Executive Schedule

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Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. §§ 53115318) refers to the system of salaries given to the highest-ranked appointed positions in the executive branch of the U.S. government. The President of the United States, an elected official, appoints incumbents to these positions, most of them with the advice and consent of the Senate. They include members of the President's Cabinet as well as other subcabinet policy makers. There are five pay rates within the Executive Schedule, usually denoted with a Roman numeral with I being the highest level and V the lowest. Congress lists the positions eligible for the Executive Schedule and the corresponding level. Congress also gives the president the ability to grant Executive Schedule IV and V status to no more than 34 employees not listed in the law.[1]

The Executive Schedule is linked to the rates of pay for the General Schedule, Senior Executive Service, Senior Level, Senior Foreign Service, and other Federal civilian pay systems, as well as the pay of uniformed military personnel, because various federal laws establishing those pay systems normally tie the maximum amount payable to various levels of the Executive Schedule.

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Calculation of pay rate[edit]

According to 5 U.S.C. § 5318, at the beginning of the first pay period for any position under the Executive Schedule, the amount of pay will be adjusted and rounded to the nearest multiple of US$100. If this amount is found to midway between multiples of $100, then it will be rounded to the next highest multiple of $100.

Presidential authority to place positions at levels IV and V[edit]

Per 5 U.S.C. § 5317, the President can at any time appoint no more than 34 individuals to pay rates Level IV and V, provided that they are viewed as a necessary change to organization, management responsibility, or workload within a specific agency. This figure is in addition to Level IV and V positions specifically authorized in the bill. However, Senate consent is required and the pay rate takes effect only upon a new appointment to that position. All actions taken during this process are to be published in the Federal Register, except when it is deemed that such publication would stand in conflict to national security. The President may not take action under this section with respect to a position, the pay for which is fixed at a specific rate by this subchapter, or by statute enacted after 14 August 1964.

The following positions are granted Level IV pay status of the Executive Schedule:

The following positions are granted Level V pay status:

Level I[edit]

5 U.S.C. § 5312 lists the positions that receive the amount of pay determined by Chapter 11 of Title 2. Since January 2010, the annual rate of pay for Level I is $199,700. There exist 21 positions, which are as follows:

Level II[edit]

5 U.S.C. § 5313 lists 46 positions given the rank of executive schedule II. Deputy secretaries of cabinet-level agencies usually have this rank. Since January 2010, the annual rate of pay for Level II is $178,700. The positions are:

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Executive Office of the President[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Department of Homeland Security[edit]

Department of Housing and Urban Development[edit]

Intelligence Community[edit]

Department of the Interior[edit]

Department of Justice[edit]

Department of Labor[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

Department of State[edit]

Department of Transportation[edit]

Department of the Treasury[edit]

USAID[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Other Independent Agencies[edit]

Boards and Commissions[edit]

Level III[edit]

5 U.S.C. § 5314 lists 127 positions granted the rank of level III. Since January 2010, the annual rate of pay for Level III is $165,300. The positions are:

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Executive Office of the President[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Department of Homeland Security[edit]

Intelligence Community[edit]

Department of Justice[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

Department of State[edit]

Department of Transportation[edit]

Department of the Treasury[edit]

USAID[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Other Independent Agencies[edit]

Boards and Commissions[edit]

Obsolete positions[edit]

Level IV[edit]

5 U.S.C. § 5315 lists 346 non-obsolete positions with the rank of executive schedule level IV. Since January 2010, the annual rate of pay for Level IV is $155,500. The positions are:

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Executive Office of the President[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Department of Homeland Security[edit]

Department of Housing and Urban Development[edit]

Intelligence Community[edit]

Department of the Interior[edit]

Department of Justice[edit]

Department of Labor[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

Department of State[edit]

Department of Transportation[edit]

Department of the Treasury[edit]

United States Agency for International Development[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Other Independent Agencies[edit]

Boards and Commissions[edit]

Obsolete positions[edit]

Level V[edit]

5 U.S.C. § 5316 lists the 143 positions that receive the amount of pay determined by Chapter 11 of Title 2. Since January 2010, the annual rate of pay for Level V is $145,700. The positions are as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ (5 U.S.C. § 5317)
  2. ^ The position of Administrator of the DEA was placed in Level III of the Executive Schedule under the provisions of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973, dated 28 March 1973.
  3. ^ a b c http://www.exim.gov/about/leadership/board.cfm
  4. ^ The BNDD was abolished and its functions transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), effective 1 July 1973, under the provisions of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973, dated 28 March 1973.
  5. ^ The position of Deputy Administrator of the DEA was placed in Level V of the Executive Schedule under the provisions of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973, dated 28 March 1973.

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