Sarbanes Cosponsors Legislation to Increase Wages for Federal Workers

The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act would provide a 5.1% raise for 2023
January 13, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today in introducing the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act to provide a 4.1% raise to federal workers plus a 1.0% adjustment in locality pay for calendar year 2023.

“Federal employees are hardworking, dedicated public servants,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, they have stepped up and, in many cases, put their health at risk to keep Americans safe and deliver vital services. The FAIR Act, which I am proud to be an original cosponsor of, would deliver a much-needed pay adjustment to recognize the tireless work of these public servants and provide them the fair compensation they deserve.”

The FAIR Act’s wage adjustment restores years of lost wage increases for federal employees by ensuring that federal employees serving in all 50 states earn an average pay increase of 5.1%.

In his efforts to support federal workers, Congressman Sarbanes cosponsored similar legislation for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 calendar years.

See here for bill text.