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Pay Increase for Employees FAQ

Friday, June 14, 2013

Office of the Director


TO:                   DC Government Employees

FROM:              Shawn Stokes, Director
DATE:               June 13, 2013

SUBJECT:         Pay Increases and Collective Bargaining Agreements

On April 18, 2013, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced a three (3) percent pay increase for non-union employees. In addition, the Mayor also announced the completion of several collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) representing over half of the District’s unionized workforce.  The increase is effective April 7, 2013.  This means that employees will be paid at the increased rate for all work performed on or after April 7, and will be compensated retroactively.

Before the pay increases can take effect, they must be approved by the D.C. Council and the funding approved by Congress.  The proposed pay packages and the completed CBAs were sent to the Council for review on May 2.  The Council is expected to vote on these items on June 18.  In addition, the funding for the increases is under Congressional review and is expected to be approved by June 24.

Once the funding is approved, the implementation process for the pay increases will begin with inputting the new pay schedules into PeopleSoft.  Employees should see the new rate in their August pay check, with a lump sum retroactive payment by September 30. For additional details, please see the attached frequently asked questions document.

I join in with the Mayor and salute you for your hard work and dedication to this city, its residents, and its visitors. Thank you for making the District a great place to live and work.

  • Pay Increase for Employees FAQ [PDF]