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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: 2013-07158
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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) 3206-0134 on two forms: Application to Make Deposit or Redeposit (CSRS) and Application to Make Service Credit Payment for Civilian Service (FERS). 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. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2012, at Volume 77 FR 73061, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. 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: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: CSRS/FERS Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application, SF 3112
Document Number: 2013-07156
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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 an extension, without change, of currently approved information collection request (ICR) 3206-0228, CSRS/FERS Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application, SF 3112. 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. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2012, at Volume 77 FR 66189, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. 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: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Request to Disability Annuitant for Information on Physical Condition and Employment, RI 30-1
Document Number: 2013-07154
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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 revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0143, Request to Disability Annuitant for Information on Physical Condition and Employment, RI 30-1. 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 November 2, 2012, at Volume 77 FR 66188, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. 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: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Prevailing Rate Systems; North American Industry Classification System Based Federal Wage System Wage Surveys
Document Number: 2013-06783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a proposed rule that would update the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes currently used in Federal Wage System wage survey industry regulations with the 2012 NAICS revisions published by the Office of Management and Budget.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Establishment of the Multi-State Plan Program for the Affordable Insurance Exchanges; Correction
Document Number: 2013-06782
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2013, entitled ``Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Establishment of the Multi-State Plan Program for the Affordable Insurance Exchanges.'' The changes are not substantive to our policy.
National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06124
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-18
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations plans to meet on the following date Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will be held in Room 1350, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415. Interested parties should consult the Council Web site at www.lmrcouncil.gov for the latest information on Council activities, including changes in meeting dates. The Council is an advisory body composed of representatives of Federal employee organizations, Federal management organizations, and senior government officials. The Council was established by Executive Order 13522, entitled, ``Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services,'' which was signed by the President on December 9, 2009. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council assists in the implementation of Labor Management Forums throughout the government and makes recommendations to the President on innovative ways to improve delivery of services and products to the public while cutting costs and advancing employee interests. The Council is co- chaired by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management and the Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget. At its meetings, the Council will continue its work in promoting cooperative and productive relationships between labor and management in the executive branch, by carrying out the responsibilities and functions listed in Section 1(b) of the Executive Order. The meetings are open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Council at the meeting. The manner and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2013-06123
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-18
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to single agencies that were established or revoked from January 1, 2013, to January 31, 2013.
Submission for Renewal: Information Collection; Questionnaire for National Security Positions, Standard Form 86 (SF 86)
Document Number: 2013-05611
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-12
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Federal Investigative Services (FIS), 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 Questionnaire for National Security Positions, Standard Form 86 (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: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Establishment of the Multi-State Plan Program for the Affordable Insurance Exchanges
Document Number: 2013-04954
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-11
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final regulation establishing the Multi-State Plan Program (MSPP) pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, referred to collectively as the Affordable Care Act. Through contracts with OPM, health insurance issuers will offer at least two multi-State plans (MSPs) on each of the Affordable Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges). One of the issuers must be non-profit. Under the law, an MSPP issuer may phase in the States in which it offers coverage over 4 years, but it must offer MSPs on Exchanges in all States and the District of Columbia by the fourth year in which the MSPP issuer participates in the MSPP. This rule aims to balance adhering to the statutory goals of MSPP while aligning its standards to those applying to qualified health plans to promote a level playing field across health plans.
Electronic Retirement Processing
Document Number: 2013-04965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-05
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Pursuant to the President's January 18, 2011, Executive Order 13563Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, published in the Federal Register, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) undertook a review of our regulations, to streamline and revise this part so that it better serves OPM's ongoing modernization of the processing of benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), and the Retired Federal Employee Health Benefits (RFEHB) Programs. OPM proposes these amendments to ensure the rule reflects the electronic recordkeeping and automated retirement processing improvements being deployed by OPM, agencies, and Shared Service Centers under OPM's Human Resources Line of Business. These amendments are also being proposed to provide OPM with the flexibility to implement further improvements in automated retirement processing, recordkeeping, and electronic submission of forms and retirement applications as OPM's technological initiatives reach completion.
Submission for Review: Survivor Annuity Election for a Spouse, RI 20-63; Cover Letter Giving Information About the Cost To Elect Less Than the Maximum Survivor Annuity, RI 20-116; Cover Letter Giving Information About the Cost To Elect the Maximum Survivor Annuity, RI 20-117
Document Number: 2013-04726
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is offering the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR 3206-0174) regarding these related forms: Survivor Annuity Election for a Spouse (RI 20-63), Cover Letter Giving Information About The Cost to Elect Less Than the Maximum Survivor Annuity (RI 20-116), and Cover Letter Giving Information About The Cost to Elect the Maximum Survivor Annuity (RI 20-117). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35), and 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: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions/FERS (SF 3106) and Current/Former Spouse(s) Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under FERS (SF 3106A)
Document Number: 2013-04725
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is offering the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection request (ICR 3206-0170) regarding these related forms: Application For Refund of Retirement Deductions/FERS (SF 3106) and Current/Former Spouse(s) Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under FERS (SF 3106A). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35), and 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: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions (CSRS), SF 2802 and Current/Former Spouse's Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under the Civil Service Retirement System, SF 2802A
Document Number: 2013-04724
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is offering the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR 3206-0128) regarding these related forms: Application For Refund of Retirement Deductions Civil Service Retirement System and Current/ Former Spouse's Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions Under the Civil Service Retirement System. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35), and 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: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Excepted Service-Appointment of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities, Severe Physical Disabilities, and Psychiatric Disabilities
Document Number: 2013-04095
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final regulation pertaining to the appointment of persons with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities. The regulation removes an unnecessary burden for these individuals when applying for Federal jobs and modernizes the terminology used to describe people with disabilities.
Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility of Contractors
Document Number: 2013-03962
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is providing notice of its intent to adopt the policies and procedures contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility of government contractors. As an executive agency, OPM follows the FAR as appropriate and applicable. As OPM's procurement rules are not contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, these new rules will be contained in an internal OPM document referred to as ``Contracting Policy No. 9.4: OPM Suspension and Debarment Program'' (hereinafter, OPM's contracting policy). As such, the proposed policy regarding debarment and suspension will be added to OPM's contracting policies. However, persons or entities seeking Government contracts could potentially be adversely affected if, pursuant to the proposed policy, they were debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment by OPM. As such, OPM is providing interested persons an opportunity for notice and comment on this proposed policy.
Hispanic Council on Federal Employment
Document Number: 2013-03961
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment will hold its 2013 Council meetings on the dates and location shown below. The Council is an advisory committee composed of representatives from Hispanic organizations and senior government officials. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on matters involving the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of Hispanics in the Federal workforce. The Council is co-chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management and the Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA). The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Council at any of the meetings. The manner and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2013-03144
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
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 December 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012.
Submission for Renewal: New Information Collection, Fingerprint Chart Standard Form 87 (SF 87)
Document Number: 2013-01995
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Federal Investigative Services (FIS), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a new information collection request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 3206-0150, for the Fingerprint Chart Standard Form 87 (SF 87). 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 (OMB) is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
General Schedule Locality Pay Areas
Document Number: 2013-01399
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
On behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations tying the metropolitan area portion of locality pay area boundaries to the geographic scope of Metropolitan Statistical Area and Combined Statistical Area definitions that are contained in the attachments to Office of Management and Budget Bulletin 10-02 of December 1, 2009.
Excepted Service; Consolidated Listing of Schedules A, B, and C Exceptions
Document Number: 2013-01289
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-23
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, 2012, as required by Civil Service Rule VI, Exceptions from the Competitive Service.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2013-01279
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-23
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, 2012, to November 31, 2012.
Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Application Process for Contract Awards
Document Number: 2013-01162
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-22
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is changing its contract awards process from a full solicitation to an application process for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). This process is being changed to be in line with the process used for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The application is on Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov).
Submission for Review: RI 25-15, Notice of Change in Student's Status
Document Number: 2013-01047
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-18
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) 3206-0042, Notice of Change in Student's Status. 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 August 15, 2012 at Volume 77 FR 49028 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. 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: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Office Of Personnel Management and Social Security Administration
Document Number: 2013-00774
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818 published June 19, 1989), and OMB Circular No. A-130, revised November 28, 2000, ``Management of Federal Information Resources,'' the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is publishing notice of its new computer matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA). This notice replacesthe notice that published in the Federal Register on January 8, 2013 (78 FR 1275).
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2013-00151
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-08
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818 published June 19, 1989), and OMB Circular No. A-130, revised November 28, 2000, ``Management of Federal Information Resources,'' the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is publishing notice of its new computer matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Washington, DC, Special Wage Schedule for Printing Positions
Document Number: 2012-31521
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management published a final rule in the Federal Register on December 14, 2012, abolishing the Washington, DC, Federal Wage System special wage schedule for printing and lithographic positions. The final rule incorrectly listed the page number of the interim rule published on July 13, 2012, in the words of issuance. This document corrects this error.