2013 Pay Adjustments for Federal Civilian Employees

Public Law 112-175 provided that no statutory pay adjustments be made under specific title 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) authorities, or any similar agency authority that is required by statute, until the first full pay period after March 27, 2013.

Department of Defense and the Services have a large number of pay authorities that do not statutorily require similar adjustments, but for which the Department Heads have administrative discretion. Absent action to continue the restriction on pay adjustments, some Department civilian employees, including DoD nonappropriated fund white-collar employees, may have received pay adjustments under DoD authorities.

The President's December 21, 2012, Memorandum - "Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set by Administrative Discretion" - directed Agency Heads with pay setting authorities to extend the restrictions to these administratively determined schedules, as originally directed by the President on December 22, 2010, so that the extended pay freeze will continue to be implemented in a manner that provides consistent treatment of executive branch employees.

Consistent with the President's direction, the attached memo continues the DoD pay restrictions implemented by the Deputy Secretary of Defense's December 30, 2010, memorandum.

NOTE: On December 27, 2012, the President signed an Executive Order implementing statutory pay adjustments the beginning of the first full pay period after March 27, 2013. The effective date will be April 7, 2013, for most DoD employees

Memo: Dec 31, 2012 - Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Implementing Pay Adjustments under Department of Defense Authorities
Includes 3 attachments

Dec 27, 2012 - Executive Order for 2013 Pay Schedules

Link: Federal Pay Schedules posted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Content last reviewed: 1/7/2013-MRA

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