According to a leaked memo , White House officials are advocating for a pay freeze for federal employees for fiscal 2019. They added, “this is the most important – the only one we can do unilaterally.”
Cuts to retirement and a pay freeze will have an impact on the government’s ability to hire people to do the work, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is struggling to hire 49,000 doctors, nurses, psychologists, and other health care professionals to take care of veterans.
4. Elimination of the 25% Cap on Health Insurance Premiums
Federal employees share the cost of health benefits coverage with the government. Most full-time employees pay 25% of the total premium. But there’s a proposal in the leaked memo to make employees pay more by eliminating this 25% cap.
5. Reductions in Raises Based on Experience