adds.

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It is a harsh indictment of President Trump's values that he is freezing workers' pay to offset his multi-billion-dollar tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

The administration's July budget update projected a deficit of $890 million for the fiscal year that ends September 30, up from the February estimate of $873 billion.

"Zero. This seems to be how much respect President Trump has for federal workers", he said in a statement. "Across-the-board pay increases and locality pay increases, in particular, have long-term fixed costs, yet fail to address existing pay disparities or target mission critical recruitment and retention goals".

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