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Small Pay Raise For Military in 2016

President Obama and Congress have approved an average of 1.3% annual raise to federal employees including both military and civilian.  This raise will be the largest cost-of-living increase for federal employees since 2010.  In 2011, 2012 and 2013 these employees had all raises suspended due the pay freeze during that time.  It’s worth noting though, that the military raise typically mirrors the increase in the Civilian Employment Cost Index (ECI) if not slightly exceed it.  Continue Reading

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