2017 pay increase upped 1 percent

“Civilian federal employees will see a 1 percent increase to their expected pay raise for 2017, Government Executive reports.

“In a “surprise move,” President Obama increased the pay raise to 2.1 percent, up from the 1.6 percent he had already proposed earlier this year, according to the report.

“The move comes after pressure from federal employee unions and members of Congress who expressed concern that the civilian pay increase beginning January 1 should match that of the military personnel, which it now does, the article notes.”

See the original article at Federal Soup.