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Feepay The U.S. General Schedules pays employees on a sliding scale which is determined by their earnings and salaries as well as where they live. The USGSA covers a broad range of occupations such as teachers, attorneys, health care workers, mortgage brokers, loan officers, accountants, financial managers, public servants, contract workers, freight conductors, and utility workers. The qualifications for these occupations and the skills they require are covered in depth in the General Schedule. There are also specific schedules that cover the requirements for employees working in underground mines and nuclear weapons storage facilities. For the compliance with the laws governing labor to be guaranteed the need for detailed information in this area.


All employees must be paid according to the schedule. This means that no federal raise is given to an employee for a pay period that is not covered by the General Schedule. The General Schedule includes the wage and salaries for full-time workers and part-time workers. A federal pay raise is only available to full-time employees. Part-time employees aren’t qualified for a federal raise unless they choose to receive a one time federal pay increase after they reach fifty. You must request a federal increase when you are part-time and wish to receive the same pay as a full time employee.


Pay grade is determined by a range of factors. The grade of an employee’s GS is determined by the number and number of years that the person has worked in their chosen field. If you are a paralegal, and you are nearing retirement age, then you will be eligible to receive a gs grade of B. If you’ve worked as paralegal for at minimum five years in a row and you have reached the highest salary scale for your profession You are qualified to receive gs rank A. Federal employees with at least five years of experience, but have not been promoted, they could be eligible to receive gs Pay Grade C.

It is important that you be aware that the formulas used to calculate the pay grade are confidential. They are available only for use by the individual federal offices. There are a few steps that can be followed by each office that makes up the GS payscale system. Federal employees are able to assess their salary with the pay table base, or the Special Rates Bonus table (SARB). Most companies that use these tables do so.

In the Special Rates Bonus (SARB) system, federal employees are able to get a one-time reward that is based on the difference between their regular base pay and the annual special rate offered. It is often more than enough to provide a substantial reduction in the price of any salary increase. An employee can only be eligible for this rate if they have been employed by the federal government for a minimum of one year. Additionally, they must be employed by a federal agency. The SARB bonus is available only to federal employees who are brand new hires. It must be applied directly on the federal employee’s paycheck. It is important to note that the SARB Discount will not apply to accrued vacation benefits or other benefits accrued over time.

Two sets of GS scale tables are used by federal agencies. Both tables can be used to adjust the salary of federal employees on an ongoing basis. The major distinction between these two tables is that the former includes annual adjustments that are made in certain cases and the other is only applicable to the first year. Executive Order 13 USC, Sections 3 and 5 regulate the use of these tables for federal employees in certain cases.

It is crucial to be aware of the local pay tables for federal employees to reap the full benefits of government initiatives to improve pay. Local pay adjustments help to uniformize the rates of compensation for federal employees situated in particular areas. The federal government offers three levels of locality-based adjustments including the base rate, the regional adjustment, and the locality adjustment that is specialized. Federal government employees who belong to the first stage (base) of the locality pay adjustment are paid according to the average wage of all individuals living in the same general region as the individual. Locality pay adjustment employees who are at the second level (regional) are paid wage adjustments which are lower that the base rate for their area and state.

Locally-specific pay adjustments are available for medical employees who earn less in the area in which they reside and work. This kind of adjustment provides higher to medical professionals who are located in the same area. Under the third level of the adjusted rate GS base wages are increased for all other types of employees employed in multiple areas however not in the same state. Medical specialists working in Orange County and San Diego might see an increase in the adjustment rate of 2 percent for the California region as well as 2 percent in San Diego.