Pay & Benefits

Keep up with the latest changes to federal pay and benefits coming from Congress and the administration.

Why do federal pay raises lag the private sector?
The federal budget proposal unveiled by the White House in March included an average pay increase of 4.6% for civilian federal workers, matching a planned military pay raise. Historically, with pay lagging in the federal sector, other factors including steady opportunities, competitive benefits and hybrid work to retain talent.
Federal contract workers deserve better pay, Congress can help
Today, the federal contract workers who are arguably struggling the most are those employed by companies operating under the Service Contract Act. These “blended federal workforce” employees typically consist of individuals from low-income communities – often women of color – performing work such as housekeeping.
Is Juneteenth a federal holiday?
Juneteenth has been celebrated annually around the country since 1865 when a Union General arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed the enslaved African Americans that the Confederacy had lost the war and that they were free as per the Emancipation Proclamation, which was inked in 1863.
Is Easter a federal holiday?
Traditionally, the president observes the date with an annual Easter egg roll for children on the White House lawn.
Is Good Friday a federal holiday?
Every year, federal workers ask if Good Friday — which in 2022 falls on Friday, April 15 — will be a holiday. Here's the answer.
Is Presidents Day a federal holiday?
Every year, federal workers ask if Presidents Day—which in 2022 falls on Monday, February 21—will be a holiday. Here's the answer.
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