An executive order has been issued to implement the fiscal 2009 Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance and Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 2638) approval of a 3.9 percent pay increase for Federal Employees.
Federal Employees are receiving a higher than expected pay increase for 2009. The initial percent increase proposed by the Bush administration was 2.9 percent.
The initial proposed pay increase drew a lot of attention from federal labor unions and management groups who are addressing major problems with employee retention.
The pay increase will take effect January 1, 2009.