5 U.S. Code § 5363 - Pay retention
A prior section 5363, Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 473, which related to limitation on pay fixed by administrative action, was renumbered section 5373 of this title by Pub. L. 95–454, title VIII, § 801(a)(3)(A)(ii), Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1221.
2004—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–411, § 301(a)(5)(A), inserted concluding provisions and struck out former concluding provisions which read as follows: “is entitled to basic pay at a rate equal to (A) the employee’s allowable former rate of basic pay, plus (B) 50 percent of the amount of each increase in the maximum rate of basic pay payable for the grade of the employee’s position immediately after such reduction in pay if such allowable former rate exceeds such maximum rate for such grade.”
Subsecs. (b) to (e). Pub. L. 108–411, § 301(a)(5)(B), added subsecs. (b) to (e) and struck out former subsecs. (b) and (c) which read as follows:
“(b) For the purpose of subsection (a) of this section, ‘allowable former rate of basic pay’ means the lower of—
“(1) the rate of basic pay payable to the employee immediately before the reduction in pay; or
“(2) 150 percent of the maximum rate of basic pay payable for the grade of the employee’s position immediately after such reduction in pay.
“(c) The preceding provisions of this section shall cease to apply to an employee who—
“(1) has a break in service of one workday or more;
“(2) is entitled by operation of this subchapter or chapter 51 or 53 of this title to a rate of basic pay which is equal to or higher than, or declines a reasonable offer of a position the rate of basic pay for which is equal to or higher than, the rate to which the employee is entitled under this section; or
“(3) is demoted for personal cause or at the employee’s request.”
1993—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 103–89 substituted “chapter 51 or 53” for “chapter 51, 53, or 54”.
1990—Subsec. (a)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 101–509 substituted “5305 of this title (or corresponding prior provision of this title);” for “5303 of this title; or” in par. (2), inserted “or” at end of par. (3), and added par. (4).
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.