President Trump signed a pair of bills Friday December 20th to fully fund federal agencies for the remainder of the current fiscal year and prevent a partial shutdown that otherwise would have started at midnight. The deal provides for an average 3.1 percent raise for federal employees beginning in January. One of those measures, HR-1158, includes the key measure for federal workplace matters, the general government appropriation. It reflects House-passed language to provide a 2.6 percent across the board raise plus 0.5 percentage points to be divided up as locality pay. That likely will yield raises ranging from several tenths of a percentage point below 3.1 to several tenths above. As is standard, the raise will take effect with the first full pay period of January, starting on the 5th for most employees. Typically, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issues pay tables during the last week of the year, for Hawaii-based employees, these tables will include both the across the board pay raises, new locality pay and residual non-foreign COLA amounts.
Additionally, the Defense Authorization Bill includes an across the board 3.1% pay raise for active duty personnel.
Also included in the Defense Authorization Bill is a provision to provide up to 12 weeks parental family leave to all federal civilian employees.
See the letter from the President to all military members here: 2020 Pay Increase to the Men and Women of the United States Military
See the letter from the President to all federal civilian employees here: TO OUR INCREDIBLE FEDERAL WORKFORCE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES 2020 Pay Raise