Trump Administration Delays End of Pay Freeze for Political Appointees

Government Executive | January 07, 2019

Officials at the Office of Personnel Management pumped the brakes last week on implementation of a long-delayed pay raise for the vice president and top political appointees at federal agencies. Since 2013, Congress has included a provision in its spending packages to freeze the salaries of the vice president, Cabinet-level officials, and nearly 1,000 other political appointees. But when lawmakers could not approve a bill to avert a partial government shutdown last month, the language implementing the freeze expired, as first reported by Government Executive. That meant that starting with the pay period that began Sunday, those officials were due to receive a roughly 10 percent raise.

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