Biden's $15 minimum wage for federal employees will affect close to 70,000 workers

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Federal agencies were directed on Friday to raise the minimum wage for government employees to $15 an hour, The Hill reports. The rule will take full effect on Jan. 30.

The new pay guidance will impact close to 70,000 federal employees, "most of which work at the Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Veterans Affairs," Axios reports per the Office of Personnel Management. The largest share of employees currently making under $15 an hour work at the Department of Defense, Axios adds.

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