rate of basic pay

(4) “rate of basic pay” means— (A) the rate of basic pay payable to an employee under law or regulations before any deductions or additions of any kind, but including— (i) any applicable locality-based comparability payment under section 5304 or similar provision of law; (ii) any applicable special pay under section 5305 or similar provision of law; and (iii) subject to such regulations as the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe, any applicable existing retained rate of pay established under section 5363 or similar provision of law; and (B) in the case of a prevailing rate employee, the scheduled rate of pay determined under section 5343;


5 USC § 5361(4)

Scoping language

For the purpose of this subchapter
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