Pay Freeze, 4679 [E9-1724]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 15 / Monday, January 26, 2009 / Presidential Documents 4679 Presidential Documents Memorandum of January 21, 2009 Pay Freeze Memorandum for the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff The United States is in a period of severe economic stress. Too many Americans have lost their jobs, their homes, their health insurance, or a substantial part of their retirement savings, and many more feel uncertain about the future. In these circumstances, Government must act forcefully and creatively to stimulate our economic recovery, investing in infrastructure, innovative energy technologies, and education. It must act quickly to provide assistance to average Americans. Many have accepted the call to serve in Government and to assist me in restoring a sound economy and in improving the lives of average Americans. In this challenging economic period, it is only appropriate that senior officials on the White House staff forgo pay increases until further notice. Accordingly, as a signal of our shared commitment to restoring the country’s economic vitality and because of the serious economic conditions we are facing, I intend to freeze the salaries of senior members of the White House staff, to the extent permitted by law. I direct you to report back to me within 30 days with recommendations for actions to implement this freeze. This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. This memorandum shall be published in the Federal Register. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, January 21, 2009 [FR Doc. E9–1724 Billing code 3195–W9–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:27 Jan 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\26JAO0.SGM 26JAO0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am]

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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 15 / Monday, January 26, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Memorandum of January 21, 2009

                
Pay Freeze

                Memorandum for the Assistant to the President and Chief 
                of Staff

                The United States is in a period of severe economic 
                stress. Too many Americans have lost their jobs, their 
                homes, their health insurance, or a substantial part of 
                their retirement savings, and many more feel uncertain 
                about the future.

                In these circumstances, Government must act forcefully 
                and creatively to stimulate our economic recovery, 
                investing in infrastructure, innovative energy 
                technologies, and education. It must act quickly to 
                provide assistance to average Americans.

                Many have accepted the call to serve in Government and 
                to assist me in restoring a sound economy and in 
                improving the lives of average Americans. In this 
                challenging economic period, it is only appropriate 
                that senior officials on the White House staff forgo 
                pay increases until further notice.

                Accordingly, as a signal of our shared commitment to 
                restoring the country's economic vitality and because 
                of the serious economic conditions we are facing, I 
                intend to freeze the salaries of senior members of the 
                White House staff, to the extent permitted by law. I 
                direct you to report back to me within 30 days with 
                recommendations for actions to implement this freeze.

                This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the 
                United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, 
                its officers, employees, or agents, or any other 
                person.

                This memorandum shall be published in the Federal 
                Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, January 21, 2009

[FR Doc. E9-1724
Filed 1-23-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P