Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, today released the following statement on the Obama administration’s proposal of a 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees in the FY’13 Budget.
“The Obama administration should at a minimum follow the standard formula for calculating pay raises, which the 0.5 percent increase proposal fails to do. Well over half of federal workers fall into the middle class and the civil service has already contributed more than $60 billion to deficit reduction with a multi-year pay freeze. Small pay increases to an already underpaid workforce threaten to harm recruitment and retention efforts at a time when the federal government expects a wave of baby boomers to retire. Our nation is home to the best civil service in the world and they deserve compensation to match.”
Congressman Jim Moran is a leading advocate for federal employees. Virginia’s 8th District is home to more than 65,000 federal workers and where more than 110,000 show up to work.