OPM adds six new locations for 2019 pay adjustments

Federal Times: The Office of Personnel Management announced in a rule Dec. 7 that it had added six parts of the country to its list of locality pay areas and expanded two areas already receiving locality pay for the 2019 pay period.

Locality pay is provided to federal employees that live in disproportionately expensive areas of the country. As a result, an employee living in an expensive area and at a particular pay grade would make slightly more than someone at the same pay grade living in a cheaper part of the country, to make up the cost-of-living difference.

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