An exchange contract allows existing federal agents in the service to be candidates for job promotion in a competitive service. Step A: Compare the old NAFI rate with the most applicable rate range for the employee`s GS position and the official site. The highest applicable fare range is the GS-6 series on the Boston local rate. Step A: Compare the NAFI HPR with the most applicable tariff range currently at the location where the NAFI HPR was acquired. The highest applicable rate category is determined on the basis of compensation plans that would apply to the current position of the employee`s GS if the employee was stationed on this site. In such cases, the Agency must set the worker`s base rate of pay to be paid at the minimum rate of the highest applicable rate range for the employee`s GS position: unless an employee is unintentionally transferred from a NAFI position in the DOD or Coast Guard to a GS position in the DOD or Coast Guard , with substantially identical tasks and without interruption of service greater than 3 days, the worker is entitled to an initial base salary (including local pay or special rate increase) at the lowest GS grade level which, immediately prior to the move, is equal to or greater than the worker`s basic rate of pay in the NAFI position. The Agency must compare the previous NAFI rate of the staff member to the most applicable rate range for the staff member`s GS position and the official site in effect just prior to the move. Note: See “Other changes to GS positions” below for rules that apply when a DOD or De Coast Guard NAFI staff member switches to the GS position (1) with a service interruption of more than 3 days, or (2) if the GS position is not in DOD (for the movements of a NAFI DOD) or coast guard (for the movements of an NAFI coast guard). Step C: Convert the stage B walking rate into a corresponding set (same step) on the most applicable fare range for the current official employment and the employee`s GS position.

The highest tariff range applicable for the current GS-5 position is the GS-5 rate range in the DC location rate plan. In 2016, the GS-5, Stage 4, DC location rate is 38,792 USD. This is the MPR based on the employee`s NAFI HPR. In 2016, an NF-3 employee from San Diego ($38.328) will be appointed and voluntarily joined in a DOD GS-5 position in Washington, DC without interruption of service. The GS-5 position is not covered by a special tariff. The employee`s only claim is Step 1. However, the Agency decides to use the NAFI HPR of staff to determine the employee`s salary. The Agency follows the rules applicable to a staff member whose HPR is based on an NAFI package. The above provisions do not apply when a DOD or De Coast Guard NAFI staff member moves to a GS – Step B position: Identify the lowest step in the highest rate range corresponding to or above the employee`s NAFI-HPR.

As in this example, the HPR NAFI is between steps 3 and 4 of the GS-5 rate range, identify GS-5, Stage 4 (38.776). Step C: The employee is entitled to the GS-6, Stage 3, Boston local rate of 42,069 $US. Differences between the highest applicable rate categories: if the highest applicable rate range was different, if the official employment for the employee`s GS position was at the location where the employee was parked during the operation of the NAFI HPR, the Agency must determine the MPR as follows At its discretion, an agency may choose one of the following methods to determine the initial rate to be paid on the base salary of a worker who is unintentionally displaced at a higher rate. Wage Payment – When a staff member voluntarily moves from an NAFI position in the DOD or Coast Guard without interruption of service of more than 3 days to a GS position in the DOD or Coast Guard, the Agency must set the initial base rate of pay for the employee at the minimum rate of the highest applicable rate for the employee`s GS position.