January 2019 Pay Schedules, 28106-28107 [2019-12668]

Download as PDF 28106 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices Opportunity (Public Meeting) (Contact: Jason Lising: 301–287– 0569) This meeting will be webcast live at the web address—http://www.nrc.gov/. [FR Doc. 2019–12822 Filed 6–13–19; 4:15 pm] Thursday, June 20, 2019 BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 10:00 a.m. Briefing on Results of the Agency Action Review Meeting (Public Meeting) (Contact: Andrea Mayer: 301–415–1081) This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov/. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Week of June 24, 2019—Tentative AGENCY: January 2019 Pay Schedules There are no meetings scheduled for the week of June 24, 2019. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. Week of July 1, 2019—Tentative SUMMARY: There are no meetings scheduled for the week of July 1, 2019. Week of July 8, 2019—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of July 8, 2019. 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This notice serves as documentation for the public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Foy, Pay and Leave, Employee Services, Office of Personnel Management; (202) 606–4194 or payleave-policy@opm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 28, 2018, the President signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13856 (84 FR 65), which provided that the 2019 pay rates for civilian employee pay schedules covered by the order remain at 2018 levels. On March 28, 2019, the President signed E.O. 13866 (84 FR 12853), which implemented a retroactive pay adjustment required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116–6, February 15, 2019). E.O. 13866 provides an overall average pay increase of 1.9 percent for the statutory pay systems. The pay rates in E.O. 13856 have been superseded. The publication of this notice satisfies the requirement in Section 5(b) of E.O. 13866 that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publish appropriate notice of the 2019 locality payments in the Federal Register. Schedule 1 of E.O. 13866 provides the rates for the 2019 General Schedule (GS) and reflects a 1.4 percent increase from 2018. Executive Order 13866 also includes the percentage amounts of the 2019 locality payments. (See Section 5 and Schedule 9 of Executive Order 13866.) General Schedule employees receive locality payments under 5 U.S.C. 5304. Locality payments apply in the United States (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5921(4)) and its territories and possessions. In 2019, locality payments ranging from 15.67 percent to 40.35 percent apply to GS employees in the 53 locality pay areas. The 2019 locality pay area PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 definitions can be found at: https:// www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/ pay-leave/salaries-wages/2019/localitypay-area-definitions/. The 2019 locality pay percentages became effective the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2019 (January 6, 2019). An employee’s locality rate of pay is computed by increasing his or her scheduled annual rate of pay (as defined in 5 CFR 531.602) by the applicable locality pay percentage. (See 5 CFR 531.604 and 531.609.) Executive Order 13866 establishes the new Executive Schedule (EX), which incorporates a 1.4 percent increase required under 5 U.S.C. 5318 (rounded to the nearest $100). By law, Executive Schedule officials are not authorized to receive locality payments. Executive Order 13866 establishes the 2019 range of rates of basic pay for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) under 5 U.S.C. 5382. The minimum rate of basic pay for the SES is $127,914 in 2019. The maximum rate of the SES rate range is $192,300 (level II of the Executive Schedule) for SES members who are covered by a certified SES performance appraisal system and $176,900 (level III of the Executive Schedule) for SES members who are not covered by a certified SES performance appraisal system. The minimum rate of basic pay for the senior-level (SL) and scientific and professional (ST) rate range was increased by 1.4 percent ($127,914 in 2019), which is the amount of the across-the-board GS increase. The applicable maximum rate of the SL/ST rate range is $192,300 (level II of the Executive Schedule) for SL or ST employees who are covered by a certified SL/ST performance appraisal system and $176,900 (level III of the Executive Schedule) for SL or ST employees who are not covered by a certified SL/ST performance appraisal system. Agencies with certified performance appraisal systems for SES members and employees in SL and ST positions must also apply a higher aggregate limitation on pay—up to the Vice President’s salary ($246,900 in 2019.) Note that Section 749 of division D of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, continues a pay freeze for certain senior political officials, except that it allows for an increase of up to 1.9 percent in the preexisting payable (frozen) rate for covered officials. The section 749 pay freeze extends through the last day of the last pay period that begins in calendar year 2019 (i.e., January 4, 2020, for those on the standard biweekly payroll cycle). Future E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices Congressional action will determine whether the pay freeze continues beyond that date. OPM guidance on the 2019 modified pay freeze for certain senior political officials can be found in CPM 2019–14 at https://chcoc.gov/ content/modified-pay-freeze-certainsenior-political-officials. Executive Order 13866 provides that the rates of basic pay for administrative law judges (ALJs) under 5 U.S.C. 5372 are increased by 1.4 percent (rounded to the nearest $100) in 2019. The rate of basic pay for AL–1 is $166,500 (equivalent to the rate for level IV of the Executive Schedule). The rate of basic pay for AL–2 is $162,300. The rates of basic pay for AL–3/A through 3/F range from $111,100 to $153,800. The rates of basic pay for members of Contract Appeals Boards are calculated as a percentage of the rate for level IV of the Executive Schedule. (See 5 U.S.C. 5372a.) Therefore, these rates of basic pay are increased by 1.4 percent in 2019. On November 9, 2018, OPM issued a memorandum on behalf of the President’s Pay Agent (the Secretary of Labor and the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget and OPM) that continues GS locality payments for ALJs and certain other non-GS employee categories in 2019. By law, EX officials, SES members, employees in SL/ST positions, and employees in certain other equivalent pay systems are not authorized to receive locality payments. (Note: An exception applies to certain grandfathered SES, SL, and ST employees stationed in a nonforeign area on January 2, 2010. See CPM 2009– 27 at https://www.chcoc.gov/content/ nonforeign-area-retirement-equityassurance-act.) The memo is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-dataoversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ 2018/continuation-of-locality-paymentsfor-non-general-schedule-employeesnovember-9-2018.pdf. On March 28, 2019, OPM issued a memorandum (CPM 2019–11) on the retroactive 2019 pay adjustments. (See https://chcoc.gov/content/retroactive2019-pay-adjustment.) The memorandum transmitted Executive Order 13866 and provided the 2019 salary tables, locality pay areas and percentages, and information on general pay administration matters and other related guidance. The ‘‘2019 Salary Tables’’ posted on OPM’s website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-dataoversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ are the official rates of pay for affected employees and are hereby incorporated as part of this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 Office of Personnel Management. Alexys Stanley, Regulatory Affairs Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–12668 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–86083; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2019–048] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 4702 To Establish the ‘‘Midpoint Extended Life Order + Continuous Book’’ as a New Order Type June 11, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on May 29, 2019, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 4702 to establish the ‘‘Midpoint Extended Life Order + Continuous Book’’ as a new Order Type. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at http://nasdaq.cchwallstreet.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28107 A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to: (1) Amend Rule 4702(b) to establish the ‘‘Midpoint Extended Life Order + Continuous Book’’ or ‘‘M–ELO+CB’’ as a new Order Type on the Exchange; and (2) amend Rule 4703(n) to permit midpoint orders on the Continuous Book to execute against M–ELO+CBs when the Midpoint Trade Now Attribute is enabled on such midpoint orders. Midpoint Extended Life Orders With Continuous Book On March 7, 2018, the Commission issued an order approving the Exchange’s proposal to adopt the Midpoint Extended Life Order or ‘‘M– ELO’’ as a new Order Type.3 A M–ELO is a non-displayed order that is available to all members but interacts only with other M–ELOs. It is priced at the midpoint between the National Best Bid and Offer (‘‘NBBO’’) and it does not become eligible for execution until it completes a one-half second holding period (the ‘‘Holding Period’’).4 Once the Holding Period elapses, a M–ELO becomes eligible for execution against other M–ELOs on a time-priority basis.5 Since its implementation the Midpoint Extended Life Order Type has achieved its design expectations. Approximately 12 million shares transact as Midpoint Extended Life Orders a day, interacting only with other Midpoint Extended Life Orders thus avoiding interaction with Intermarket Sweep Orders, IOC Orders and other aggressively price Order Types. M–ELO+CB is a variation on the M– ELO concept. That is, a M–ELO+CB is an Order Type that has all of the characteristics and attributes of a regular M–ELO, except that, in addition to executing against other M–ELO+CBs and M–ELOs, it also may access additional sources of ‘‘M–ELO-like’’ liquidity on the Exchange’s Continuous Book. Specifically, if a member enters a M– ELO+CB, then the M–ELO+CB will be subject to the same one-half second 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34– 82825 (Mar. 7, 2018), 83 FR 10937 (Mar. 13, 2018). 4 If a member modifies a M–ELO during the Holding Period, other than to decrease the size of the order or to modify the marking of a sell order as long, short, or short exempt, then such modification will cause the Holding Period to reset. 5 If a member modifies a M–ELO after the Holding Period elapses, other than to decrease the size of the order or to modify the marking of a sell order as long, short, or short exempt, then such modification will trigger a new Holding Period for the order. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2019)]
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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


January 2019 Pay Schedules

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The President adjusted the rates of basic pay and locality 
payments for certain Federal civilian employees effective in January 
2019. This notice serves as documentation for the public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Foy, Pay and Leave, Employee 
Services, Office of Personnel Management; (202) 606-4194 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 28, 2018, the President signed 
Executive Order (E.O.) 13856 (84 FR 65), which provided that the 2019 
pay rates for civilian employee pay schedules covered by the order 
remain at 2018 levels. On March 28, 2019, the President signed E.O. 
13866 (84 FR 12853), which implemented a retroactive pay adjustment 
required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116-6, 
February 15, 2019). E.O. 13866 provides an overall average pay increase 
of 1.9 percent for the statutory pay systems. The pay rates in E.O. 
13856 have been superseded.
    The publication of this notice satisfies the requirement in Section 
5(b) of E.O. 13866 that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 
publish appropriate notice of the 2019 locality payments in the Federal 
Register.
    Schedule 1 of E.O. 13866 provides the rates for the 2019 General 
Schedule (GS) and reflects a 1.4 percent increase from 2018. Executive 
Order 13866 also includes the percentage amounts of the 2019 locality 
payments. (See Section 5 and Schedule 9 of Executive Order 13866.)
    General Schedule employees receive locality payments under 5 U.S.C. 
5304. Locality payments apply in the United States (as defined in 5 
U.S.C. 5921(4)) and its territories and possessions. In 2019, locality 
payments ranging from 15.67 percent to 40.35 percent apply to GS 
employees in the 53 locality pay areas. The 2019 locality pay area 
definitions can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2019/locality-pay-area-definitions/.
    The 2019 locality pay percentages became effective the first day of 
the first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2019 (January 6, 
2019). An employee's locality rate of pay is computed by increasing his 
or her scheduled annual rate of pay (as defined in 5 CFR 531.602) by 
the applicable locality pay percentage. (See 5 CFR 531.604 and 
531.609.)
    Executive Order 13866 establishes the new Executive Schedule (EX), 
which incorporates a 1.4 percent increase required under 5 U.S.C. 5318 
(rounded to the nearest $100). By law, Executive Schedule officials are 
not authorized to receive locality payments.
    Executive Order 13866 establishes the 2019 range of rates of basic 
pay for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) under 5 U.S.C. 
5382. The minimum rate of basic pay for the SES is $127,914 in 2019. 
The maximum rate of the SES rate range is $192,300 (level II of the 
Executive Schedule) for SES members who are covered by a certified SES 
performance appraisal system and $176,900 (level III of the Executive 
Schedule) for SES members who are not covered by a certified SES 
performance appraisal system.
    The minimum rate of basic pay for the senior-level (SL) and 
scientific and professional (ST) rate range was increased by 1.4 
percent ($127,914 in 2019), which is the amount of the across-the-board 
GS increase. The applicable maximum rate of the SL/ST rate range is 
$192,300 (level II of the Executive Schedule) for SL or ST employees 
who are covered by a certified SL/ST performance appraisal system and 
$176,900 (level III of the Executive Schedule) for SL or ST employees 
who are not covered by a certified SL/ST performance appraisal system. 
Agencies with certified performance appraisal systems for SES members 
and employees in SL and ST positions must also apply a higher aggregate 
limitation on pay--up to the Vice President's salary ($246,900 in 
2019.)
    Note that Section 749 of division D of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2019, continues a pay freeze for certain senior 
political officials, except that it allows for an increase of up to 1.9 
percent in the preexisting payable (frozen) rate for covered officials. 
The section 749 pay freeze extends through the last day of the last pay 
period that begins in calendar year 2019 (i.e., January 4, 2020, for 
those on the standard biweekly payroll cycle). Future

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Congressional action will determine whether the pay freeze continues 
beyond that date. OPM guidance on the 2019 modified pay freeze for 
certain senior political officials can be found in CPM 2019-14 at 
https://chcoc.gov/content/modified-pay-freeze-certain-senior-political-officials.
    Executive Order 13866 provides that the rates of basic pay for 
administrative law judges (ALJs) under 5 U.S.C. 5372 are increased by 
1.4 percent (rounded to the nearest $100) in 2019. The rate of basic 
pay for AL-1 is $166,500 (equivalent to the rate for level IV of the 
Executive Schedule). The rate of basic pay for AL-2 is $162,300. The 
rates of basic pay for AL-3/A through 3/F range from $111,100 to 
$153,800.
    The rates of basic pay for members of Contract Appeals Boards are 
calculated as a percentage of the rate for level IV of the Executive 
Schedule. (See 5 U.S.C. 5372a.) Therefore, these rates of basic pay are 
increased by 1.4 percent in 2019.
    On November 9, 2018, OPM issued a memorandum on behalf of the 
President's Pay Agent (the Secretary of Labor and the Directors of the 
Office of Management and Budget and OPM) that continues GS locality 
payments for ALJs and certain other non-GS employee categories in 2019. 
By law, EX officials, SES members, employees in SL/ST positions, and 
employees in certain other equivalent pay systems are not authorized to 
receive locality payments. (Note: An exception applies to certain 
grandfathered SES, SL, and ST employees stationed in a nonforeign area 
on January 2, 2010. See CPM 2009-27 at https://www.chcoc.gov/content/nonforeign-area-retirement-equity-assurance-act.) The memo is available 
at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/continuation-of-locality-payments-for-non-general-schedule-employees-november-9-2018.pdf.
    On March 28, 2019, OPM issued a memorandum (CPM 2019-11) on the 
retroactive 2019 pay adjustments. (See https://chcoc.gov/content/retroactive-2019-pay-adjustment.) The memorandum transmitted Executive 
Order 13866 and provided the 2019 salary tables, locality pay areas and 
percentages, and information on general pay administration matters and 
other related guidance. The ``2019 Salary Tables'' posted on OPM's 
website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ are the official rates of pay for affected employees and are 
hereby incorporated as part of this notice.

Office of Personnel Management.
Alexys Stanley,
Regulatory Affairs Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019-12668 Filed 6-14-19; 8:45 am]
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