Prevailing Rate Systems; Special Wage Schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control Employees of the Vicksburg District in Mississippi, 61277-61278 [2015-25895]

Download as PDF 61277 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 197 Tuesday, October 13, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 5 CFR Part 532 RIN 3206–AN17 Prevailing Rate Systems; Special Wage Schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control Employees of the Vicksburg District in Mississippi U.S. Office of Personnel Management. AGENCY: ACTION: Final rule. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to establish special wage schedules specific to nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams (also known as reservoir projects) at the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division. This final rule assigns lead agency responsibility for establishing and issuing these special wage schedules to the Department of Defense (DOD). The special wage schedules established will have rates of pay identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage schedules and will be adjusted at the same times as those scheduled in the future. DATES: Effective date: This regulation is effective on October 13, 2015. Applicability date: This change applies SUMMARY: on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after December 14, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at (202) 606–2858 or by email at pay-leavepolicy@opm.gov. On June 5, 2015, OPM issued a proposed rule (80 FR 32042) to establish special wage schedules specific to nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams (also known as reservoir projects) at the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division. The four lakes of the District are currently in two separate wage areas. The Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division is comprised of the following four lakes: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: County Arkabutla Lake ................................................................. Enid Lake ......................................................................... Grenada Lake ................................................................... Sardis Lake ...................................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Lakes Tate County, MS .............................................................. Yalobusha County, MS .................................................... Grenada County, MS ....................................................... Panola County, MS .......................................................... Because a unique situation exists in the Vicksburg District in that all four lakes are managed as one installation, the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the national labormanagement committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, recommended by majority vote that DOD establish and issue special wage schedules for USACE employees whose duty station is located in one of the lakes that comprise the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division. This final rule will create a special wage schedule practice in this unique circumstance as recommended by FPRAC. The special wage schedules will be established using rates identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund FWS wage schedule. The 30-day comment period ended on July 6, 2015. OPM received one comment from local agency management supporting this change. These special wage schedules will apply on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after 60 days following publication of the final VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 regulations. USACE employees with duty stations at one of the lakes of the Vicksburg District will transfer to the new special wage schedules on a stepby-step basis. No current employee will have his or her pay rate reduced as a result of implementing these new special wage schedules. List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532 Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director. Accordingly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management amends 5 CFR part 532 as follows: Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS 1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; § 532.707 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552. 2. Subpart B is amended by adding § 532.289 to read as follows: I certify that these regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they will affect only Federal agencies and employees. Frm 00001 Memphis, TN. Northern Mississippi. Northern Mississippi. Memphis, TN. ■ Regulatory Flexibility Act PO 00000 Wage area § 532.289 Special Wage Schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control Employees of the Vicksburg District in Mississippi. (a)(1) The Department of Defense will establish special wage schedules for wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who work at flood control dams (also known as reservoir projects) and whose duty station is located in one of the lakes that comprise the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division. (2) These special wage schedules will provide rates of pay for nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory employees. These special schedule positions will be identified by pay plan codes XR E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 61278 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (nonsupervisory), XT (leader), and XU (supervisory). (b) The Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division is comprised of the following four lakes: (1) Grenada Lake in Grenada County, MS (2) Enid Lake in Yalobusha County, MS (3) Sardis Lake in Panola County, MS (4) Arkabutla Lake in Tate County, MS (c) Special wage schedules shall be established at the same time and with rates identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund wage schedule. [FR Doc. 2015–25895 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 19 CFR Parts 4, 7, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 132, 134, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 151, 152, 158, 163, 174, 181, and 191 [CBP Dec. No. 15–14; USCBP–2015–0045] RIN 1515–AE03 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Department of the Treasury. 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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AN17


Prevailing Rate Systems; Special Wage Schedules for U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers Flood Control Employees of the Vicksburg District in 
Mississippi

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a 
final rule to establish special wage schedules specific to 
nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams (also known 
as reservoir projects) at the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi 
Valley Division. This final rule assigns lead agency responsibility for 
establishing and issuing these special wage schedules to the Department 
of Defense (DOD). The special wage schedules established will have 
rates of pay identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund Federal 
Wage System (FWS) wage schedules and will be adjusted at the same times 
as those scheduled in the future.

DATES: Effective date: This regulation is effective on October 13, 
2015. Applicability date: This change applies on the first day of the 
first applicable pay period beginning on or after December 14, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at 
(202) 606-2858 or by email at pay-leave-policy@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 5, 2015, OPM issued a proposed rule 
(80 FR 32042) to establish special wage schedules specific to 
nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams (also known 
as reservoir projects) at the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi 
Valley Division.
    The four lakes of the District are currently in two separate wage 
areas. The Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division is 
comprised of the following four lakes:

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                 Lakes                             County                             Wage area
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Arkabutla Lake.........................  Tate County, MS...........  Memphis, TN.
Enid Lake..............................  Yalobusha County, MS......  Northern Mississippi.
Grenada Lake...........................  Grenada County, MS........  Northern Mississippi.
Sardis Lake............................  Panola County, MS.........  Memphis, TN.
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    Because a unique situation exists in the Vicksburg District in that 
all four lakes are managed as one installation, the Federal Prevailing 
Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the national labor-management 
committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of 
FWS employees, recommended by majority vote that DOD establish and 
issue special wage schedules for USACE employees whose duty station is 
located in one of the lakes that comprise the Vicksburg District of the 
Mississippi Valley Division. This final rule will create a special wage 
schedule practice in this unique circumstance as recommended by FPRAC. 
The special wage schedules will be established using rates identical to 
the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund FWS wage schedule.
    The 30-day comment period ended on July 6, 2015. OPM received one 
comment from local agency management supporting this change. These 
special wage schedules will apply on the first day of the first 
applicable pay period beginning on or after 60 days following 
publication of the final regulations. USACE employees with duty 
stations at one of the lakes of the Vicksburg District will transfer to 
the new special wage schedules on a step-by-step basis. No current 
employee will have his or her pay rate reduced as a result of 
implementing these new special wage schedules.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    I certify that these regulations will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they 
will affect only Federal agencies and employees.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532

    Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, 
Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Beth F. Cobert,
Acting Director.

    Accordingly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management 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:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; Sec.  532.707 also issued under 
5 U.S.C. 552.


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2. Subpart B is amended by adding Sec.  532.289 to read as follows:


Sec.  532.289  Special Wage Schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Flood Control Employees of the Vicksburg District in Mississippi.

    (a)(1) The Department of Defense will establish special wage 
schedules for wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who 
work at flood control dams (also known as reservoir projects) and whose 
duty station is located in one of the lakes that comprise the Vicksburg 
District of the Mississippi Valley Division.
    (2) These special wage schedules will provide rates of pay for 
nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory employees. These special 
schedule positions will be identified by pay plan codes XR

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(nonsupervisory), XT (leader), and XU (supervisory).
    (b) The Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division is 
comprised of the following four lakes:

(1) Grenada Lake in Grenada County, MS
(2) Enid Lake in Yalobusha County, MS
(3) Sardis Lake in Panola County, MS
(4) Arkabutla Lake in Tate County, MS

    (c) Special wage schedules shall be established at the same time 
and with rates identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund wage 
schedule.

[FR Doc. 2015-25895 Filed 10-9-15; 8:45 am]
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