Pay Setting: General Schedule (STAF9002 & PADM7002)

Pay Setting: General Schedule

Pay Setting: General Schedule


Formerly titled: Federal Pay Setting

Acquire the knowledge necessary to set and administer pay for General Schedule (GS) employees. Learn how to implement and apply the complex array of pay administration rules, including those related to new appointments; reinstatement and reassignments; transfers and conversions; promotions and changes to lower grade; pay changes; recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives; superior qualifications; grade and pay retention and severance pay; and movement between pay systems.

Who Should Attend?

Federal personnel who set pay or give advice on setting pay.




Virtual Instructor-Led: $1,349
Self-paced (with instructor assistance): $1,099


Virtual Instructor-Led: 1.8 CEUs
Self-paced (with instructor assistance): 4.0 CEUs

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain GS pay-setting policies and requirements
  • Apply pay-setting rules and requirements that encompass the federal pay-setting cycle
  • Set pay for a wide variety of personnel actions

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Course Outline

Module 1

  • The General Schedule System, New Appointments, Reinstatements, and Transfers and Conversions

Module 2

  • Reassignments and Promotions

Module 3

  • Changes to Lower Grade, Grade and Pay Retention

Module 4

  • Pay Changes and Severance Pay

Module 5

  • Changes Between Pay Systems

Module 6

  • Allowances and Differentials, Hiring and Retention Incentives, and Back Pay

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