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#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:21:47 AM(UTC)

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I work as a wg 10 and have yet to see the 2021 1% across the board pay raise, we are being told Pres Biden signed it away undoing pres Trumps legislation, anyone know anything about this?
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...we are being told Pres Biden signed it away undoing pres Trumps legislation, anyone know anything about this?

Don't know what this is supposed to mean, but the cost of living increase became effective months ago.

For most GS employees, the effective date was the first full pay period in January (Pay Period 02).

For WG employees, the dates vary by wage grade area and whether your funding is appropriated or non-appropriated. In our locality it was December 20 (pay period 01). You'd need to find your specific location and check the effective date on your salary table here https://www.dcpas.osd.mil/BWN/AFWageSchedules
#3 Posted : Thursday, June 24, 2021 6:09:22 AM(UTC)

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Federal News Network:
Trump makes 2021 federal pay raise official for civilian employees
Nicole Ogrysko@nogryskoWFED
January 1, 2021 10:24 am
2 min read

With hours to spare before the new year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday night implementing a federal pay raise for civilian employees and military members in 2021.

Civilian employees will receive a 1% across-the-board federal pay raise in 2021. There are no additional locality pay adjustments this year.

Military members are set to receive a 3% pay raise in 2021.
The raises take effect Jan. 1.

Locality pay for civilian workers is frozen at 2020 levels, though employees on the General Schedule can still find a full list of the 2021 pay tables from the Office of Personnel Management here.

Though the Trump administration had formally approved Des Moines, Iowa, as a new locality pay area this year, the 3,100 employees working in that region won’t reap the benefits of having their own distinct rate.

Because the president didn’t authorize new locality pay adjustments this year, employees in Des Moines will see the “rest of U.S.” rate of 15.95% factored into their salaries for 2021.

Thursday’s executive order made official what members of Congress endorsed in the 2021 omnibus spending package, which lawmakers passed days before Christmas. Trump signed the bill into law earlier this week.

The omnibus was silent on a federal pay raise for civilian employees, essentially endorsing the 1% bump the president formally proposed to Congress back in February. Senate appropriators had recommended a federal pay freeze for civilian employees in their version of the 2021 budget, but Congress ultimately choose to defer to Trump and his original proposal.

This executive order formally implements the federal pay raise for civilian employees.

A pay freeze remains in place for senior political appointees and the vice president, per language in the 2021 omnibus spending bill.

President Biden did not sign anything away. Instead, President Biden has proposed a 2.7% pay raise for 2022 and the House has agreed as of yesterday.
#4 Posted : Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:24:18 AM(UTC)

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Ok that's what was supposed to happen but it didn't we did NOT get the pay raise.
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