Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 49941-49942]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20144]
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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 /
Rules and Regulations
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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
5 CFR Part 532
RIN 3206-AN85
Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated
Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas
AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.
ACTION: Final rule.
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SUMMARY: This rule amends the geographic boundaries of several
nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based
on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory
Committee (FPRAC), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is defining
St. Joseph County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the
Lake, Illinois, NAF FWS wage area; Greene County, Missouri, as an area
of application county to the Leavenworth-Jackson-Johnson, Kansas, NAF
FWS wage area; Lucas County, Ohio, as an area of application county to
the Macomb, Michigan, NAF FWS wage area; and the municipality of
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as an area of application municipality to the
Guaynabo-San Juan, PR, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary
because NAF FWS employees are now working in these locations, but the
locations are not currently defined to NAF wage areas. In addition, OPM
is removing the municipalities of Ceiba, Isabela, Toa Baja, and
Vieques, PR, and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas,
from the wage area definition of the Guaynabo-San Juan NAF wage area
because there are no longer NAF FWS employees working in these
locations.
DATES: Effective October 24, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at
(202) 606-2838 or by email at [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 10, 2019, OPM issued a proposed rule
(84 FR 26767) to define--
     St. Joseph County, IN, as an area of application county to
the Lake, IL, NAF FWS wage area;
     Greene County, MO, as an area of application county to the
Leavenworth-Jackson-Johnson, KS, NAF FWS wage area;
     Lucas County, OH, as an area of application county to the
Macomb, MI, NAF FWS wage area; and
     Municipality of Mayaguez, PR, as an area of application
municipality to the Guaynabo-San Juan, PR, NAF FWS wage area.
In addition, the proposed rule removed the municipalities of Ceiba,
Isabela, Toa Baja, and Vieques, PR, and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St.
Croix and St. Thomas, from the wage area definition of the Guaynabo-San
Juan, PR, NAF FWS wage.
    FPRAC, the national labor-management committee responsible for
advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, reviewed
and recommended these changes by consensus. These changes will apply on
the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after
30 days following publication of the final regulations.
    The 30-day comment period ended on July 10, 2019. OPM received one
comment in support of the proposal to redefine Lucas County, OH, to the
Macomb, MI, wage area.
Regulatory Impact Analysis
    This action is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under the
terms of Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993)
and is therefore not subject to review under E.O. 12866 and 13563 (76
FR 3821, January 21, 2011).
Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs
    This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because
this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866.
Regulatory Flexibility Act
    OPM certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic
impact on a substantial number of small entities because they will
affect only Federal agencies and employees.
Federalism
    We have examined this rule in accordance with Executive Order
13132, Federalism, and have determined that this rule will not have any
negative impact on the rights, roles and responsibilities of State,
local, or tribal governments.
Civil Justice Reform
    This regulation meets the applicable standard set forth in
Executive Order 12988.
Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995
    This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and
tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100
million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely
affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary
under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.
Congressional Review Act
    This action pertains to agency management, personnel, and
organization and does not substantially affect the rights or
obligations of nonagency parties and, accordingly, is not a ``rule'' as
that term is used by the Congressional Review Act (Subtitle E of the
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA)).
Therefore, the reporting requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does not apply.
Paperwork Reduction Act
    This rule does not impose any new reporting or record-keeping
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act.
List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532
    Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information,
Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages.
Office of Personnel Management.
Stephen Hickman,
Federal Register Liaison.
    Accordingly, OPM amends 5 CFR part 532 as follows:
PART 532--PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS
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1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows:
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    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; Sec.  532.707 also issued under
5 U.S.C. 552.
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2. In appendix D to subpart B, amend the table by revising the wage
area listing for the States of Illinois, Kansas, and Michigan and the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to read as follows:
Appendix D to Subpart B of Part 532--Nonappropriated Fund Wage and
Survey Areas
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Definitions of Wage Areas and Wage Area Survey Areas




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                                ILLINOIS
                                  LAKE

                               Survey Area
Illinois:
  Lake
                    Area of Application. Survey area.
Illinois:
  Cook
  Rock Island
  Vermilion
Indiana:
  St. Joseph
Iowa:
  Johnson
Michigan:
  Dickinson
  Marquette
Wisconsin:
  Brown
  Dane
  Milwaukee
                                St. Clair

                               Survey Area
Illinois:
  St. Clair

                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Illinois:
  Madison
  Williamson
Indiana:
  Vanderburgh
Missouri: (city)
  St. Louis
Missouri: (counties)
  Jefferson
  Pulaski
                                 KANSAS
                      Leaven-Worth-Jackson-Johnson
                               Survey Area
Kansas:
  Leavenworth
Missouri:
  Jackson
  Johnson

                    Area of Application. Survey area.
Kansas:
  Shawnee
Missouri:
  Boone
  Camden
  Cass
  Greene
                                Sedgwick

                               Survey Area
Kansas:
    Sedgwick

                    Area of Application. Survey area.
Kansas:
  Geary
  Saline

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                                MICHIGAN
                                 Macomb

                               Survey Area
Michigan:
  Macomb

                    Area of Application. Survey area.
Michigan:
  Alpena
  Calhoun
  Crawford
  Grand Traverse
  Huron
  Iosco
  Kent
  Leelanau
  Ottawa
  Saginaw
  Washtenaw
  Wayne
Ohio:
  Lucas
  Ottawa

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                               PUERTO RICO
                            Guaynabo-San Juan

                               Survey Area
Puerto Rico:
  Guaynabo
  San Juan

                    Area of Application. Survey area.
Puerto Rico:
  Aguadilla
  Bayamon
  Mayaguez
  Ponce
  Salinas

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[FR Doc. 2019-20144 Filed 9-23-19; 8:45 am]
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