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Special Rates


SPECIAL RATE TABLE
Number 558P

Grade STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6 STEP 7 STEP 8 STEP 9 STEP 10 SUPPLEMENT
12 86891 89787 92684 95579 98476 101372 104268 107164 110061 112957 44.16%
13 103325 106769 110214 113657 117101 120545 123989 127433 130877 134322 44.16%
14 113629 117417 121205 124991 128779 132566 136354 140141 143928 147716 34.16%
15 123698 127822 131945 136068 140191 144315 148438 152562 155500 155500 24.16%

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

SERIES OCCUPATION NAME
0018 SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
0301 MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION A
0340 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SPEC
0343 MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST
0346 LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPEC
1601 GENERAL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT
2101 TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST
2181 AIRCRAFT OPERATOR


STATE CODE COUNTY CODE CITY CODE LOCATION
RQ 000 0000 PUERTO RICO


AGENCY/SUBELEMENT
AF DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE


NOTES: Limited to those rated as pilots & occupying a flying position.

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.