Revised: 2017 General Schedule Pay Raise and Locality Rate Increase - FederalPay.org
Revised: President's Alternative Pay Plan
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On November 29, 2016, President Obama issued his initial Alternative Pay Plan (now defunct) in lieu of congressional action to increase the General Schedule Pay Scale for 2017. The initial Pay Plan called for a 1.6% average pay raise for federal employees. On December 8, 2016, Congress passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act giving military personnel a 2.1% raise for 2017.
Immediately following this development on December 8th, the President issued a revised Alternative Pay Plan giving all civilian federal employees a 2.1% raise as well.
The 1% across-the-board pay raise will remain unchanged. Locality Adjustments will increase from 0.6% to 1.1% on average. This brings the total average pay raise to 2.1% for 2017.
Our original story appears below. The table has been updated to reflect the revised rates.
2017 Federal Pay Raise
President Obama has official issued the 2017 federal employee pay raise. All federal employees on the General Schedule pay scale will receive a 1% across-the-board pay raise in 2017 along with an average locality increase of 0.77%. The 2017 locality adjustment depends upon where in the country you work.
This is the official pay raise for the General Schedule (GS), Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), and Senior Executive Service (SES) pay schedules.Most other federal pay schedules, including the Federal Wage Schedule (FWS), typically follow suit.
There were 13 new pay localities added in 2016. In 2017, there are no new locality areas – only increases to the 47 existing regions.
The Rest of US (RUS) locality received a 0.39% pay increase (below the average). The localities with the largest increases in 2017 are San Francisco (1.32% increase), Washington, D.C. (1.26% increase), and San Diego (1.22% increase).
Below is the list of 2017 locality adjustments. These will be awarded in addition to the 1%-across-the-board increase. See what locality you fall into.
2017 Locality Adjustments
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