Federal Manager's Daily Report

The general federal pay raise effective this week increases the thresholds applying under certain ethics rules, the Office of Government Ethics has told agencies.

One such restriction places additional post-employment conflict of interest restrictions on those whose salary is 86.5 percent or more of the executive schedule level II rate; that threshold is now $161,755.

Another threshold, which determines which employees must file publicly accessible financial disclosure reports, applies to those whose salary is 120 percent or more of the minimum rate of GS-15; that threshold is now $124,406.40.

A third restricts outside earnings for certain non-career employees to 15 percent of the executive schedule level II rate; that threshold is now $27,765.