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GS Pay Scale 2012 for Federal Employees - Locality Pay Tables / Charts

December 21, 2011

In an executive order earlier this week, President Obama outlined the various federal employee pay rates for 2012, confirming the two-year pay freeze is still in effect through 2012.

Specifically the executive order stated:

"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (Public Law 111 322), which freezes certain pay schedules for civilian Federal employees at 2010 levels through 2012 and provides for the phase-in of the full applicable locality pay rates in non-foreign areas pursuant to the Non-Foreign Area Retirement Equity Assurance Act of 2009 (5 U.S.C. 5304 note), it is hereby ordered as follows:..." 

The full text of the executive order can be viewed here.

Today, the Office of Personnel Management released the official 2012 federal salary tables and related information, which can be accessed here: