Changes in Pay Administration Rules for General Schedule Employees; Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives; Corrections
The Office of Personnel Management issued interim regulations on May 13, 2005 (70 FR 25732), to implement section 101 of the Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004, which amends the rules governing recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives, and on May 31, 2005 (70 FR 31278), to implement section 301 of the Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004, which amends the rules governing pay setting for General Schedule employees. This notice corrects minor errors in the interim regulations.
General Schedule Locality Pay Areas
On behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations on locality pay areas for General Schedule employees. The final regulations merge the Kansas City, St. Louis, and Orlando locality pay areas with the Rest of U.S. locality pay area; create new locality pay areas for Buffalo, NY; Phoenix, AZ; and Raleigh, NC; add the Federal Correctional Complex Butner, NC, to the Raleigh locality pay area under revised criteria for evaluating Federal facilities that cross locality pay area boundaries; add Fannin County, TX, to the Dallas-Fort Worth locality pay area; and make minor changes in the official description of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside and Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia locality pay areas. The new locality pay area definitions will become effective in January 2006.