The pay freeze will really impact my life. I am helping my youngest son through college. My oldest son is disabled and just recently lost everything he owned in a fire. I am trying to help him get some of his life back. I have been a single mother most of their lives and helping now is so important to me. I have a car payment to make. What kind of incentive do we have if there are no pay raises. I have always done outstanding work, and working to achieve that for the bonus really helped me every year. But no pay raise for federal employees seems very unfair to me. We didn’t cause the problem so why are we being punished for it. Everyone needs something to look forward to and you want to take that away from us? I am proud of the work I have accomplished but it doesn’t sound like the government is. I hope you can look further for a solution and not make the federal employees pay for the government’s mistakes.
AFGE Local 3928
US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Nebraska