Higher Pay Locality Zone Recommended for Hawaii

Employees in six more cities and all employees in Alaska and Hawaii would be eligible for higher locality pay beginning in 2012 under a recommendation approved Friday by the Federal Salary Council

…Employees in Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico received one-third of the locality pay for the RUS zone for the first time beginning in 2010. Congress last year passed a bill phasing in RUS locality pay for those employees who previously received cost-of-living allowances instead of locality pay. Unlike locality pay, cost-of-living allowances were not included in the computation of annuities…

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