Title 5

PART 531

Part 531 - Pay Under The General Schedule

PART 531 - PAY UNDER THE GENERAL SCHEDULE Authority:5 U.S.C. 5115, 5307, and 5338; sec. 4 of Public Law 103-89, 107 Stat. 981; and E.O. 12748, 56 FR 4521, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 316; Subpart B also issued under 5 U.S.C. 5303(g), 5305, 5333, 5334(a) and (b), and 7701(b)(2); Subpart D also issued under 5 U.S.C. 5335 and 7701(b)(2); Subpart E also issued under 5 U.S.C. 5336; Subpart F also issued under 5 U.S.C. 5304, 5305, and 5941(a); E.O. 12883, 58 FR 63281, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 682; and E.O. 13106, 63 FR 68151, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 224.

5:1.0.1.2.66.1SUBPART A
Subpart A [Reserved]
5:1.0.1.2.66.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Determining Rate of Basic Pay
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.26SUBJGRP 26
   General Provisions
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.26.1SECTION 531.201
   531.201 Purpose.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.26.2SECTION 531.202
   531.202 Coverage.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.26.3SECTION 531.203
   531.203 Definitions.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.26.4SECTION 531.204
   531.204 Entitlement to other rates of pay.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.26.5SECTION 531.205
   531.205 Converting pay upon change in location of employee's official worksite.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.26.6SECTION 531.206
   531.206 Order of processing simultaneous pay actions.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.26.7SECTION 531.207
   531.207 Applying annual pay adjustments.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.27SUBJGRP 27
   Setting Pay When Appointment or Position Changes
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.27.8SECTION 531.211
   531.211 Setting pay for a newly appointed employee.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.27.9SECTION 531.212
   531.212 Superior qualifications and special needs pay-setting authority.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.27.10SECTION 531.213
   531.213 Setting pay upon change in position without a change in grade.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.27.11SECTION 531.214
   531.214 Setting pay upon promotion.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.27.12SECTION 531.215
   531.215 Setting pay upon demotion.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.27.13SECTION 531.216
   531.216 Setting pay when an employee moves from a Department of Defense or Coast Guard nonappropriated fund instrumentality.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.27.14SECTION 531.217
   531.217 Special conversion rules for certain non-GS employees.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.28SUBJGRP 28
   Using a Highest Previous Rate Under the Maximum Payable Rate Rule
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.28.15SECTION 531.221
   531.221 Maximum payable rate rule.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.28.16SECTION 531.222
   531.222 Rates of basic pay that may be used as the highest previous rate.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.28.17SECTION 531.223
   531.223 Rates of basic pay that may not be used as the highest previous rate.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.29SUBJGRP 29
   Special Rules for GM Employees
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.29.18SECTION 531.241
   531.241 Retaining and losing GM status.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.29.19SECTION 531.242
   531.242 Setting pay upon loss of GM status.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.29.20SECTION 531.243
   531.243 Promotion of a GM employee.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.29.21SECTION 531.244
   531.244 Adjusting a GM employee's rate at the time of an annual pay adjustment.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.29.22SECTION 531.245
   531.245 Computing locality rates and special rates for GM employees.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.29.23SECTION 531.246
   531.246 Within-grade increases for GM employees.
5:1.0.1.2.66.2.29.24SECTION 531.247
   531.247 Maximum payable rate rule for GM employees.
5:1.0.1.2.66.3SUBPART C
Subpart C [Reserved]
5:1.0.1.2.66.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Within-Grade Increases
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.1SECTION 531.401
   531.401 Principal authorities.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.2SECTION 531.402
   531.402 Employee coverage.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.3SECTION 531.403
   531.403 Definitions.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.4SECTION 531.404
   531.404 Earning within-grade increase.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.5SECTION 531.405
   531.405 Waiting periods for within-grade increase.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.6SECTION 531.406
   531.406 Creditable service.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.7SECTION 531.407
   531.407 Equivalent increase determinations.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.8SECTION 531.408
   531.408 [Reserved]
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.9SECTION 531.409
   531.409 Acceptable level of competence determinations.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.10SECTION 531.410
   531.410 Reconsideration of a negative determination.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.11SECTION 531.411
   531.411 Continuing evaluation after withholding a within-grade increase.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.12SECTION 531.412
   531.412 Effective date of a within-grade increase.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.13SECTION 531.413
   531.413 Reports and evaluation of within-grade increase authority.
5:1.0.1.2.66.4.30.14SECTION 531.414
   531.414 Interim within-grade increase.
5:1.0.1.2.66.5SUBPART E
Subpart E - Quality Step Increases
5:1.0.1.2.66.5.30.1SECTION 531.501
   531.501 Applicability.
5:1.0.1.2.66.5.30.2SECTION 531.502
   531.502 Definitions.
5:1.0.1.2.66.5.30.3SECTION 531.503
   531.503 Purpose of quality step increases.
5:1.0.1.2.66.5.30.4SECTION 531.504
   531.504 Level of performance required for quality step increase.
5:1.0.1.2.66.5.30.5SECTION 531.505
   531.505 Restrictions on granting quality step increases.
5:1.0.1.2.66.5.30.6SECTION 531.506
   531.506 Effective date of a quality step increase.
5:1.0.1.2.66.5.30.7SECTION 531.507
   531.507 Agency responsibilities.
5:1.0.1.2.66.5.30.8SECTION 531.508
   531.508 Evaluation of quality step increase authority.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6SUBPART F
Subpart F - Locality-Based Comparability Payments
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.1SECTION 531.601
   531.601 Purpose.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.2SECTION 531.602
   531.602 Definitions.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.3SECTION 531.603
   531.603 Locality pay areas.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.4SECTION 531.604
   531.604 Determining an employee's locality rate.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.5SECTION 531.605
   531.605 Determining an employee's official worksite.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.6SECTION 531.606
   531.606 Maximum limits on locality rates.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.7SECTION 531.607
   531.607 Computing hourly, daily, weekly, and biweekly locality rates.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.8SECTION 531.608
   531.608 Relationship of locality rates to other pay rates.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.9SECTION 531.609
   531.609 Adjusting or terminating locality rates.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.10SECTION 531.610
   531.610 Treatment of locality rate as basic pay.
5:1.0.1.2.66.6.30.11SECTION 531.611
   531.611 Miscellaneous provisions.
5:1.0.1.2.66.7SUBPART G
Subpart G [Reserved]