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Implemented in January 1994, the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA) established locality pay for General Schedule (GS) employees. FEPCA provides for a two-part annual pay adjustment for General Schedule workers: an across-the-board pay adjustment and a locality pay adjustment that varies by pay locality. FEPCA also provides pay adjustments based on survey comparisons with non-Federal rates on a locality basis to narrow the pay gap between Federal and non-Federal salaries and to make Federal pay more responsive to local labor market conditions.