Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

Calculating Rate of Pay of Department of Justice Employees for Purposes of “Covered Persons” Determination Under Independent Counsel Act


The term “rate of pay” in the section of the Independent Counsel Act that indicates which Department of Justice employees are “covered persons” does not include “locality-based comparability payments” under 5 U S.C § 5304.

Updated July 9, 2014