I am a federal employee in a pay band position. I recently transferred from the Army to Air Force. I accepted a position with Air Force in the same pay band; but, it was an increase in responsibility. As result of the increase in responsibility, I was offer an increase in salary. After three weeks of being in the position, I received an email from the hiring office stating my paid would be reverted back to the pay I was receiving prior to my Air Force employment. It stated I was not due an increase in pay IAW DoD AcqDemo Operating Procedures dated 15 May 2003 (with updates as of 23 Oct 2014); because, I did not change pay bands. According to email "please accept our apology for this administrative error in your pay setting". Is it legal for the government to do this? I accepted this position based on the increase in pay.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Without reviewing the applicable contract which applies to your particular employment
situation as a civilian employee of the military, I couldn't offer an opinion
on this matter.
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