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Senate Defense Bill Endorses 2% Pay Raise for DOD Civilians

June 21, 2024

Molly Weisner

Federal Times

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By Molly Weisner, Federal Times / June 20, 2024

The Senate’s fiscal 2025 defense spending bill supports a 2% pay raise for civilians working in the Pentagon next year.

While the bill only pertains to Defense Department workers, it backs up what President Biden’s budget prescribes for the rest of the civilian workforce.

It also includes a provision boosting buyouts to $40,000, up from the current maximum of $25,000.

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