Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas, 49941-49942 [2019-20144]

Download as PDF 49941 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 185 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 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. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 5 CFR Part 532 RIN 3206–AN85 Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: 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 LeavenworthJackson-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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: DATES: Effective October 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:47 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 (202) 606–2838 or by email at pay-leavepolicy@opm.gov. 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 LeavenworthJackson-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 labormanagement 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. Federalism 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). This rule does not impose any new reporting or record-keeping requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1 49942 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; § 532.707 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552. 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 * * * * * Definitions of Wage Areas and Wage Area Survey Areas khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * * * 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:47 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 Area of Application. Survey area. Kansas: Geary Saline * * * MICHIGAN Macomb Survey Area * DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: * Michigan: Macomb Area of Application. Survey area. Michigan: Alpena Calhoun Crawford Grand Traverse Huron Iosco Kent Leelanau Ottawa Saginaw Washtenaw Wayne Ohio: Lucas Ottawa * * * * PUERTO RICO Guaynabo-San Juan Survey Area * Puerto Rico: Guaynabo San Juan Area of Application. Survey area. 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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. 

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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:


[[Page 49942]]


    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

* * * * *

Definitions of Wage Areas and Wage Area Survey Areas

 
 
 
 
                                * * * * *
                                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
 
                                * * * * *
                                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
 
                                * * * * *
                               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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