New appointments shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade. However, under regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management which provide for such considerations as the existing pay or unusually high or unique qualifications of the candidate, or a special need of the Government for his services, the head of an agency may appoint, with the approval of the Office in each specific case, an individual to a position at such a rate above the minimum rate of the appropriate grade as the Office may authorize for this purpose. The approval of the Office in each specific case is not required with respect to an appointment made by the Librarian of Congress.
5 U.S.C. § 5333
|HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES 1966 ACT|
|Derivation||U.S. Code||Revised Statutes and |
Statutes at Large
|(a)||5 U.S.C. 1131.||Oct. 28, 1949, ch. 782, §801, 63 Stat. 969. |
Aug. 14, 1964, Pub. L. 88-426, §103(a), 78 Stat. 401.
|(b)||5 U.S.C. 1133.||Oct. 28, 1949, ch. 782, §803, 63 Stat. 970.|
|Sept. 1, 1954, ch. 1208, §104, 68 Stat. 1106.|
|Oct. 11, 1962, Pub. L. 87-793, §604(c), 76 Stat. 848.|
|Section of title 5||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|5333(a)||5 App.: 1131.||July 18, 1966, Pub. L. 89-504, §103, 80 Stat. 289.|
AMENDMENTS1990- Pub. L. 101-509 struck out "; higher rates for supervisors of prevailing rate employees" after "appointments" in section catchline, struck out "(a)" before "New appointments shall", struck out "in GS-11 or above" after "individual to a position", and struck out subsec. (b) which read as follows: "Under regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, an employee in a position to which this subchapter applies, who regularly has responsibility for supervision (including supervision over the technical aspects of the work concerned) over employees whose pay is fixed and adjusted from time to time by wage boards or similar administrative authority as nearly as is consistent with the public interest in accordance with prevailing rates, may be paid at one of the rates for his grade which is above the highest rate of basic pay being paid to any such prevailing-rate employee regularly supervised, or at the maximum rate for his grade, as provided by the regulations." 1979- Pub. L. 96-54 substituted "prevailing rate" for "wage-board" in section catchline.1978-Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 95-454 substituted "Office of Personnel Management" and "Office" for "Civil Service Commission" and "Commission", respectively, wherever appearing.
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1990 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 101-509 effective on such date as the President shall determine, but not earlier than 90 days, and not later than 180 days, after Nov. 5, 1990, see section 529 [title III, §305] of Pub. L. 101-509 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1979 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 96-54 effective July 12, 1979, see section 2(b) of Pub. L. 96-54 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1978 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 95-454 effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 of Pub. L. 95-454 set out as a note under sectionof this title.