U.S. Code, Title 5, Government Organization and Employees

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§ 5307. Limitation on Certain Payments

     (a)(1) Except as otherwise permitted by or under law, no allowance, differential, bonus, award, or other similar cash payment under this title may be paid to an employee in a calendar year if, or to the extent that, when added to the total basic pay paid or payable to such employee for service performed in such calendar year as an employee in the executive branch (or as an employee outside the executive branch to whom chapter 51 applies), such payment would cause the total to exceed the annual rate of basic pay payable for level I of the Executive Schedule, as of the end of such calendar year.

     (2) This section shall not apply to any payment under—

     (A) subchapter III or VII of chapter 55 or section 5596;

     (B) chapter 57 (other than section 5753, 5754, or 5755); or

     (C) chapter 59 (other than section 5925, 5928, 5941(a)(2), or 5948).

     (b)(1) Any amount which is not paid to an employee in a calendar year because of the limitation under subsection (a) shall be paid to such employee in a lump sum at the beginning of the following calendar year.

     (2) Any amount paid under this subsection in a calendar year shall be taken into account for purposes of appying 1 the limitations under subsection (a) with respect to such calendar year.

1 So in original. Probably should be "applying".

     (c) The Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section, including regulations (consistent with section 5582) concerning how a lump-sum payment under subsection (b) shall be made with respect to any employee who dies before an amount payable to such employee under subsection (b) is made.

(Added Pub. L. 91–656, § 3(a), Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1950; amended Pub. L. 97–258, § 3(a)(10), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1063; Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title I, § 101(a)(1)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1438; Pub. L. 102–77, § 2, July 26, 1991, 105 Stat. 369.)

References in Text

     Level I of the Executive Schedule, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is set out in section 5312 of this title.

Amendments

     1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–77, § 2(1)–(3), designated existing provisions as par. (1), substituted "cause the" for "cause to the", and added par. (2).

     Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 102–77, § 2(4), struck out par. (3) which read as follows: "Paragraph (1) shall not apply to an amount if, or to the extent that, it is attributable to a payment the authority for which would derive from section 4505a(d), 5753(e), or 5754(e)."

     1990—Pub. L. 101–509 amended section generally, substituting provisions prohibiting cash payments to employees in excess of annual rate of basic pay payable for level I of Executive Schedule in a calendar year, for provisions authorizing adjustments in rates of pay, minimum or maximum rates of pay, and monetary limitations or allowances with respect to pay of certain Federal employees.

     1982—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–258 substituted "sections 1341, 1342, and 1349–1351 and subchapter II of chapter 15" for "section 665".

Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

     Amendment by Pub. L. 101–509 effective on such date as the President shall determine, but not earlier than 90 days, and not later than 180 days, after Nov. 5, 1990, see section 529 [title III, § 305] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out as a note under section 5301 of this title.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in sections 3152, 5383, 5948, 9501, 9502, 9505 of this title; title 15 section 78d; title 22 section 3965.

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