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Effects of FY 1987 Budget Proposals on Take-Home Pay of Selected Federal Employees

GGD-86-50FS: Published: Feb 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1986.

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In response to a congressional request, GAO prepared a fact sheet showing the effects of 1987 budget proposals for a 3-percent pay raise and a 2-percent increase in retirement contributions on selected federal employees' take-home pay.

GAO computed: (1) the effects on the take-home pay of employees in grades GS-5, GS-9, and GS-12 and at the senior executive level, taking into consideration those payroll deductions which vary by rates of pay; and (2) federal taxes by assuming the employee was married with two dependent children, had no other income, and elected the standard tax deduction. GAO found that the annual take-home pay of employees in grades 5 and 9 would increase by $43 and $16 respectively; however, grade 12 employees and those at the senior executive level would have their annual take-home pay cut by $63 and $348 respectively.

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