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Special Rates


SPECIAL RATE TABLE
Number 414G

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 39541 40585 41628 42671 43715 44758 45802 46845 47889 48932 VARIES VARIES
07 48987 50281 51574 52868 54161 55455 56748 58041 59335 60628 VARIES VARIES
09 59913 61494 63076 64657 66238 67819 69400 70981 72562 74143 VARIES VARIES
11 64112 66025 67938 69852 71765 73678 75592 77505 79418 81332 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
0801 GENERAL ENGINEER
0803 SAFETY ENGINEER
0804 FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER
0806 MATERIALS ENGINEER
0807 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
0808 ARCHITECT
0810 CIVIL ENGINEER
0819 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
0830 MECHANICAL ENGINEER
0858 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER
0861 AEROSPACE ENGINEER
0871 NAVAL ARCHITECT
0890 AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER
0892 CERAMIC ENGINEER
0893 CHEMICAL ENGINEER
0894 WELDING ENGINEER
0896 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER


STATE CODE COUNTY CODE CITY CODE LOCATION
GQ 000 0000 GUAM


AGENCY/SUBELEMENT
AB AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
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)
DJ DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DL DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DN DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
EP ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
GS GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
HD U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL
HE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
HS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
HU DEPTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
IB BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS
IN DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
LA ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
NF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
NN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMIN
NQ NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMIN
NV DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
RH02 ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME-WASHINGTON
SB SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
SK CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
SM01 NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
ST DEPARTMENT OF STATE
SZ SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
TB NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
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.