The President set pay levels (beginning January 11, 2010) for federal civilian employees (executive level, senior executives, and general schedule employees), uniformed military personnel, and judges.  The pay levels (and locality pay) set in an executive order issued late last month comply with statutory pay caps and pay raises for civilian employees in the FY2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, and for uniformed personnel in the FY2010 Defense Authorization Act.  Tables attached to the executive order list the pay levels by grade/rank and by years of service for each category of pay plan.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website includes a detailed explanation of each pay plan and their originating authorities.