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12/23/2013 03:48 pm ET Updated Feb 22, 2014

Obama Signs Order For 1 Percent Federal Pay Raise

HONOLULU, Dec 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order setting federal civilian and military pay scales for 2014, and including the first raise for civilian workers in four years.

Military and civilian employees will get a 1 percent raise in the new year, consistent with the level laid out in Obama's budget proposal from earlier in the year.

The order had to be signed before Jan. 1 to allow federal agencies to update their pay systems for the new year.

Federal civilian workers have had their pay frozen for three years. Military employees have received a salary increase each year that Obama has been in office, the White House said. (Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Gary Hill)

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