5 U.S. Code § 5307. Limitation on certain payments
Level I of the Executive Schedule, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and (d)(1), is set out in section 5312 of this title.
2015—Subsec. (d)(1)(A). Pub. L. 114–113, § 210(a)(1), substituted “this title, section 332(f), 603, or 604 of title 28, or section 108 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991 (2 U.S.C. 1849)” for “this title or section 332(f), 603, or 604 of title 28”.
Subsec. (d)(5). Pub. L. 114–113, § 210(a)(2), added par. (5).
2008—Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 110–372, § 3(a)(1), substituted “applying the limitation in the calendar year involved, has a performance appraisal system certified under this subsection as making, in its design and application, meaningful distinctions based on relative performance” for “the calendar year involved, has been certified under this subsection as having a performance appraisal system which (as designed and applied) makes meaningful distinctions based on relative performance”.
Subsec. (d)(3)(B). Pub. L. 110–372, § 3(a)(2), substituted “The certification of an agency performance appraisal system under this subsection shall be for a period not to exceed 24 months beginning on the date of certification, unless extended by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management for up to 6 additional months” for “An agency’s certification under this subsection shall be for a period of 2 calendar years” and struck out “, for purposes of either or both of those years,” after “time”.
2002—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 107–296, § 1322(b)(1), inserted “or as otherwise provided under subsection (d),” after “under law,”.
Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 107–273 substituted “5755, or 5757” for “or 5755”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–296, § 1322(b)(2), substituted “this section (subject to subsection (d)),” for “this section,”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–296, § 1322(a), added subsec. (d).
1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–77, § 2(1)–(3), designated existing provisions as par. (1), substituted “cause the” for “cause to the”, and added par. (2).
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 102–77, § 2(4), struck out par. (3) which read as follows: “Paragraph (1) shall not apply to an amount if, or to the extent that, it is attributable to a payment the authority for which would derive from section 4505a(d), 5753(e), or 5754(e).”
1990—Pub. L. 101–509 amended section generally, substituting provisions prohibiting cash payments to employees in excess of annual rate of basic pay payable for level I of Executive Schedule in a calendar year, for provisions authorizing adjustments in rates of pay, minimum or maximum rates of pay, and monetary limitations or allowances with respect to pay of certain Federal employees.
1982—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–258 substituted “sections 1341, 1342, and 1349–1351 and subchapter II of chapter 15” for “section 665”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 101–509 effective on such date as the President shall determine, but not earlier than 90 days, and not later than 180 days, after Nov. 5, 1990, see section 529 [title III, § 305] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out as a note under section 5301 of this title.
Memorandum of President of the United States, Aug. 3, 2010, 75 F.R. 47433, provided:
Memorandum for the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff [and] The Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
At a time when so many American families are struggling to make ends meet, I am committed to making sure the Federal Government is spending the taxpayers’ money wisely and carefully, and cutting costs wherever possible. I am committed to ending programs that do not work, streamlining those that do, and bringing a new responsibility for stewardship of tax dollars. Like households and businesses across the country, the Federal Government is tightening its belt. This effort began during my first days in office, when I froze the salaries of the senior members of my White House Staff.
As a next step in this effort, I direct you to suspend cash awards, quality step increases, bonuses, and similar discretionary payments or salary adjustments to any politically appointed Federal employee, commencing immediately, and continuing through the end of Fiscal Year 2011. I also direct the Office of Personnel Management to issue guidance, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, to assist departments and agencies in implementing this policy.
In addition to these actions freezing discretionary payments, I have proposed in my Budget for Fiscal Year 2011 a salary freeze for senior political appointees throughout the Federal Government. Unlike the administrative action I have taken today in this memorandum, my proposed salary freeze requires legislation, so it cannot be implemented absent legislative action by the Congress.
I appreciate the hard work of our Federal workforce, and understand how important these payments can be to many workers and their families. Yet like households and businesses across the country, we need to make tough choices about how to spend our funds.
This memorandum shall be carried out to the extent permitted by law and consistent with executive departments’ and agencies’ legal authorities. Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to affect payments or salary adjustments for Federal employees who are not political appointees. This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget is hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
 See References in Text note below.
 So in original. Probably should be “applying”.