Office of Personnel Management October 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility Changes
Document Number: 2015-27381
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) regulation to expand eligibility to apply for coverage under the Program. This rule expands the definition of ``qualified relative'' to include opposite-sex domestic partners of Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees, annuitants, members of the uniformed services, and retired members of the uniformed services. In addition, this rule provides that adult children of domestic partners will be considered one of the types of individuals comprising the statutory term ``qualified relative'' who may apply for FLTCIP coverage.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollment Options Following the Termination of a Plan or Plan Option
Document Number: 2015-27378
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding enrollment options following the termination of a plan or plan option.
General Schedule Locality Pay Areas
Document Number: 2015-27380
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations on behalf of the President's Pay Agent. These final regulations link the definitions of General Schedule (GS) locality pay area boundaries to updated metropolitan area definitions established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in February 2013. These final regulations also establish 13 new locality pay areas, which the Federal Salary Council recommended after reviewing pay levels in all ``Rest of U.S.'' metropolitan statistical areas and combined statistical areas with 2,500 or more GS employees.
Solicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary Organizations
Document Number: 2015-27009
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to change the effective date of previously published Combined Federal Campaign regulations to January 1, 2017.
Submission for Review: Health Benefits Election Form
Document Number: 2015-27008
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Healthcare & Insurance/Federal Employee Insurance Operations (FEIO), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0160, Health Benefits Election Form. 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 June 10, 2015 at Volume 80 FR 32994 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.
SES Positions That Were Career Reserved During CY 2014
Document Number: 2015-25893
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
As required by section 3132(b)(4) of title 5, United States Code, this gives notice of all positions in the Senior Executive Service (SES) that were career reserved during calendar year 2014.
Submission for Review: Federal Annuitant Benefits Survey
Document Number: 2015-26098
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Planning and Policy Analysis, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a new information collection request (ICR) 3206-NEW, the Federal Annuitant Benefits Survey (FABS). 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 06/10/ 2015 at Volume. 80, No. 111 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. OPM received comments from one Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) carrier trade association. The comments requested that: (1) OPM more closely replicate the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) when administering the FABS; (2) OPM add specific topics to the FABS that are currently part of CAHPS if FABS results will be used as part of OPM's Plan Performance Assessment and Service Fee Calculations; (3) OPM consider alternatives to an online only survey administration. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Submission for Review: CSRS/FERS Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application, SF 3112, 3206-0228
Document Number: 2015-26096
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-14
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 a currently approved information collection request (ICR) 3206-0228, CSRS/FERS Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. Law 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.
Submission for Review: Initial Certification of Full-Time School Attendance, RI 25-41, 3206-0099
Document Number: 2015-26094
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-14
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 a currently approved information collection (ICR) 3206-0099, Initial Certification of Full- Time School Attendance. 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.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2015-25897
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
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, 2015, to June 30, 2015.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2015-25896
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
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, 2015, to July 31, 2015.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Special Wage Schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control Employees of the Vicksburg District in Mississippi
Document Number: 2015-25895
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to establish special wage schedules specific to nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams (also known as reservoir projects) at the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division. This final rule assigns lead agency responsibility for establishing and issuing these special wage schedules to the Department of Defense (DOD). The special wage schedules established will have rates of pay identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage schedules and will be adjusted at the same times as those scheduled in the future.
Notice of Submission for Approval under Emergency Clearance: Information Collection 3206-XXXX; Privacy Act Request for Completed Standard Form SF85/SF85P/SF86, INV 100A
Document Number: 2015-25091
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Investigative Services (FIS), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is notifying the general public and other Federal agencies that OPM is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, under emergency clearance procedures, of a new information collection, INV100A, ``Privacy Act Request for Completed Standard Form SF85/SF85P/SF86.''
Submission for Review: White House Fellows Application, 3206-XXXX
Document Number: 2015-25087
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-01
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an information collection request (ICR) 3206-XXXX, White House Fellows Application. 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 July 31, 2015 at 80 FR 45686 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.