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Special Rates


SPECIAL RATE TABLE
Number 487A

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 37924 38943 39962 40981 41999 43018 44037 45056 46074 47093 VARIES VARIES
05 41516 42655 43795 44935 46074 47214 48354 49493 50633 51773 VARIES VARIES
06 45259 46530 47801 49071 50342 51612 52883 54154 55424 56695 VARIES VARIES
07 49166 50579 51992 53405 54817 56230 57643 59056 60468 61881 VARIES VARIES
08 54446 56010 57573 59137 60701 62264 63828 65391 66955 68519 VARIES VARIES
09 58750 60477 62204 63931 65658 67385 69112 70839 72566 74293 VARIES 1727
10 64702 66605 68507 70410 72313 74216 76118 78021 79924 81827 VARIES VARIES
11 69407 71497 73586 75676 77766 79856 81946 84035 86125 88215 VARIES VARIES

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

SERIES OCCUPATION NAME
0647 DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLO
0649 MEDICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN


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


AGENCY/SUBELEMENT
HE37 INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE


NOTES: Series GS-0649 is limited to diagnostic ultrasound only.

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.