5 USC 5332: The General Schedule
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5 USC 5332: The General Schedule Text contains those laws in effect on July 23, 2024
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 So much as related to the Crafts, Protective, and Custodial Schedule is omitted as repealed effective not later than Sept. 11, 1955, by the Act of Sept. 1, 1954, §§109(b), 110(b), 68 Stat. 1108.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 .


Editorial Notes

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.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

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.


Executive Documents

Ex. Ord. No. 14113. Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

Ex. Ord. No. 14113, Dec. 21, 2023, 88 F.R. 89259, 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, 7401, 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. 5311–5318) 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 37 U.S.C. 1009, 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, 2024. The other schedules contained herein are effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2024.

Sec. 8. Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 14090 of December 23, 2022, is superseded as of the effective dates specified in section 7 of this order.

J.R. Biden, Jr.      

Schedule 1
General Schedule
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2024)
 12345678910
GS–1 $21,986 $22,724 $23,454 $24,183 $24,912 $25,339 $26,063 $26,792 $26,821 $27,502
GS–2 24,722 25,310 26,129 26,821 27,124 27,922 28,720 29,518 30,316 31,114
GS–3 26,975 27,874 28,773 29,672 30,571 31,470 32,369 33,268 34,167 35,066
GS–4 30,280 31,289 32,298 33,307 34,316 35,325 36,334 37,343 38,352 39,361
GS–5 33,878 35,007 36,136 37,265 38,394 39,523 40,652 41,781 42,910 44,039
GS–6 37,765 39,024 40,283 41,542 42,801 44,060 45,319 46,578 47,837 49,096
GS–7 41,966 43,365 44,764 46,163 47,562 48,961 50,360 51,759 53,158 54,557
GS–8 46,475 48,024 49,573 51,122 52,671 54,220 55,769 57,318 58,867 60,416
GS–9 51,332 53,043 54,754 56,465 58,176 59,887 61,598 63,309 65,020 66,731
GS–10 56,528 58,412 60,296 62,180 64,064 65,948 67,832 69,716 71,600 73,484
GS–11 62,107 64,177 66,247 68,317 70,387 72,457 74,527 76,597 78,667 80,737
GS–12 74,441 76,922 79,403 81,884 84,365 86,846 89,327 91,808 94,289 96,770
GS–13 88,520 91,471 94,422 97,373 100,324 103,275 106,226 109,177 112,128 115,079
GS–14 104,604 108,091 111,578 115,065 118,552 122,039 125,526 129,013 132,500 135,987
GS–15 123,041 127,142 131,243 135,344 139,445 143,546 147,647 151,748 155,849 159,950
Schedule 2
Foreign Service Schedule
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2024)
StepClass 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Class 5Class 6Class 7Class 8Class 9
1 $123,041 $99,700 $80,787 $65,461 $53,043 $47,419 $42,391 $37,896 $33,878
2 126,732 102,691 83,211 67,425 54,634 48,842 43,663 39,033 34,894
3 130,534 105,772 85,707 69,448 56,273 50,307 44,973 40,204 35,941
4 134,450 108,945 88,278 71,531 57,962 51,816 46,322 41,410 37,019
5 138,484 112,213 90,926 73,677 59,700 53,371 47,711 42,652 38,130
6 142,638 115,580 93,654 75,887 61,491 54,972 49,143 43,932 39,274
7 146,917 119,047 96,464 78,164 63,336 56,621 50,617 45,250 40,452
8 151,325 122,618 99,358 80,509 65,236 58,319 52,136 46,607 41,666
9 155,865 126,297 102,339 82,924 67,193 60,069 53,700 48,006 42,916
10 159,950 130,086 105,409 85,412 69,209 61,871 55,311 49,446 44,203
11 159,950 133,988 108,571 87,974 71,285 63,727 56,970 50,929 45,529
12 159,950 138,008 111,828 90,613 73,424 65,639 58,679 52,457 46,895
13 159,950 142,148 115,183 93,332 75,627 67,608 60,439 54,031 48,302
14 159,950 146,413 118,638 96,132 77,895 69,636 62,253 55,652 49,751
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, 2024)
   
Schedule for the Office of the Under Secretary for Health (38 U.S.C. 7306) and Directors of Medical Centers and Veterans Integrated Service Networks (38 U.S.C. 7401(4)1
  Minimum Maximum
  $147,649 $221,900 2
Physician, Podiatrist, and Dentist Base and Longevity Pay Schedule 3
Physician Grade $121,020 $177,496
Dentist Grade 121,020 177,496
Podiatrist Grade 121,020 177,496
Chiropractor and Optometrist Schedule
Chief Grade $123,041 $159,950
Senior Grade 104,604 135,987
Intermediate Grade 88,520 115,079
Full Grade 74,441 96,770
Associate Grade 62,107 80,737
Expanded-Function Dental Auxiliary Schedule 4
Director Grade $123,041 $159,950
Assistant Director Grade 104,604 135,987
Chief Grade 88,520 115,079
Senior Grade 74,441 96,770
Intermediate Grade 62,107 80,737
Full Grade 51,332 66,731
Associate Grade 44,173 57,421
Junior Grade 37,765 49,096

1 Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7404(a)(2)(A) and (e), this schedule does not apply to the Director of Nursing Service or any incumbents who are physicians, podiatrists, or dentists. Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7404(a)(2)(B), this schedule also does not apply to the basic pay of any incumbents who are registered nurses or physician assistants if that basic pay is determined by the Secretary under subchapter IV of chapter 74 of title 38, United States Code.

2 Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7404(a)(3)(B), for positions that are covered by a certified performance appraisal system, the maximum rate of basic pay may not exceed the rate of basic pay payable for level II of the Executive Schedule. For positions that are not covered by a certified performance appraisal system, the maximum rate of basic pay may not exceed the rate of basic pay payable for level III of the Executive Schedule.

3 Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7431, Veterans Health Administration physicians, podiatrists, and dentists paid under the Physician, Podiatrist, and Dentist Base and Longevity Pay schedule 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, 2024)
   
  Minimum Maximum
Agencies with a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System $147,649 $221,900
Agencies without a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System $147,649 $204,000
Schedule 5
Executive Schedule
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2024)
  
Level I $246,400
Level II 221,900
Level III 204,000
Level IV 191,900
Level V 180,000
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, 2024)
  
Vice President $284,600
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, 2024)
  
Chief Justice of the United States $312,200
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court 298,500
Circuit Judges 257,900
District Judges 243,300
Judges of the Court of International Trade 243,300
Schedule 8
Pay of the Uniformed Services
(Effective January 1, 2024)
part i-monthly basic pay
Years of Service (computed under 37 U.S.C. 205)
Commissioned Officers
Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16Over 18
O–⁠10 1
O–9 1
O–8 $12,803.70 $13,223.70 $13,501.80 $13,579.20 $13,926.90 $14,506.50 $14,641.80 $15,192.60 $15,351.30 $15,825.90 $16,512.90
O–7 10,638.90 11,133.00 11,361.90 11,544.00 11,872.80 12,198.30 12,574.20 12,948.90 13,325.40 14,506.50 15,504.30
O–6 2 8,067.90 8,863.20 9,444.90 9,444.90 9,481.20 9,887.40 9,941.40 9,941.40 10,506.30 11,505.00 12,091.20
O–5 6,725.70 7,576.50 8,100.90 8,199.60 8,527.20 8,722.50 9,153.00 9,469.80 9,878.10 10,501.80 10,799.10
O–4 5,803.20 6,717.30 7,166.40 7,265.40 7,681.50 8,127.90 8,684.10 9,116.10 9,416.70 9,589.50 9,689.10
O–3 3 5,102.10 5,783.70 6,241.80 6,806.10 7,132.80 7,490.70 7,721.70 8,102.10 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00
O–2 3 4,408.50 5,020.80 5,782.80 5,978.10 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80
O–1 3 3,826.20 3,982.80 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70
  Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38 Over 40
O–⁠10 1 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70 1 $18,491.70
O–9 18,096.00 18,357.30 1 18,491.70 1 18,491.70 1 18,491.70 1 18,491.70 1 18,491.70 1 18,491.70 1 18,491.70 1 18,491.70 1 18,491.70
O–8 17,145.60 17,568.60 17,568.60 17,568.60 17,568.60 18,008.40 18,008.40 18,458.10 18,458.10 18,458.10 18,458.10
O–7 15,504.30 15,504.30 15,504.30 15,584.10 15,584.10 15,895.80 15,895.80 15,895.80 15,895.80 15,895.80 15,895.80
O–6 2 12,677.10 13,010.70 13,348.50 14,002.80 14,002.80 14,282.40 14,282.40 14,282.40 14,282.40 14,282.40 14,282.40
O–5 11,093.10 11,426.70 11,426.70 11,426.70 11,426.70 11,426.70 11,426.70 11,426.70 11,426.70 11,426.70 11,426.70
O–4 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10 9,689.10
O–3 3 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00 8,301.00
O–2 3 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80 6,100.80
O–1 3 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70 4,814.70

1 Basic pay is limited to the rate of basic pay for level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during calendar year 2024, which is $18,491.70 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, Chief of Space Operations, 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 2024, which is $15,000.00 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 Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16Over 18
O–⁠3E $6,806.10 $7,132.80 $7,490.70 $7,721.70 $8,102.10 $8,423.40 $8,607.90 $8,859.00
O–2E 5,978.10 6,100.80 6,294.90 6,622.80 6,876.60 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00
O–1E 4,814.70 5,141.10 5,331.30 5,525.70 5,716.50 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10
  Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38 Over 40
O–⁠3E $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00 $8,859.00
O–2E 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00 7,065.00
O–1E 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10 5,978.10

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 6Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16Over 18
W–⁠5
W–4 $5,273.10 $5,671.50 $5,834.40 $5,994.60 $6,270.60 $6,543.60 $6,820.20 $7,235.40 $7,599.90 $7,946.70 $8,231.10
W–3 4,815.60 5,015.70 5,222.10 5,289.00 5,504.40 5,928.90 6,370.80 6,579.00 6,819.90 7,067.40 7,513.80
W–2 4,260.90 4,663.80 4,787.70 4,873.20 5,149.20 5,578.50 5,791.80 6,001.20 6,257.40 6,457.80 6,639.00
W–1 3,739.80 4,143.00 4,250.70 4,479.60 4,749.90 5,148.30 5,334.30 5,595.30 5,850.90 6,052.20 6,237.60
  Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38 Over 40
W–⁠5 $9,375.60 $9,851.10 $10,205.70 $10,597.20 $10,597.20 $11,128.20 $11,128.20 $11,683.50 $11,683.50 $12,269.10 $12,269.10
W–4 8,508.30 8,914.50 9,248.70 9,629.70 9,629.70 9,821.70 9,821.70 9,821.70 9,821.70 9,821.70 9,821.70
W–3 7,814.70 7,994.70 8,186.10 8,447.10 8,447.10 8,447.10 8,447.10 8,447.10 8,447.10 8,447.10 8,447.10
W–2 6,856.20 6,998.70 7,111.80 7,111.80 7,111.80 7,111.80 7,111.80 7,111.80 7,111.80 7,111.80 7,111.80
W–1 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90 6,462.90
Enlisted Members
Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10Over 12Over 14Over 16Over 18
E–⁠9 1 $6,370.50 $6,514.80 $6,696.60 $6,910.50 $7,127.10
E–8 $5,214.90 5,445.60 5,588.40 5,759.40 5,944.50 6,279.30
E–7 $3,624.90 $3,956.40 $4,108.20 $4,308.30 $4,465.50 4,734.60 4,886.40 5,155.20 5,379.30 5,532.30 5,694.90
E–6 3,135.60 3,450.60 3,603.00 3,750.90 3,904.80 4,252.50 4,387.80 4,649.70 4,729.80 4,788.00 4,856.40
E–5 2,872.20 3,065.70 3,214.20 3,365.70 3,601.80 3,848.70 4,052.10 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40
E–4 2,633.70 2,768.40 2,918.40 3,066.30 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40
E–3 2,377.50 2,526.90 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20
E–2 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10
E–1 2 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20
E–1 3 1,865.10
  Over 20 Over 22 Over 24 Over 26 Over 28 Over 30 Over 32 Over 34 Over 36 Over 38 Over 40
E–⁠9 1 $7,472.10 $7,765.20 $8,072.70 $8,544.00 $8,544.00 $8,970.30 $8,970.30 $9,419.40 $9,419.40 $9,891.30 $9,891.30
E–8 6,449.10 6,737.40 6,897.30 7,291.20 7,291.20 7,437.30 7,437.30 7,437.30 7,437.30 7,437.30 7,437.30
E–7 5,757.90 5,969.70 6,083.10 6,515.70 6,515.70 6,515.70 6,515.70 6,515.70 6,515.70 6,515.70 6,515.70
E–6 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40 4,856.40
E–5 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40 4,076.40
E–4 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40 3,197.40
E–3 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20 2,680.20
E–2 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10 2,261.10
E–1 2 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20 2,017.20
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, Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force, 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 $10,294.80 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 $1,339.50.

Schedule 9
Locality-Based Comparability Payments
(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2024)
Locality Pay Area 1Rate
Alaska 31.96%
Albany-Schenectady, NY–MA 20.25%
Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM 18.05%
Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs, GA–AL 23.45%
Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX 19.99%
Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL 17.91%
Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA–RI–NH–CT–ME–VT 31.97%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Olean, NY 21.99%
Burlington-South Burlington-Barre, VT 18.97%
Charlotte-Concord, NC–SC 19.26%
Chicago-Naperville, IL–IN–WI 30.41%
Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH–KY–IN 21.69%
Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH–PA 22.01%
Colorado Springs, CO 19.73%
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH 21.80%
Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice, TX 17.40%
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX–OK 26.91%
Davenport-Moline, IA–IL 18.66%
Dayton-Springfield-Kettering, OH 21.14%
Denver-Aurora, CO 29.88%
Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA 17.68%
Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI 28.82%
Fresno-Madera-Hanford, CA 17.15%
Harrisburg-Lebanon, PA 19.10%
Hartford-East Hartford, CT–MA 31.62%
Hawaii 21.79%
Houston-The Woodlands, TX 34.72%
Huntsville-Decatur, AL–TN 21.48%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN 17.89%
Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO–KS 18.65%
Laredo, TX 21.33%
Las Vegas-Henderson, NV–AZ 19.23%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 35.84%
Miami-Port St. Lucie-Fort Lauderdale, FL 24.42%
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI 22.15%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN–WI 27.15%
New York-Newark, NY–NJ–CT–PA 37.24%
Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE–IA 17.94%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 17.60%
Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA–NJ–DE–MD 28.55%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ 22.02%
Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA–OH–WV 20.78%
Portland-Vancouver-Salem, OR–WA 25.66%
Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC 21.90%
Reno-Fernley, NV 17.11%
Richmond, VA 21.91%
Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY 17.35%
Sacramento-Roseville, CA–NV 29.16%
San Antonio-New Braunfels-Pearsall, TX 18.49%
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA 33.05%
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA 45.41%
Seattle-Tacoma, WA 30.81%
Spokane-Spokane Valley-Coeur d'Alene, WA–ID 17.18%
St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO–IL 19.63%
Tucson-Nogales, AZ 18.92%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA–NC 18.46%
Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC–MD–VA–WV–PA 33.26%
Rest of U.S. 16.82%

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, 2024)
  
AL–3/A $128,200
AL–3/B 138,000
AL–3/C 147,900
AL–3/D 157,900
AL–3/E 167,900
AL–3/F 177,600
AL–2 187,300
AL–1 1 191,900

1 Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5372(b)(1)(C), the rate of basic pay for AL–1 may not exceed the rate for level IV of the Executive Schedule.

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

Ex. Ord. No. 14090, Dec. 23, 2022, 87 F.R. 79985, effective Jan. 1, 2023, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 14113.

Ex. Ord. No. 14061, Dec. 22, 2021, 86 F.R. 73601, effective Jan. 1, 2022, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 14090.

Ex. Ord. No. 13970, Dec. 31, 2020, 86 F.R. 421, effective Jan. 1, 2021, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 14061.

Ex. Ord. No. 13901, Dec. 26, 2019, 84 F.R. 72213, effective Jan. 1, 2020, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13970.

Ex. Ord. No. 13866, Mar. 28, 2019, 84 F.R. 12853, effective Jan. 1, 2019, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13901.

Ex. Ord. No. 13856, Dec. 28, 2018, 84 F.R. 65, effective Jan. 1, 2019, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13866.

Ex. Ord. No. 13819, Dec. 22, 2017, 82 F.R. 61431, effective Jan. 1, 2018, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13856.

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.