President Caps Military Pay
The White House officials recently announced they will reduce the upcoming annual military active duty FY2018 pay increase from 2.4 percent to 2.1 percent. The President is empowered to change the annual military pay increase by executive order if he chooses. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, President Trump said the moves are designed to “put our nation on a sustainable fiscal course”. The announcement also includes a cut to annual federal civilian pay increases.
FRA is troubled by the current Administration’s efforts to limit annual increases in military compensation to less than the Employment Cost Index (ECI). FRA strongly supports annual pay increases that are at least equal to the Employment Cost Index (ECI) to ensure that military pay keeps pace with civilian compensation. Members can weigh in on this issue by using the FRA Action Center, and search for “Oppose Onerous Provisions in Senate NDAA (S.1519)”