Understanding the federal pay system and locality pay rests comfortably between difficult and impossible. Even when regularly working in this field in an agency, the differences in pay systems may render an expert in one agency lacking knowledge about how federal pay is set in other agencies.
We know that, in addition to some agencies having authority for separate systems, the locality pay system for General Schedule (GS) employees is expanding. The Federal Salary Council is pushing to significantly expand existing localities to incorporate larger geographic areas as well as adding new ones. [Continue Article Here]