PROPOSAL FOR INCREASED PAY FOR SENIOR FEDS BY OPM - February 23, 2017
OPM Proposal to Boost Max Pay for Top-Ranked Feds Draws Praise
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Senior professionals at federal agencies would be eligible for higher pay if their appraisal system passes muster with the Office of Personnel Management, under a recently issued proposed rule.
The rule would implement a law from 2008 and drew praise from the Senior Executives Association, which represents Senior Executive Service employees as well as Senior Leaders and Senior Scientific and Professional workers. The latter group -- known generally as senior professionals -- would be entitled to a maximum base pay equal to Level Two of the executive schedule, currently $187,000, if their agency's performance appraisal system is certified by OPM. SEA called the rule “long overdue.”