Following the federal government’s two-year pay freeze mandated by President Obama, top officials have been asked to give up recent pay raises. According to Federal News Radio, all members of the Senior Executive Service that received performance-based pay hikes in December have had the increase revoked.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) determined that the pay hikes violated the aforementioned pay freeze.
Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, said that the executives in many agencies will not have to pay back any money they received for the first three months of 2011.
Do you think it is fair to revoke money already paid to these federal workers? Did the December raises violate Obama’s pay freeze? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.