The White House plans to increase pay for civilian federal workers by 2.7% for 2022. That raise will go into effect in January of next year.
- Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), said the raise is a “very good start” but that NTEU still supports a 3.2% increase, as called for in the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act.
- Congress is still able to change the 2.7% number specified by the president, said Reardon.
- While the federal government provides great benefits, it is also important that compensation is competitive, said Reardon.