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Special Rates


SPECIAL RATE TABLE
Number 0168

Grade STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6 STEP 7 STEP 8 STEP 9 STEP 10 SUPPLEMENT WITHIN
GRADE
INCREASE
01 23975 24713 25208 25938 26674 26783 27480 28196 28773 29480 VARIES VARIES
02 28841 29605 30414 31199 31905 32711 33516 34322 35127 35933 VARIES VARIES
03 32328 33236 34144 35052 35959 36867 37775 38682 39590 40498 VARIES VARIES
04 36290 37309 38328 39347 40365 41384 42403 43422 44440 45459 VARIES VARIES
05 40602 41741 42881 44021 45160 46300 47440 48579 49719 50859 VARIES VARIES
06 43221 44492 45763 47033 48304 49574 50845 52116 53386 54657 VARIES VARIES

EFFECTIVE DATE: FIRST DAY OF FIRST PAY PERIOD BEGINNING ON OR AFTER: 01/01/2012

SERIES OCCUPATION NAME
0203 PERSONNEL CLERICAL AND ASSISTA
0303 MISCELLANEOUS CLERK & ASSISTANT
0318 SECRETARY
0322 CLERK-TYPIST
0326 OFFICE AUTOMATION CLERK
0382 TELEPHONE OPERATOR
0525 ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN
0540 VOUCHER EXAMINER
1101 GENERAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
2005 SUPPLY CLERICAL AND TECHNICIAN
2132 TRAVEL
XXXX (TYPING)
XXXX (OFFICE AUTOMATION)


STATE CODE COUNTY CODE CITY CODE LOCATION
02 050 0270 BETHEL, AK


AGENCY/SUBELEMENT
HE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
IN DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


NOTES: A Presidential Memorandum dated December 22, 2010, entitled “Freezing Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set By Administrative Discretion,” provides that Executive agencies should suspend increases to pay schedules set by Administration discretion in 2011 and 2012. Also, under section 147 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 111-242), as amended by section 1(a) of the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 111-322), General Schedule pay rates were frozen in 2011 and 2012. (Generally, special rate schedules have been adjusted by the same amount as the General Schedule general increase.) Based on these actions, special rate schedules under 5 U.S.C. 5305 are not being increased in January 2012, except special rate schedules in nonforeign areas that are subject to special adjustment pursuant to the Non-Foreign Area Retirement Equity Assurance Act of 2009 (sections 1911-1919 of Public Law 111-84, October 28, 2009) or in extraordinary circumstances.

In order to comply with sections 1913 and 1915(b)(1) of Public Law 111-84, the above pay rates include an additional adjustment (above the special rate that would otherwise apply) equal to 24.69 percent of the General Schedule base rate (see http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/html/gs.asp), which is the full amount of the locality pay percentage authorized for the State of Alaska locality pay area in 2012. (In 2010, an additional adjustment equal to 4.72 percent of the General Schedule base rate applied; in 2011, the additional adjustment increased to 16.46 percent along with further reduction of the applicable cost-of-living allowance.) This additional adjustment is added after all other calculations are done, including the application of the EX-IV statutory pay cap under 5 U.S.C. 5305(a)(1) to the special rate before the additional adjustment. The special rate incorporating the additional adjustment is not subject to the statutory pay cap until the last day of the transition period, January 1, 2012. Immediately after making the final additional adjustment on January 1, 2012, the EX-IV statutory pay cap ($155,500) will be applied and special rate schedules will reflect that cap. Any employee rate above the cap will be converted to a retained rate, as required by section 1913(c) of Public Law 111-84.