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Information on Federal Pay and Leave

Federal Salary Council

Section 5304(e)(1) of title 5, United States Code, authorizes the President to establish the Federal Salary Council.  Under the law, the President appoints the Council members, which include three experts in labor relations and pay policy and six representatives of employee organizations representing large numbers of General Schedule employees.  The Council submits recommendations on the locality pay program to the President's Pay Agent. The Council's recommendations cover the establishment or modification of pay localities, the coverage of salary surveys used to set locality pay, the process for making pay comparisons, and the level of comparability payments that should be made.  Under Executive Order 12764, the Office of Personnel Management provides administrative support for the Federal Salary Council.