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foote500  
#1 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2019 5:25:35 PM(UTC)
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I am about to get a an offer for a new job from HR tomorrow. It is for an 11, starting salary 69,000. I am currently an 8-step 10 making 71,000. My highest grade was a 10-step 7 at 70,000.

The question is...I know I can bargain over pay, what is reasonable for me to counter with, what will they offer me? 1 step above my current salary? Or what a 10-step 7 would make when promoted to an 11? What step at 11 would I go to naturally from a 10-step 7?

Oh, and just to complicate matters even more, I am on a special pay table for law enforcement officers (983D) Washington DC area and the new job would be at a non special pay table Washington DC area.

Thanks for any help.

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#2 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2019 6:02:55 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: foote500 Go to Quoted Post
I am about to get a an offer for a new job from HR tomorrow. It is for an 11, starting salary 69,000. I am currently an 8-step 10 making 71,000. My highest grade was a 10-step 7 at 70,000.

The question is...I know I can bargain over pay, what is reasonable for me to counter with, what will they offer me? 1 step above my current salary? Or what a 10-step 7 would make when promoted to an 11? What step at 11 would I go to naturally from a 10-step 7?

Oh, and just to complicate matters even more, I am on a special pay table for law enforcement officers (983D) Washington DC area and the new job would be at a non special pay table Washington DC area.

Thanks for any help.


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I was once in a special pay series. When I changed jobs thry messed up my pay thinking I was on regular pay. So I went from a 9-1 to 11-1. But my pay on regular scale was at a high 9 level which put me at 11-6.

The problem in your situation if I followed you correctly..you were qualified because previously you were a gs 10 but now not at a lower gs. I think that wipes out any pay adjustment you could have gotten coming from a 10-7.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:44:39 AM(UTC)

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Regarding "I know I can bargain over pay", no, if you are a current federal employee you cannot negotiate pay. If you were selected from an internal announcement then they can set your pay using the 2 step rule or they can use Highest Previous Rate (HPR), it is their discretion on whether or not to authorize HPR. If you were selected from an external announcement they can set your pay at step 1 of the new grade or use HPR. If they process the new appointment as a conversion (same agency to same agency) they can also use the 2 step rule.

In either case, using HPR will result in the highest starting pay for you. When discussing pay with the HR person you should ask if they will authorize HPR to set your pay.
foote500  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:54:48 AM(UTC)
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So, I just got the call and the offer. It was the best scenario. They used my 10 step 7 as the starting point and said I will go to an 11 step 6.
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