Q. I work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. I am occupying a GL-09 position under a temporary promotion not to exceed 12 months which was effective Dec. 4. My salary is $64,124 a year. I am transferring to another agency. Will my pay be matched at the current level or my previous grade? The new position is starting as a GS-09 on a specialty scale 980 b for law enforcement security officers. A. As a rule, your new employer would set your pay at the level of your permanent position, not the one to which you were temporarily promoted.