Post-DOMA Survivor Annuitant Federal Employees Health Benefit Waiver Criteria
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has updated its Waiver Policy on the official OPM Web site \1\ to post the additional criteria OPM will consider when reviewing certain requests for waiver of the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) Program enrollment eligibility requirements. The updates to the Waiver Policy detail the criteria OPM will consider when reviewing waiver requests from individuals who are receiving a monthly survivor annuity as the surviving same-sex spouse of a Federal employee or annuitant who died on or before June 26, 2013. After an individual who is receiving a monthly annuity as the surviving same-sex spouse of a deceased Federal employee or annuitant is granted a waiver pursuant to section 8905(b) of title 5, U.S. Code, and the applicable procedures, the FEHB enrollment will be effective the first day of the first pay period that begins after the date on which that OPM granted the waiver. The individual may not be enrolled in FEHB retroactively, unless there is clear administrative error.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Newburgh, NY, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would abolish the Newburgh, New York, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Orange County, NY, to the New York, NY, survey area; Dutchess County, NY, to the New York area of application; Delaware and Ulster Counties, NY, to the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, area of application; and Sullivan County, NY, to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, area of application. These changes are based on a recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to nearby FWS survey areas.
Privacy Act of 1974; Routine Use Implementation; System of Records
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Circular No. A- 130, notice is given that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is implementing the modification, proposed in 80 FR 42133, to all of its systems of records, as identified in the list below.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Harrisburg, PA and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule will redefine Montour County, PA, from the Harrisburg wage area to the Scranton- Wilkes-Barre wage area. This change is based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the county proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area.
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Open Committee Meetings
According to the provisions of section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given that meetings of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee will be held on
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the OPM Performance Review Board.
President's Commission on White House Fellowships Advisory Committee: Closed Meeting
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships (PCWHF) was established by an Executive Order in 1964. The PCWHF is an advisory committee composed of Special Government Employees appointed by the President. The Advisory Committee meet in June to interview potential candidates for recommendation to become a White House Fellow. The meeting is closed. Name of Committee: President's Commission on White House Fellowships Selection Weekend. Date: January 25, 2016. Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Place: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC. Agenda: The Commission will talk to current Fellows on how their placements are going and discussion on Selection Weekend and Recruitment.
Submission for Review: Health Benefits Election Form, OPM 2809, 3206-0141
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) 3206-0141, 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 July 8, 2015 at Volume 80 FR 339165 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.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended: New System of Records
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Circular No. A-130, notice is given that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to establish a new agency-wide system of records entitled ``Correspondence Management for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management,'' Internal-21. The purpose of this agency-wide notice is to increase administrative efficiency and to centralize and simplify for the public the process of obtaining information and making requests. This system notice does not supersede systems of records covered by separately-noticed systems.
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Cancellation of Upcoming Meeting
The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee is issuing this notice to cancel the November 19, 2015, public meeting scheduled to be held in Room 5A06A, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Building, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC. The original Federal Register notice announcing this meeting was published Monday, December 8, 2014, at 79 FR 72714, with a correction published Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 79 FR 75189.
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Providing Option C Coverage for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners; Withdrawal
The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hereby withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to allow children of same-sex domestic partners living in states that do not allow same- sex couples to marry to be covered as family members under an eligible individual's FEGLI Option C enrollment.
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from August 1, 2015, to August 31, 2015.
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from September 1, 2015, to September 30, 2015.