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Cost of Living Allowances for Employees on Pay Retention


The Office of Personnel Management is required by its own regulations to base cost-of-living allowances for employees receiving retained pay on their higher retained rate of pay, rather than on the maximum rate of the grade.

Updated July 9, 2014