5 U.S. Code Chapter 53 - PAY RATES AND SYSTEMS

SUBCHAPTER I—PAY COMPARABILITY SYSTEM Sec. 5301. Policy. 5302. Definitions. 5303. Annual adjustments to pay schedules. 5304. Locality-based comparability payments. 5304a. Authority to fix an alternative level of comparability payments. 5305. Special pay authority. 5306. Pay fixed by administrative action. 5307. Limitation on certain payments. [5308. Omitted.] SUBCHAPTER II—EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE PAY RATES 5311. The Executive Schedule. 5312. Positions at level I. 5313. Positions at level II. 5314. Positions at level III. 5315. Positions at level IV. 5316. Positions at level V. 5317. Presidential authority to place positions at levels IV and V. 5318. Adjustments in rates of pay. SUBCHAPTER III—GENERAL SCHEDULE PAY RATES 5331. Definitions; application. 5332. The General Schedule. 5333. Minimum rate for new appointments. 5334. Rate on change of position or type of appointment; regulations. 5335. Periodic step-increases. 5336. Additional step-increases. [5337. Repealed.] 5338. Regulations. SUBCHAPTER IV—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS 5341. Policy. 5342. Definitions; application. 5343. Prevailing rate determinations; wage schedules; night differentials. 5344. Effective date of wage increase; retroactive pay. [5345. Repealed.] 5346. Job grading system. 5347. Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee. 5348. Crews of vessels. 5349. Prevailing rate employees; legislative, judicial, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and government of the District of Columbia. SUBCHAPTER V—STUDENT-EMPLOYEES 5351. Definitions. 5352. Stipends. 5353. Quarters, subsistence, and laundry. 5354. Effect of detail or affiliation; travel expenses. 5355. Effect on other statutes. 5356. Appropriations. SUBCHAPTER VI—GRADE AND PAY RETENTION 5361. Definitions. 5362. Grade retention following a change of positions or reclassification. 5363. Pay retention. 5364. Remedial actions. 5365. Regulations. 5366. Appeals. SUBCHAPTER VII—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 5371. Health care positions. 5372. Administrative law judges. 5372a. Contract appeals board members. 5372b. Administrative appeals judges. 5373. Limitation on pay fixed by administrative action. 5374. Miscellaneous positions in the executive branch. 5375. Police force of the National Zoological Park. 5376. Pay for certain senior-level positions. 5377. Pay authority for critical positions. 5378. Police forces of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint. 5379. Student loan repayments. [5380. Repealed.] SUBCHAPTER VIII—PAY FOR THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE 5381. Definitions. 5382. Establishment and adjustment of rates of pay for the Senior Executive Service. [1]    Section catchline amended by Pub. L. 108–136without corresponding amendment of chapter analysis. 5383. Setting individual senior executive pay. 5384. Performance awards in the Senior Executive Service. 5385. Regulations. SUBCHAPTER IX—SPECIAL OCCUPATIONAL PAY SYSTEMS 5391. Definitions. 5392. Establishment of special occupational pay systems.
Amendments

2000—Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(3) [title VI, § 645(a)(3)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–170, added item 5372b.
1992—Pub. L. 102–378, § 8(a),Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1359, repealed Pub. L. 100–510, § 1206(i)(2). See 1990 Amendment note below.
Pub. L. 102–378, § 2(24),Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1348, substituted “repayments” for “repayment” in item 5379 and struck out “Sec.” before item 5391.
1990—Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, § 1206(i)(2),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1663, which added item 5380 “Pay authority for critical positions”, was repealed by Pub. L. 102–378, § 8(a),Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1359, which provided that this title shall read as if such section 1206 (i)(2) had not been enacted.
Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, § 1206(b)(2),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1661, added item 5379.
Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title I, §§ 101(a)(2), 102 (a)(2), 103 (b), 104 (b), 105 (a)(2), 109(a)(1)(B), title II, §§ 205(b), 211(b)(2)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1439, 1443, 1445, 1446, 1448, 1451, 1457, 1461, struck out items 5301 “Policy”, 5303 “Higher minimum rates; Presidential authority”, 5304 “Presidential policies and regulations”, 5305 “Annual pay reports and adjustments”, 5306 “Advisory Committee on Federal Pay”, 5307 “Pay fixed by administrative action”, and 5308 “Pay limitation”, and added items 5301 to 5307, struck out “; higher rates for supervisors of prevailing rate employees” after “appointments” in item 5333, substituted “Health care positions” for “Scientific and professional positions” in item 5371, and added items 5372a, 5376 to 5378, item for subchapter IX, and items 5391 and 5392.
Pub. L. 101–263, § 1(b),Apr. 4, 1990, 104 Stat. 125, inserted “the” before “National” in item 5375.
1979—Pub. L. 96–54, § 2(a)(26)(B),Aug. 14, 1979, 93 Stat. 382, substituted “prevailing rate” for “wage-board” in item 5333.
1978—Pub. L. 95–454, title IV, § 407(b), title VIII, § 801(a)(3)(B)(i), (ii),Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1172, 1221, struck out items 5337 “Pay saving” and 5345 “Retained rate of pay on reduction in grade or reassignment”, added item for subchapter VI and items 5361 to 5366, redesignated former item for subchapter VI and items 5361 to 5365 as subchapter VII and items 5371 to 5375, respectively, and added item for subchapter VIII and items 5381 to 5385.
Pub. L. 95–251, § 2(c)(4),Mar. 27, 1978, 92 Stat. 184, substituted “Administrative law judges” for “Hearing examiners” in item 5362.
1975—Pub. L. 94–82, title II, § 202(b)(6),Aug. 9, 1975, 89 Stat. 420, added item 5318.
1972—Pub. L. 92–392, § 1(b),Aug. 19, 1972, 86 Stat. 572, substituted items 5341, 5343, 5344, and 5345 relating to “Policy”, “Prevailing rate determinations; wage schedules; night differentials”, “Effective date of wage increase; retroactive pay” and “Retained rate of pay on reduction in grade or reassignment”, for such former items relating to “Trades and crafts”, “Effective date of pay increase”, “Retroactive pay” and “Position classification appeals”, added items 5342, 5346, 5347, and 5349, and renumbered former item 5342 as 5348.
1971—Pub. L. 91–656, §§ 2(b)(2), 3(b),Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1946, 1951, struck out item 5302 “Annual reports on pay comparability” and added items 5305–5308.
1969—Pub. L. 91–34, § 1(b),June 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 41, added item 5365.
1967—Pub. L. 90–206, title II, § 223(b),Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 642, added item 5345.


Footnotes
[1]  Section catchline amended by Pub. L. 108–136without corresponding amendment of chapter analysis.

 

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