Prevailing Rate Systems; Environmental Differential Pay for Asbestos Exposure
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to implement a statutory change that requires the use of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration permissible exposure limit standard for concentrations of airborne asbestos fibers for an environmental differential pay category that covers Federal prevailing rate (wage) employees.
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.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Change in the Survey Cycle for the Harrison, MS, Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to change the timing of local wage surveys in the Harrison, Mississippi, nonappropriated fund Federal Wage System wage area. The purpose of this change is to avoid conducting future surveys in this area during the hurricane season.
Implementation of Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002-Reporting & Best Practices
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing regulations to carry out the reporting and best practices requirements of Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act). The No FEAR Act requires Federal agencies to report annually on certain topics related to Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. The No FEAR Act also requires a comprehensive study to determine the Executive Branch's best practices concerning disciplinary actions against employees for conduct that is inconsistent with these laws. This proposed rule will implement the reporting and best practices provisions of the No FEAR Act.
January 2006 Pay Adjustments
The President adjusted the rates of basic pay and locality payments for certain categories of Federal employees effective in January 2006. This notice documents those pay adjustments for the public record.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final regulation to designate two sections of the Alternative Ranking and Selection Procedures from the Chief Human Capital Officers Act of 2002 (Title XIII of the Homeland Security Act) as veterans' preference requirements for purposes of a prohibited personnel practice violation, thereby aligning these sections with other statutory provisions covering veterans' preference.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation: Technical Amendments
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing this final regulation to make minor technical amendments to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation (FEHBAR).
Solicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary Organizations-CFC Pilot Program for Department of Defense (DoD) Personnel Deployed Overseas
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is implementing a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) pilot program for a selected number of local campaigns. This pilot program will allow Department of Defense (DoD) personnel deployed to certain warfighting areas of responsibility the opportunity to expand their giving options to include the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) activities and/or to the local charities located within the corresponding stateside campaign associated with their home base, in addition to the National and International charities. OPM will assess the results of the pilot program and determine, in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, if a permanent change should be made to CFC regulations and DoD Directive 5035-1.