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Biden Admin Announces New Pay Raises for Federal Firefighters

June 21, 2022, 9:15 AM

The Biden administration is implementing a new set of temporary pay increases that will put retroactive pay (from Oct. 1, 2021) into wildland firefighter pockets increasing their bi-weekly pay, up to the lesser of $20,000 or 50% of their annual base salary through September 2023, according to an emailed statement.

  • Federal agencies will begin processing these payments in the coming weeks, with additional payments to occur throughout July and into August
  • The new steps are already paid for by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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