As Ed O’Keefe of the Federal Eye reportes this morning, the White House will propose a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees as part of its 2013 budget proposal, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the plans.

What do you think of the plan to increase pay, the first raise for federal workers since before President Obama ordered a two-year freeze in late 2010? Vote below and explain your rationale in the comments.