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Title 5: Administrative Personnel
§870.204 Annual rates of pay.
(a) (1) An insured employee's annual pay is his/her annual rate of basic pay as fixed by law or regulation.
(2) Annual pay for this purpose includes the following:
(i) Interim geographic adjustments and locality-based comparability payments as provided by Pub. L. 101-509 (104 Stat. 1479);
(ii) Premium pay for standby duty under 5 U.S.C. 5545(c)(1);
(iii) Premium pay for overtime inspectional service for customs officers as provided by Pub. L. 103-66 (107 Stat. 453);
(iv) For a law enforcement officer as defined under 5 U.S.C. 8331(20) and §§831.902 and 842.802 of this title, premium pay for administratively uncontrollable overtime under 5 U.S.C. 5545(c)(2);
(v) Night differential pay for wage employees;
(vi) Environmental differential pay for employees exposed to danger or physical hardship;
(vii) Tropical differential pay for citizen employees in Panama;
(viii) Special pay adjustments for law enforcement officers;
(ix) Availability pay for criminal investigators under 5 U.S.C. 5545a;
(x) Market pay for physicians and dentists of the Department of Veterans Affairs under 38 U.S.C. 7431; and
(xi) Straight-time pay for regular overtime hours for firefighters, as provided in 5 U.S.C. 5545b and part 550, subpart M, of this chapter.
(b) To convert a pay rate of other than annual salary to an annual rate, multiply the pay rate by the number of pay units in a 52-week work year.
(c) The annual pay for a part-time employee is his/her basic pay applied to his/her tour of duty in a 52-week work year.
(d) The annual pay for an employee on piecework rates is the total basic earnings for the previous calendar year, not counting premium pay for overtime or holidays.
(e) The annual pay for an employee with a regular schedule who works at different pay rates is the weighted average of the rates at which the employee is paid, projected to an annual basis.
(f) The annual pay for a non-Postal intermittent employee or an employee who works at different pay rates without a regular schedule is the annual rate which he/she is receiving at the end of the pay period.
(g)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (g)(2) and (3) of this section, if an employee legally serves in more than one position at the same time, and at least one of those positions entitles the employee to life insurance coverage, the annual pay for life insurance purposes is the sum of the annual rate of basic pay fixed by law or regulation for each position.
(2) Paragraph (g)(1) of this section does not apply to—
(i) An employee of the Postal Service who works on a part-time flexible schedule; or
(ii) A temporary, intermittent decennial census worker.
(3) If an employee's annual pay includes premium pay or availability pay under paragraphs (e), (f), or (g) of this section, the annual pay is determined by multiplying the employee's annual rate of basic pay by the applicable percentage factor.
[62 FR 48731, Sept. 17, 1997; 62 FR 52181, Oct. 6, 1997, as amended at 63 FR 64595, Nov. 23, 1998; 75 FR 60577, Oct. 1, 2010]