If an employee is engaging in a work situation using telework, and is outside the locality pay area for the office, will the employee receive locality pay?
Locality pay is determined using a complex system of comparing federal and private sector pay. It is not a COLA.
OPM is proposing to add Des Moines, IA and Imperial County, CA to the locality pay area system.
A new President’s Pay Agent report does not add locality pay areas in 2020 and finds the Salary Council’s method of comparing pay with private sector “lacks credibility”.
One Congressman is pushing to expand the current boundaries of the highest paying locality area in the country.