FEDERAL WORKFORCE: Obama ups minimum wage for some, prods Congress to act Robin Bravender, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 It's official: President Obama is hiking the minimum wage for federal contract workers. Please subscribe to E&ENews PM to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.