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  • Main Title Federal Employees: Pay and Pension Increases Since 1969


  • Author: Purcell, Patrick
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2009-01-08


  • English


  • Content Description: Under the terms of the Federal Employees' Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-509), pay for civilian federal employees is adjusted each year to keep the salaries of federal workers competitive with comparable occupations in the private sector. The annual increases in federal employee pay are based on changes in the cash compensation paid to workers in the private sector, as measured by the ECI. Under certain circumstances, the President may limit the annual increase in federal pay by executive order. Federal law also requires Social Security benefits and the pensions paid to retired federal employees to be adjusted each year. The COLAs for both Social Security and civil service pensions are based on the rate of inflation as measured by the CPI.
  • Physical Description: 10 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Government employees
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Labor
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Pay equity
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Pensions
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Cost of living adjustments
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Social security
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Civil service pensions


  • Start Date: 1969
  • End Date: 2009


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Accession or Local Control No: 94-971_2009Jan08
  • CRS Report Number: 94-971
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc26065