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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 3530.1C
Effective Date: January 12, 2009
Expiration Date: January 12, 2015
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Pay and Compensation Policy

Responsible Office: Office of Human Capital Management


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Table of Contents

Preface

P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Responsibilities

1.1 Associate Administrator, Office of Human Capital Management (AA, OHCM)
1.2 Officials-in-Charge
1.3 Center Human Resources Directors (HRDs)

Chapter 2. General Pay Provisions

2.1 References
2.2 Highest Previous Rate ? Maximum Payable Rate
2.3 Within Grade and Quality Step Increases
2.4 Grade and Pay Retention

Chapter 3. Overtime and Compensatory Time

3.1 References
3.2 Overtime Work
3.3 Overtime Compensation
3.4 Compensatory Time Off for Travel

Chapter 4. Superior Qualifications Appointments

4.1 References
4.2 Use of Superior Qualifications and Pay Setting Authorities
4.3 Appropriate Use
4.4 Records

Chapter 5. Supervisory Differentials

5.1 References
5.2 Supervisory Differential
5.3 Eligibility for a Supervisory Differential
5.4 Request for a Supervisory Differential
5.5 Payment
5.6 Adjustment of a Supervisory Differential

Chapter 6. Qualifications Pay

6.1 Reference
6.2 Purpose
6.3 Applicability
6.4 Authority
6.5 Definitions
6.6 Responsibility
6.7 Criteria for Approval
6.8 Pay Setting
6.9 Positions Covered
6.10 Positions Excluded
6.11 Actions Covered
6.12 Prohibited Use
6.13 Service Requirements
6.14 Action Processing
6.15 Effectiveness Measures
6.16 Records and Reports

Chapter 7. Pay Authority for Critical Positions

7.1 References
7.2 Purpose
7.3 Key Features of Law
7.4 Exclusions
7.5 Approval Authority
7.6 Reporting Requirements

Chapter 8. Waiver of Pay Reductions for Civilian Retirees

8.1 References
8.2 Purpose
8.3 Responsibility
8.4 Waiver Requests

Chapter 9. Hiring Reemployed Annuitants in Acquisition-related Positions

9.1 References
9.2 Purpose
9.3 Authority
9.4 Responsibility
9.5 Applicability
9.6 Coverage
9.7 Provisions
9.8 Required Procedures
9.9 Documentation and Recordkeeping Requirements
9.10 General Benefits Information
9.11 Reporting Requirements

Chapter 10. Travel and Transportation Expenses Under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004

10.1 References
10.2 Travel and Transportation for Certain New Employees

Chapter 11. Student Loan Repayment Program

11.1 References
11.2 Responsibility
11.3 Service Agreement
11.4 Amount of Student Loan Repayments
11.5 Records and Reports

Chapter 12. Advances in Pay

12.1 References
12.2 Purpose
12.3 Responsibility
12.4 Covered Employees
12.5 Criteria
12.6 Requests for an Advance of Pay
12.7 Statement of Understanding
12.8 Approving Advances in Pay
12.9 Payment and Repayment
12.10 Records

Chapter 13. Premium Pay Limitations

13.1 References
13.2 Responsibility
13.3 Determination of an Emergency
13.4 Critical Work
13.5 Maximum GS Pay Limitations

Chapter 14. Recruitment, Redesignation, and Relocation Bonuses ? NASA Flexibility Act of 2004

14.1 References
14.2 Purpose
14.3 Authority
14.4 Responsibilities
14.5 Definitions
14.6 Covered Individuals
14.7 Exclusions
14.8 Temporary Duty Assignment
14.9 Bonus Approval Levels
14.10 General Requirements
14.11 Limitation on Bonuses for Supervisors and Management Officials
14.12 Determining Basic Eligibility
14.13 Determining the Bonus Amount
14.14 Payment Schedule
14.15 Service Agreements
14.16 Violation/Termination of Service Agreements
14.17 Action Processing
14.18 Records and Reporting Requirements

Chapter 15. Retention Bonuses ? NASA Flexibility Act of 2004

15.1 References
15.2 Purpose
15.3 Authority
15.4 Responsibilities
15.5 Definitions
15.6 Covered Employees
15.7 Exclusions
15.8 Bonus Approval Levels
15.9 General Requirements
15.10 Limitation on Bonuses for Supervisors and Management Officials
15.11 Determining Basic Eligibility
15.12 Determining the Bonus Amount
15.13 Payment Schedule
15.14 Payment of a Bonus with No Service Agreement
15.15 Service Agreements
15.16 Violation/Termination of Service Agreement
15.17 Action Processing
15.18 Records and Reporting Requirements

Chapter 16. Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives ? Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004

16.1 References
16.2 Purpose
16.3 Authority
16.4 Responsibilities
16.5 Eligible Employees
16.6 Incentive Approval Levels
16.7 General Requirements
16.8 Incentive Amount
16.9 Service Agreements
16.10 Length of Service Periods
16.11 Payment of Retention Incentive With No Service Agreement
16.12 Review of Retention Incentives With No Service Agreement
16.13 Records and Reporting Requirements

Appendix Acronyms and Abbreviations


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