Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, Pentagon, letterhead

DAPE-CPZ  May 20 2009


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitation for Calendar Year 2009
                 for Eligible Employees Assigned to Iraq and/or Afghanistan

  1. The enclosed April 7, 2009 memorandum with enclosure from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) provides Department of Defense (DoD) guidance regarding the increased annual premium pay limitation for calendar year (CY) 2009 for three different categories of covered employees: (1) employees covered by the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), (2) non-NSPS employees subject to the provisions of 5 U.S. Code §5547, and (3) employees under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees eligible for the increased annual premium pay limitation under the DoD guidance will be entitled to premium pay to the extent the employee's combined payable amount of basic pay and premium pay for CY 2009 does not exceed the annual rate of the salary payable to the Vice President under 3 U.S. Code §1 04 ($227,300 for 2009).
  2. To be eligible for the increased annual premium pay limitation under the DoD guidance, covered employees must meet the following requirements: (1) perform work while in an overseas location that is in the area of responsibility (AOR) of the Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) or an overseas location that was formerly in the AOR of the CENTCOM Commander but has been moved to the AOR of the Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM); (2) are assigned to an overseas location in the specified CENTCOM or AFRICOM AORs for at least 42 consecutive days; and (3) perform work in response to an emergency declared by the President or in direct support of, or directly related to, a military operation, including a contingency operation as defined in 10 U.S. Code §101(a)(13).
  3. Pursuant to the DoD guidance, covered employees assigned to Iraq and/or Afghanistan for at least 42 consecutive calendar days are deemed to meet the eligibility requirements for the increased annual premium pay limitation. In order that the increased annual premium pay limitation for CY 2009 may be applied to these employees, commands must begin to document and report employees assigned to Iraq and/or Afghanistan during pay periods beginning 21 December 2008 using the enclosed Department of the Army Reporting Instructions for Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitation for CY09. The Civilian Human Resources Agency will distribute additional processing instructions or procedures if and when required. Commands are responsible for retaining all records necessary to document an employee's eligibility for the increased annual premium pay limitation.
  4. Eligibility determinations concerning employees in other covered CENTCOM and/or AFRICOM overseas AORs must be made on a case-by-case basis. In accordance with the DoD guidance, the Secretaries of the Military Departments have been delegated the authority to determine when employees, other than employees assigned to Iraq and/or Afghanistan, meet the eligibility criteria for the increased annual premium pay limitation. Our office is currently processing a request for further delegation of this authority. We will notify you separately and as expeditiously as possible if this authority is further delegated to you, so that you may then begin reporting employees in the other covered AORs.
  5. As explained in the enclosed DoD guidance, DCIPS and other non-NSPS employees eligible for the increased annual premium pay limitation will not be subject to an aggregate pay limitation for CY 2009; however, aggregate pay is capped for NSPS employees at the annual rate of the salary payable to the Vice President under 3 U.S. Code §1 04, or $227,300, for CY 2009.
  6. My point of contact is Mr. Richard Maitz, 703-325-0738, DSN 221-0738, or email richard.maitz@us.army.mil.
FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:



//original signed//                         
Tony Whitehouse                            
for Susan Duncan                           
Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel


Encl:
1. AG1 Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitations Guidance CY 2009

2. APPL09 - Increased Annual Premium Pay Instructions CY 2009


DISTRIBUTION:

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U.S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY MATERIAL COMMAND
U.S. ARMY EUROPE
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U.S. ARMY NORTH
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SUPERINTENDENT, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY
DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER
U.S. ARMY ACCESSIONS COMMAND

CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE
AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-PO
GENERAL COUNSEL
THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE