GS Pay Scale 2016 for Federal Employees

The 2016 federal employee General Schedule (GS) pay scale tables are usually released in late December each year, often following an executive order from the president.

We will publish the final information on the 2016 GS pay scale when it is available from the Office of Personnel Management.

Latest news on the GS Pay Scale 2016:

2016 Federal Salary Increase for 102,000 Employees in New GS Locality Pay Areas
Establishing 13 new locality pay areas will impact about 102,000 GS employees in 2016. The regulations are effective November 27, 2015, after which time the 2016 federal salary rates for the new areas will be set by the president through an executive order. The regulations are applicable on the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2016. [ MORE ]

2016 Federal Pay Raise: President OKs Plan for 1.3 Percent
The White House issued a letter to Congress Friday setting an alternative plan for federal pay raises for civilian employees covered by the General Schedule (GS) and certain other pay systems in January 2016 [ MORE ]

AFGE: Locality Pay Increase for 13 New Cities in 2016
In a meeting with the an Office of Management and Budget official last week, the American Federation of Government Employees received assurances that new pay localities will be established in January [ MORE ]

Obama Proposes 1.3% Federal Pay Raise in 2016 Budget
February 2, 2015
President Obama wants to give federal employees and uniformed members of the U.S. military a 1.3 percent pay raise in fiscal year 2016. The proposed 2016 federal pay raise would be slightly more than the 1 percent bump given to federal workers in the last two years [ MORE ]

3.8 Percent Federal Pay Raise in 2016 Proposed by Lawmakers
January 14, 2015
Lawmakers in the House and Senate introduce legislation in the House to provide a 3.8 percent pay raise to federal workers. President of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), said, "A 3.8 percent pay increase for federal employees would help close the growing gap between federal and private-sector pay [ MORE ]

2016 GS Pay Scale Tables for Federal Employees
In late December, the Office of Personnel management will publish the final 2016 GS pay scale tables and charts -- as well as Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Pay Schedules, and the Federal Wage System (FWS) [ MORE ]