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Special Rates


SPECIAL RATE TABLE
Number 305G

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
05 35885 36929 37972 39015 40059 41102 42146 43189 44233 45276 VARIES VARIES
07 43322 44616 45909 47203 48496 49790 51083 52376 53670 54963 VARIES VARIES
09 52988 54569 56151 57732 59313 60894 62475 64056 65637 67218 VARIES VARIES
10 56830 58572 60314 62056 63799 65541 67283 69025 70767 72509 VARIES VARIES
11 60760 62673 64586 66500 68413 70326 72240 74153 76066 77980 VARIES VARIES
12 70818 73111 75405 77698 79992 82285 84579 86872 89166 91459 VARIES VARIES

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

SERIES OCCUPATION NAME
0690 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST


STATE CODE COUNTY CODE CITY CODE LOCATION
GQ 000 0000 GUAM


AGENCY/SUBELEMENT
AF DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
AG DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
AR DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
CM DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DD DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (EXCL MIL DEPTS)
DL DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DN DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
EP ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
GS GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
HE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
HS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
IN DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMIN
NV DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
SZ SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
TD DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
TR DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
VA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


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 14.16 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 Other Nonforeign Areas defined in 5 CFR part 591 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 9.44 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.

The Smithsonian Institution, previously covered by this table, has been removed, per agency request, effective 01/01/2011.