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Obama Executive Order Gives Pay Raise to Federal Workers

By    |   Friday, 19 Dec 2014 10:36 PM

Federal workers and uniformed military service members are getting a 1 percent pay boost.

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday implementing the hike across the board for the entire white-collar federal workforce, for the second year in a row, Government Executive reports.

Before that, a three-year pay freeze had been in effect.

The pay raise for military service members was included in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which the president signed Friday, the website reports.

"I am pleased that federal employees will be receiving a pay raise in January," National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley said, the website reports.

"Though the workforce deserves and appreciates this raise, I remain concerned about the widening gap between federal and private-sector pay."

During the Obama presidency, the average raise for the federal workforce been lower than for any other administration dating back to at least 1970, The Washington Post reports, citing information from a Congressional Research Service report.

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