5 U.S. Code § 5378 - Police forces of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint

(a) The Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, or his designee, in his sole discretion shall fix the rates of basic pay for positions within the police forces of the United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without regard to the pay provisions of title 5, United States Code, except that no entry-level police officer shall receive basic pay for a calendar year that is less than the basic rate of pay for General Schedule GS–7 and no executive security official shall receive basic compensation for a calendar year that exceeds the basic rate of pay for General Schedule GS–15.
(b) For the purpose of this section, the term “police forces of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint” means the employees of the Department of the Treasury who are appointed, under the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury, as police officers for the protection of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint buildings and property.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title I, § 109(a)(1)(A)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1451; amended Pub. L. 104–52, title V, § 521,Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 494; Pub. L. 105–61, title I, § 121,Oct. 10, 1997, 111 Stat. 1289.)
References in Text

The General Schedule, referred to in subsec. (a), is set out under section 5332 of this title.
Amendments

1997—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–61amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) consisted of pars. (1) to (8) providing maximum levels of General Schedule at which Secretary of the Treasury was to set basic rates of pay for positions in police forces of Bureau of Engraving and Printing and United States Mint.
1995—Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 104–52, which directed amendment of this section by adding par. (8), was executed by adding par. (8) at end of subsec. (a) to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Effective Date; Conversion and Savings Provisions

Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title I, § 109(c)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1452, provided that:
“(1) This section and the amendments made by this section [enacting this section, amending section 5102 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note below] shall become effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after the 30th day following the date of enactment of this Act [Nov. 5, 1990].
“(2)(A) A special pay rate (as defined in subparagraph (B)) shall apply to an individual holding a position if—
“(i) as a result of the initial exercise of authority with respect to such position under the amendment made by subsection (a)(1)(A) [enacting this section], such individual would (but for this paragraph) be paid—
“(I) at the step of the grade for which such special pay rate is then in effect; or
“(II) at a level which is between steps for which special pay rates are then in effect; and
“(ii) such position is within the area or location with respect to which that special pay rate or those special pay rates, as applicable, are then in effect.
The Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe regulations for determining which special pay rate shall apply in a situation described in clause (i)(II).
“(B) For the purpose of this paragraph, the term ‘special pay rate’ means a rate which—
“(i) is established under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code (or a succeeding provision of law);
“(ii) is applicable to positions within the police forces of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint; and
“(iii) has been in effect (including any adjustments under section 5303(d) of such title) since on or before the effective date of this section.
“(3) No rate of basic pay in effect immediately before this section takes effect shall be reduced by reason of the enactment of this section.”
Special Pay Rates Not Affected

Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title I, § 109(b)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1451, as amended by Pub. L. 102–378, § 3(1),Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1355, provided that: “Nothing in this section or in any amendment made by this section [enacting this section, amending section 5102 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note above] shall—
“(1) affect any special pay rate under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code, established before this section takes effect; or
“(2) impair any authority to fix or adjust special pay rates under such section 5303 (or a succeeding provision of law) for positions within the police forces of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint.”
[Amendment by Pub. L. 102–378to section 529 [title I, § 109(b)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out above, effective Nov. 5, 1990, see section 9(b)(6) ofPub. L. 102–378, set out as an Effective Date of 1992 Amendment note under section 6303 of this title.]

 

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