GS Rate [Office of Personnel Management] Law and Legal Definition

According to 5 CFR 531.602 [Title 5 -- Administrative Personnel; Chapter I -- Office of Personnel Management; Subchapter B -- Civil Service Regulations; Part 531 -- Pay Under the General Schedule; Subpart F -- Locality-Based Comparability Payments], GS rate means “a rate of basic pay within the General Schedule, excluding any LEO (Law enforcement officer) special base rate and additional pay of any kind such as locality payments or special rate supplements. A rate payable to a GM employee is considered a GS rate.”