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1998 Annual Review of Special Salary Rates Authorized Under 5 U.S.C. 5305

Thursday, June 11, 1998
CPM 98-03
Human Resources Directors
Donald J. Winstead Associate Director
1998 Annual Review of Special Salary Rates Authorized Under 5 U.S.C. 5305

This memorandum announces the 1998 annual review of special salary rates
authorized under 5 U.S.C. 5305. All agencies with special rate employees must
submit certifications to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) documenting
the agency's recommendations for the adjustment of special rates and provide
appropriate staffing data. The following materials are provided to assist

Attachment 1. 1998 annual review instructions.

Attachment 2. Worksheet for Special Salary Rate
Requests (OPM Form 1397, long and short form versions).

Attachment 3. Index of current special rate
authorizations by agency.

Attachment 4. Special rate agency contacts.

The deadline for submitting all annual review materials to OPM is
September 30, 1998. OPM will consider granting requests for a
short extension of this deadline on a case-by-case basis. However, it is
important that agencies make timely submissions so that there is adequate time
to compile and review the data and to obtain a consensus among affected agencies
in the event that there are substantial differences in agency requests.

We ask agency headquarters to bring any problems encountered in implementing
the annual review process to our attention as they arise. You can contact the
Pay and Leave Administration Division with any questions you might have at (202)
606-2858 or email to

3:38:04 PM on Wednesday, August 20, 2003