Premium Pay

Premium pay refers to additional pay authorized by Title 5, United States Code, for overtime, night, holiday or Sunday work, Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO), or availability or standby duty.

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.

Compensationary time off may not be granted when payment for the extra work at the overtime rates would otherwise be improper.

Authority to order or approve overtime is delegated to the commander, and commanders may designate other officials to act for them in ordering and approving overtime.

Content last reviewed: 5/30/2006-RJM

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