Personnel Management Office November 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Retention Incentives
Document Number: E7-22490
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to implement a provision of the Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004 granting agencies additional flexibility to pay retention incentives. The final regulations permit an agency to pay a retention incentive to an employee who would be likely to leave for a different position in the Federal service before the closure or relocation of the employee's office, facility, activity, or organization. The final regulations provide agencies with additional flexibility to help retain employees critical to important agency missions and better meet strategic human capital needs.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of Rock Island, IL, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area
Document Number: E7-22263
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
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 Rock Island, Illinois, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Rock Island County, IL, and Johnson County, Iowa, as areas of application to the Lake, IL, NAF FWS wage area. Carroll County, IL, will no longer be defined. These changes are necessary because employment has significantly declined in the Rock Island NAF wage area.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of the Municipality of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area
Document Number: E7-22262
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing an interim rule to define the municipality of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, as an area of application to the Guaynabo-San Juan, PR, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there are NAF FWS employees working in the municipality of Bayamon and the municipality is not currently defined to an NAF wage area.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: Z7-20797
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Department of State, Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Extension Without Change, of a Currently Approved Information Collection: RI 25-51
Document Number: E7-21954
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
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 and 5 CFR part 1320), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. RI 25-51, Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) Survivor Annuitant Express Pay Application for Death Benefits, will be used by the Civil Service Retirement System solely to pay benefits to the widow(er) of an annuitant. This application is intended for use in immediately authorizing payments to an annuitant's widow or widower, based on the report of death, when our records show the decedent elected to provide benefits for the applicant. Approximately 34,800 RI 25-51 forms are completed annually. The form takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 17,400 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or E-mail to MaryBeth.Smith- Toomey@opm.gov. Please include your mailing address with your request.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Extension Without Change, of a Currently Approved Information Collection: SF 2809
Document Number: E7-21952
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
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) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension without change, of a currently approved information collection. SF 2809, Health Benefit Election Form, is used by Federal employees, annuitants other than those under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) including individuals receiving benefits from the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, former spouses eligible for benefits under the Spouse Equity Act of 1984, and separated employees and former dependents eligible to enroll under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage provisions of the FEHB law (5 U.S.C. 8905a). A different form (OPM 2809) is used by CSRS and FERS annuitants whose health benefit enrollments are administered by OPM's Retirement Services Program. Approximately 18,000 SF 2809 forms are completed annually. Each form takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 9,000 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, Fax (202) 418-3251 or via E-mail to MaryBeth.Smith- Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.
Restoration to Duty From Uniformed Service or Compensable Injury
Document Number: E7-21868
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management issued final regulations on March 15, 2007 (72 FR 12032), to amend a number of rules on pay and leave administration, including use of paid leave during uniformed service. This notice corrects an omission in the final regulations and changes the title of this section to accurately reflect the content.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of an Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Information Collection: SF 2823
Document Number: E7-21862
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
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) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. SF 2823, Designation of Beneficiary: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, is used by any Federal employee or retiree covered by the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program to instruct the Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance how to distribute the proceeds of his or her life insurance when the statutory order of precedence does not meet his or her needs. Approximately 47,000 SF 2823 forms are completed annually by annuitants and 1,000 forms are completed by assignees. Each form takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The annual estimated burden is 12,000 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or via e-mail to MaryBeth.Smith- Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.
Excepted Service
Document Number: E7-21767
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
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 6.6 and 213.103.