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?

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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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