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Basic Pay

Basic Pay is defined as the rate fixed by applicable law or regulation.

Examples of special types of pay included in Basic Pay are:

  • Night differential pay for wage employees
  • Environmental differential pay for employees who work under hazardous situations.
  • Premium pay for groups such as law enforcement officers
  • Locality-based comparability payments.

Basic pay does not include other types of pay such as: bonuses, allowances, overtime, holiday, and military pay or supplemental payments from the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP).

See your Human Resources office if you are not sure what your Basic Pay is.

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