Obama to seek 1.6 percent pay raise for federal government workers

Obama delivers remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Catonsville, MarylandThe Obama administration next week will propose a 1.6 percent pay increase for federal employees, an administration official said on Wednesday. The proposal will be included in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017, which is set to be unveiled on Tuesday. The pay raise would apply to military and civilian personnel, the official said in a statement.

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