CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN
Maryland’s 8th District
For Immediate Release
February 5, 2016
CONTACT:    Ian Jannetta – 202-225-1527
 
Van Hollen Statement on Proposed Pay Increase for Federal Workers
 
Washington, DC – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on the Administration’s proposed 1.6% pay raise for federal workers in 2017:
“A 1.6% raise for our federal workers is not nearly enough to compensate for years of inadequate adjustments. Wages for civil servants lag far behind the private sector, and federal workers have made significant sacrifices in recent years. To attract and retain the most talented workers to carry out essential government services, we must pay our federal workers a competitive wage.”