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Hispanic Council on Federal Employment
Document Number: 2011-28165
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment will hold its fourth meeting on Friday, November 18, 2011, at the time and location shown below. The Council is an advisory committee composed of representatives from Hispanic organizations and senior government officials. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on matters involving the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of Hispanics in the Federal workforce. The Council is co-chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management and the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Council at the meeting. The manner and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2011-27746
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 213.103.
Notice of Revision of Standard Form 1152: Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee
Document Number: 2011-27255
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has revised Standard Form (SF) 1152, Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee, to update examples of beneficiary designations. The SF 1152 is used by a civilian employee to designate the beneficiary or beneficiaries to receive any unpaid compensation due and payable after the employee's death. The form relates solely to money due as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5581, 5582, and 5583, and has no effect on any benefits which may become payable under the Retirement or Group Life Insurance Acts applicable to the deceased employee's Government service. The revised form is PDF fillable and is located on OPM's Web site at http:/ /www.opm.gov/forms/html.sf.asp for agency use. This version supersedes all previous versions. Please destroy any versions you may have in stock.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2011-26402
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 213.103.
Revision of Information Collection: OPM Online Form 1417
Document Number: 2011-25905
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for clearance to revise an information collection. OPM Online Form 1417, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Information System form, collects information from the 208 local CFC campaigns to verify campaign results and collect contact information. The proposed revisions remove data that is collected from other sources and incorporates new questions regarding the Federal employees who oversee the campaign at the local level. On February 7, 2011, we published a 60-day notice and request for comments. We received no comments. We estimate 208 Online OPM Forms 1417 are completed annually. Each form takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 104 hours. The change in the estimated burden is the result of a reduction in the number of campaigns and the elimination of questions on local charity participation. Comments are particularly invited on: Whether this information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Office of Personnel Management, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the appropriate use of technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. For copies of this proposal, contact Curtis Rumbaugh on (202) 606- 2564, Fax (202) 606-5056 or e-mail to curtis.rumbaugh@opm.gov. Please be sure to include a mailing address with your request.
Absence and Leave; Qualifying Exigency Leave
Document Number: 2011-25310
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations to provide eligible Federal employees up to 12 administrative workweeks of unpaid leave under the FMLA for qualifying exigency purposes. Qualifying exigencies arise when the spouse, son, daughter, or parent of an employee is on covered active duty in the Armed Forces, or has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty status. These regulations will help employees manage family affairs when their family members are on covered active duty.
Federal Salary Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-24490
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Salary Council will meet on November 4, 2011, at the time and location shown below. The Council is an advisory body composed of representatives of Federal employee organizations and experts in the fields of labor relations and pay policy. The Council makes recommendations to the President's Pay Agent (the Secretary of Labor and the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management) about the locality pay program for General Schedule employees under section 5304 of title 5, United States Code. The Council's recommendations cover the establishment or modification of locality pay areas, the coverage of salary surveys, the process of comparing Federal and non-Federal rates of pay, and the level of comparability payments that should be paid. The Council will hear public testimony about the locality pay program, review the results of pay comparisons, and formulate its recommendations to the President's Pay Agent on pay comparison methods, locality pay rates, and locality pay areas and boundaries for 2013. The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to submit testimony or present material to the Council at the meeting.
CFC-50 Commission
Document Number: 2011-22875
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announces the establishment of the CFC-50 Advisory Commission. The Commission shall advise the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on strengthening the integrity, the operation and effectiveness of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) to ensure its continued growth and success. The Commission is an advisory committee composed of Federal employees, private campaign administrators, charitable organizations and ``watchdog'' groups. The Commission is co-chaired by Thomas Davis and Beverly Byron.
Technical Amendments to Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated Employees; Corrections
Document Number: 2011-22873
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 23, 2011, (76 FR 52539) revising the factor at 5 CFR 843.309(b)(2) used to convert a lump sum basic employee death benefit under 5 U.S.C. 8442(b) to 36 installment payments. That change inadvertently stated that the revised factor would apply to deaths occurring on or after October 1, 2004. The revised factor, however, applies to deaths occurring on or after October 1, 2011. Therefore, this document corrects the final regulation by revising this date. Additionally, this document corrects a misspelling in the heading to Appendix A to subpart C of part 843 that was included with the rule.
Hispanic Council on Federal Employment
Document Number: 2011-22532
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment will hold its third meeting on Friday, September 30, 2011, at the time and location shown below. The Council is an advisory committee composed of representatives from Hispanic organizations and senior government officials. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on matters involving the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of Hispanics in the Federal workforce. The Council is co-chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management and the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Council at the meeting. The manner and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information.
Submission for Review: 3206-0215, Verification of Full-Time School Attendance, RI 25-49
Document Number: 2011-22473
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0215, Verification of Full-Time School Attendance. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2011 at Volume 76 FR 29805 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: 3206-0121, Application for Deferred Retirement (For Persons Separated on or After October 1, 1956), OPM 1496A
Document Number: 2011-22472
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0121, Application for Deferred Retirement (For persons separated on or after October 1, 1956). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Standard Form 1153: Claim for Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee
Document Number: 2011-22471
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
Merit System Audit and Compliance, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0234, Standard Form 1153, Claim for Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses
Document Number: 2011-22268
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to eliminate the 2-year eligibility limitation for noncompetitive appointment for spouses of certain deceased or 100 percent disabled veterans. OPM is removing this restriction to provide spouses of certain deceased or 100 percent disabled veterans with unlimited eligibility for noncompetitive appointment. The intended effect of this change is to further facilitate the entry of these military spouses into the Federal civil service.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2011-21808
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 213.103.
Submission for Review: Request To Change Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Enrollment for Spouse Equity/Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) Enrollees/Direct Pay Annuitants (DPRS 2809)
Document Number: 2011-21783
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0202, Request to Change Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Enrollment for Spouse Equity/Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) Enrollees/ Direct Pay Annuitants. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger- Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2011 at Volume 76 FR 18810 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. We received comments from one organization. Based on those comments, several changes have been made to this information collection that makes it consistent with the Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-48). The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
CFC-50 Commission Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21779
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The CFC-50 Advisory Commission will hold its initial meeting on September 13, 2011, at the time and location shown below. The Commission shall advise the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on strengthening the integrity, the operation and effectiveness of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) to ensure its continued growth and success. The Commission is an advisory committee composed of Federal employees, private campaign administrators, charitable organizations and ``watchdog'' groups. The Commission is co- chaired by Thomas Davis and Beverly Byron. The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Commission at the meeting. The manner and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of Monmouth, NJ, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area
Document Number: 2011-21776
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing an interim rule to abolish the Monmouth, New Jersey, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Monmouth County, NJ, to the Burlington, NJ, NAF wage area. These changes are necessary because the closure of Fort Monmouth will leave the Monmouth wage area without an activity having the capability to conduct a local wage survey.
Pay for Sunday Work
Document Number: 2011-21397
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to implement the ruling in the case of Fathauer v. United States, 566 F.3d 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2009). In this decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that part-time employees are covered under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5546(a), the statute governing the payment of Sunday premium pay for work performed on Sundays. The revised Sunday premium pay regulations eliminate references to ``full-time'' employees, which will permit Sunday premium payments to part-time employees, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5546(a). Consistent with the reasoning in the Fathauer decision, OPM has determined that part-time prevailing rate employees are also entitled to payment of Sunday premium pay, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5544(a). Intermittent employees continue to be excluded from earning Sunday premium pay because of the nature of their appointment.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated Employees
Document Number: 2011-21396
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic, demographic and mortality assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2011, as required by 5 U.S.C. 8461(i).
Personnel Records
Document Number: 2011-21395
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is amending the regulations governing disposition of Official Personnel Folders of Federal employees to clarify the roles and responsibilities of OPM and Federal agencies.
Submission for Review: Revision of an Existing Information Collection, USAJOBS
Document Number: 2011-21398
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0219, USAJOBS. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104- 106), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2011 at Volume 76 FR No. 120 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. OMB is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Political Activity-Federal Employees Residing In Designated Localities
Document Number: 2011-21392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
OPM proposes to amend its regulations at 5 CFR part 733 by granting Federal employees residing in King George County, Virginia, a partial exemption from the political activity restrictions specified in 5 U.S.C. 7323(a)(2) and (3), and adding King George County to its regulatory list of designated localities in 5 CFR 733.107(c). The proposed amendment reflects OPM's determination that King George County meets the criteria in 5 U.S.C. 7325 and 5 CFR 733.107(a) for a partial exemption to issue.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2011-20806
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 213.103.
Submission for Review: Financial Resources Questionnaire (RI 34-1, RI 34-17, and RI 34-18) and Notice of Amount Due Because of Annuity Overpayment (RI 34-3, RI 34-19, and RI 34-20)
Document Number: 2011-20805
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0167, Financial Resources Questionnaire and Notice of Amount Due Because of Annuity Overpayment. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: RI 25-37, Evidence To Prove Dependency of a Child, 3206-0206
Document Number: 2011-20801
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0206, Evidence to Prove Dependency of a Child. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2011 at Volume 76 FR 22938 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: DD 1918 Establishment Information Form, DD 1919 Wage Data Collection Form, DD 1919C Wage Data Collection Continuation Form
Document Number: 2011-20798
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0036, Establishment Information Form (DD 1918), Wage Data Collection Form (DD 1919), and Wage Data Collection Continuation Form (DD 1919C). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104- 106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection and is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Application for Senior Administrative Law Judge (OPM Form 1655), and Geographic Preference Statement for Senior Administrative Law Judge Applicant (OPM Form 1655-A)
Document Number: 2011-20797
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Human Resources Solutions, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0248, OPM 1655, and OPM 1655-A. These forms are used by retired Administrative Law Judges seeking reemployment on a temporary and intermittent basis to complete hearings of one or more specified case(s) in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act of 1946. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger- Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2011 at Volume 76 FR 25379 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Personnel Management in Agencies
Document Number: 2011-19844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-05
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations that would provide regulatory definitions related to the strategic management of human capital, clarify requirements regarding the systems and metrics for managing human resources in the Federal Government, and streamline/clarify the procedures agencies are required to follow.
Excepted Service, Career and Career-Conditional Employment; and Pathways Programs
Document Number: 2011-19623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-05
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing regulations to implement the Pathways Programs established by E.O. 13562, signed December 27, 2010, to provide clear paths to Federal internships and potential careers in Government for students and recent graduates. As directed by the President, the Pathways Programs consist of the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program and the Presidential Management Fellows Program. The President determined that these programs should be excepted from the competitive service and placed in the newly created Schedule D of the excepted service. OPM's proposed implementing regulations would provide for more transparency in Federal internship opportunities, limit the programs so they are used as a supplement to competitive examining and not a substitute for it, apply veterans' preference, and provide for OPM oversight. Agencies would only be permitted to use the Pathways Programs as part of an overall workforce planning strategy and pursuant to an agreement with OPM. The regulations would require agencies to make an investment in the program participants' development through training, mentorship, and other means. The regulations would further require agencies to conduct meaningful assessments of participant performance as part of an agency's determination as to whether the program participants should be converted to permanent positions in the competitive service.
Pay in Nonforeign Areas
Document Number: 2011-19361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to revise certain pay administration rules dealing with employees in nonforeign areas outside the 48 contiguous States. The proposed regulations would allow consideration of locality pay and nonforeign area cost-of-living allowances (COLAs) in evaluating the need for special rates, special rate supplements to be computed using an alternate method in nonforeign areas, locality rates to be considered basic pay for the purpose of computing nonforeign area COLAs and post differentials, a retained rate established based on a special rate payable in a nonforeign area that is in excess of the applicable limitation on special rates on January 1, 2012, to exceed the rate payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule, and temporary and term employees in nonforeign areas to be eligible for a retained rate in certain circumstances.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2011-16547
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 213.103.
Qualification Requirements (General)
Document Number: 2011-16272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise the regulations governing qualification requirements for appointment to a Federal position in the competitive service. The purpose of these proposed regulations is to update and clarify information regarding citizenship and age requirements, add new information concerning appealing an agency's qualification determination, retitle the Operating Manual: Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions to include other pay plans or systems, and replace the Operating Manual with a Web site address for OPM's qualification requirements. These regulations also delete obsolete information regarding purchasing the Operating Manual from the Government Printing Office.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated Plans; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2011-16280
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is withdrawing an interim final regulation that appeared in the Federal Register of June 23, 2011 (76 FR 36857). The document amends the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations at 5 CFR Chapter 89 and also the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation (FEHBAR) at 48 CFR Chapter 16 and would replace the procedure by which premiums for community rated FEHB carriers are compared with the rates charged to a carrier's similarly sized subscriber groups (SSSGs).
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated Plans
Document Number: 2011-16276
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final regulation amending the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations and also the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation (FEHBAR). This interim final regulation replaces the procedure by which premiums for community rated FEHB carriers are compared with the rates charged to a carrier's similarly sized subscriber groups (SSSGs). This new procedure utilizes a medical loss ratio (MLR) threshold, analogous to that defined in both the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Pub. L. 111-148) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) interim final regulation published December 1, 2010 (75 FR 74864). The purpose of this interim final rule is to replace the outdated SSSG methodology with a more modern and transparent calculation while still ensuring that the FEHB is receiving a fair rate. This will result in a more streamlined process for plans and increased competition and plan choice for enrollees. The new process will apply to all community rated plans, except those under traditional community rating (TCR). This new process will be phased in over two years, with optional participation for non-TCR plans in the first year.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated Plans
Document Number: 2011-15602
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final regulation amending the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations and also the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation (FEHBAR). This interim final regulation replaces the procedure by which premiums for community rated FEHB carriers are compared with the rates charged to a carrier's similarly sized subscriber groups (SSSGs). This new procedure utilizes a medical loss ratio (MLR) threshold, analogous to that defined in both the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Pub. L. 111-148) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) interim final regulation published December 1, 2010 (75 FR 74864). The purpose of this interim final rule is to replace the outdated SSSG methodology with a more modern and transparent calculation while still ensuring that the FEHB is receiving a fair rate. This will result in a more streamlined process for plans and increased competition and plan choice for enrollees. The new process will apply to all community rated plans, except those under traditional community rating (TCR). This new process will be phased in over two years, with optional participation for non-TCR plans in the first year.
Submission for Review: Disabled Dependent Questionnaire, RI 30-10
Document Number: 2011-15600
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0179, Disabled Dependent Questionnaire. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 5, 2011 at Volume 76 FR 18812 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Life Insurance Election, Standard Form 2817
Document Number: 2011-15598
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0230, Life Insurance Election. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger- Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 5, 2011 at Volume 76 FR 18810 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Standard Form 2809, Health Benefits Election Form
Document Number: 2011-15596
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0160, Health Benefits Election Form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2010 at Volume 75 FR 39587 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. We received comments from one organization. Based on the comments, several changes were made to the form including changes that make it consistent with the Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-48). The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Revision of an Existing Information Collection, USAJOBS
Document Number: 2011-15595
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0219, USAJOBS. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104- 106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. In particular, we invite comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Hispanic Council on Federal Employment; Cancellation of Upcoming Meeting
Document Number: 2011-15096
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment is issuing this notice to cancel the June 17, 2011, public meeting scheduled to be held in Room 230, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The original Federal Register notice announcing this meeting was published Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 76 FR 31645.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: 2011-14840
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) proposes to add OPM/Central-18: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Claims Data Warehouse to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency. 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4).
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: 2011-14839
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
OPM proposes to add OPM/Central-15, Health Claims Data Warehouse, to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency. 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4). OPM first published a system of records notice pertaining to the Health Claims Data Warehouse on October 5, 2010 with the comment period closing November 15, 2010. On November 15, 2010, OPM extended the comment period to December 15, 2010 and indicated its intent to modify certain aspects of the system of records notice. On December 15, 2010, OPM published a notice closing the comment period. Based on the comments received during the comment period, OPM issues this revised notice that, among other things: limits the scope of the system to information pertaining to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; significantly narrows the circumstances under which routine use disclosures will be made from the system; clarifies that only de-identified data will be released outside of OPM; provides greater detail regarding OPM authorities for maintaining the system; and further describes systems security measures that will be taken to protect the records.
Submission for Review: Alternative Annuity Election (RI 20-80)
Document Number: 2011-14457
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0168, Alternative Annuity Election. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Representative Payee Survey (RI 38-115)
Document Number: 2011-14456
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0208, Representative Payee Survey. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2011 at Volume 76 FR 15350 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
General Schedule Locality Pay Areas
Document Number: 2011-13993
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
On behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations on the locality pay program for General Schedule employees. The regulations, which became applicable as an interim rule on January 2, 2011, established separate locality pay areas for the States of Alaska and Hawaii and extended coverage of the Rest of U.S. locality pay area to include American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territory of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all other U.S. possessions listed in 5 CFR 591.205, applicable on the first day of the first pay period that began on or after January 1, 2011.
Submission for Review: RI 20-120, Request for Change to Unreduced Annuity
Document Number: 2011-13982
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0245, Request for Change to Unreduced Annuity. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Health Benefits Election Form (OPM 2809)
Document Number: 2011-13980
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection request (ICR) 3206-0141, Health Benefits Election Form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Designation of Beneficiary (FERS) [SF 3102]
Document Number: 2011-13973
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0173, Designation of Beneficiary (FERS). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Privacy Act of 1974: Update Existing System of Records
Document Number: 2011-13971
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to update OPM/GOVT-1, General Personnel Records, System of Records. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11)).