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Special Rates


SPECIAL RATE TABLE
Number 0591

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
04 33468 34420 35372 36324 37275 38227 39179 40131 41083 42035 VARIES VARIES
05 36530 37595 38660 39725 40789 41854 42919 43984 45049 46114 VARIES VARIES
06 39701 40888 42076 43263 44450 45637 46825 48012 49199 50386 VARIES VARIES
07 44121 45441 46761 48081 49401 50721 52041 53361 54681 56001 VARIES 1320
08 51368 52829 54290 55751 57212 58673 60134 61595 63056 64517 VARIES 1461
09 56735 58349 59962 61576 63190 64803 66417 68031 69644 71258 VARIES VARIES
10 59432 61210 62988 64766 66544 68322 70099 71877 73655 75433 VARIES VARIES
11 60265 62218 64171 66124 68076 70029 71982 73934 75887 77840 VARIES VARIES

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

SERIES OCCUPATION NAME
1311 PHYSICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN


STATE CODE COUNTY CODE CITY CODE LOCATION
15 003 8205 PEARL HARBOR, HI


AGENCY/SUBELEMENT
NV DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY


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 16.51 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 Hawaii 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 11.01 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.