2017 US Code
Title 5 - Government Organization and Employees
Part III - Employees
Subpart D - Pay and Allowances
Chapter 51 - Classification
Sec. 5101 - Purpose

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Citation 5 U.S.C. § 5101 (2017)
Section Name §5101. Purpose
Section Text

It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a plan for classification of positions whereby—

(1) in determining the rate of basic pay which an employee will receive—

(A) the principle of equal pay for substantially equal work will be followed; and

(B) variations in rates of basic pay paid to different employees will be in proportion to substantial differences in the difficulty, responsibility, and qualification requirements of the work performed and to the contributions of employees to efficiency and economy in the service; and

(2) individual positions will, in accordance with their duties, responsibilities, and qualification requirements, be so grouped and identified by classes and grades, as defined by section 5102 of this title, and the various classes will be so described in published standards, as provided by section 5105 of this title, that the resulting position-classification system can be used in all phases of personnel administration.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 443.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
DerivationU.S. CodeRevised Statutes and Statutes at Large
5 U.S.C. 1071. Oct. 28, 1949, ch. 782, §101, 63 Stat. 954.

The words "and for rates of basic compensation" are omitted as inapplicable to this chapter since the provisions of former chapter 21 relating to rates of basic compensation are carried into subchapter III of chapter 53. The word "officer" is omitted as included in "employee" is defined in section 5102.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface of the report.


References in laws to fix pay in accordance with this chapter and subchapter III of chapter 53 of this title considered to include authority under section 5376 of this title, if applicable, but not to include any authority under section 5304 of this title or section 529 [title III, §302] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out as a note under section 5304 of this title, see section 529 [title I, §101(c)(2)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a References in Other Laws to GS–16, 17, or 18 Pay Rates; Regulations note under section 5376 of this title.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Subpart D - Pay and Allowances
Sec. 5101 - Purpose
Contains section 5101
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 63 Stat. 954
80 Stat. 443
Public Law References Public Law 89-554, Public Law 101-509
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