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5 USC 5332: The General Schedule Text contains those laws in effect on June 20, 2018
From Title 5-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEESPART III-EMPLOYEESSubpart D-Pay and AllowancesCHAPTER 53-PAY RATES AND SYSTEMSSUBCHAPTER III-GENERAL SCHEDULE PAY RATES

§5332. The General Schedule

(a)(1) The General Schedule, the symbol for which is "GS", is the basic pay schedule for positions to which this subchapter applies. Each employee to whom this subchapter applies is entitled to basic pay in accordance with the General Schedule.

(2) The General Schedule is a schedule of annual rates of basic pay, consisting of 15 grades, designated "GS–1" through "GS–15", consecutively, with 10 rates of pay for each such grade. The rates of pay of the General Schedule are adjusted in accordance with section 5303.

(b) When payment is made on the basis of an hourly, daily, weekly, or biweekly rate, the rate is computed from the appropriate annual rate of basic pay named by subsection (a) of this section in accordance with the rules prescribed by section 5504(b) of this title.

( Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 467 ; Pub. L. 90–83, §1(18), Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 199 ; Pub. L. 90–206, title II, §202(a), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 624 ; Pub. L. 95–454, title V, §503(e), Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1184 ; Pub. L. 98–615, title II, §204(a)(1), Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3216 ; Pub. L. 102–378, §2(29), Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1350 ; Pub. L. 103–89, §3(b)(1)(F), Sept. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 982 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
1966 Act
DerivationU.S. CodeRevised Statutes and

Statutes at Large

(a) 5 U.S.C. 1113 (less (c)). Oct. 28, 1949, ch. 782, §603 (less (d)), 63 Stat. 965 .
  Oct. 24, 1951, ch. 554, §1(a), 65 Stat. 612 .
  Sept. 1, 1954, ch. 1208, §109 (less (c)), 68 Stat. 1108 .
  June 28, 1955, ch. 189, §2(a), 69 Stat. 172 .
  June 20, 1958, Pub. L. 85–462, §2(a), 72 Stat. 203 .
  July 1, 1960, Pub. L. 86–568, §112(a), 74 Stat. 298 .
  Oct. 11, 1962, Pub. L. 87–793, §602(a), 76 Stat. 843 .
  Aug. 14, 1964, Pub. L. 88–426, §102(a), 78 Stat. 400 .
(b) 5 U.S.C. 1113(c). Oct. 28, 1949, ch. 782, §603 (d), 63 Stat. 965 .
  Sept. 1, 1954, ch. 1208, §109(c), 68 Stat. 1108 .

In subsection (a), the words "the symbol for which is 'GS' " are added on authority of former section 1111 which is carried into section 5104. So much as related to the Crafts, Protective, and Custodial Schedule is omitted as repealed effective not later than Sept. 11, 1955, by the Act of Sept. 1, 1954, §§109(b), 110(b), 68 Stat. 1108.

In subsection (b), reference to payment made on the basis of a "monthly" rate is omitted since section 5504(b), former section 944(c), no longer provides for converting a basic annual rate to a basic monthly rate.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

1967 Act
Section of title 5Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
5332(a) 5 App.: 1113(b). Oct. 29, 1965, Pub. L. 89–301, §2(a), 79 Stat. 1111 .

July 18, 1966, Pub. L. 89–504, §102(a), 80 Stat. 288 .

Amendments

1993-Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 103–89 struck out ", except an employee covered by the performance management and recognition system established under chapter 54," after "whom this subchapter applies".

1992-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–378 amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: "The General Schedule, the symbol for which is 'GS', is the basic pay schedule for positions to which this subchapter applies. Each employee to whom this subchapter applies, except an employee covered by the performance management and recognition system established under chapter 54 of this title, is entitled to basic pay in accordance with the General Schedule."

1984-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–615 substituted "the performance management and recognition system established under chapter 54" for "the merit pay system established under section 5402".

1978-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–454 inserted in second sentence reference to an employee covered by the merit pay system established under section 5402 of this title.

1967-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90–206 increased the compensation in each step of each grade.

Effective Date of 1993 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–89 effective Nov. 1, 1993, see section 3(c) of Pub. L. 103–89, set out as a note under section 3372 of this title.

Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–378 effective May 4, 1991, see section 9(b)(4) of Pub. L. 102–378, set out as a note under section 6303 of this title.

Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–615, title II, §205, Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3217 , provided that amendment by Pub. L. 98–615 was effective Oct. 1, 1984, and applicable with respect to pay periods commencing on or after that date, with certain exceptions and qualifications.

Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–454, title V, §504(a), Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1184 , provided that amendment by Pub. L. 95–454 was effective on first day of first applicable pay period which began on or after Oct. 1, 1981, except it could take effect with respect to any category or categories of positions before such day to extent prescribed by Director of Office of Personnel Management.

Effective Date of 1967 Amendment

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, §220(a)(2), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 639 , provided, except as otherwise expressly provided, that: "Sections 202 [amending this section and enacting provisions set out as a note under this section], 203 [amending section 3301 of Title 39, The Postal Service], 204 [enacting section 3512A of Title 39, amending sections 3512, and 3513–3531 of Title 39, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 3512A of Title 39], 205 [amending sections 3542–3544 of Title 39, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 3542, 3544, 3552, and 3560 of Title 39], 206 [amending sections 3560, 3573, and 3575 of Title 39, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 3542 of Title 39], 208 [amending former section 4107 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits], 209 [amending sections 867 and 870 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 867 of Title 22], 210 [enacting provisions set out as a note under section 590h of Title 16, Conservation], 211 [enacting provisions set out as a note under this section and section 548 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure], 213 (except subsections (d) and (e)) [enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 603, 604, and 753 of Title 28], 214 (except subsections (j), (k), (l), (n), and (o)) [enacting sections 60e–14, 61–2, 293c, and 4302 of Title 2, The Congress, amending section 1847 of Title 2, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 8339 of this title], and 216 [enacting provisions set out as a note under section 60e–14 of Title 2] shall become effective as of the beginning of the first pay period which began on or after October 1, 1967."

Short Title

Pub. L. 90–206, §1, Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 613 , provided: "That this Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the 'Postal Revenue and Federal Salary Act of 1967'."

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, §201, Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 624 , provided that: "This title [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the 'Federal Salary Act of 1967'."

Adjustment of Pay Rates Effective October 1, 1972

Pub. L. 93–549, Dec. 26, 1974, 88 Stat. 1743 , provided that no officer or employee of the United States shall have his or her pay reduced by reason of Ex. Ord. No. 11777, Apr. 12, 1974.

1970 Increase in Pay Rates

Pub. L. 91–231, Apr. 15, 1970, 84 Stat. 195 , known as the Federal Employees Salary Act of 1970, and effective on the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after Dec. 27, 1969, provided for an increase in the rates of basic pay, basic compensation, and salaries contained in the General Schedule, the Postal Field Service Schedule and Rural Carrier Schedule, the schedule relating to certain positions within the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans' Administration, and the Foreign Service schedules, and also for employees of Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committees, for certain employees of the Legislative and Judicial Branches, for United States Attorneys, and for other employees of the United States Government and the government of the District of Columbia whose rates of pay were fixed by administrative action and not otherwise increased.

Initial Adjustment of 1967 Pay Increases

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, §§202(b), 220(a)(2), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 625 , 639, effective as of the beginning of the first pay period which began on or after Oct. 1, 1967, made various initial adjustments to the rates of basic pay of officers and employees referred to in the General Schedule set forth in the amendment to this section made by section 202(a) of Pub. L. 90–206.

1967 Salary Increase for Persons Whose Compensation Rates are Fixed by Administrative Action

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, §§211(b)–(d), 220(a)(2), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 633 , 639, effective as of the beginning of the first pay period which began on or after Oct. 1, 1967, authorized the increase of the rates of pay of certain officers and employees of the Federal Government and of the municipal government of the District of Columbia by amounts not to exceed the increases provided by title II of Pub. L. 90–206 for corresponding rates of pay in the appropriate schedule or scale of pay.

Retroactive Compensation Under 1967 Pay Increases

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, §218, Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 638 , provided for retroactive pay under title II of Pub. L. 90–206 only in the case of an individual in the service of the United States, including service in the Armed Forces, or the municipal government of the District of Columbia on Dec. 16, 1967, subject to certain restrictions.

Ex. Ord. No. 13819. Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

Ex. Ord. No. 13819, Dec. 22, 2017, 82 F.R. 61431, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as adjusted under 5 U.S.C. 5303, are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:

(a) The General Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5332(a)) at Schedule 1;

(b) The Foreign Service Schedule (22 U.S.C. 3963) at Schedule 2; and

(c) The schedules for the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs (38 U.S.C. 7306, 7404; section 301(a) of Public Law 102–40) at Schedule 3.

Sec. 2. Senior Executive Service. The ranges of rates of basic pay for senior executives in the Senior Executive Service, as established pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5382, are set forth on Schedule 4 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Sec. 3. Certain Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries. The rates of basic pay or salaries for the following offices and positions are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:

(a) The Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5312–5318) at Schedule 5;

(b) The Vice President (3 U.S.C. 104) and the Congress (2 U.S.C. 4501) at Schedule 6; and

(c) Justices and judges (28 U.S.C. 5, 44(d), 135, 252, and 461(a)) at Schedule 7.

Sec. 4. Uniformed Services. The rates of monthly basic pay (37 U.S.C. 203(a)) for members of the uniformed services, as adjusted under section 601 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115–91), as signed by the President on December 12, 2017, and the rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay (37 U.S.C. 203(c)) are set forth on Schedule 8 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Sec. 5. Locality-Based Comparability Payments.

(a) Pursuant to section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, and my authority to implement an alternative level of comparability payments under section 5304a of title 5, United States Code, locality-based comparability payments shall be paid in accordance with Schedule 9 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

(b) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement these payments and to publish appropriate notice of such payments in the Federal Register.

Sec. 6. Administrative Law Judges. Pursuant to section 5372 of title 5, United States Code, the rates of basic pay for administrative law judges are set forth on Schedule 10 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Sec. 7. Effective Dates. Schedule 8 is effective January 1, 2018. The other schedules contained herein are effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018.

Sec. 8. Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 13756 of December 27, 2016, is superseded as of the effective dates specified in section 7 of this order.

Donald J. Trump.      

Schedule 1
General Schedule
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
 12345678910
GS–1 $18,785 $19,414 $20,039 $20,660 $21,285 $21,650 $22,267 $22,891 $22,915 $23,502
GS–2 21,121 21,624 22,323 22,915 23,175 23,857 24,539 25,221 25,903 26,585
GS–3 23,045 23,813 24,581 25,349 26,117 26,885 27,653 28,421 29,189 29,957
GS–4 25,871 26,733 27,595 28,457 29,319 30,181 31,043 31,905 32,767 33,629
GS–5 28,945 29,910 30,875 31,840 32,805 33,770 34,735 35,700 36,665 37,630
GS–6 32,264 33,339 34,414 35,489 36,564 37,639 38,714 39,789 40,864 41,939
GS–7 35,854 37,049 38,244 39,439 40,634 41,829 43,024 44,219 45,414 46,609
GS–8 39,707 41,031 42,355 43,679 45,003 46,327 47,651 48,975 50,299 51,623
GS–9 43,857 45,319 46,781 48,243 49,705 51,167 52,629 54,091 55,553 57,015
GS–10 48,297 49,907 51,517 53,127 54,737 56,347 57,957 59,567 61,177 62,787
GS–11 53,062 54,831 56,600 58,369 60,138 61,907 63,676 65,445 67,214 68,983
GS–12 63,600 65,720 67,840 69,960 72,080 74,200 76,320 78,440 80,560 82,680
GS–13 75,628 78,149 80,670 83,191 85,712 88,233 90,754 93,275 95,796 98,317
GS–14 89,370 92,349 95,328 98,307 101,286 104,265 107,244 110,223 113,202 116,181
GS–15 105,123 108,627 112,131 115,635 119,139 122,643 126,147 129,651 133,155 136,659
Schedule 2
Foreign Service Schedule
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
StepClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Class 7Class 8Class 9
1 $105,123 $85,181 $69,022 $55,929 $45,319 $40,514 $36,218 $32,378 $28,945
2 108,277 87,736 71,093 57,607 46,679 41,729 37,305 33,349 29,813
3 111,525 90,369 73,225 59,335 48,079 42,981 38,424 34,350 30,708
4 114,871 93,080 75,422 61,115 49,521 44,271 39,576 35,380 31,629
5 118,317 95,872 77,685 62,949 51,007 45,599 40,764 36,442 32,578
6 121,866 98,748 80,015 64,837 52,537 46,967 41,987 37,535 33,555
7 125,522 101,711 82,416 66,782 54,113 48,376 43,246 38,661 34,562
8 129,288 104,762 84,888 68,786 55,737 49,827 44,544 39,821 35,599
9 133,167 107,905 87,435 70,849 57,409 51,322 45,880 41,015 36,667
10 136,659 111,142 90,058 72,975 59,131 52,862 47,256 42,246 37,767
11 136,659 114,476 92,760 75,164 60,905 54,447 48,674 43,513 38,900
12 136,659 117,910 95,543 77,419 62,732 56,081 50,134 44,819 40,067
13 136,659 121,448 98,409 79,741 64,614 57,763 51,638 46,163 41,269
14 136,659 125,091 101,361 82,134 66,552 59,496 53,187 47,548 42,507
Schedule 3
Veterans Health Administration Schedules, Department of Veterans Affairs
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
   
Schedule for the Office of the Under Secretary for Health (38 U.S.C. 73061
(Only applies to incumbents who are not physicians or dentists)
Assistant Under Secretaries for Health 2 $165,956
  Minimum Maximum
Service Directors $123,290 $153,119
Director, National Center for Preventive Health 105,123 153,119
Physician and Dentist Base and Longevity Schedule 3
Physician Grade $103,395 $151,653
Dentist Grade 103,395 151,653
Clinical Podiatrist, Chiropractor, and Optometrist Schedule
Chief Grade $105,123 $136,659
Senior Grade 89,370 116,181
Intermediate Grade 75,628 98,317
Full Grade 63,600 82,680
Associate Grade 53,062 68,983
Physician Assistant and Expanded-Function Dental Auxiliary Schedule 4
Director Grade $105,123 $136,659
Assistant Director Grade 89,370 116,181
Chief Grade 75,628 98,317
Senior Grade 63,600 82,680
Intermediate Grade 53,062 68,983
Full Grade 43,857 57,015
Associate Grade 37,740 49,062
Junior Grade 32,264 41,939

1 This schedule does not apply to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health, the Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Assistant Under Secretaries for Health who are physicians or dentists, Medical Directors, the Assistant Under Secretary for Nursing Programs, or the Director of Nursing Services.

2 Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7404(d), the rate of basic pay payable to these employees is limited to the rate for level V of the Executive Schedule, which is $153,800.

3 Pursuant to section 3 of Public Law 108–445 [see Tables for classification] and 38 U.S.C. 7431, Veterans Health Administration physicians and dentists may also be paid market pay and performance pay.

4 Pursuant to section 301(a) of Public Law 102–40 [38 U.S.C. 7451 note], these positions are paid according to the Nurse Schedule in 38 U.S.C. 4107(b), as in effect on August 14, 1990, with subsequent adjustments.

Schedule 4
Senior Executive Service
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
   
  Minimum Maximum
Agencies with a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System $126,148 $189,600
Agencies without a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System $126,148 $174,500
Schedule 5
Executive Schedule
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
  
Level I $210,700
Level II 189,600
Level III 174,500
Level IV 164,200
Level V 153,800
Schedule 6
Vice President and Members of Congress
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
  
Vice President $243,500
Senators 174,000
Members of the House of Representatives 174,000
Delegates to the House of Representatives 174,000
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico 174,000
President pro tempore of the Senate 193,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the Senate 193,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the House of Representatives 193,400
Speaker of the House of Representatives 223,500
Schedule 7
Judicial Salaries
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
  
Chief Justice of the United States $267,000
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court 255,300
Circuit Judges 220,600
District Judges 208,000
Judges of the Court of International Trade 208,000
Schedule 8
Pay of the Uniformed Services
(Effective January 1, 2018)
part i-monthly basic pay
Years of Service (computed under 37 U.S.C. 205)
Commissioned Officers
Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
O–10 1
O–9
O–8 $10,398.60 $10,739.40 $10,965.60 $11,028.60 $11,310.90
O–7 8,640.60 9,041.70 9,227.70 9,375.30 9,642.60
O–6 2 6,552.30 7,198.50 7,671.00 7,671.00 7,700.40
O–5 5,462.40 6,153.60 6,579.00 6,659.40 6,925.50
O–4 4,713.00 5,455.50 5,820.00 5,900.70 6,238.50
O–3 3 4,143.90 4,697.10 5,069.70 5,527.80 5,793.00
O–2 3 3,580.50 4,077.90 4,696.20 4,854.90 4,955.10
O–1 3 3,107.70 3,234.90 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20
  Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
O–10 1
O–9
O–8 $11,781.90 $11,891.40 $12,339.00 $12,467.40 $12,852.90
O–7 9,906.90 10,212.30 10,516.80 10,822.20 11,781.90
O–6 2 8,030.40 8,073.90 8,073.90 8,532.60 9,343.80
O–5 7,084.20 7,434.00 7,690.80 8,022.30 8,529.60
O–4 6,601.20 7,052.70 7,403.70 7,647.60 7,788.00
O–3 3 6,083.40 6,271.20 6,580.20 6,741.60 6,741.60
O–2 3 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10
O–1 3 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20
  Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
O–10 1 1 $15,800.10 1 $15,800.10 1 $15,800.10 1 $15,800.10
O–9 14,696.40 14,908.80 15,214.50 15,747.60
O–8 $13,410.90 13,925.10 14,268.30 14,268.30 14,268.30
O–7 12,591.90 12,591.90 12,591.90 12,591.90 12,656.40
O–6 2 9,819.90 10,295.70 10,566.60 10,841.10 11,372.40
O–5 8,770.50 9,009.30 9,280.20 9,280.20 9,280.20
O–4 7,869.30 7,869.30 7,869.30 7,869.30 7,869.30
O–3 3 6,741.60 6,741.60 6,741.60 6,741.60 6,741.60
O–2 3 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10
O–1 3 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20
  Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36
O–10 1 1 $15,800.10 1 $15,800.10 1 $15,800.10 1 $15,800.10 1 $15,800.10
O–9 15,747.60 1 15,800.10 1 15,800.10 1 15,800.10 1 15,800.10
O–8 14,268.30 14,625.60 14,625.60 14,991.00 14,991.00
O–7 12,656.40 12,909.60 12,909.60 12,909.60 12,909.60
O–6 2 11,372.40 11,599.80 11,599.80 11,599.80 11,599.80
O–5 9,280.20 9,280.20 9,280.20 9,280.20 9,280.20
O–4 7,869.30 7,869.30 7,869.30 7,869.30 7,869.30
O–3 3 6,741.60 6,741.60 6,741.60 6,741.60 6,741.60
O–2 3 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10 4,955.10
O–1 3 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20 3,910.20
  Over 38 Over 40
O–10 1 1 $15,800.10 1 $15,800.10
O–9 1 15,800.10 1 15,800.10
O–8 14,991.00 14,991.00
O–7 12,909.60 12,909.60
O–6 2 11,599.80 11,599.80
O–5 9,280.20 9,280.20
O–4 7,869.30 7,869.30
O–3 3 6,741.60 6,741.60
O–2 3 4,955.10 4,955.10
O–1 3 3,910.20 3,910.20

1 Basic pay is limited to the rate of basic pay for level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during calendar year 2018, which is $15,800.10 per month for officers at pay grades O–7 through O–10. This includes officers serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or commander of a unified or specified combatant command (as defined in 10 U.S.C. 161(c)).

2 Basic pay is limited to the rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during calendar year 2018, which is $12,816.60 per month, for officers at pay grades O–6 and below.

3 Does not apply to commissioned officers who have been credited with over 4 years of active duty service as an enlisted member or warrant officer.

Commissioned Officers With Over 4 Years Active Duty Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer 4
Pay GradeOver 4Over 6Over 8Over 10
O–3E $5,527.80 $5,793.00 $6,083.40 $6,271.20
O–2E 4,854.90 4,955.10 5,112.60 5,379.00
O–1E 3,910.20 4,175.40 4,329.90 4,487.70
  Over 12 Over 14 Over 16 Over 18
O–3E $6,580.20 $6,840.90 $6,990.90 $7,194.60
O–2E 5,584.80 5,738.10 5,738.10 5,738.10
O–1E 4,642.80 4,854.90 4,854.90 4,854.90
  Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
O–3E $7,194.60 $7,194.60 $7,194.60 $7,194.60
O–2E 5,738.10 5,738.10 5,738.10 5,738.10
O–1E 4,854.90 4,854.90 4,854.90 4,854.90
  Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34
O–3E $7,194.60 $7,194.60 $7,194.60 $7,194.60
O–2E 5,738.10 5,738.10 5,738.10 5,738.10
O–1E 4,854.90 4,854.90 4,854.90 4,854.90
  Over 36 Over 38 Over 40
O–3E $7,194.60 $7,194.60 $7,194.60
O–2E 5,738.10 5,738.10 5,738.10
O–1E 4,854.90 4,854.90 4,854.90

4 Reservists with at least 1,460 points as an enlisted member, a warrant officer, or a warrant officer and an enlisted member which are creditable toward reserve retirement also qualify for these rates.

Warrant Officers
Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
W–5
W–4 $4,282.50 $4,606.50 $4,738.50 $4,868.70 $5,092.80
W–3 3,910.80 4,073.70 4,240.80 4,296.00 4,470.60
W–2 3,460.50 3,787.80 3,888.60 3,957.60 4,182.30
W–1 3,037.50 3,364.50 3,452.40 3,638.10 3,857.70
  Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
W–5
W–4 $5,314.50 $5,539.20 $5,876.40 $6,172.50 $6,454.20
W–3 4,815.30 5,174.10 5,343.30 5,538.90 5,739.90
W–2 4,530.90 4,703.70 4,873.80 5,082.00 5,244.60
W–1 4,181.70 4,332.60 4,543.80 4,751.70 4,915.50
  Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
W–5 $7,614.60 $8,000.70 $8,288.40 $8,606.70
W–4 $6,684.90 6,909.60 7,239.90 7,511.10 7,820.70
W–3 6,102.30 6,346.80 6,492.90 6,648.30 6,860.10
W–2 5,391.90 5,568.30 5,684.10 5,775.90 5,775.90
W–1 5,065.80 5,248.80 5,248.80 5,248.80 5,248.80
  Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36
W–5 $8,606.70 $9,037.80 $9,037.80 $9,489.00 $9,489.00
W–4 7,820.70 7,976.70 7,976.70 7,976.70 7,976.70
W–3 6,860.10 6,860.10 6,860.10 6,860.10 6,860.10
W–2 5,775.90 5,775.90 5,775.90 5,775.90 5,775.90
W–1 5,248.80 5,248.80 5,248.80 5,248.80 5,248.80
  Over 38 Over 40
W–5 $9,964.20 $9,964.20
W–4 7,976.70 7,976.70
W–3 6,860.10 6,860.10
W–2 5,775.90 5,775.90
W–1 5,248.80 5,248.80
Enlisted Members
Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6
E–9 1
E–8
E–7 $2,944.20 $3,213.30 $3,336.60 $3,499.20 $3,626.70
E–6 2,546.40 2,802.30 2,925.90 3,046.20 3,171.60
E–5 2,332.80 2,490.00 2,610.30 2,733.30 2,925.30
E–4 2,139.00 2,248.50 2,370.30 2,490.60 2,596.50
E–3 1,931.10 2,052.30 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80
E–2 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30
E–1 2 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30
E–1 3 1,514.70
  Over 8 Over 10 Over 12 Over 14 Over 16
E–9 1 $5,173.80 $5,290.80 $5,439.00 $5,612.40
E–8 $4,235.40 4,422.60 4,538.70 4,677.30 4,828.20
E–7 3,845.10 3,968.40 4,186.80 4,368.90 4,493.10
E–6 3,453.60 3,563.70 3,776.70 3,841.50 3,888.90
E–5 3,125.70 3,290.70 3,310.50 3,310.50 3,310.50
E–4 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50
E–3 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80
E–2 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30
E–1 2 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30
E–1 3
  Over 18 Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26
E–9 1 $5,788.20 $6,068.70 $6,306.60 $6,556.20 $6,939.00
E–8 5,099.70 5,237.40 5,471.70 5,601.90 5,921.70
E–7 4,625.10 4,676.10 4,848.30 4,940.40 5,291.40
E–6 3,944.10 3,944.10 3,944.10 3,944.10 3,944.10
E–5 3,310.50 3,310.50 3,310.50 3,310.50 3,310.50
E–4 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50
E–3 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80
E–2 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30
E–1 2 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30
E–1 3
  Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36
E–9 1 $6,939.00 $7,285.50 $7,285.50 $7,650.00 $7,650.00
E–8 5,921.70 6,040.50 6,040.50 6,040.50 6,040.50
E–7 5,291.40 5,291.40 5,291.40 5,291.40 5,291.40
E–6 3,944.10 3,944.10 3,944.10 3,944.10 3,944.10
E–5 3,310.50 3,310.50 3,310.50 3,310.50 3,310.50
E–4 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50 2,596.50
E–3 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80 2,176.80
E–2 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30 1,836.30
E–1 2 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30 1,638.30
E–1 3
  Over 38 Over 40
E–9 1 $8,033.10 $8,033.10
E–8 6,040.50 6,040.50
E–7 5,291.40 5,291.40
E–6 3,944.10 3,944.10
E–5 3,310.50 3,310.50
E–4 2,596.50 2,596.50
E–3 2,176.80 2,176.80
E–2 1,836.30 1,836.30
E–1 2 1,638.30 1,638.30
E–1 3

1 For noncommissioned officers serving as Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy or Coast Guard, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, basic pay for this grade is $8,361.00 per month, regardless of cumulative years of service under 37 U.S.C. 205.

2 Applies to personnel who have served 4 months or more on active duty.

3 Applies to personnel who have served less than 4 months on active duty.

part ii-rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay

The rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay authorized by 37 U.S.C. 203(c) is $1,087.80.

Note: As a result of the enactment of sections 602–604 of Public Law 105–85, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 [see Tables for classification], the Secretary of Defense now has the authority to adjust the rates of basic allowances for subsistence and housing. Therefore, these allowances are no longer adjusted by the President in conjunction with the adjustment of basic pay for members of the uniformed services. Accordingly, the tables of allowances included in previous orders are not included here.

Schedule 9
Locality-Based Comparability Payments
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
Locality Pay Area 1Rate
Alaska 28.02%
Albany-Schenectady, NY 16.50%
Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM 15.76%
Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs, GA–AL 21.16%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 16.71%
Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA–RI–NH–CT–ME 27.48%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY 19.18%
Charlotte-Concord, NC–SC 16.21%
Chicago-Naperville, IL–IN–WI 27.47%
Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH–KY–IN 19.87%
Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH 20.08%
Colorado Springs, CO 16.59%
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH 18.97%
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX–OK 23.40%
Davenport-Moline, IA–IL 16.08%
Dayton-Springfield-Sidney, OH 18.11%
Denver-Aurora, CO 25.47%
Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI 26.25%
Harrisburg-Lebanon, PA 16.15%
Hartford-West Hartford, CT–MA 28.21%
Hawaii 18.43%
Houston-The Woodlands, TX 31.74%
Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL 18.49%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN 16.23%
Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO–KS 16.10%
Laredo, TX 17.40%
Las Vegas-Henderson, NV–AZ 16.49%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 30.57%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL 22.64%
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI 20.14%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN–WI 23.37%
New York-Newark, NY–NJ–CT–PA 32.13%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 15.93%
Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA–NJ–DE–MD 24.59%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 19.09%
Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA–OH–WV 18.35%
Portland-Vancouver-Salem, OR–WA 22.53%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 19.52%
Richmond, VA 18.79%
Sacramento-Roseville, CA–NV 24.86%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 27.88%
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA 39.28%
Seattle-Tacoma, WA 25.11%
St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO–IL 16.47%
Tucson-Nogales, AZ 16.17%
Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC–MD–VA–WV–PA 28.22%
Rest of U.S. 15.37%

1 Locality Pay Areas are defined in 5 CFR 531.603.

Schedule 10
Administrative Law Judges
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018)
  
AL–3/A $109,600
AL–3/B 117,900
AL–3/C 126,400
AL–3/D 134,900
AL–3/E 143,500
AL–3/F 151,700
AL–2 160,100
AL–1 164,200

Prior adjustments of certain rates of pay were contained in the following:

Ex. Ord. No. 13756, Dec. 27, 2016, 81 F.R. 97099, effective Jan. 1, 2017, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13819.

Ex. Ord. No. 13715, Dec. 18, 2015, 80 F.R. 80195, effective Jan. 1, 2016, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13756.

Ex. Ord. No. 13686, Dec. 19, 2014, 79 F.R. 77361, effective Jan. 1, 2015, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13715.

Ex. Ord. No. 13655, Dec. 23, 2013, 78 F.R. 80451, effective Jan. 1, 2014, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13686.

Ex. Ord. No. 13641, Apr. 5, 2013, 78 F.R. 21503, effective Jan. 1, 2013, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13655.

Ex. Ord. No. 13635, Dec. 27, 2012, 78 F.R. 649, effective Jan. 1, 2013, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13641.

Ex. Ord. No. 13594, Dec. 19, 2011, 76 F.R. 80191, effective Jan. 1, 2012, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13635.

Ex. Ord. No. 13561, Dec. 22, 2010, 75 F.R. 81817, effective Jan. 1, 2011, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13594.

Ex. Ord. No. 13525, Dec. 23, 2009, 74 F.R. 69231, effective Jan. 1, 2010, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13561.

Ex. Ord. No. 13483, Dec. 18, 2008, 73 F.R. 78587, effective Jan. 1, 2009, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13525.

Ex. Ord. No. 13454, Jan. 4, 2008, 73 F.R. 1481, effective Jan. 1, 2008, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13483.

Ex. Ord. No. 13420, Dec. 21, 2006, 71 F.R. 77571, effective Jan. 1, 2007, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13454.

Ex. Ord. No. 13393, Dec. 22, 2005, 70 F.R. 76655, effective Jan. 1, 2006, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13420.

Ex. Ord. No. 13368, Dec. 30, 2004, 70 F.R. 1147, effective Jan. 1, 2005, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13393.

Ex. Ord. No. 13332, Mar. 3, 2004, 69 F.R. 10891, effective Jan. 1, 2004, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13368.

Ex. Ord. No. 13322, Dec. 30, 2003, 69 F.R. 231, effective Jan. 1, 2004, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13332.

Ex. Ord. No. 13282, Dec. 31, 2002, 68 F.R. 1133, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 13291, Mar. 21, 2003, 68 F.R. 14525, effective Jan. 1, 2003, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13322.

Ex. Ord. No. 13249, Dec. 28, 2001, 67 F.R. 639, effective Jan. 1, 2002, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13282, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 13182, Dec. 23, 2000, 65 F.R. 82879, 66 F.R. 10057, effective Jan. 1, 2001, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13249.

Ex. Ord. No. 13144, Dec. 21, 1999, 64 F.R. 72237, effective Jan. 1, 2000, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13182.

Ex. Ord. No. 13106, Dec. 7, 1998, 63 F.R. 68151, effective Jan. 1, 1999, substantially superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13144.

Ex. Ord. No. 13071, Dec. 29, 1997, 62 F.R. 68521, effective Jan. 1, 1998, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13106.

Ex. Ord. No. 13033, Dec. 27, 1996, 61 F.R. 68987, effective Jan. 1, 1997, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13071.

Ex. Ord. No. 12990, Feb. 29, 1996, 61 F.R. 8467, effective Jan. 1, 1996, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13033.

Ex. Ord. No. 12984, Dec. 28, 1995, 61 F.R. 237, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12990, §3, Feb. 29, 1996, 61 F.R. 8467, effective Jan. 1, 1996, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13033.

Ex. Ord. No. 12944, Dec. 28, 1994, 60 F.R. 309, effective Jan. 1, 1995, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12984, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12886, Dec. 23, 1993, 58 F.R. 68709, effective Jan. 1, 1994, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12944.

Ex. Ord. No. 12826, Dec. 30, 1992, 57 F.R. 62909, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12886, §3, Dec. 23, 1993, 58 F.R. 68709, effective Jan. 1, 1993, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12944.

Ex. Ord. No. 12786, Dec. 26, 1991, 56 F.R. 67453, effective Jan. 1, 1992, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12826, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12736, Dec. 12, 1990, 55 F.R. 51385, effective Jan. 1, 1991, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12786.

Ex. Ord. No. 12698, Dec. 23, 1989, 54 F.R. 53473, effective Jan. 1 and 31, 1990, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12736.

Ex. Ord. No. 12663, Jan. 6, 1989, 54 F.R. 791, effective Jan. 1, 1989, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12698.

Ex. Ord. No. 12622, Dec. 31, 1987, 53 F.R. 222, effective Jan. 1, 1988, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12663.

Ex. Ord. No. 12578, Dec. 31, 1986, 52 F.R. 505, effective Jan. 1, 1987, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12622.

Ex. Ord. No. 12496, Dec. 28, 1984, 50 F.R. 211, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12540, Dec. 30, 1985, 51 F.R. 577, effective Jan. 1, 1985, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12578.

Ex. Ord. No. 12456, Dec. 30, 1983, 49 F.R. 347, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12477, May 23, 1984, 49 F.R. 22041; Ex. Ord. No. 12487, Sept. 14, 1984, 49 F.R. 36493, effective Jan. 1, 1984, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12496, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12387, Oct. 8, 1982, 47 F.R. 44981, effective Oct. 1, 1982, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12456, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12330, Oct. 15, 1981, 46 F.R. 50921, effective Oct. 1, 1981, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12387.

Ex. Ord. No. 12248, Oct. 16, 1980, 45 F.R. 69199, effective Oct. 1, 1980, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12330.

Ex. Ord. No. 12165, Oct. 9, 1979, 44 F.R. 58671, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12200, Mar. 12, 1980, 44 F.R. 16443, effective Oct. 1, 1979, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12248.

Ex. Ord. No. 12087, Oct. 7, 1978, 43 F.R. 46823, effective Oct. 1, 1978, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12165, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12010, Sept. 28, 1977, 42 F.R. 52365, effective Oct. 1, 1977, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12087.

Ex. Ord. No. 11941, Oct. 1, 1976, 41 F.R. 43899, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 11943, Oct. 25, 1976, 41 F.R. 47213, effective Oct. 1, 1976, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12010.

Ex. Ord. No. 11883, Oct. 6, 1975, 40 F.R. 47091, effective Oct. 1, 1975, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11941, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 11811, Oct. 7, 1974, 39 F.R. 36302, effective Oct. 1, 1974, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11883.

Ex. Ord. No. 11739, Oct. 3, 1973, 38 F.R. 27581, effective Oct. 1, 1973, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11691, Dec. 15, 1972, 37 F.R. 27607, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 11777, Apr. 12, 1974, 39 F.R. 13519, effective Oct. 1, 1972, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11637, Dec. 22, 1971, 36 F.R. 24911, effective Jan. 1, 1972, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11576, Jan. 8, 1971, 36 F.R. 347, effective Jan. 1, 1971, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11524, Apr. 15, 1970, 35 F.R. 6247, effective first pay period on or after Dec. 27, 1969, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11474, June 16, 1969, 34 F.R. 9605, effective July 1, 1969, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11413, June 11, 1968, 33 F.R. 8641, effective July 1, 1968, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Freezing Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set by Administrative Discretion

Memorandum of President of the United States, Dec. 22, 2010, 75 F.R. 81829, provided:

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

On November 29, 2010, I proposed a two-year freeze in the pay of civilian Federal employees as the first of a number of difficult actions required to put our Nation on a sound fiscal footing. As I said then, Federal workers are not just a line in a budget. They are public servants who, like their private sector counterparts, may be struggling in these difficult economic times.

Despite the sacrifices that I knew a pay freeze would entail for our dedicated civil servants, I concluded that a two-year freeze in the upward statutory adjustment of pay schedules is a necessary first step in our effort to address the challenge of our fiscal reality. The Congress responded to my proposal by including such a freeze in the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (H.R. 3082) [Pub. L. 111–322], which I signed into law today (the "Act"). The Act freezes statutory pay adjustments for all executive branch pay schedules for a two-year period. It also generally prohibits executive departments and agencies from providing any base salary increases at all to senior executives or senior level employees, including performance-based increases.

While this legislation will prevent adjustments in executive branch pay schedules that are made by statute, some laws allow such adjustments to be made by agency heads as an exercise of administrative discretion. In order to ensure consistent treatment of executive branch employees and to promote the fiscal purposes of my original proposal, agency heads who have such discretion should not provide any upward adjustments in Federal employees' pay schedules or rates during the two-year period covered by the statutory pay freeze.

Accordingly, you should suspend any increases to any pay systems or pay schedules covering executive branch employees that could otherwise take effect as a result of an exercise of administrative discretion during the period beginning on January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2012. You also should forgo any general increases (including general increases for a geographic area, such as locality pay) in covered employees' rates of pay that could otherwise take effect as a result of the exercise of administrative discretion during the same period. To the extent that an agency pay system provides performance-based increases in lieu of general increases, funds allocated for those performance-based increases should be correspondingly reduced to reflect the freezing of the employees' base pay schedule.

This memorandum shall be carried out to the extent permitted by law and consistent with executive departments' and agencies' legal authorities. This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall issue guidance on implementing this memorandum, and is also hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

Barack Obama.      

Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set by Administrative Discretion

Memorandum of President of the United States, Dec. 21, 2012, 78 F.R. 647, provided:

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

On December 22, 2010, I issued a memorandum stating that the heads of executive departments and agencies should suspend any increases to any pay systems or pay schedules covering executive branch employees, and should forgo any general increases in covered employees' rates of pay, that could otherwise take effect as a result of the exercise of administrative discretion during the period beginning on January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2012. In light of section 114 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112–175), I am hereby instructing the heads of executive departments and agencies that they should continue to adhere to this policy through March 27, 2013, the date after which statutory pay adjustments may be made pursuant to section 114 of Public Law 112–175.

This memorandum shall be carried out to the extent permitted by law and consistent with executive departments' and agencies' legal authorities. This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall issue any necessary guidance on implementing this memorandum, and is also hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

Barack Obama.      

Memorandum of President of the United States, Apr. 5, 2013, 78 F.R. 21213, provided:

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

Section 1112 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113–6), reflects the Congress's decision to continue to deny statutory adjustments to any pay systems or pay schedules covering executive branch employees. In light of the Congress's action, I am instructing heads of executive departments and agencies to continue through December 31, 2013, to adhere to the policy set forth in my memoranda of December 22, 2010, and December 21, 2012, regarding general increases in pay schedules and employees' rates of pay that might otherwise take effect as a result of the exercise of administrative discretion.

This memorandum shall be carried out to the extent permitted by law and consistent with executive departments' and agencies' legal authorities. This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall issue any necessary guidance on implementing this memorandum, and is also hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

Barack Obama.