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§ 534.504 Pay range.

(a) A rate of basic pay under this subpart must be -

(1) Not less than 120 percent of the minimum rate of basic pay payable for GS-15 of the General Schedule, and

(2) Not greater than -

(i) The rate of basic pay payable for level III of the Executive Schedule (EX-III), or

(ii) In the case of an SL or ST employee who is covered by a certified performance appraisal system or whose established rate of basic pay is preserved under § 534.509, the rate of basic pay payable for level II of the Executive Schedule (EX-II).

(b) An agency may not set or adjust the rate of basic pay for an SL or ST employee higher than the maximum in -

(1) Paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section (i.e., EX-III) when the SL or ST employee is covered by a performance appraisal system that is not certified or when the SL or ST employee is not subject to a performance appraisal system, except as provided in § 534.509; or

(2) Paragraph (a)(2)(ii) of this section (i.e., EX-II) when the SL or ST employee is covered by a certified performance appraisal system.