Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Obama extends federal pay freeze
Wednesday - 8/22/2012, 12:51am EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he is extending a two-year pay freeze for federal employees until at least next spring.
The freeze will stay in effect during a short-term deal to fund the government through April. The presidential campaign made it difficult to reach a more long-range agreement before the start of fiscal 2013 on Oct. 1.
Obama, in a letter to the congressional leadership, said that government "must maintain efforts to keep our nation on a sustainable fiscal course." The administration estimates the two-year pay freeze will save more than $60 billion.
Obama has proposed an across-the-board 0.5 percent pay raise, but said the increase should not take effect until Congress passes a budget. The proposal would effectively delay the pay increase for three months.
Congress would have to enact the pay-raise proposal. Congress reached a short-term deal before its August recess to fund the government for six months.
J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, called Obama's decision to extend the two-year federal pay freeze "absolutely unwarranted and unjustified."
"Federal employees cannot afford another four months or even another day of frozen wages," Cox said.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)