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Jessica Klement, Vice President for Advocacy at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses congressional support for a federal pay raise, and why there were issues with the […]

Jessica Klement, Vice President for Advocacy at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses congressional support for a federal pay raise, and why there were issues with the Trump administration’s initial plan.


After initially recommending a freeze on all federal pay, President Trump said that he is considering a raise. The announcement comes after a letter signed by 23 members of Congress showed support for one. But there’s a chance that Congress might push the raise through. Jessica Klement, Vice President for Advocacy at NARFE says that there were some major issues with the president’s initial plan.   “What the president had proposed in his budget was a pay freeze, but let’s take a billion dollars… and instead of this blanket, across the board raise, let’s have a pot of money to reward high performers,” said Klement. “If that billion-dollar fund doesn’t materialize, which it didn’t, then we’re still left with a pay freeze. If the administration is going to set aside a billion dollars for a performance fund, that money has to be appropriated by Congress.”

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