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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-09038
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to add a new system of records, titled ``OPM/Internal-23 Financial Management Records.'' This system of records contains financial records that OPM collects, maintains, and uses to manage its critical financial responsibilities. This system of records will be included in OPM's inventory of record systems.
January 2021 Pay Schedules
Document Number: 2021-08656
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The President adjusted the rates of basic pay and locality payments for certain Federal civilian employees effective in January 2021. The Executive order authorizes a 1.0 percent across-the-board increase for statutory pay systems and provides that locality percentages will remain at 2020 levels. This notice serves as documentation for the public record.
SES Positions That Were Career Reserved During CY 2020
Document Number: 2021-08389
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This gives notice of all positions in the Senior Executive Service (SES) that were career reserved during calendar year 2020.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2021-08156
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2021-08155
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021.
Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees Retirement System; Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans' Pension Act
Document Number: 2021-07545
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing this final rule to implement the provisions of the ``Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans' Pensions Act.'' This Act provides authority for agencies and OPM to pay, at their discretion, interest on certain deposits (post- 1956 military service deposits and service credit deposits for voluntary service with the Peace Corps and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)) when additional interest is assessed due to administrative error. Agencies need to establish their own guidelines for waiver, subject to funding limitations that may prevent reimbursement by the agency. These regulations also pertain to payments made by OPM with regard to service credit deposits for volunteer service.
Submission for Review: Request for Change to Unreduced Annuity, RI 20-120
Document Number: 2021-07659
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an expiring information collection (ICR) with minor edits, Request for Change to Unreduced Annuity, RI 20-120. This ICR has been revised in the following manner: The display of the OMB control number and an updated edition date.
Submission for Review: Disabled Dependent Questionnaire, RI 30-10
Document Number: 2021-06791
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an expiring information collection (ICR) with minor edits, Disabled Dependent Questionnaire, RI 30-10. This ICR has been revised in the following manner: The display of the OMB control number and an updated edition date.
Submission for Review: Alternative Annuity Election, RI 20-80
Document Number: 2021-06790
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an expiring information collection (ICR) with minor edits, Alternative Annuity Election, RI 20-80. This ICR has been revised in the following manner: The display of the OMB control number and an updated edition date.
Submission for Review: Representative Payee Survey, RI 38-115
Document Number: 2021-06789
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an expiring information collection (ICR) with minor edits, Representative Payee Survey, RI 38-115. This ICR has been revised in the following manner: The display of the OMB control number and an updated edition date.
Submission for Review: Evidence To Prove Dependency of a Child, RI 25-37
Document Number: 2021-06788
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an expiring information collection (ICR) with minor edits, Evidence to Prove Dependency of a Child, RI 25-37. This ICR has been revised in the following manner: The display of the OMB control number and an updated edition date.
Designation of Certain Services as Emergency Services Under the Antideficiency Act; Opportunities To Enroll and Change Enrollment in the FEHB Program During a Lapse in Appropriations; Continuation of Certain Insurance Benefits During a Lapse in Appropriations
Document Number: 2021-05624
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
In this final rule, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is finalizing provisions to ensure the continuation of certain insurance benefits and services that could be impacted by a lapse in appropriations. First, this final rule implements section 1110 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20 NDAA), that designated certain Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) services as emergency services under the Antideficiency Act. Second, this rule also implements section 1110(c)(2) of FY20 NDAA that deems employees furloughed as a result of a lapse in appropriations to be in pay status, for purposes of enrolling or changing enrollment in the FEHB Program. Third, this final rule also ensures, pursuant to section 1111 of the FY20 NDAA, continuation of coverage under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) and the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) for enrollees who are furloughed or excepted from furlough and working without pay due to a lapse in appropriations, and provides that coverage may not be cancelled as a result of nonpayment of premiums or other periodic charges due to such a lapse. The rule also clarifies that upon the end of a lapse in appropriations, FEDVIP and FLTCIP premiums will be paid from back pay or may be paid back from a source other than backpay for FLTCIP enrollees who elected to make payments directly to the Carrier. This final rule adopts the proposed rule as published.
Comment Request for Review of Information Collection: CyberCorps®
Document Number: 2021-06201
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act, this notice announces the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Human Resources Solutions (HRS) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a previously approved Information Collection Request (ICR), 3206-0246, Scholarship for Service Registration, for which approval will expire September 19, 2021.
Civil Service Retirement System; Present Value Factors
Document Number: 2021-06326
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is providing notice of adjusted present value factors applicable to retirees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) who elect to provide survivor annuity benefits to a spouse based on post-retirement marriage; to retiring employees who elect the alternative form of annuity, owe certain redeposits based on refunds of contributions for service ending before March 1, 1991, or elect to credit certain service with nonappropriated fund instrumentalities; or, for individuals with certain types of retirement coverage errors who can elect to receive credit for service by taking an actuarial reduction under the provisions of the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Correction Act. This notice is necessary to conform the present value factors to changes in the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries of the Civil Service Retirement System.
2021-06325
Document Number: 2021-06325
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is providing notice of revised normal cost percentages for employees covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Factors
Document Number: 2021-06324
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is providing notice of adjusted present value factors applicable to retirees who elect to provide survivor annuity benefits to a spouse based on post-retirement marriage, and to retiring employees who elect the alternative form of annuity or elect to credit certain service with nonappropriated fund instrumentalities. This notice is necessary to conform the present value factors to changes in the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries of the Civil Service Retirement System.
Submission for Review: Verification of Who Is Getting Payments, RI 38-107 and RI 38-147
Document Number: 2021-05625
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an expiring information collection (ICR) with minor edits, Verification of Who is Getting Payments, RI 38-107 and RI 38-147. This ICR has been revised in the following manner: (1) The display of the OMB control number and (2) an updated edition date.
Representative Payees Under the Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees' Retirement System
Document Number: 2021-04628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-08
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to promulgate regulations which administer the representative payee program authorized by statute. This proposed rule is necessary to ensure proper procedures for annuity payments due minors or individuals who are mentally incompetent or under other legal disability and are unable to manage their respective payments.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Special Wage Schedules for Ship Surveyors in Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2021-04627
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to abolish the special wage schedule pay plan practice previously established for nonsupervisory and supervisory ship surveyor positions in Puerto Rico. The Department of the Navy no longer has such positions in Puerto Rico. This change is based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC).
Civil Service Retirement System Board of Actuaries Meeting
Document Number: 2021-04077
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Civil Service Retirement System Board of Actuaries plans to meet on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. EDT and will be held by teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to review the actuarial methods and assumptions used in the valuations of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF).
Prevailing Rate Systems; Conduct of Local Wage Surveys
Document Number: 2021-03958
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing an interim final rule to amend regulations to allow for additional options to collect wage data during Federal Wage System full-scale and wage change surveys, namely, by personal visit, telephone, mail, or electronic means. This change is based on a majority recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee and was initiated by a Department of Defense request for greater flexibility to obtain accurate and timely prevailing wage data in local labor markets during and after the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 health crisis.
Submission for Review: 3206-0230, Life Insurance Election, Standard Form (SF) 2817
Document Number: 2021-03790
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Federal Employees Insurance Operations (FEIO), Healthcare & Insurance (HI), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), SF 2817Life Insurance Election.
Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2021-03789
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a currently approved collection, Customer Satisfaction Surveys. Approval of these surveys is necessary to collect information on Federal agency and program performance.
Submission for Review: Application To Participate as a Carrier Under 5 U.S.C. 8903(4); 3206-XXXX
Document Number: 2021-03166
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Healthcare and Insurance, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the health plan carriers, general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on the carrier application for participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. The requirements that must be met by carriers seeking to participate (and remain) in the FEHB Program are set forth in the stature and regulations.
Submission for Review: 3206-0156, Application for Death Benefits Under the Civil Service Retirement System (SF 2800); Documentation in Support of Application for Death Benefits When Deceased Was an Employee at the Time of Death (CSRS)
Document Number: 2021-02706
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a renewal with minor edits of information collection request (ICR), SF 2800Application for Death Benefits (CSRS) and SF 2800A Documentation and Elections in Support of Application for Death Benefits When Deceased Was an Employee at the Time of Death (CSRS). We have updated the way we display the OMB control number and there are editorial changes to the instructions and forms regarding contacting OPM and etc.
Excepted Service; Consolidated Listing of Schedules A, B, and C Exceptions
Document Number: 2021-02257
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-05
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This provides the consolidated notice of all agency specific excepted authorities, approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), under Schedule A, B, and C, as of June 30, 2020, as required by Civil Service Rule VI, Exceptions from the Competitive Service.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2021-02260
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2021-02259
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2021-02258
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2021-02254
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from November 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2021-02253
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.
Submission for Review: 3206-0226, It's Time To Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express, RI 38-128
Document Number: 2021-01861
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), RI 38-128 It's Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit or Direct Express.
Submission for Review: 3206-0194, Annuity Supplement Earnings Report, RI 92-22
Document Number: 2021-01826
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), RI 92-22 Annuity Supplement Earnings Report.
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Cancellation of Upcoming Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-01825
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee is issuing this notice to cancel the February 18, 2021, public meeting scheduled to be held via teleconference, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The Federal Register notice announcing this virtual public meeting was published Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 86 FR 2709.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-01259
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to establish a new system of records titled ``OPM/Central-23 FEHB Program Enrollment Records.'' This system of records will contain information about enrollees and their family members, who are or have been covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. This newly established system of records will be included in OPM's inventory of record systems.
Submission for Review: 3206-0138, Reinstatement of Disability Annuity Previously Terminated Because of Restoration to Earning Capacity, RI 30-9
Document Number: 2021-01249
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), RI 30-9 Reinstatement of Disability Annuity Previously Terminated Because of Restoration to Earning Capacity.
Submission for Review: 3206-0140, Representative Payee Application (RI 20-7) and Information Necessary for a Competency Determination (RI 30-3)
Document Number: 2021-01248
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), RI 20-7 [Representative Payee Application] and RI 30-3 [Information for a Competency Determination].
Submission for Review: 3206-0128, Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions (CSRS)-SF 2802 and Current/Former Spouse's Notification for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under CSRS-SF 2802A
Document Number: 2021-01247
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), SF 2802 [Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions: CSRS] and SF 2802A [Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under CSRS].
Federal Personnel Vetting Core Doctrine
Document Number: 2021-00547
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This action by the Acting OPM Director in the capacity as the Suitability and Credentialing Executive Agent, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in the capacity as the Security Executive Agent, establishes a Federal Personnel Vetting Core Doctrine to guide transformative efforts to reform the U.S. Government personnel security vetting processes. This policy statement is consistent with direction established by the President in an Executive order entitled Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information, mandating the Executive Agents to align, to the greatest extent practicable, the Federal workforce vetting processes to promote mobility, improve efficiencies and move towards an enhanced risk management approach. With the issuance of this general statement of policy, the Federal Personnel Vetting Core Doctrine establishes the philosophy for the Government's personnel vetting program and will guide development of Government-wide and agency policy. This Core Doctrine defines the personnel vetting mission, its guiding principles, key supporting processes, and policy priorities.
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-00466
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
According to the provisions of section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that a virtual meeting via teleconference of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting.
OPM Guidance Documents Web Portal
Document Number: 2021-00210
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is announcing an online centralized portal that includes information about our guidance and a searchable, indexed listing of, and links to, our guidance documents. The portal, located on our website, does not displace other listings of or links to our guidance documents in topic-specific sections of our website.
Submission for Review: 3206-0143, Request to Disability Annuitant for Information on Physical Condition and Employment, RI 30-1
Document Number: 2020-28959
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-31
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), RI 30-1 Request to Disability Annuitant for Information on Physical Condition and Employment.
Submission for Review: Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions, SF 3106 and Current/Former Spouse(s) Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under FERS, SF 3106A
Document Number: 2020-28900
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions, Federal Employees Retirement System, SF 3106 and Current/Former Spouse's Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions under FERS, SF 3106A.
Submission for Review: 3206-0121, Application for Deferred Retirement (for Persons Separated on or After October 1, 1956), OPM 1496A
Document Number: 2020-28899
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), Application for Deferred Retirement (for Persons Separated on or after October 1, 1956), OPM 1496A.
President's Commission on White House Fellowships Advisory Committee: Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2020-28144
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships (PCWHF) was established by an Executive Order in 1964. The PCWHF is an advisory committee composed of Special Government Employees appointed by the President.
Reduction in Force
Document Number: 2020-26347
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed regulation to revise its reduction-in-force (RIF) regulations to set forth the principle that agencies should prioritize performance over length of service when determining which employees will be retained in a RIF following regulations that OPM will issue. In addition, OPM is exercising its authority to modify the order of retention, clarify tenure group definitions, and modify how credit for performance is computed.
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Cancellation of Upcoming Meeting
Document Number: 2020-27430
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee is issuing this notice to cancel the December 17, 2020, public meeting scheduled to be held in Room 5A06A, Office of Personnel Management Building, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC. The original Federal Register notice announcing this meeting was published Monday, December 23, 2019, at 84 FR 70580.
Notice of Submission for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions (SF 85P) and Supplemental Questionnaire for Selected Positions (SF 85P-S)
Document Number: 2020-26511
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Suitability Executive Agent Programs, is notifying the general public and other federal agencies that OPM proposes to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew a previously-approved information collection, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions (SF 85P) and Supplemental Questionnaire for Selected Positions (SF 85P-S).
Submission for Review: Renewal of an Existing Information Collection, USAJOBS®, [OMB Control No. 3206-0219]
Document Number: 2020-26410
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The 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.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2020-26155
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020.