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Government Workers Get Pay Raises

President Clinton on Monday authorized pay raises for federal workers, including increases averaging 2.8 percent for civilian employees and members of the military.

The raises, approved by executive order, take effect with the new year beginning Thursday.

Civilian federal workers get a raise of 2.3 percent plus a “locality adjustment” that varies by geographic location but averages 0.5 percent, said White House spokesman Joe Lockhart. The locality adjustment does not apply to the pay of the vice president, federal judges or members of Congress, he said.

All members of the military will get a raise of 2.8 percent.

The order authorizes pay raises of 2.3 percent for Vice President Al Gore, federal judges and members of Congress.

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