letterhead for the Deputy Chief of Staff
April 4, 2003



MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Premium Pay Limitations

Reference the enclosed Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) memorandum, dated January 22, 2003, that delegates new authority to waive application of the biweekly limitation on premium pay for employees performing work critical to the agency. This authority is provided under 5 CFR 550.106(b), as amended by Public Law 107-107. It is discretionary and separate from the annual limitation applicable to premium pay for work performed in connection with an emergency or its aftermath.

Authority to waive the biweekly premium pay limitation may be exercised by officials to whom personnel appointing authority has been delegated, normally activity commanders or equivalent, and is subject to controls issued by major Army commanders or heads of independent reporting activities. When the biweekly limitation is waived, employees will be subject to the annual limitation on premium pay. Notwithstanding, premium payments listed in 5 CFR 550.107 remain capped on a biweekly basis.

Employees may receive premium pay only to the extent that the payment does not cause their total basic pay and premium pay to exceed the greater of the maximum rate of basic pay for the GS-15 grade level, including any locality adjustment or applicable special salary rate, or pay rate for level V of the Executive Schedule.

Point of contact is Richard Maitz, richard.maitz@us.army.mil or (703) 325-6816.

FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:



//original signed//
David L. Snyder
Assistant G-1 for Civilian
Personnel Policy


Enclosure



DISTRIBUTION:
OFFICE, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY, ATTN: P&ESW (MS. WARD)

COMMANDER
US ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY, ATTN: MS. DAVIS
EIGHTH US ARMY, ATTN: MS. MURPHY
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND, ATTN: MS. MARKS
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND, ATTN: MS. HANNAGAN
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND, ATTN: MS. WARD
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ATTN: DR. DUNCAN
US ARMY PACIFIC, ATTN: MR. BERESFORD
MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND, ATTN: MS. KING
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND, ATTN: MS. BRAY
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND, ATTN: MS. ROBERTSON
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, ATTN: MS. SAMBRANO
US ARMY SOUTH, ATTN: MS. SMITH
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, ATTN: MS. CRUMLEY
US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND, ATTN: MR. LOOSE
US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND, ATTN: LTC MASON
US MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND, ATTN:
MR. SANGERMAN
US ARMY RESERVE PERSONNEL COMMAND, ATTN: MR. PATTISON
US ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND, ATTN: MR. MEYER
US SOUTHERN COMMAND, ATTN: MS. KENYON

SUPERINTENDENT, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, ATTN: MR. HELLER

CF: DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: MR. CHRISTENSEN
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: MS. JOHNSON
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: MS. NUGENT

DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN PESONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY,
ATTN: MS. REHLING
US ARMY EUROPE CPOC, ATTN: MR. LACY
PACIFIC REGION CPOC, ATTN: MS. SCHARCH
KOREA REGION CPOC, ATTN: MS. MCGEE

DISTRIBUTION CONTINUED:
SOUTHWEST REGION CPOC, ATTN: MR. NEPHEW
NORTHEAST REGION CPOC, ATTN: MS. MCGLOTHLIN
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION CPOC, ATTN: MR. BROOKS
NORTH CENTRAL REGION CPOC, ATTN: MS. CARBONE
WEST REGION CPOC, ATTN: MR. WHITEHOUSE