Saturday, December 29, 2012

OBAMA BY EXECUTIVE ORDER PAY RAISES FOR VP BIDEN CONGRESS AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Two days ago the President by Executive Order gave pay raises to the Vice President, Congress and Federal Employees. Question? Wouldn’t that be a budget item and shouldn’t it be done by Congress?
 
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 27, 2012
Executive Order -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
EXECUTIVE ORDER
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ADJUSTMENTS OF CERTAIN RATES OF PAY

     By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 114(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112–175), which provides that any statutory adjustments to current levels in certain pay schedules for civilian Federal employees may take effect on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after the date specified in section 106(3) of Public Law 112-175, it is hereby ordered as follows:
     Section 1Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as adjusted under 5 U.S.C. 5303, are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:
     (a) The General Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5332(a)) at Schedule 1;
     (b) The Foreign Service Schedule (22 U.S.C. 3963) at Schedule 2; and
     (c) The schedules for the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs (38 U.S.C. 7306, 7404; section 301(a) of Public Law 102-40) at Schedule 3.
     Sec2Senior Executive Service. The ranges of rates of basic pay for senior executives in the Senior Executive Service, as established pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5382, are set forth on Schedule 4 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
     Sec3Certain Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries. The rates of basic pay or salaries for the following offices and positions are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:
     (a) The Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5312–5318) at Schedule 5;
     (b) The Vice President (3 U.S.C. 104) and the Congress (2 U.S.C. 31) at Schedule 6; and
     (c) Justices and judges (28 U.S.C. 5, 44(d), 135, 252, and 461(a), and section 140 of Public Law 97–92) at Schedule 7.
     Sec4Uniformed Services. The rates of monthly basic pay (37 U.S.C. 203(a)) for members of the uniformed services, as adjusted under 37 U.S.C. 1009, and the rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay (37 U.S.C. 203(c)) are set forth on Schedule 8 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
     Sec5Locality-Based Comparability Payments. (a) Pursuant to section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, and my authority to implement an alternative level of comparability payments under section 5304a of title 5, United States Code, locality-based comparability payments shall be paid in accordance with Schedule 9 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
     (b) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement these payments and to publish appropriate notice of such payments in the Federal Register.
     Sec6Administrative Law Judges. Pursuant to section 5372 of title 5, United States Code, the rates of basic pay for administrative law judges are set forth on Schedule 10 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
     Sec7Effective Dates. Schedule 8 is effective January 1, 2013. The other schedules contained herein are effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after the date specified in section 106(3) of Public Law 112–175.
     Sec8Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 13594 of December 19, 2011, is superseded as of the effective dates specified in section 7 of this order.

BARACK OBAMA


THE WHITE HOUSE,
       December 27, 2012.

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