Memo (2023): Waiver of Bi-Weekly Limitations on Premium Pay – State of Hawaii Wildfires

Compensation (Pay)

A declaration of emergency was declared by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., due to wildfires in the State of Hawaii. Given that Department of the Interior (Department, Interior) employees have provided 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 8, 2023. The annual pay limitation, as established in 5 CFR 550.106 and 5 CFR 550.107 remains in effect.