USDA Office of the 1400 Independence United States Assistant Secrretary Avenue SW Department of for Administration Washington, DC Agriculture Office of Human Resources Management Staff Human Resources Management APR 29 1999 TO: Steve Nelson, Director 20250-9600 Forest.Service FROM: Donna D. Beecher Director SUBJECT: Maximum Earnings Limitation for Work in Connection with an Non-Natural Disaster Emergency The Code of Federal Regulations (5 CFR 550.106) provides that whenever the head of any agency or his or her designee deternines that an emergency exists, employees who perform work in connection with the emergency are not subject to the GS-15, step 10, biweekly maximum earnings limitation. After reviewing your request, the Forest Service is authorized an exception to the maximum earnings limitation for employees who have been called to work to protect Federal property, other forest visitors, and resources during the Rainbow Family Reunion on the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. This is a non-natural disaster emergency. This waiver is in effect for pay period 10, beginning May 9 and ending July 17, 1999, the last day of pay period 14. Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Daly at (202) 720-8629.