Q. Due to the conversion from the National Security Personnel System back to GS, I was converted to a GS-2210-12, Step 00. I am working overseas and am above the GS-12 limit ($86,191). For the 2014 pay raise, I didn’t get a 1 percent pay raise; I only got 0.49 percent. Could you explain why that is and, if possible, give me the reference/regulation that applies to this? A couple of my work colleagues were also affected in this way.
A. You and your similarly situated colleagues are being treated correctly. To learn why, go to www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-administration/fact-sheets/pay-retention and scroll to Adjusting Retained Rates. Note: The fact that you are getting 0.49 percent instead of 0.50 percent is probably a result of rounding.