Federal pay freeze: Trump cancels pay raise for federal workers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he would freeze the pay of federal workers next year, saying the nation can’t afford the 2.1% raises that would have gone into effect without presidential action.

In a notice to Congress Thursday, Trump cited “serious economic conditions” in cutting pay to civilian workers. “We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases,” Trump said.

via USA Today Federal pay freeze: Trump cancels pay raise for federal workers