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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

UIS

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUMI

ISSUE DATE

January 4, 1994

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

July 31, 1996

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 10-94

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

MARY ANN WYRSCH
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

:

Revised List of Annual Salary Rates for Some General Schedule (GS) Employees in the 28 Locality Pay Areas

  1. Purpose. To provide State Employment Security Agencies (SESA) with information on new special salary rates for some Federal Civilian employees to assist SESA personnel in completing UCFE Form ES-935, Claimant Statement of Federal Civilian Service.

  2. References. Chapter V, Section 5, and Chapter XI, Section 1, ET Handbook No. 391.

  3. Background. Recently, the Office of Personnel Management authorized locality-based comparability payments (known as locality pay) for GS employees in 28 locality pay areas. The locality rates of pay are computed based on the annual rates shown on the 1993 General Schedule and reflect the locality pay percentages authorized by the President on December 1, 1993. The locality rates of pay are considered basic pay for retirement, life insurance, premium pay, and severance pay purposes and for advances in pay. They are also used to compute worker's compensation payments and lump-sum payments for accrued and accumulated annual leave. They are NOT considered basic pay for other pay administration purposes. The locality pay increases will become effective on January 9, 1994.

    Employees currently under a Special Salary Rate, will not receive a locality pay increase if their current annual salary exceeds the annual locality pay salary.

    However, employees at grade GS-7 who are on the Special Clerical Rate will receive the locality pay salary since the annual locality pay salary exceeds the Special Clerical Salary Rate at that grade level.

  4. Instruction. SESAs should provide copies of the attached 28 Federal Locality Salary Tables to appropriate staff members engaged in UCFE claims activities.

  5. Action Required. SESAs should follow the above instructions and provide the attached revised 28 Federal Locality Pay Tables to appropriate staff.

  6. Inquiries. Direct questions to the appropriate Regional Office.

  7. Attachment. Locality Pay Salary Tables