Q. I count myself as a fortunate GS-15 law enforcement officer who is hit with an over-earn limit every pay period. Although a portion of my salary is held back and not paid to me, is the entire amount still counted as part of my high-3?
A. Your high-3 will be based on the amount of pay from which retirement deductions are taken. It does not include any pay which you would have received but for the pay cap.