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Pay & Leave Salaries & Wages

Salary Table No. 2019-SL/ST

Rates of Basic Pay for Employees in Senior-Level (SL) and Scientific or Professional (ST) Positions
Rates Frozen at 2018 Levels

Effective January 2019

Structure of the SL/ST Pay System Minimum Maximum
Agencies with a Certified SL/ST Performance Appraisal System $126,148 $189,600
Agencies without a Certified SL/ST Performance Appraisal System $126,148 $174,500

Section 738 of division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141), contained a provision that continued the freeze on the payable rates of pay for certain senior political officials. For more information, please see Compensation Policy Memorandum 2019-01 at We will issue separate guidance regarding whether this pay freeze will be continued or terminated.

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