EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13325
Effective Date: January 28, 2004

Responsible Office: Office of Human Resources and Education
Subject: Amendment to Executive Order 12293, the Foreign Service of the United States

Amendment to Executive Order 12293, the Foreign 
                Service of the United States

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as 
                amended, and in order to adjust the basic salary rates 
                for each class of the Senior Foreign Service in light 
                of the changes made to the manner in which members of 
                the Senior Executive Service will be paid pursuant to 
                the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
                2004 (Public Law 108-136), it is hereby ordered as 
                follows:

                Section 1. Section 4 of Executive Order 12293 of 
                February 23, 1981, as amended, is amended to read as 
                follows:

                ``Sec. 4. (a) In accord with Section 402 of the Act (22 
                U.S.C. 3962), there are established the following 
                salary classes with titles for the Senior Foreign 
                Service, at the following ranges of basic rates of pay.

(1)

Career Minister



Range from 94 percent of the rate payable to level III of the Executive 
Schedule to 100 percent of the rate payable to level III of the Executive 
Schedule.

(2)

Minister-Counselor



Range from 90 percent of the rate payable to level III of the Executive 
Schedule to 100 percent of the rate payable to level III of the Executive 
Schedule.

(3)

Counselor



Range from 120 percent of the rate payable to GS-15/Step 1 to 100 percent 
of rate payable to level III of the Executive Schedule.

                    (b) Upon conversion to a rate of basic pay within 
                the range of rates established for the applicable 
                salary class by this section as of the first day of the 
                first applicable pay period beginning on or after 
                January 1, 2004, a member of the Senior Foreign Service 
                shall receive the rate of basic pay to which he or she 
                was entitled immediately before that date, including 
                any locality-based comparability payment authorized 
                under 5 U.S.C. 5304(h)(2)(C) that the member was 
                receiving immediately before that date. On the same 
                date, or on a later date specified by the Secretary of 
                State (or the heads of the other agencies that utilize 
                the Foreign Service personnel system (collectively the 
                ``Secretary'')), the Secretary may increase the 
                member's rate of basic pay upon a determination that 
                the member's performance or contribution to the mission 
                of the agency so warrant and that the member is 
                otherwise eligible for such a pay adjustment under 
                Section 402 of the Foreign Service Act.''

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                Sec. 2. Effective Date. The salary rates contained 
                herein are effective on the first day of the first 
                applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 
                2004.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    January 23, 2004.
		

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