Advanced Pay Setting

(2 day course)

This course is available for On-Site Training only. We will bring this course to your agency or company.
Contact Don Dickson, On-Site Training Manager at (301) 455-5633 or

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Course Description

A 2-day course building on basic knowledge gained in the 2-day "Basic Pay Setting" course.


This course incorporates OPM's interim regulations, Changes to Pay Administration Rules for General Schedule Employees. Participants learn to set pay on a variety of actions including:
  • Highest Previous Rate/Maximum Payable Rate based on non-GS service;
  • Alternate promotion method;
  • Pay Changes between pay systems and determining date of last equivalent increase;
  • Wage Grade overview, promotions, changes to lower grade; and
  • Grade and Pay retention and promotion/changes to lower grade while on retention.

Who should attend

Human Resource Specialists responsible for setting GS and WG pay