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Special Rates


SPECIAL RATE TABLE
Number 422A

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 42430 43569 44709 45849 46988 48128 49268 50407 51547 52687 VARIES VARIES
07 52565 53978 55391 56804 58216 59629 61042 62455 63867 65280 VARIES VARIES
09 64290 66017 67744 69471 71198 72925 74652 76379 78106 79833 VARIES 1727
11 71083 73173 75262 77352 79442 81532 83622 85711 87801 89891 VARIES VARIES
12 81183 83688 86193 88698 91203 93708 96213 98718 101223 103728 VARIES 2505

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

SERIES OCCUPATION NAME
0840 NUCLEAR ENGINEER
0850 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
0855 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER


STATE CODE COUNTY CODE CITY CODE LOCATION
02 000 0000 ALASKA, AK


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)
DJ DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DL DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DN DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
EP ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
FC FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
GS GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
HE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
HS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
IB BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS
IN DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
LA ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
NN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMIN
NV DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
SK CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
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 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.

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