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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUMI

ISSUE DATE

February 7, 1996

RESCISSIONS

UIPL 11-95 & UIPL 11-95, Change 1

EXPIRATION DATE

1/31/97

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 09-96

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

MARY ANN WYRSCH
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

:

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

  1. Purpose. To provide State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) with information on new salary rates for Federal Civilian employees for each of the 27 locality pay areas for 1996 including "Rest of the U.S." 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 new salaries for GS employees incorporating a 2.00% General increase (National Pay Table Attached) and locality-based comparability payments (known as locality pay) for GS employees in 27 locality pay areas. The locality rates of pay are computed based on the annual rates shown on the 1995 General Schedule and reflect the locality pay percentages authorized by the President on December 1, 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. The General increase and the locality pay increases became effective January 1996.

    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 National Pay Table and 27 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 National Pay Table and revised 27 Federal Locality Pay Tables to appropriate staff.

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

  7. Attachments. National Pay Table and Locality Pay Salary Tables.

NOTE: Attachment not available to DMS