BILL INTRODUCED TO SEEK LOCALITY PARITY FOR ALL FEDS - October 17, 2017
Lawmaker Seeks Locality Pay Parity Between Blue and White Collar Feds
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., introduced a bill last week that would seek parity between how salaried and hourly federal employees are paid depending on where they live.
The Locality Pay Equity Act (H.R. 4039) would direct the Office of Personnel Management to adopt a unified map for determining locality pay for both blue and white collar federal workers. In effect, OPM would apply the current locality pay boundaries used for General Schedule employees to hourly workers.