Annual Pay Limitations
Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 472
Reference Issuance Date: 10/05/2011
Policy Issuance Date: 09/20/2010
Responsible Office: M/CFO/FPS
File Name: 472mah_100511
This policy notice provides guidance on the limitation of premium pay and the total aggregate compensation that an employee may receive in a calendar year under Title 5 of the United States Code (5 U.S.C.). It explains the effect of waivers available under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84) and the proper treatment of special differentials received under the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended. This policy notice applies to USAID direct hires (USDHs) including General Schedule (GS), Foreign Service Officers (FP), Foreign Service Limited (FSL), Foreign Service Commissioned Officers (FO) and Senior Foreign Service (SFS) employees. Its purpose is to explain and demonstrate the impact of pay caps on USDH earnings at locations outside the United States. A link to an excel workbook demonstrating these rules is at the bottom of this notice.