Nearly all U.S. Postal Service (USPS) workers will notice a three percent pay raise on their next check.
Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, announced in a press release on Sept. 21 that all Executive and Administrative Schedule employees, as well as Pay Band Non-bargaining unit employees, will see the increase reflected in their Oct. 14 pay stub – regardless of their current salary maximum.
“As we continue our efforts to transform the Postal Service, recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of our management team has never been more important,” DeJoy wrote. “Much has been accomplished this past year in the face of significant challenges — the continued impact of a global pandemic and record inflation. Our management team consistently rises to overcome these and other challenges and perform at a high level.”
Postal Career Executive Service employees will also receive a wage increase up to their current position’s allotted salary maximum. The additional money that exceeds this amount will be given to them in a lump-sum payment. USPS Officers will also receive a three percent, one-time check.
DeJoy’s announcement comes a couple of weeks after President Biden confirmed a 4.6 percent pay raise for Federal employees in the 2023 fiscal year. This push to pay Federal civil servants more is a result of the substantial pay gap between the public and private sector and struggles to attract and attain a well-qualified workforce.