Federal Wages Law and Legal Definition

"Federal wages" means “all pay and allowances, in cash and in kind, for Federal service, computed on the basis of the pay and allowances for the pay grade of the individual at the time of his latest discharge or release from Federal service as specified in the schedule applicable at the time he files his first claim for compensation for the benefit year. The Secretary of Labor shall issue, from time to time, after consultation with the Secretary of Defense, schedules specifying the pay and allowances for each pay grade of servicemen covered by this subchapter [5 USCS §§ 8521 et seq.], which reflect representative amounts for appropriate elements of the pay and allowances whether in cash or in kind.” (5 USCS § 8521)