Memo (2023): Waiver of Bi-Weekly Limitations on Premium Pay – Hurricane Idalia

Compensation (Pay)

A declaration of emergency was recently declared by the Governors of the States of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Idalia. Given that Department of the Interior (Department, Interior) employees may provide disaster response support for this event, Department employees are authorized a waiver of the bi-weekly limitations on premium pay and are authorized an increase to the calendar year (CY) 2023 pay limitations, as defined by the provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 5547, if they perform work in direct response, recovery, emergency management, and mitigation efforts for this event. This waiver of bi-weekly pay limitations is effective August 28, 2023. The annual pay limitation, as established in 5 CFR § 550.106 and 5 CFR § 550.107 remains in effect.