5 CFR § 534.504 - Pay range.
(a) A rate of basic pay under this subpart must be -
(2) Not greater than -
(i) The rate of basic pay payable for level III of the Executive Schedule (EX-III), or
(ii) In the case of an SL or ST employee who is covered by a certified performance appraisal system or whose established rate of basic pay is preserved under § 534.509, the rate of basic pay payable for level II of the Executive Schedule (EX-II).
(1) Paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section (i.e., EX-III) when the SL or ST employee is covered by a performance appraisal system that is not certified or when the SL or ST employee is not subject to a performance appraisal system, except as provided in § 534.509; or
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