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5 U.S. Code § 5332 - The General Schedule

(a)
(1)
The General Schedule, the symbol for which is “GS”, is the basic pay schedule for positions to which this subchapter applies. Each employee to whom this subchapter applies is entitled to basic pay in accordance with the General Schedule.
(2)
The General Schedule is a schedule of annual rates of basic pay, consisting of 15 grades, designated “GS–1” through “GS–15”, consecutively, with 10 rates of pay for each such grade. The rates of pay of the General Schedule are adjusted in accordance with section 5303.
(b)
When payment is made on the basis of an hourly, daily, weekly, or biweekly rate, the rate is computed from the appropriate annual rate of basic pay named by subsection (a) of this section in accordance with the rules prescribed by section 5504(b) of this title.

In subsection (a), the words “the symbol for which is ‘GS’ ” are added on authority of former section 1111 which is carried into section 5104. So much as related to the Crafts, Protective, and Custodial Schedule is omitted as repealed effective not later than Sept. 11, 1955, by the Act of Sept. 1, 1954, §§ 109(b), 110(b), 68 Stat. 1108.

In subsection (b), reference to payment made on the basis of a “monthly” rate is omitted since section 5504(b), former section 944(c), no longer provides for converting a basic annual rate to a basic monthly rate.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

1967 Act

Section of title 5

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

5332(a)

5 App.: 1113(b).

Oct. 29, 1965, Pub. L. 89–301, § 2(a), 79 Stat. 1111.

July 18, 1966, Pub. L. 89–504, § 102(a), 80 Stat. 288.

Editorial Notes
Amendments

1993—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 103–89 struck out “, except an employee covered by the performance management and recognition system established under chapter 54,” after “whom this subchapter applies”.

1992—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–378 amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “The General Schedule, the symbol for which is ‘GS’, is the basic pay schedule for positions to which this subchapter applies. Each employee to whom this subchapter applies, except an employee covered by the performance management and recognition system established under chapter 54 of this title, is entitled to basic pay in accordance with the General Schedule.”

1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–615 substituted “the performance management and recognition system established under chapter 54” for “the merit pay system established under section 5402”.

1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–454 inserted in second sentence reference to an employee covered by the merit pay system established under section 5402 of this title.

1967—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90–206 increased the compensation in each step of each grade.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–89 effective Nov. 1, 1993, see section 3(c) of Pub. L. 103–89, set out as a note under section 3372 of this title.

Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–378 effective May 4, 1991, see section 9(b)(4) of Pub. L. 102–378, set out as a note under section 6303 of this title.

Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–615, title II, § 205, Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3217, provided that amendment by Pub. L. 98–615 was effective Oct. 1, 1984, and applicable with respect to pay periods commencing on or after that date, with certain exceptions and qualifications.

Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–454, title V, § 504(a), Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1184, provided that amendment by Pub. L. 95–454 was effective on first day of first applicable pay period which began on or after Oct. 1, 1981, except it could take effect with respect to any category or categories of positions before such day to extent prescribed by Director of Office of Personnel Management.

Effective Date of 1967 Amendment

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, § 220(a)(2), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 639, provided, except as otherwise expressly provided, that:

“Sections 202 [amending this section and enacting provisions set out as a note under this section], 203 [amending section 3301 of Title 39, The Postal Service], 204 [enacting section 3512A of Title 39, amending sections 3512, and 3513–3531 of Title 39, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 3512A of Title 39], 205 [amending sections 3542–3544 of Title 39, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 3542, 3544, 3552, and 3560 of Title 39], 206 [amending sections 3560, 3573, and 3575 of Title 39, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 3542 of Title 39], 208 [amending former section 4107 of Title 38, Veterans’ Benefits], 209 [amending sections 867 and 870 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 867 of Title 22], 210 [enacting provisions set out as a note under section 590h of Title 16, Conservation], 211 [enacting provisions set out as a note under this section and section 548 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure], 213 (except subsections (d) and (e)) [enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 603, 604, and 753 of Title 28], 214 (except subsections (j), (k), (l), (n), and (o)) [enacting sections 60e–14, 61–2, 293c, and 4302 of Title 2, The Congress, amending section 1847 of Title 2, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 8339 of this title], and 216 [enacting provisions set out as a note under section 60e–14 of Title 2] shall become effective as of the beginning of the first pay period which began on or after October 1, 1967.”
Short Title

Pub. L. 90–206, § 1, Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 613, provided:

“That this Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the ‘Postal Revenue and Federal Salary Act of 1967’.”

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, § 201, Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 624, provided that:

“This title [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the ‘Federal Salary Act of 1967’.”
Adjustment of Pay Rates Effective October 1, 1972

Pub. L. 93–549, Dec. 26, 1974, 88 Stat. 1743, provided that no officer or employee of the United States shall have his or her pay reduced by reason of Ex. Ord. No. 11777, Apr. 12, 1974.

1970 Increase in Pay Rates

Pub. L. 91–231, Apr. 15, 1970, 84 Stat. 195, known as the Federal Employees Salary Act of 1970, and effective on the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after Dec. 27, 1969, provided for an increase in the rates of basic pay, basic compensation, and salaries contained in the General Schedule, the Postal Field Service Schedule and Rural Carrier Schedule, the schedule relating to certain positions within the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans’ Administration, and the Foreign Service schedules, and also for employees of Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committees, for certain employees of the Legislative and Judicial Branches, for United States Attorneys, and for other employees of the United States Government and the government of the District of Columbia whose rates of pay were fixed by administrative action and not otherwise increased.

Initial Adjustment of 1967 Pay Increases

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, §§ 202(b), 220(a)(2), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 625, 639, effective as of the beginning of the first pay period which began on or after Oct. 1, 1967, made various initial adjustments to the rates of basic pay of officers and employees referred to in the General Schedule set forth in the amendment to this section made by section 202(a) of Pub. L. 90–206.

1967 Salary Increase for Persons Whose Compensation Rates are Fixed by Administrative Action

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, §§ 211(b)–(d), 220(a)(2), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 633, 639, effective as of the beginning of the first pay period which began on or after Oct. 1, 1967, authorized the increase of the rates of pay of certain officers and employees of the Federal Government and of the municipal government of the District of Columbia by amounts not to exceed the increases provided by title II of Pub. L. 90–206 for corresponding rates of pay in the appropriate schedule or scale of pay.

Retroactive Compensation Under 1967 Pay Increases

Pub. L. 90–206, title II, § 218, Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 638, provided for retroactive pay under title II of Pub. L. 90–206 only in the case of an individual in the service of the United States, including service in the Armed Forces, or the municipal government of the District of Columbia on Dec. 16, 1967, subject to certain restrictions.

Executive Documents
Ex. Ord. No. 14061. Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

Ex. Ord. No. 14061, Dec. 22, 2021, 86 F.R. 73601, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as adjusted under 5 U.S.C. 5303, are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:

(a) The General Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5332(a)) at Schedule 1;

(b) The Foreign Service Schedule (22 U.S.C. 3963) at Schedule 2; and

(c) The schedules for the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs (38 U.S.C. 7306, 7404; section 301(a) of Public Law 102–40) at Schedule 3.

Sec. 2. Senior Executive Service. The ranges of rates of basic pay for senior executives in the Senior Executive Service, as established pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5382, are set forth on Schedule 4 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Sec. 3. Certain Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries. The rates of basic pay or salaries for the following offices and positions are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:

(a) The Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5312-5318) at Schedule 5;

(b) The Vice President (3 U.S.C. 104) and the Congress (2 U.S.C. 4501) at Schedule 6; and

(c) Justices and judges (28 U.S.C. 5, 44(d), 135, 252, and 461(a)) at Schedule 7.

Sec. 4. Uniformed Services. The rates of monthly basic pay (37 U.S.C. 203(a)) for members of the uniformed services, as adjusted under 37 U.S.C. 1009, and the rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay (37 U.S.C. 203(c)) are set forth on Schedule 8 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Sec. 5. Locality-Based Comparability Payments.

(a) Pursuant to section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, and my authority to implement an alternative level of comparability payments under section 5304a of title 5, United States Code, locality-based comparability payments shall be paid in accordance with Schedule 9 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

(b) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement these payments and to publish appropriate notice of such payments in the Federal Register.

Sec. 6. Administrative Law Judges. Pursuant to section 5372 of title 5, United States Code, the rates of basic pay for administrative law judges are set forth on Schedule 10 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Sec. 7. Effective Dates. Schedule 8 is effective January 1, 2022. The other schedules contained herein are effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022.

Sec. 8. Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 13970 of December 31, 2020, is superseded as of the effective dates specified in section 7 of this order.

J.R. Biden, Jr.

Schedule 1

General Schedule

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

GS–1

$20,172

$20,849

$21,519

$22,187

$22,857

$23,249

$23,913

$24,581

$24,608

$25,234

GS–2

22,682

23,222

23,973

24,608

24,886

25,618

26,350

27,082

27,814

28,546

GS–3

24,749

25,574

26,399

27,224

28,049

28,874

29,699

30,524

31,349

32,174

GS–4

27,782

28,708

29,634

30,560

31,486

32,412

33,338

34,264

35,190

36,116

GS–5

31,083

32,119

33,155

34,191

35,227

36,263

37,299

38,335

39,371

40,407

GS–6

34,649

35,804

36,959

38,114

39,269

40,424

41,579

42,734

43,889

45,044

GS–7

38,503

39,786

41,069

42,352

43,635

44,918

46,201

47,484

48,767

50,050

GS–8

42,641

44,062

45,483

46,904

48,325

49,746

51,167

52,588

54,009

55,430

GS–9

47,097

48,667

50,237

51,807

53,377

54,947

56,517

58,087

59,657

61,227

GS–10

51,864

53,593

55,322

57,051

58,780

60,509

62,238

63,967

65,696

67,425

GS–11

56,983

58,882

60,781

62,680

64,579

66,478

68,377

70,276

72,175

74,074

GS–12

68,299

70,576

72,853

75,130

77,407

79,684

81,961

84,238

86,515

88,792

GS–13

81,216

83,923

86,630

89,337

92,044

94,751

97,458

100,165

102,872

105,579

GS–14

95,973

99,172

102,371

105,570

108,769

111,968

115,167

118,366

121,565

124,764

GS–15

112,890

116,653

120,416

124,179

127,942

131,705

135,468

139,231

142,994

146,757

Schedule 2

Foreign Service Schedule

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

Step

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

Class 6

Class 7

Class 8

Class 9

1

$112,890

$91,475

$74,122

$60,061

$48,667

$43,507

$38,894

$34,770

$31,083

2

116,277

94,219

76,346

61,863

50,127

44,812

40,061

35,813

32,015

3

119,765

97,046

78,636

63,719

51,631

46,157

41,263

36,887

32,976

4

123,358

99,957

80,995

65,630

53,180

47,541

42,501

37,994

33,965

5

127,059

102,956

83,425

67,599

54,775

48,968

43,776

39,134

34,984

6

130,870

106,045

85,928

69,627

56,418

50,437

45,089

40,308

36,034

7

134,797

109,226

88,506

71,716

58,111

51,950

46,441

41,517

37,115

8

138,840

112,503

91,161

73,867

59,854

53,508

47,835

42,763

38,228

9

143,006

115,878

93,896

76,083

61,650

55,113

49,270

44,046

39,375

10

146,757

119,354

96,712

78,366

63,499

56,767

50,748

45,367

40,556

11

146,757

122,935

99,614

80,717

65,404

58,470

52,270

46,728

41,773

12

146,757

126,623

102,602

83,138

67,367

60,224

53,838

48,130

43,026

13

146,757

130,421

105,680

85,633

69,388

62,031

55,454

49,574

44,317

14

146,757

134,334

108,851

88,202

71,469

63,891

57,117

51,061

45,646

Schedule 3

Veterans Health Administration Schedules, Department of Veterans Affairs

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

1 This schedule does not apply to the Director of Nursing Service or any incumbents who are physicians or dentists.

2 Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7404(a)(3)(B), for positions that are covered by a certified performance appraisal system, the maximum rate of basic pay may not exceed the rate of basic pay payable for level II of the Executive Schedule. For positions that are not covered by a certified performance appraisal system, the maximum rate of basic pay may not exceed the rate of basic pay payable for level III of the Executive Schedule.

3 Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7431, Veterans Health Administration physicians, podiatrists, and dentists paid under the Physician, Podiatrist, and Dentist Base and Longevity Pay schedule may also be paid market pay and performance pay.

4 Pursuant to section 301(a) of Public Law 102–40 [38 U.S.C. 7451 note], these positions are paid according to the Nurse Schedule in 38 U.S.C. 4107(b), as in effect on August 14, 1990, with subsequent adjustments.

Schedule for the Office of the Under Secretary for Health (38 U.S.C. 7306) and Directors of Medical Centers and Veterans Integrated Service Networks (38 U.S.C. 7401(4)) 1

Minimum

Maximum

$135,468

$203,700 2

Physician, Podiatrist, and Dentist Base and Longevity Pay Schedule 3

Physician Grade

$111,035

$162,849

Dentist Grade

111,035

162,849

Podiatrist Grade

111,035

162,849

Chiropractor and Optometrist Schedule

Chief Grade

$112,890

$146,757

Senior Grade

95,973

124,764

Intermediate Grade

81,216

105,579

Full Grade

68,299

88,792

Associate Grade

56,983

74,074

Expanded-Function Dental Auxiliary Schedule 4

Director Grade

$112,890

$146,757

Assistant Director Grade

95,973

124,764

Chief Grade

81,216

105,579

Senior Grade

68,299

88,792

Intermediate Grade

56,983

74,074

Full Grade

47,097

61,227

Associate Grade

40,528

52,687

Junior Grade

34,649

45,044

Schedule 4

Senior Executive Service

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

Minimum

Maximum

Agencies with a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System

$135,468

$203,700

Agencies without a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System

$135,468

$187,300

Schedule 5

Executive Schedule

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

Level I

$226,300

Level II

203,700

Level III

187,300

Level IV

176,300

Level V

165,300

Schedule 6

Vice President and Members of Congress

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

Vice President

$261,400

Senators

174,000

Members of the House of Representatives

174,000

Delegates to the House of Representatives

174,000

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico

174,000

President pro tempore of the Senate

193,400

Majority leader and minority leader of the Senate

193,400

Majority leader and minority leader of the House of Representatives

193,400

Speaker of the House of Representatives

223,500

Schedule 7

Judicial Salaries

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

Chief Justice of the United States

$286,700

Associate Justices of the Supreme Court

274,200

Circuit Judges

236,900

District Judges

223,400

Judges of the Court of International Trade

223,400

Schedule 8

Pay of the Uniformed Services

(Effective January 1, 2022)

part i—monthly basic pay

Years of Service (computed under 37 U.S.C. 205)

Commissioned Officers

Pay Grade

2 or less

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

1 Basic pay is limited to the rate of basic pay for level II of the Executive Schedule in effect during calendar year 2022, which is $16,974.90 per month for officers at pay grades O–7 through O–10. This includes officers serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Chief of Space Operations, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or commander of a unified or specified combatant command (as defined in 10 U.S.C. 161(c)).

2 Basic pay is limited to the rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule in effect during calendar year 2022, which is $13,775.10 per month, for officers at pay grades O–6 and below.

3 Does not apply to commissioned officers who have been credited with over 4 years of active duty service as an enlisted member or warrant officer.

O–10 1

............

............

............

............

............

O–9

............

............

............

............

............

O–8

$11,635.50

$12,017.10

$12,270.00

$12,340.50

$12,656.10

O–7

9,668.40

10,117.50

10,325.40

10,490.70

10,789.80

O–6 2

7,332.00

8,054.70

8,583.30

8,583.30

8,616.30

O–5

6,112.20

6,885.30

7,361.70

7,451.40

7,749.30

O–4

5,273.70

6,104.40

6,512.40

6,602.70

6,980.70

O–3 3

4,636.50

5,256.00

5,672.40

6,185.40

6,482.10

O–2 3

4,006.50

4,562.70

5,255.10

5,432.70

5,544.30

O–1 3

3,477.30

3,619.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

O–10 1

............

............

............

............

............

O–9

............

............

............

............

............

O–8

$13,183.20

$13,306.20

$13,806.60

$13,950.90

$14,382.00

O–7

11,085.30

11,427.00

11,767.50

12,109.50

13,183.20

O–6 2

8,985.30

9,034.50

9,034.50

9,547.80

10,455.30

O–5

7,926.90

8,318.10

8,605.80

8,976.90

9,543.90

O–4

7,386.30

7,891.80

8,284.50

8,557.50

8,714.70

O–3 3

6,807.30

7,017.30

7,362.90

7,543.50

7,543.50

O–2 3

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

O–1 3

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

O–10 1

............

1 $16,974.90

1 $16,974.90

1 $16,974.90

1 $16,974.90

O–9

............

16,444.80

16,682.40

1 16,974.90

1 16,974.90

O–8

$15,006.30

15,581.40

15,965.70

15,965.70

15,965.70

O–7

14,089.80

14,089.80

14,089.80

14,089.80

14,162.10

O–6 2

10,988.10

11,520.60

11,823.60

12,130.80

12,725.40

O–5

9,813.90

10,080.90

10,384.20

10,384.20

10,384.20

O–4

8,805.30

8,805.30

8,805.30

8,805.30

8,805.30

O–3 3

7,543.50

7,543.50

7,543.50

7,543.50

7,543.50

O–2 3

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

O–1 3

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

O–10 1

1 16,974.90

1 $16,974.90

1 $16,974.90

1 $16,974.90

1 $16,974.90

O–9

1 16,974.90

1 16,974.90

1 16,974.90

1 16,974.90

1 16,974.90

O–8

15,965.70

16,365.60

16,365.60

16,774.20

16,774.20

O–7

14,162.10

14,445.60

14,445.60

14,445.60

14,445.60

O–6 2

12,725.40

12,979.50

12,979.50

12,979.50

12,979.50

O–5

10,384.20

10,384.20

10,384.20

10,384.20

10,384.20

O–4

8,805.30

8,805.30

8,805.30

8,805.30

8,805.30

O–3 3

7,543.50

7,543.50

7,543.50

7,543.50

7,543.50

O–2 3

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

5,544.30

O–1 3

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

4,375.50

Over 38

Over 40

O–10 1

1 $16,974.90

1 $16,974.90

O–9

1 16,974.90

1 16,974.90

O–8

16,774.20

16,774.20

O–7

14,445.60

14,445.60

O–6 2

12,979.50

12,979.50

O–5

10,384.20

10,384.20

O–4

8,805.30

8,805.30

O–3 3

7,543.50

7,543.50

O–2 3

5,544.30

5,544.30

O–1 3

4,375.50

4,375.50

Commissioned Officers With Over 4 Years Active Duty Service as an Enlisted Member or Warrant Officer 4

Pay Grade

Over 4

Over 6

Over 8

Over 10

4 Reservists with at least 1,460 points as an enlisted member, a warrant officer, or a warrant officer and an enlisted member which are creditable toward reserve retirement also qualify for these rates.

O–3E

$6,185.40

$6,482.10

$6,807.30

$7,017.30

O–2E

5,432.70

5,544.30

5,720.70

6,018.60

O–1E

4,375.50

4,672.20

4,845.00

5,021.70

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

Over 18

O–3E

$7,362.90

$7,654.80

$7,822.80

$8,050.80

O–2E

6,249.30

6,420.60

6,420.60

6,420.60

O–1E

5,194.80

5,432.70

5,432.70

5,432.70

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

O–3E

$8,050.80

$8,050.80

$8,050.80

$8,050.80

O–2E

6,420.60

6,420.60

6,420.60

6,420.60

O–1E

5,432.70

5,432.70

5,432.70

5,432.70

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

O–3E

$8,050.80

$8,050.80

$8,050.80

$8,050.80

O–2E

6,420.60

6,420.60

6,420.60

6,420.60

O–1E

5,432.70

5,432.70

5,432.70

5,432.70

Over 36

Over 38

Over 40

O–3E

$8,050.80

$8,050.80

$8,050.80

O–2E

6,420.60

6,420.60

6,420.60

O–1E

5,432.70

5,432.70

5,432.70

Warrant Officers

Pay Grade

2 or less

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

W–5

............

............

............

............

............

W–4

$4,791.90

$5,154.30

$5,302.20

$5,447.70

$5,698.50

W–3

4,376.40

4,558.20

4,745.70

4,806.60

5,002.20

W–2

3,872.10

4,238.40

4,350.90

4,428.60

4,679.40

W–1

3,398.70

3,765.00

3,863.10

4,071.00

4,316.40

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

W–5

............

............

............

............

............

W–4

$5,946.60

$6,198.00

$6,575.40

$6,906.60

$7,221.90

W–3

5,388.00

5,789.40

5,978.70

6,197.70

6,422.70

W–2

5,069.70

5,263.50

5,453.70

5,686.50

5,868.60

W–1

4,678.80

4,847.70

5,084.70

5,317.20

5,500.20

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

W–5

............

$8,520.30

$8,952.30

$9,274.50

$9,630.30

W–4

$7,480.20

7,731.90

8,101.20

8,404.80

8,751.00

W–3

6,828.30

7,101.60

7,265.40

7,439.10

7,676.40

W–2

6,033.30

6,230.70

6,360.30

6,462.90

6,462.90

W–1

5,668.50

5,873.10

5,873.10

5,873.10

5,873.10

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

W–5

$9,630.30

$10,112.70

$10,112.70

$10,617.60

$10,617.60

W–4

8,751.00

8,925.60

8,925.60

8,925.60

8,925.60

W–3

7,676.40

7,676.40

7,676.40

7,676.40

7,676.40

W–2

6,462.90

6,462.90

6,462.90

6,462.90

6,462.90

W–1

5,873.10

5,873.10

5,873.10

5,873.10

5,873.10

Over 38

Over 40

W–5

$11,149.50

$11,149.50

W–4

8,925.60

8,925.60

W–3

7,676.40

7,676.40

W–2

6,462.90

6,462.90

W–1

5,873.10

5,873.10

Enlisted Members

Pay Grade

2 or less

Over 2

Over 3

Over 4

Over 6

1 For noncommissioned officers serving as Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy or Coast Guard, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Space Force, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, basic pay for this grade is $9,355.50 per month, regardless of cumulative years of service under 37 U.S.C. 205.

2 Applies to personnel who have served 4 months or more on active duty.

3 Applies to personnel who have served less than 4 months on active duty.

E–9 1

............

............

............

............

............

E–8

............

............

............

............

............

E–7

$3,294.30

$3,595.50

$3,733.50

$3,915.30

$4,058.10

E–6

2,849.40

3,135.60

3,274.20

3,408.60

3,548.70

E–5

2,610.30

2,786.10

2,920.80

3,058.50

3,273.30

E–4

2,393.40

2,515.80

2,652.00

2,786.70

2,905.50

E–3

2,160.60

2,296.50

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

E–2

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

E–1 2

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

E–1 3

1,695.00

............

............

............

............

Over 8

Over 10

Over 12

Over 14

Over 16

E–9 1

............

$5,789.10

$5,920.50

$6,085.80

$6,279.90

E–8

$4,739.10

4,948.80

5,078.40

5,233.80

5,402.40

E–7

4,302.60

4,440.60

4,685.10

4,888.50

5,027.40

E–6

3,864.30

3,987.60

4,225.50

4,298.40

4,351.20

E–5

3,497.70

3,682.20

3,704.40

3,704.40

3,704.40

E–4

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

E–3

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

E–2

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

E–1 2

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

E–1 3

............

............

............

............

............

Over 18

Over 20

Over 22

Over 24

Over 26

E–9 1

$6,477.00

$6,790.50

$7,056.90

$7,336.20

$7,764.30

E–8

5,706.30

5,860.50

6,122.70

6,268.20

6,626.10

E–7

5,175.30

5,232.60

5,424.90

5,528.10

5,921.10

E–6

4,413.30

4,413.30

4,413.30

4,413.30

4,413.30

E–5

3,704.40

3,704.40

3,704.40

3,704.40

3,704.40

E–4

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

E–3

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

E–2

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

E–1 2

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

E–1 3

............

............

............

............

............

Over 28

Over 30

Over 32

Over 34

Over 36

E–9 1

$7,764.30

$8,151.90

$8,151.90

$8,559.90

$8,559.90

E–8

6,626.10

6,759.00

6,759.00

6,759.00

6,759.00

E–7

5,921.10

5,921.10

5,921.10

5,921.10

5,921.10

E–6

4,413.30

4,413.30

4,413.30

4,413.30

4,413.30

E–5

3,704.40

3,704.40

3,704.40

3,704.40

3,704.40

E–4

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

2,905.50

E–3

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

2,435.70

E–2

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

2,054.70

E–1 2

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

1,833.30

E–1 3

............

............

............

............

............

Over 38

Over 40

E–9 1

$8,988.90

$8,988.90

E–8

6,759.00

6,759.00

E–7

5,921.10

5,921.10

E–6

4,413.30

4,413.30

E–5

3,704.40

3,704.40

E–4

2,905.50

2,905.50

E–3

2,435.70

2,435.70

E–2

2,054.70

2,054.70

E–1 2

1,833.30

1,833.30

E–1 3

............

............

part ii—rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay

The rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay authorized by 37 U.S.C. 203(c) is $1,217.10.

Schedule 9

Locality-Based Comparability Payments

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

Locality Pay Area 1

Rate

1 Locality Pay Areas are defined in 5 CFR 531.603 .

Alaska

30.42%

Albany-Schenectady, NY–MA

18.68%

Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM

17.14%

Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs, GA–AL

22.63%

Austin-Round Rock, TX

18.80%

Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL

16.81%

Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA–RI–NH–ME

30.09%

Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY

20.78%

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

17.62%

Charlotte-Concord, NC–SC

18.06%

Chicago-Naperville, IL–IN–WI

29.18%

Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH–KY–IN

20.94%

Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH

21.25%

Colorado Springs, CO

18.42%

Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH

20.69%

Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice, TX

16.82%

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX–OK

25.68%

Davenport-Moline, IA–IL

17.58%

Dayton-Springfield-Sidney, OH

19.93%

Denver-Aurora, CO

28.10%

Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA

16.52%

Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI

27.86%

Harrisburg-Lebanon, PA

17.90%

Hartford-West Hartford, CT–MA

30.20%

Hawaii

20.40%

Houston-The Woodlands, TX

33.96%

Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL

20.45%

Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN

17.26%

Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO–KS

17.67%

Laredo, TX

19.85%

Las Vegas-Henderson, NV–AZ

18.25%

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA

33.61%

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL

23.80%

Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI

21.32%

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN–WI

25.49%

New York-Newark, NY–NJ–CT–PA

35.06%

Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE–IA

16.93%

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

17.01%

Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA–NJ–DE–MD

26.95%

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

20.84%

Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA–OH–WV

19.90%

Portland-Vancouver-Salem, OR–WA

24.34%

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

20.94%

Richmond, VA

20.64%

Sacramento-Roseville, CA–NV

27.30%

San Antonio-New Braunfels-Pearsall, TX

17.39%

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

30.87%

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA

42.74%

Seattle-Tacoma, WA

28.28%

St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO–IL

18.35%

Tucson-Nogales, AZ

17.77%

Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA–NC

17.18%

Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC–MD–VA–WV–PA

31.53%

Rest of U.S.

16.20%

Schedule 10

Administrative Law Judges

(Effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2022)

AL–3/A

$117,600

AL–3/B

126,600

AL–3/C

135,700

AL–3/D

144,900

AL–3/E

154,100

AL–3/F

162,900

AL–2

171,900

AL–1

176,300

Prior adjustments of certain rates of pay were contained in the following:

Ex. Ord. No. 13970, Dec. 31, 2020, 86 F.R. 421, effective Jan. 1, 2021, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 14061.

Ex. Ord. No. 13901, Dec. 26, 2019, 84 F.R. 72213, effective Jan. 1, 2020, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13970.

Ex. Ord. No. 13866, Mar. 28, 2019, 84 F.R. 12853, effective Jan. 1, 2019, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13901.

Ex. Ord. No. 13856, Dec. 28, 2018, 84 F.R. 65, effective Jan. 1, 2019, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13866.

Ex. Ord. No. 13819, Dec. 22, 2017, 82 F.R. 61431, effective Jan. 1, 2018, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13856.

Ex. Ord. No. 13756, Dec. 27, 2016, 81 F.R. 97099, effective Jan. 1, 2017, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13819.

Ex. Ord. No. 13715, Dec. 18, 2015, 80 F.R. 80195, effective Jan. 1, 2016, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13756.

Ex. Ord. No. 13686, Dec. 19, 2014, 79 F.R. 77361, effective Jan. 1, 2015, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13715.

Ex. Ord. No. 13655, Dec. 23, 2013, 78 F.R. 80451, effective Jan. 1, 2014, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13686.

Ex. Ord. No. 13641, Apr. 5, 2013, 78 F.R. 21503, effective Jan. 1, 2013, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13655.

Ex. Ord. No. 13635, Dec. 27, 2012, 78 F.R. 649, effective Jan. 1, 2013, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13641.

Ex. Ord. No. 13594, Dec. 19, 2011, 76 F.R. 80191, effective Jan. 1, 2012, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13635.

Ex. Ord. No. 13561, Dec. 22, 2010, 75 F.R. 81817, effective Jan. 1, 2011, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13594.

Ex. Ord. No. 13525, Dec. 23, 2009, 74 F.R. 69231, effective Jan. 1, 2010, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13561.

Ex. Ord. No. 13483, Dec. 18, 2008, 73 F.R. 78587, effective Jan. 1, 2009, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13525.

Ex. Ord. No. 13454, Jan. 4, 2008, 73 F.R. 1481, effective Jan. 1, 2008, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13483.

Ex. Ord. No. 13420, Dec. 21, 2006, 71 F.R. 77571, effective Jan. 1, 2007, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13454.

Ex. Ord. No. 13393, Dec. 22, 2005, 70 F.R. 76655, effective Jan. 1, 2006, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13420.

Ex. Ord. No. 13368, Dec. 30, 2004, 70 F.R. 1147, effective Jan. 1, 2005, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13393.

Ex. Ord. No. 13332, Mar. 3, 2004, 69 F.R. 10891, effective Jan. 1, 2004, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13368.

Ex. Ord. No. 13322, Dec. 30, 2003, 69 F.R. 231, effective Jan. 1, 2004, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13332.

Ex. Ord. No. 13282, Dec. 31, 2002, 68 F.R. 1133, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 13291, Mar. 21, 2003, 68 F.R. 14525, effective Jan. 1, 2003, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13322.

Ex. Ord. No. 13249, Dec. 28, 2001, 67 F.R. 639, effective Jan. 1, 2002, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13282, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 13182, Dec. 23, 2000, 65 F.R. 82879, 66 F.R. 10057, effective Jan. 1, 2001, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13249.

Ex. Ord. No. 13144, Dec. 21, 1999, 64 F.R. 72237, effective Jan. 1, 2000, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13182.

Ex. Ord. No. 13106, Dec. 7, 1998, 63 F.R. 68151, effective Jan. 1, 1999, substantially superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13144.

Ex. Ord. No. 13071, Dec. 29, 1997, 62 F.R. 68521, effective Jan. 1, 1998, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13106.

Ex. Ord. No. 13033, Dec. 27, 1996, 61 F.R. 68987, effective Jan. 1, 1997, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13071.

Ex. Ord. No. 12990, Feb. 29, 1996, 61 F.R. 8467, effective Jan. 1, 1996, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13033.

Ex. Ord. No. 12984, Dec. 28, 1995, 61 F.R. 237, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12990, § 3, Feb. 29, 1996, 61 F.R. 8467, effective Jan. 1, 1996, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13033.

Ex. Ord. No. 12944, Dec. 28, 1994, 60 F.R. 309, effective Jan. 1, 1995, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12984, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12886, Dec. 23, 1993, 58 F.R. 68709, effective Jan. 1, 1994, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12944.

Ex. Ord. No. 12826, Dec. 30, 1992, 57 F.R. 62909, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12886, § 3, Dec. 23, 1993, 58 F.R. 68709, effective Jan. 1, 1993, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12944.

Ex. Ord. No. 12786, Dec. 26, 1991, 56 F.R. 67453, effective Jan. 1, 1992, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12826, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12736, Dec. 12, 1990, 55 F.R. 51385, effective Jan. 1, 1991, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12786.

Ex. Ord. No. 12698, Dec. 23, 1989, 54 F.R. 53473, effective Jan. 1 and 31, 1990, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12736.

Ex. Ord. No. 12663, Jan. 6, 1989, 54 F.R. 791, effective Jan. 1, 1989, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12698.

Ex. Ord. No. 12622, Dec. 31, 1987, 53 F.R. 222, effective Jan. 1, 1988, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12663.

Ex. Ord. No. 12578, Dec. 31, 1986, 52 F.R. 505, effective Jan. 1, 1987, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12622.

Ex. Ord. No. 12496, Dec. 28, 1984, 50 F.R. 211, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12540, Dec. 30, 1985, 51 F.R. 577, effective Jan. 1, 1985, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12578.

Ex. Ord. No. 12456, Dec. 30, 1983, 49 F.R. 347, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12477, May 23, 1984, 49 F.R. 22041; Ex. Ord. No. 12487, Sept. 14, 1984, 49 F.R. 36493, effective Jan. 1, 1984, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12496, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12387, Oct. 8, 1982, 47 F.R. 44981, effective Oct. 1, 1982, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12456, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12330, Oct. 15, 1981, 46 F.R. 50921, effective Oct. 1, 1981, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12387.

Ex. Ord. No. 12248, Oct. 16, 1980, 45 F.R. 69199, effective Oct. 1, 1980, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12330.

Ex. Ord. No. 12165, Oct. 9, 1979, 44 F.R. 58671, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12200, Mar. 12, 1980, 44 F.R. 16443, effective Oct. 1, 1979, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12248.

Ex. Ord. No. 12087, Oct. 7, 1978, 43 F.R. 46823, effective Oct. 1, 1978, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12165, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 12010, Sept. 28, 1977, 42 F.R. 52365, effective Oct. 1, 1977, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12087.

Ex. Ord. No. 11941, Oct. 1, 1976, 41 F.R. 43899, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 11943, Oct. 25, 1976, 41 F.R. 47213, effective Oct. 1, 1976, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12010.

Ex. Ord. No. 11883, Oct. 6, 1975, 40 F.R. 47091, effective Oct. 1, 1975, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11941, as amended.

Ex. Ord. No. 11811, Oct. 7, 1974, 39 F.R. 36302, effective Oct. 1, 1974, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11883.

Ex. Ord. No. 11739, Oct. 3, 1973, 38 F.R. 27581, effective Oct. 1, 1973, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11691, Dec. 15, 1972, 37 F.R. 27607, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 11777, Apr. 12, 1974, 39 F.R. 13519, effective Oct. 1, 1972, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11637, Dec. 22, 1971, 36 F.R. 24911, effective Jan. 1, 1972, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11576, Jan. 8, 1971, 36 F.R. 347, effective Jan. 1, 1971, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11524, Apr. 15, 1970, 35 F.R. 6247, effective first pay period on or after Dec. 27, 1969, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11474, June 16, 1969, 34 F.R. 9605, effective July 1, 1969, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Ex. Ord. No. 11413, June 11, 1968, 33 F.R. 8641, effective July 1, 1968, superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11811.

Freezing Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set by Administrative Discretion

Memorandum of President of the United States, Dec. 22, 2010, 75 F.R. 81829, provided:

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

On November 29, 2010, I proposed a two-year freeze in the pay of civilian Federal employees as the first of a number of difficult actions required to put our Nation on a sound fiscal footing. As I said then, Federal workers are not just a line in a budget. They are public servants who, like their private sector counterparts, may be struggling in these difficult economic times.

Despite the sacrifices that I knew a pay freeze would entail for our dedicated civil servants, I concluded that a two-year freeze in the upward statutory adjustment of pay schedules is a necessary first step in our effort to address the challenge of our fiscal reality. The Congress responded to my proposal by including such a freeze in the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (H.R. 3082) [Pub. L. 111–322], which I signed into law today (the “Act”). The Act freezes statutory pay adjustments for all executive branch pay schedules for a two-year period. It also generally prohibits executive departments and agencies from providing any base salary increases at all to senior executives or senior level employees, including performance-based increases.

While this legislation will prevent adjustments in executive branch pay schedules that are made by statute, some laws allow such adjustments to be made by agency heads as an exercise of administrative discretion. In order to ensure consistent treatment of executive branch employees and to promote the fiscal purposes of my original proposal, agency heads who have such discretion should not provide any upward adjustments in Federal employees’ pay schedules or rates during the two-year period covered by the statutory pay freeze.

Accordingly, you should suspend any increases to any pay systems or pay schedules covering executive branch employees that could otherwise take effect as a result of an exercise of administrative discretion during the period beginning on January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2012. You also should forgo any general increases (including general increases for a geographic area, such as locality pay) in covered employees’ rates of pay that could otherwise take effect as a result of the exercise of administrative discretion during the same period. To the extent that an agency pay system provides performance-based increases in lieu of general increases, funds allocated for those performance-based increases should be correspondingly reduced to reflect the freezing of the employees’ base pay schedule.

This memorandum shall be carried out to the extent permitted by law and consistent with executive departments’ and agencies’ legal authorities. 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 Personnel Management shall issue guidance on implementing this memorandum, and is also hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

Barack Obama.
Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set by Administrative Discretion

Memorandum of President of the United States, Dec. 21, 2012, 78 F.R. 647, provided:

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

On December 22, 2010, I issued a memorandum stating that the heads of executive departments and agencies should suspend any increases to any pay systems or pay schedules covering executive branch employees, and should forgo any general increases in covered employees’ rates of pay, that could otherwise take effect as a result of the exercise of administrative discretion during the period beginning on January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2012. In light of section 114 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112–175), I am hereby instructing the heads of executive departments and agencies that they should continue to adhere to this policy through March 27, 2013, the date after which statutory pay adjustments may be made pursuant to section 114 of Public Law 112–175.

This memorandum shall be carried out to the extent permitted by law and consistent with executive departments’ and agencies’ legal authorities. 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 Personnel Management shall issue any necessary guidance on implementing this memorandum, and is also hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

Barack Obama.

Memorandum of President of the United States, Apr. 5, 2013, 78 F.R. 21213, provided:

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

Section 1112 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113–6), reflects the Congress’s decision to continue to deny statutory adjustments to any pay systems or pay schedules covering executive branch employees. In light of the Congress’s action, I am instructing heads of executive departments and agencies to continue through December 31, 2013, to adhere to the policy set forth in my memoranda of December 22, 2010, and December 21, 2012, regarding general increases in pay schedules and employees’ rates of pay that might otherwise take effect as a result of the exercise of administrative discretion.

This memorandum shall be carried out to the extent permitted by law and consistent with executive departments’ and agencies’ legal authorities. 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 Personnel Management shall issue any necessary guidance on implementing this memorandum, and is also hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

Barack Obama.