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December 29, 2011LA-11-10
Designated Agency Ethics Officials
Don W. Fox, General Counsel
PAY-LEVEL THRESHOLDS OF ETHICS PROVISIONS REMAIN AT 2011 LEVELS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012
This Legal Advisory reminds agencies that the statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under either the Ethics in Government Act (Ethics Act) or 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) will remain the same as last year.
President Obama signed an Executive Order on December 19, 2011, containing the 2012 pay schedules for certain Federal civilian employees. Pursuant to section 147 of the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 111-242), as amended by section 1(a) of the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 111-322), the Executive Order provides that the 2012 pay rates for civilian employee pay schedules covered by the Order are not adjusted and remain at 2011 levels. As a result, the following three threshold levels will remain the same as last year: