Expectations for 2014

2013 is finally over.  Federal employees had a hard year.  After a 3-year basic pay freeze, federal workers now receive a 1% raise.  This does not catch up the loss in salary value over the past three years, but it is an increase.  

I believe there will be more challenges in 2014.  However, since this is a key election year cycle, some politicians may remember that federal employees vote too and as result may calm down their ‘bash the federal worker’ rhetoric just a bit.  

Also, I am hopeful that the decline in the federal workforce will slow.  New hires may not climb dramatically but after the recent flurry of retirements, I expect a calm as federal workers wait to see what happens next.  

Please let me know what you think.  What are your expectations (good and bad) regarding the federal workforce in 2014?


About djaubey

I am a proud thirty-year federal employee and civil servant. Now retired. As a creative writer (both traditional and innovative), I provide a fresh perspective with a sound foundation in all my work. I am a researcher, writer and speaker with a love of the written word and in search of the truth.
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