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#1 Posted : Monday, December 24, 2018 11:34:44 AM(UTC)
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It appears that as of today (24 December) nothing has been resolved regarding any pay increase for feds in 2019.

It could still happen, I suppose. In fact, I saw one article speculating on a retroactive pay increase that could be passed after New Year's.

Regrettably a 1.9% pay increase would not do much to offset the beating our TSP's are taking :(
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:57:10 AM(UTC)
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The raise disappeared when the 'clean' CR was proposed. When the CR is adopted on or about 3 January, the legislation including the 1.9% has got to be re-introduced - it has elapsed with the end of the Congressional session. The Senate sponsors have indicated that it will be included, possibly retro-actively.

As for TSPs, I'm just hoping we don't again end up as the Treasury's wallet. Given the way the administration is functioning there's no guarantee of that.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:49:51 AM(UTC)
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President Trump has formally decreed (?) that there will be no pay raise for 2019.

The article I read on federalnewsnetwork.com said there was still a possibility that Congress could authorize a retroactive pay raise... and the Dems will take over the House... the Senate already voted for a pay raise... so it all sounds plausible.

But has there ever been a retroactive pay raise before?

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#4 Posted : Sunday, December 30, 2018 4:56:14 PM(UTC)
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I don't think it was ever necessary to clean up this kind of mess before.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:33:08 PM(UTC)
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I don't think it was ever necessary to clean up this kind of mess before.
This is hardly the first time something like this has happened. However, these shutdowns and pay freezes have been more commonplace the past few years. Meaning like the past ten years or so. They have been zero raises for feds many times, not to mention miniscule raises at other times.

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Some FedSmith readers are wondering about the possibility of a retroactive pay raise for 2019. In other words, if the government shutdown continues and no annual pay raise for the federal workforce has been approved, can Congress pass legislation authorizing a retroactive pay raise? Has it ever been done before?

A retroactive pay raise has happened before. On January 23, 2004, a FedSmith article read:
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Can a 2019 Pay Raise Be Applied Retroactively?
The omnibus spending bill has been passed by the Senate. This bill contains a 4.1% pay raise for federal employees (for 2004). The raise will be retroactive to January 1st. Most federal employees received a portion of the raise as of January 1st. The bill now goes to President Bush for signature.

This is the second year that federal employees have received a pay raise of 4.1% and the second year in a row that the raise has been delayed and made retroactive to January 1st. Federal employees have received an annual pay raise of between 2-5% each year since 1987.

So it looks like in both 2003 and 2004, the pay raise was applied retroactively.

As far as 4.1% goes... well...

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Now there is a story in the news about a pay raise for political appointees!

This could provide more fuel for a retroactive pay raise.

And in any case we are talking about a 1.9% raise... almost negligible, it would seem
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