531.206 Order of processing simultaneous pay actions.§ 531.206 Order of processing simultaneous pay actions.
When multiple pay actions with the same effective date affect an employee's rate of basic pay, the actions will be processed in the following order:
(a) Process general pay adjustments before any individual pay action that takes effect at the same time. General pay adjustments include an annual adjustment in the General Schedule under 5 U.S.C. 5303; an adjustment in LEO special base rates; an adjustment of a locality pay percentage under subpart F of this part; the establishment or adjustment of a special rate schedule under 5 CFR part 530, subpart C, or similar legal authority (e.g., 38 U.S.C. 7455); and an adjustment of a retained rate under 5 CFR 359.705(d)(1) and 536.305(a)(1) based on the establishment or adjustment of a pay schedule.
(b) Convert the employee's rate(s) of pay to reflect any change in the location of the employee's official worksite, as prescribed in § 531.205 (or similar geographic conversion provision).
(c) Process any within-grade increase or quality step increase to which the employee is entitled.
(d) Process any promotion action using the rates of pay and rate ranges in the sequence prescribed in § 531.214.
(e) Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section or other regulation, process individual pay actions that take effect at the same time in the order that gives the employee the maximum benefit.