Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 4040-534-002

Office of Human Resources Management

Senior Executive Service Pay and Compensation Policy


The purpose of this directive is to set forth the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) pay policy for setting and adjusting the rates of basic pay and other pay provisions for the Senior Executive Service (SES) and other comparable level Administratively Determined (AD) positions. Applies to all USDA SES regardless of appointment type (career, non-career, limited-term, or limited-emergency) or position type occupied (general or career reserved). Members of the USDA Office of Inspector General are excluded from this directive.