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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.
Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: Leadership Assessment Surveys
Document Number: 2020-26154
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
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, Leadership Assessment Surveys. OPM is requesting approval of the OPM Leadership 360TM, Leadership Potential Assessment, and the Leadership Profiler as a part of this collection. Approval of these surveys is necessary to collect information on Federal agency performance and leadership effectiveness.
Submission for Review: 3206-0201, Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System and Open Season Website
Document Number: 2020-25921
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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), Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System and the Open Season website, Open Season Online.
Submission for Review: Application To Make Deposit or Redeposit (CSRS)-SF 2803 and Application To Make Service Credit Payment for Civilian Service (FERS)-SF 3108
Document Number: 2020-25628
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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, Application to Make Deposit or Redeposit (CSRS)SF 2803 and Application to Make Service Credit Payment for Civilian Service (FERS)SF 3108, and includes revision to the Privacy Act Statement.
Information Collection; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation)
Document Number: 2020-25627
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
As part of the Administration's commitment to improving customer service delivery, the Office of Personnel Management has under OMB review the following proposed Information Collection Request ``Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation)'' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
Senior Executive Service-Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2020-24693
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the OPM Performance Review Board.
Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees Retirement System; Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans' Pension Act
Document Number: 2020-24034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing this proposed 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.
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-24145
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
According to the provisions of section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given that the November 19, 2020, meeting of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee previously announced in the Federal Register on Monday, December 23, 2019, at 84 FR 70580, is being changed to a virtual meeting via teleconference. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting. This meeting will be open to the public, with an audio option for listening. This notice sets forth the agenda for the meeting and the participation guidelines.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Special Wage Schedules for Ship Surveyors in Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2020-22319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed 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 recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC).
Guidance Procedures
Document Number: 2020-21393
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This rule codifies the Office of Personnel Management's policies and procedures for reviewing and clearing administrative guidance documents.
Probation on Initial Appointment to a Competitive Position, Performance-Based Reduction in Grade and Removal Actions and Adverse Actions
Document Number: 2020-20427
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations governing probation on initial appointment to a competitive position, performance-based reduction in grade and removal actions, and adverse actions. The final rule will effect a revision of OPM's regulations to make procedures relating to these subjects more efficient and effective. The final rule also amends the regulations to incorporate statutory changes and technical revisions.
General Schedule Locality Pay Areas
Document Number: 2020-22320
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
On behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to establish a new Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA, locality pay area and to include Imperial County, CA, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA, locality pay area as an area of application. Those changes in locality pay area definitions are applicable on the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2021. Locality pay rates for the new Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA, locality pay area will be set by the President.
Cancellation of Upcoming Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22598
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee is issuing this notice to cancel the October 15, 2020, virtual public meeting scheduled to be held via teleconference, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The original Federal Register notice announcing this virtual public meeting was published Monday, September 28, 2020, at 85 FR 60844.
Submission for Review: 3206-0136, Designation of Beneficiary: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, SF 2823
Document Number: 2020-22153
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Employee Insurance Operations, Healthcare Insurance, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request, Designation of Beneficiary: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, SF 2823.
Attorney Fees and Personnel Action Coverage Under the Back Pay Act
Document Number: 2020-20428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations governing the coverage of, and attorney fee awards under, the Back Pay Act. The proposed regulations would add a definition of ``employee's personal representative'' for purposes of the payment of attorney fees and, clarify the actions qualifying for back pay, add a definition of ``personnel action'' and revise the definition of ``unjustified or unwarranted personnel action''.
Employment in the Excepted Service
Document Number: 2020-19498
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations governing employment in the excepted service. The rules will clarify the existing policy on exemptions from excepted service selection procedures and provide additional procedures for passing over a preference eligible veteran. The intended effect of these changes is to align the regulations with binding case law and thus strengthen the application of veterans' entitlements in the excepted service.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2020-22008
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
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, 2020 to February 29, 2020.
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-21264
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Notice is hereby given that the October 15, 2020, meeting of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee previously announced in the Federal Register on Monday, December 23, 2019, is being changed to a virtual meeting via teleconference.
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Clarifying Annual Rates of Pay and Amending the Employment Status of Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Document Number: 2020-18042
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) regulations to clarify the definition of annual rates of pay for insured employees and to address the status of judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated Employees
Document Number: 2020-20784
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed 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 and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2020, as required by the United States Code.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Normal Cost Percentage for Certain Members of the Capitol Police
Document Number: 2020-20783
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the categories of employees for computation of normal cost percentages for certain members of the Capitol Police who are covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986.
Federal Salary Council; Virtual Public Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-20781
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Salary Council will meet via teleconference on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the time shown below. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting. 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 Sec. 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 2022. This meeting is open to the public, with an audio option for listening. Individuals who wish to provide testimony or present material at the meeting should contact the Office of Personnel Management using the email address provided below. In addition, please be aware that the Council asks that oral testimony at the meeting be limited to 5 minutes per speaker.