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Frequently Asked Questions Senior Executive Service

What is the pay freeze?

Public Law prohibits statutory pay adjustments for most federal civilian employees as well as basic pay increases for employees in senior executive (SES), senior level (SL) and scientific or professional (ST) and equivalent positions, except as permitted in rare instances under specific circumstances (see Section 147 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 111-242, September 30, 2010), as amended by section 1(a) of the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 111-322, December 22, 2010) and section 1112 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-6, March 26, 2013) and Attachment 1 of Compensation Policy Memorandum 2010-24).

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