Architect of the Capitol--Maximum Rate of Pay for Senior Employees
B-305945, Sep 30, 2005
The Architect of the Capitol's authority to fix the pay of certain positions up to the highest total rate of pay for the Senior Executive Service authorizes it to compensate such positions up to a maximum of level III of the Executive Schedule. Congress intended that only agencies with performance appraisal systems certified as making meaningful distinctions in performance may pay up to level II of the Executive Schedule. If the Architect wishes to continue to pay up to level II, it must submit its performance appraisal system to the Office of Personnel Management for certification or request Congress provide it with the authority to self-certify.