Trump approves pay raise for federal workers

President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE on Thursday signed an executive order allowing Congressionally approved 1.9 percent pay raises for federal workers to go into effect, retroactive to Jan. 1.

The order supersedes an action Trump took in August to freeze pay increases for federal workers, including increases tied to local costs of living. At that point, the scheduled increase was set for 2.1 percent.


Congress included the 1.9 increase in a spending deal that funded the government through the end of September following a 35-day government shutdown over Trump’s proposed border wall.

Now that Trump has signed the order, workers can expect to see a bump in their paychecks following the next full pay period.

Those checks should include an extra one-time boost covering the extra pay workers have not received since the start of the year.