Obama announces 2-year pay freeze for federal workers


Ed O’Keefe and Joe Davidson
The Washington Post
November 29, 2010

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Bowing to Republican political pressure and growing budget concerns, President Obama will announce a two-year pay freeze for civilian federal workers Monday, according to administration sources.

The freeze applies to all federal employees — including civilian employees of the Defense Department, and will not impact step increases or bonuses for federal workers, according to sources.

Further details will be announced by Obama at 11:35 a.m., the White House said.Fresh food that lasts from eFoods Direct (Ad)

Obama signaled a willingness to consider pay and hiring freezes as a way to rein in government spending during an October interview with The Washington Post.

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