Title 5 Pay

Title 5 Pay covers employees under the General Schedule (GS) and Wage Grade (WG) pay plans. This also includes Senior, Executive & Scientific pay under ES, SL, ST, and EX pay plans.

Pay Systems

General Schedule (GS)

Federal Wage System (FWS)

Senior, Executive & Scientific (SES)

Setting Pay

Pay Schedules

Locality Pay

Title 5 Special Rates

Pay Caps

Grade/Pay Retention

Highest Previous Rate/Maximum Payable Rate Rule

Superior Qualifications and Special Needs Pay-Setting

Within-Grade Increases (WGIs)


Other Pay Guidance

Additional Compensation Flexibilities

Physicians' Comparability Allowance (PCA)

Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives (3Rs)

Student Loan Repayment Program

Premium Pay

Additional Pays Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reimbursement of Expenses to Obtain Professional Credentials

Classification Appeals

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Waiver of Overpayment (WOP)

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