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Omnibus Includes Federal Pay Raise with Locality Pay

Jodi Schneider | FederalNewsRadio

December 09, 2009

Congressional negotiators sealed agreement Tuesday night on sweeping spending legislation that would fund agencies into the new year. The $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill includes a 2.0 percent federal employee pay adjustment, including a 1.5 percent nationwide increase in base pay and a 0.5 percent average increase in locality pay. It would combine six of 12 appropriations measures for fiscal 2010. The package would provide increases for a number of agencies and programs. Jodi Schneider, economics and political editor and commentator, breaks it down for us.

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