Message to the Congress Transmitting an Alternate Plan for Federal Civilian Pay Increases

August 26, 1982

To the Congress of the United States:

Under the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, an adjustment in Federal white collar pay will be required in October, 1982.

The Act requires that calculations be made annually of the adjustments that would be required in Federal statutory pay systems to achieve comparability with private sector pay for the same levels of work. Using the calculation methods developed in the past, my pay advisers have indicated that an average 18.47 percent increase would be required to achieve comparability as that concept is presently defined.

The Comparability Act gives me authority to propose an alternative adjustment in lieu of comparability, if such action is appropriate because of economic conditions. Under that authority, in accordance with our economic recovery program, I am submitting to the Congress an Alternative Plan for a 4 percent increase in Federal white collar pay this October in lieu of the 18.47 percent increase indicated under current comparability calculation methods.

Current law governing military pay increases provides that the annual increase in military pay be the same as the average Federal white collar increase. However, Congress is currently considering legislation dealing with military pay increases. If legislation is enacted, it will supersede the increase that military personnel would otherwise receive under this Alternative Plan.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

August 26, 1982.

Report on Federal Pay Adjustments for October, 1982

Because of economic conditions affecting the general welfare, and in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5305(c)(1), I hereby transmit to Congress the attached Alternative Plan. The overall percentage of the adjustment in the rates of pay under the General Schedule will be a 4.0 percent increase. The overall percentages of the adjustments in the rates of pay under the other statutory pay systems, the Foreign Service Schedule and the schedules for the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans' Administration, will also be 4.0 percent increases.

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5382(c) the following rates of basic pay for the Senior Executive Service shall become effective on the first day of the

(TABLE START)first applicable pay period that begins on or after October 1, 1982:

ES - 1 .... $56,945

ES - 2 .... 59,230

ES - 3 .... 61,515

ES - 4 .... 63,800

ES - 5 .... 65,500

ES - 6 .... 67,200

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Note: Notwithstanding the salary rates shown, the maximum rate of basic pay legally payable to employees under this schedule may not exceed the rate payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule, currently $58,500.@c6,s10,12,12,12,12,12

Alternative Plan

Schedule 1 -- the general schedule @h1 @h11 @h12 @h13 @h14 @h15

GS - 1 .... $8,676 .... $8,965 .... $9,254 .... $9,542 .... $9,831

GS - 2 .... 9,756 .... 9,987 .... 10,310 .... 10,585 .... 10,703

GS - 3 .... 10,645 .... 11,000 .... 11,355 .... 11,710 .... 12,065

GS - 4 .... 11,949 .... 12,347 .... 12,745 .... 13,143 .... 13,541

GS - 5 .... 13,369 .... 13,815 .... 14,261 .... 14,707 .... 15,153

GS - 6 .... 14,901 .... 15,398 .... 15,895 .... 16,392 .... 16,889

GS - 7 .... 16,559 .... 17,111 .... 17,663 .... 18,215 .... 18,767

GS - 8 .... 18,339 .... 18,950 .... 19,561 .... 20,172 .... 20,783

GS - 9 .... 20,256 .... 20,931 .... 21,606 .... 22,281 .... 22,956

GS - 10 .... 22,307 .... 23,051 .... 23,795 .... 24,539 .... 25,283

GS - 11 .... 24,508 .... 25,325 .... 26,142 .... 26,959 .... 27,776

GS - 12 .... 29,374 .... 30,353 .... 31,332 .... 32,311 .... 33,290

GS - 13 .... 34,930 .... 36,094 .... 37,258 .... 38,422 .... 39,586

GS - 14 .... 41,277 .... 42,653 .... 44,029 .... 45,405 .... 46,781

GS - 15 .... 48,553 .... 50,171 .... 51,789 .... 53,407 .... 55,025

GS - 16 .... 56,945 .... 58,843 .... 60,741 .... 62,639 .... 64,537

GS - 17 .... 66,708 .... 68,932 .... 71,156 .... 73,380 .... 75,604

GS - 18 .... 78,184 .... .... .... .... @rs

.... @oi06 .... @oi07 .... @oi08 .... @oi09 .... @oi010@rs

GS - 1 .... $10,000 .... $10,286 .... $10,572 .... $10,585 .... $10,857

GS - 2 .... 11,018 .... 11,333 .... 11,648 .... 11,963 .... 12,278

GS - 3 .... 12,420 .... 12,775 .... 13,130 .... 13,485 .... 13,840

GS - 4 .... 13,939 .... 14,337 .... 14,735 .... 15,133 .... 15,531

GS - 5 .... 15,599 .... 16,045 .... 16,491 .... 16,937 .... 17,383

GS - 6 .... 17,386 .... 17,883 .... 18,380 .... 18,877 .... 19,374

GS - 7 .... 19,319 .... 19,871 .... 20,423 .... 20,975 .... 21,527

GS - 8 .... 21,394 .... 22,005 .... 22,616 .... 23,227 .... 23,838

GS - 9 .... 23,631 .... 24,306 .... 24,981 .... 25,656 .... 26,331

GS - 10 .... 26,027 .... 26,771 .... 27,515 .... 28,259 .... 29,003

GS - 11 .... 28,593 .... 29,410 .... 30,227 .... 31,044 .... 31,861

GS - 12 .... 34,269 .... 35,248 .... 36,227 .... 37,206 .... 38,185

GS - 13 .... 40,750 .... 41,914 .... 43,078 .... 44,242 .... 45,406

GS - 14 .... 48,157 .... 49,533 .... 50,909 .... 52,285 .... 53,661

GS - 15 .... 56,643 .... 58,261 .... 59,879 .... 61,497 .... 63,115

GS - 16 .... 66,435 .... 68,333 .... 70,231 .... 72,129 ....

GS - 17 .... .... .... .... ....

GS - 18 .... .... .... .... ....

Footnote: Note. -- Notwithstanding the salary rates shown, the maximum rate of basic pay legally payable to employees under this schedule may not exceed the rate payable for level V of the Executive Schedule, currently $57,500.

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Schedule 2 -- the foreign service schedule @h1 @h11 @h12 @h13 @h14 @h15 @h16 @h17

Class 1 .... $48,553 .... $50,010 .... $51,510 .... $53,055 .... $54,647 .... $56,286 .... $57,975

Class 2 .... 39,342 .... 40,522 .... 41,738 .... 42,990 .... 44,280 .... 45,608 .... 46,976

Class 3 .... 31,879 .... 32,835 .... 33,820 .... 34,835 .... 35,880 .... 36,956 .... 38,065

Class 4 .... 25,831 .... 26,606 .... 27,404 .... 28,226 .... 29,073 .... 29,945 .... 30,844

Class 5 .... 20,931 .... 21,559 .... 22,206 .... 22,872 .... 23,558 .... 24,265 .... 24,993

Class 6 .... 18,712 .... 19,273 .... 19,852 .... 20,447 .... 21,061 .... 21,692 .... 22,343

Class 7 .... 16,728 .... 17,230 .... 17,747 .... 18,279 .... 18,828 .... 19,392 .... 19,974

Class 8 .... 14,954 .... 15,403 .... 15,865 .... 16,341 .... 16,831 .... 17,336 .... 17,856

Class 9 .... 13,369 .... 13,770 .... 14,183 .... 14,609 .... 15,047 .... 15,498 .... 15,963@rs

.... @oi08 .... @oi09 .... @oi010 .... @oi011 .... @oi012 .... @oi013 .... @oi014@rs

Class 1 .... 59,714 .... 61,505 .... 63,115 .... 63,115 .... 63,115 .... 63,115 .... 63,115

Class 2 .... 48,386 .... 49,837 .... 51,332 .... 52,872 .... 54,459 .... 56,092 .... 57,775

Class 3 .... 39,207 .... 40,383 .... 41,595 .... 42,843 .... 44,128 .... 45,452 .... 46,815

Class 4 .... 31,769 .... 32,722 .... 33,704 .... 34,715 .... 35,756 .... 36,829 .... 37,934

Class 5 .... 25,742 .... 26,515 .... 27,310 .... 28,130 .... 28,973 .... 29,843 .... 30,738

Class 6 .... 23,013 .... 23,704 .... 24,415 .... 25,147 .... 25,902 .... 26,679 .... 27,479

Class 7 .... 20,573 .... 21,191 .... 21,826 .... 22,481 .... 23,155 .... 23,850 .... 24,566

Class 8 .... 18,392 .... 18,943 .... 19,512 .... 20,097 .... 20,700 .... 21,321 .... 21,960

Class 9 .... 16,442 .... 16,935 .... 17,444 .... 17,967 .... 18,506 .... 19,061 .... 19,633

Footnote: Note. -- Notwithstanding the salary rates shown, the maximum rate of basic pay legally payable to employees under this schedule may not exceed the rate payable for level V of the Executive Schedule, currently $57,500.

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Schedule 3 -- department of medicine and surgery schedules, veterans' administration @h1 @h1Minimum @h1Maximum

Sec. 4103 schedule:

Chief Medical Director .... (\1\) .... \2\$87,676

Deputy Chief Medical Director .... (\1\) .... \3\84,106

Associate Deputy Chief Medical Director .... (\1\) .... \4\80,558

Assistant Chief Medical Director .... (\1\) .... \4\78,184

Medical Director .... \4\$66,708 .... \4\75,604

Director of Nursing Service .... \4\66,708 .... \4\75,604

Director of Podiatric Service .... 56,945 .... \4\72,129

Director of Chaplain Service .... 56,945 .... \4\72,129

Director of Pharmacy Service .... 56,945 .... \4\72,129

Director of Dietetic Service .... 56,945 .... \4\72,129

Director of Optometric Service .... 56,945 .... \4\72,129

Physician and dentist schedule:

Director grade .... 56,945 .... \4\72,129

Executive grade .... 52,581 .... \4\68,358

Chief grade .... 48,553 .... \4\63,115

Senior grade .... 41,277 .... 53,661

Intermediate grade .... 34,930 .... 45,406

Full grade .... 29,374 .... 38,185

Associate grade .... 24,508 .... 31,861

Nurse schedule:

Director grade .... 48,553 .... \4\63,115

Assistant Director grade .... 41,277 .... 53,661

Chief grade .... 34,930 .... 45,406

Senior grade .... 29,374 .... 38,185

Intermediate grade .... 24,508 .... 31,861

Full grade .... 20,256 .... 26,331

Associate grade .... 17,431 .... 22,660

Junior grade .... 14,901 .... 19,374

Clinical podiatrist and optometrist schedule:

Chief grade .... 48,553 .... \4\63,115

Senior grade .... 41,277 .... 53,661

Intermediate grade .... 34,930 .... 45,406

Full grade .... 29,374 .... 38,185

Associate grade .... 24,508 .... 31,861

Footnote: \1\Single rate.

Footnote: \2\Notwithstanding the rate shown, the maximum rate payable at this level may not exceed the rate payable for level III of the Executive Schedule, currently $59,500.

Footnote: \3\Notwithstanding the rate shown, the maximum rate payable at this level may not exceed the rate payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule, currently $58,500.

Footnote: \4\Notwithstanding the rate shown, the maximum rate payable at these levels may not exceed the rate payable for level V of the Executive Schedule, currently $57,500.

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