What Was the Standard Federal Pay Raise in 2010?


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The standard federal pay raise in 2010 was 2 percent. This number was composed of a 1.5 percent national increase and a 0.5 percent mean locality pay increase. This raise took affect on Jan. 1, 2010.

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In comparison, the federal government increased pay for its employees by 3.9 percent in 2009, 3.5 percent in 2008 and 2.7 percent in 2007. From 2011 to 2013 the government froze pay for federal employees, and in 2014 pay was increased by 1 percent.

The marked decrease in 2010 from previous years and the pay freezes of the next three years resulted from attempts by President Obama and members of Congress to reduce the federal debt.

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