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February 8, 2011LA-11-01
Designated Agency Ethics Officials
Robert I. Cusick, Director
EFFECT OF THE FREEZE ON PAY ADJUSTMENTS ON ETHICS PROVISIONS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011
This Legal Advisory updates the three statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under either the Ethics in Government Act (Ethics Act) or 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) for calendar year 2011.
This year, the following two threshold levels will remain the same as last year because President Obama signed legislation on December 22, 2010, to prohibit statutory pay adjustments for most Federal civilian employees:
See section 147 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 111-242, September 30, 2010), as amended by section 1(a) of the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 111-322).
The third threshold level will rise for calendar year 2011, however: