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Frequently Asked Questions Pay & Leave

Why do the provisions for hazardous duty pay for white-collar employees and environmental differential pay for blue-collar employees have different rules and rates?

Hazardous duty pay and environmental differential pay have separate legal authorities. The authority for hazardous duty pay is found in 5 U.S.C. 5545(d). The legal authority for environmental differential pay is found in 5 U.S.C. 5343(c)(4).

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