The House Armed Services Committee is working on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate Armed Services Committee completed its bill last week, mostly behind closed doors. The final bill’s pay raise provision will impact more than just uniformed personnel.
- Jessica Klement, staff vice president of policy and programs at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, said the summary of the fiscal year 2022 NDAA noted a 2.7% pay raise for military personnel, but federal employees should pay attention to actions from the House and Senate on appropriations.
- Because the pay raise is not explicit in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, the 2.7% number is not final until President Biden sends a memorandum to Congress by the end of August outlining his intentions for the pay raise, said Klement.
- Klement said there is no information on locality pay at this point, which may have to do with unanswered questions about remote work.