NAAUSA Representatives Meet with EOUSA and AGAC Chair and Vice Chair for Briefing on New AUSA Pay Scales

On May 2, 2016, Steve Wasserman, DC, Chair of the AUSA Pay Committee, Larry Leiser, VAE, and Dennis Boyd, Executive Director, met with Monty Wilkinson, Director, EOUSA and John Walsh and Richard Hartunian, Chair and Vice-Chair of the AGAC for a briefing on the new AUSA pay scales. Also participating in the meeting by conference were Peter Neronha USA for RI, and PAY Committee members Andrew Schopler, CAS and Marisa Darden, OHN. Beneficial changes in AUSA pay, especially for younger, less senior AUSAs, took effect on April 17 in all US Attorney Offices. The changes increase the minimum and maximum pay for pay grades AD-21 to AD-28. The maximum pay level for AD-21 was increased by $9,995.

Following the meeting, pdf NAAUSA sent a letter to John Walsh (2.02 MB) and all U.S. Attorneys thanking everyone for their hard work and noting that systemic differences between the AD pay plan and the General Schedule will remain, even after the increases. A GS DOJ attorney with five years of experience still can be paid $31,762 more than the maximum for an AUSA with five years of experience. NAAUSA is monitoring the implementation of the new AD pay rates and asks all AUSAs for their help. Please complete the short questionnaire here, which also asks for information on AUSAs at the pay cap.


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