Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
I am a civilian employee for the US Army. When we converted from the NSPS pay system to the GS, many of us in our office lost a significant amount in potential pay. Is there a way to get this potential pay back?
Congress has the authority to change the pay systems governing federal employees. They were aware of the change in the potential pay when they ended NSPS and put employees back on the GS scale. You have no right to “potential” pay.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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