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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

ISSUE DATE

January 5, 1995

RESCISSIONS

UIPL 10-94

EXPIRATION DATE

January 31, 1996

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 11-95

 

TO

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ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

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MARY ANN WYRSCH
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

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Revised List of Annual Salary Rates for General Schedule (GS) Employees

  1. Purpose. To provide State Employment Security Agencies (SESA) with information on new salary rates for 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 issued official 1995 pay tables (copies of Tables A and B attached) authorized by the President reflecting new pay raises for GS employees. Table A shows the new salaries for GS employees incorporating a 2.00% increase effective January 1995. Table B shows the new salaries for GS employees incorporating the 2.00% increase and a locality payment of 5.48% for the locality pay area of Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (Net Increase 3.22%) effective January 1995. 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.

    All eligible white-collar workers automatically get the 2% national pay raise. But many civil servants who already are paid higher rates because they are in hard-to-fill jobs (such a" Grade 2 through 7 clerical workers, scientists and engineers) will not get the 1.22% raise. A few will get part of the locality adjustment.

    Postal workers and DC government employees do not get either the national or locality raise.

    Federal and military retirees, whose pensions are linked to inflation, will get a 2.8% cost-of-living adjustment. That adjustment will show up in their April annuity checks.

  4. Instructions. SESAs should provide copies of the attached GS Tables to appropriate staff members engaged in UCFE claims activities.

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

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

  7. Attachments. GS Pay Salary Table" and GS pay adjustments for 1995.