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H.R. 4585 (114th): FAIR Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 23, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4585

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 23, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Beyer, Ms. Norton, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Lynch, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Takano, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Beatty, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Keating, Mr. Meeks, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Yarmuth, and Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

To increase the rates of pay under the statutory pay systems and for prevailing rate employees by 3.9 percent, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act or the FAIR Act.

2.

Adjustment to rates of pay

(a)

Statutory pay systems

For calendar year 2017, the percentage adjustment under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code, in the rates of basic pay under the statutory pay systems (as defined in section 5302 of title 5, United States Code) shall be 3.9 percent.

(b)

Prevailing rate employees

Notwithstanding the wage survey requirements under section 5343(b) of title 5, United States Code, for fiscal year 2017, the rates of basic pay (as in effect on the last day of fiscal year 2016 under section 5343(a) of such title) for prevailing rate employees in each wage area and the rates of basic pay under sections 5348 and 5349 of such title shall be increased by 3.9 percent.

3.

Adjustment to locality pay

For calendar year 2017, the percentage adjustment under section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, shall be an increase of 1.4 percent.