Office of Personnel Management 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Miscellaneous Changes, Clarifications, and Corrections
Document Number: E9-31023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing changes to the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program regulations to provide for the new election opportunities for certain civilian and Defense Department employees deployed in support of a contingency operation required by Public Law 110-417; to provide for the continuation of coverage opportunities for Federal employees called to active duty required by Public Law 110-181; and to update the regulations with other changes, clarifications, and corrections.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0143; Form RI 30-1)
Document Number: E9-31030
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. ``Request to Disability Annuitant for Information on Physical Condition and Employment'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0143; Form RI 30-1), is used by persons who are not yet age 60 and who are receiving disability annuity and are subject to inquiry regarding their medical condition as OPM deems reasonably necessary. RI 30-1 collects information as to whether the disabling condition has changed.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-31029
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. ``Representative Payee Application'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0140; Form RI 20-7), is used by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) to collect information from persons applying to be fiduciaries for annuitants or survivor annuitants who appear to be incapable of handling their own funds or for minor children. ``Information Necessary for a Competency Determination'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0140; Form RI 30-3), collects medical information regarding the annuitant's competency for OPM's use in evaluating the annuitant's condition.
Excepted Service
Document Number: E9-31027
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
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 213.103.
Privacy Act of 1974: Amendment to System of Records
Document Number: E9-31026
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to add a new Category of Records and a new Routine Use to OPM/GOVT-1, General Personnel Records, System of Records. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)). OPM last published OPM/Govt-1 on June 19, 2006 (FR Vol. 71, Number 117).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-30977
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Disabled Dependent Questionnaire'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0179; Form RI 30-10), is used to collect sufficient information about the medical condition and earning capacity for the Office of Personnel Management to be able to determine whether a disabled adult child is eligible for health benefits coverage and/or survivor annuity payments under the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-30976
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. ``It's Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0226; Form RI 38-128), is primarily used by OPM to give recent retirees the opportunity to waive Direct Deposit of their annuity payments. The form is sent only if the separating agency did not give the retiring employee this election opportunity. This form may also be used to enroll in Direct Deposit, which was its primary use before Public Law 104-134 was passed. This law requires OPM to make all annuity payments by Direct Deposit unless the payee has waived the service in writing.
Proposed Collection; Request for Comments Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-30168
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. ``Application for Death BenefitsFERS'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0172; Standard Form 3104), is used by persons applying for death benefits which may be payable under FERS because of the death of an employee, former employee, or retiree who was covered by FERS at the time of his/her death or separation from Federal Service. ``Documentation and Elections in Support of Application for Death Benefits when Deceased was an Employee at the Time of DeathFERS'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0172; Standard Form 3104B), is used by applicants for death benefits under FERS if the deceased was a Federal employee at the time of death.
Submission for Review: OPM Form 1203-FX, Occupational Questionnaire, 3206-0040
Document Number: E9-30167
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Automated Services Management Group, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0040, Occupational Questionnaire, OPM Form 1203-FX. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104- 106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2009 at Volume 74 FR 47981 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. We received 3 comments and responded to them. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that:
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0134; Standard Form 2803 and Standard Form 3108)
Document Number: E9-30166
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
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 review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Application to Make Deposit or Redeposit (CSRS)'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0134; Standard Form 2803) and ``Application to Make Service Credit Payment for Civilian Service (FERS)'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0134; Standard Form 3108) are applications to make payment used by persons who are eligible to pay for Federal service which was not subject to retirement deductions and/ or for Federal service which was subject to retirement deductions which were subsequently refunded to the applicant.
Excepted Service
Document Number: E9-30011
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
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.
Continuation of Eligibility for Certain Civil Service Benefits for Former Federal Employees of the Civilian Marksmanship Program
Document Number: E9-29878
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to describe conditions and procedures applicable to the continuation of eligibility for certain civil service benefits for former Federal employees of the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
Training; Supervisory, Management, and Executive Development
Document Number: E9-29480
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is amending its regulations to implement certain training and development requirements contained in the Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-411) and to make other revisions in OPM regulations. The Act makes several significant changes in the law governing the training and development of Federal employees, supervisors, managers, and executives. The first change requires each agency to: evaluate, on a regular basis, its training programs and plans with respect to the accomplishment of its specific performance plans and strategic goals, and modify its training plans and programs as needed to accomplish the agency's performance plans and strategic goals. Public Law 108-411 requires agencies to consult with OPM to establish comprehensive management succession programs designed to provide training to employees to develop managers for the agency. It also requires agencies, in consultation with OPM, to establish programs to provide training to managers regarding actions, options, and strategies a manager may use in relating to employees with unacceptable performance, mentoring employees, improving employee performance and productivity, and conducting employee performance appraisals. Another change we are including, not related to the Act, is the removal of the extension for submitting training data. This change is the result of a policy decision by OPM as the extension request is no longer validrequests were only granted up to December 2007.
Notice of Extension of Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Special Decision Period for Current Enrollees
Document Number: E9-29359
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is announcing an extension of the limited Special Decision Period for current enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) who have the automatic compound inflation option. The initial deadline for changes under the Special Decision Period was December 14, 2009. It has been extended through February 15, 2010 for some enrollees with automatic compound inflation and through March 15, 2010 for other enrollees who are being individually notified by mail of the extension of their Special Decision Period. Both sets of enrollees are subject to premium increases if they retain their current coverage. Abbreviated underwriting requirements have also been extended. The effective date of premium increases for automatic compound inflation option enrollees has been extended from January 1, 2010 to March 1, 2010.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection:
Document Number: E9-29314
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of an existing information collection. ``Annuity Supplement Earnings Report'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0194; Form RI 92-22), is used each year to obtain the earned income of each Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) annuitant receiving an annuity supplement. The annuity supplement is paid to eligible FERS annuitants who are not retired on disability and are not yet age 62. The supplement approximates the portion of a full career Social Security benefit earned while under FERS and ends at age 62. Like Social Security benefits, the annuity supplement is subject to an earnings limitation.
Excepted Service
Document Number: E9-29191
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-08
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 213.103.
Adverse Actions
Document Number: E9-28995
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations governing Federal adverse actions. The final regulations clarify the adverse action rules regarding reductions in pay. In addition, the final regulations remove unnecessary subparts pertaining to statutory requirements, make a number of technical corrections, and utilize consistent language for similar regulatory requirements. The changes also include various revisions to make the regulations more readable.
Examining System
Document Number: E9-28209
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations pertaining to direct hire authority for certain acquisition positions. The purpose of this change is to conform OPM's regulations with recent changes in law.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0228; Standard Form 3112)
Document Number: E9-27139
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``CSRS/FERS Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0228; Standard Form 3112), collects information from applicants for disability retirement so that OPM can determine whether to approve a disability retirement. The applicant will only complete Standard Forms 3112A and 3112C. Standard Forms 3112B, 3112D and 3112E will be completed by the immediate supervisor and the employing agency of the applicant.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0208; Form RI 38-115)
Document Number: E9-27138
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Representative Payee Survey'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0208, Form RI 38-115), is used to collect information about how the benefits paid to a representative payee have been used or conserved for the benefit of the incompetent annuitant.
Senior Executive Service-Performance Review Board
Document Number: E9-27099
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the OPM Performance Review Board.
Suitability
Document Number: E9-26448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations to assist agencies in carrying out new requirements to reinvestigate individuals in public trust positions under Executive Order 13488, Granting Reciprocity on Excepted Service and Federal Contractor Employee Fitness and Reinvestigating Individuals in Positions of Public Trust, to ensure their continued employment is appropriate. This proposed rule would implement the suitability reinvestigation provisions of E.O. 13488.
Excepted Service
Document Number: E9-26386
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
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 213.103.
Submission for OMB Review; Request for Comments on a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-26314
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-02
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 review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Rollover Election'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0212, Form RI 38-117), is used to collect information from each payee affected by a change in the tax code so that OPM can make payment in accordance with the wishes of the payee. ``Rollover Information'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0212, Form RI 38-118), explains the election. ``Special Tax Notice Regarding Rollovers'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0212, Form RI 37-22), provides more detailed information.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0099; Form RI 25-41)
Document Number: E9-25523
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
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 review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Initial Certification of Full-Time School Attendance'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0099; Form RI 25- 41), is used to determine whether a child is unmarried and a full-time student in a recognized school. OPM must determine this in order to pay survivor annuity benefits to children who are age 18 or older.
Excepted Service; Consolidated Listing of Schedules A, B, and C Exceptions
Document Number: E9-25310
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This gives a consolidated notice of all positions excepted under Schedules A, B, and C as of June 30, 2009, as required by Civil Service Rule VI, Exceptions From the Competitive Service.
Excepted Service
Document Number: E9-25293
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
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 213.103.
Proposed Collection; Request for Comments on a Revised Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0170; Standard Forms SF 3106 and SF 3106A)
Document Number: E9-25126
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
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) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS),'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0170; Standard Form 3106), is used by former Federal employees under FERS, to apply for a refund of retirement deductions withheld during Federal employment, plus any interest provided by law. ``Current/Former Spouse(s) Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under FERS'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0170; Standard Form 3106A), is used by refund applicants to notify their current/former spouse(s) that they are applying for a refund of retirement deductions, which is required by law.
Submission for OMB Review; Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection:
Document Number: E9-24847
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
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 review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Annuitant's Report of Earned Income'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0034; Form RI 30-2), is used annually to determine if disability retirees under age 60 have earned income which will result in the termination of their annuity benefits.
Submission for OMB Review; Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-24850
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-15
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 1320), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Notice of Change in Student's Status'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0042; Form RI 25-15), is used to collect sufficient information from adult children of deceased Federal employees or annuitants to assure that the child continues to be eligible for payments from OPM.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-24849
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-15
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 review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Reinstatement of Disability Annuity Previously Terminated Because of Restoration to Earning Capacity'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0138; Form RI 30-9), informs former disability annuitants of their right to request restoration under title 5, U.S.C. Sections 8337 and 8455. It also specifies the conditions to be met and the documentation required for a person to request reinstatement.
Notice of Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Special Decision Period for Current Enrollees
Document Number: E9-23727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is announcing rules for current enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) who will be eligible to change coverage during a limited Special Decision Period to be held this year. These rules pertain only to current eligible enrollees who may make changes because of new plan features and premium rate increases for some enrollees. Eligible enrollees in the standard plan as of October 1, 2009, and those individuals whose application for the standard plan was received on or before September 30, 2009, and whose enrollment was approved may make changes during the Special Decision Period, provided they are not in benefit eligible status.
Submission for Review: Questionnaire for National Security Positions, SF 86
Document Number: E9-23711
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Investigative Services Division (FISD), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an information collection request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 3206-0005, for the General Request for the Questionnaire for National Security Positions, (SF 86). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that:
General Schedule Locality Pay Areas
Document Number: E9-23359
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
On behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing interim regulations on the locality pay program for General Schedule employees. The interim regulations move the McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, and Fort Dix, NJ, Philadelphia locality pay area portions of the new Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, from the Philadelphia locality pay area to the New York locality pay area.
Federal Salary Council Meeting
Document Number: E9-23007
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Salary Council will meet on October 19, 2009, at the time and location shown below. 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 section 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.
Submission for Review: OPM Form 1203-FX, Occupational Questionnaire, 3206-0040
Document Number: E9-22566
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Automated Systems Management Group, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0040, Occupational Questionnaire, OPM Form 1203-FX. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104- 106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that:
Absence and Leave; Sick Leave
Document Number: E9-22030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations to modify definitions related to family member and immediate relative in 5 CFR part 630 for purposes of use of sick leave, funeral leave, voluntary leave transfer, voluntary leave bank, and emergency leave transfer. These changes would implement Section 1 of the President's June 17, 2009 Memorandum on Federal Benefits and Non- Discrimination and ensure that agencies are considering the needs of a widely diverse workforce and providing the broadest support possible to employees to help them balance their increasing work, personal, and family obligations.
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program: Eligibility Changes
Document Number: E9-22028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed regulation to expand eligibility to apply for coverage under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). Under the proposed regulation, the definition of ``qualified relative'' is expanded to cover the same-sex domestic partners of eligible Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants. The proposed
Excepted Service
Document Number: E9-21038
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
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 213.103.
Absence and Leave; Family and Medical Leave
Document Number: E9-20610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations that would provide an eligible employee up to 26 administrative workweeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for a member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who is injured in the line of duty while on active duty. The proposed regulations would also amend the rules on advancing sick leave, including sick leave that may be substituted for FMLA unpaid leave to care for a covered servicemember and sick leave that may be used to provide care for a family member and/or for bereavement purposes, or in certain other circumstances. Finally, we are also proposing organizational changes to the existing sick leave and FMLA regulations to enhance reader understanding and administration of these programs.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Boise, ID, and Utah Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas
Document Number: E9-20094
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Boise, ID, and Utah appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines Franklin County, ID, from the Boise wage area to the Utah wage area. These changes are based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area. FPRAC recommended no other changes in the geographic definitions of the Boise and Utah FWS wage areas.
Request for Comments on a Reinstatement With Change of an Existing Information Collection
Document Number: E9-20093
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
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 U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of an existing information collection. This information collection occurs electronically via the USAJOBS Resume Builder (online application) or completion and submission via regular mail, e-mail, fax, or in person of OF 612 Optional Form Application for Federal Employment or a resume. The USAJOBS Resume Builder and the OF 612 both reflect the minimal critical elements collected across the Federal government to assess an applicant's qualifications for Federal jobs under the authority of sections 1104, 1302, 3301, 3304, 3320, 3361 3393, and 3394 of Title 5 United States Code.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: E9-20092
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
OPM proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)). The system has been operational since March 24, 2003 without incident. Publication of this system of records was inadvertently delayed. In the meantime, appropriate measures were taken to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the information.
Amendment of a System of Records
Document Number: E9-20091
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
OPM has amended an existing system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a). This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of system of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)).
Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Lake Charles-Alexandria and New Orleans, LA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas
Document Number: E9-20049
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Lake Charles- Alexandria and New Orleans, LA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines Iberia and St. Martin Parishes, LA, from the New Orleans wage area to the Lake Charles- Alexandria wage area. These changes are based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area. FPRAC recommended no other changes in the geographic definitions of the Lake Charles-Alexandria and New Orleans wage areas.
Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses
Document Number: E9-19340
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations which establish a noncompetitive hiring authority for certain military spouses to positions in the competitive service. These regulations implement Executive Order 13473 dated September 25, 2008, which authorizes noncompetitive appointments in the civil service for spouses of certain members of the armed forces. The intended effect of this rule is to facilitate the entry of military spouses into the Federal civil service as part of an effort to recruit and retain skilled and experienced members of the armed forces and to recognize and honor the service of members injured, disabled, or killed in connection with their service.
Time-in-Grade Eliminated
Document Number: E9-19174
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is withdrawing the final rule, titled Time-in-Grade Elimination, published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2008. After carefully considering all of the comments OPM has determined that it would be more productive to consider the merits of the time-in-grade issue as part of a more comprehensive review of pay, performance, and staffing issues than to regulate this particular issue in piecemeal fashion.
Revision of Information Collection: Combined Federal Campaign Applications
Document Number: E9-19000
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
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 intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget a request for clearance to revise information collection Combined Federal Campaign Applications OMB Control No. 3206-0131, which include OPM Forms 1647 A-E. Combined Federal Campaign Eligibility Applications are used to review the eligibility of national, international, and local charitable organizations that wish to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign. The proposed revisions reflect changes in eligibility guidance from the Office of Personnel Management and recommendations from a review conducted by the Government Accountability Office. On June 5, 2009, we published a 60- day notice and request for comments. We received no comments.
Excepted Service
Document Number: E9-18679
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-18080
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Rollover Election'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0212, Form RI 38-117), is used to collect information from each payee affected by a change in the tax code (Pub. L. 107-16) so that OPM can make payment in accordance with the wishes of the payee. ``Rollover Information'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0212, Form RI 38-118), explains the election. ``Special Tax Notice Regarding Rollovers'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0212, Form RI 37-22), provides more detailed information.