Locality pay


Q. I recently accepted a job in my civilian pay series at another Air Force base. My pay has decreased more than $8 an hour due to the locality pay. I am at a wg9 salary, so that really hit the pocket book very hard. Is there a provision to ease the pain of such a decrease in salary?

A. No. By law, locality pay reflects the cost of living in each area.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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