[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 21 (Monday, February 2, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 5451-5452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-01938]



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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AN06


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Fort Wayne-Marion, 
IN, and Detroit, MI, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a 
final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Fort Wayne-
Marion, IN, and Detroit, MI, appropriated fund Federal Wage System 
(FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines Fulton County, OH, from the 
Fort Wayne-Marion wage area to the Detroit wage area. This change is 
based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate 
Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match Fulton County to a nearby FWS 
survey area. In addition, this final rule adds La Crosse County, WI, to 
the survey area of the Southwestern Wisconsin wage area, which OPM 
inadvertently omitted in a final rule published in 2013.

DATES: Effective date: This regulation is effective February 2, 2015. 
Applicability date: This change applies on the first day of the first 
applicable pay period beginning on or after March 4, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at 
(202) 606-2838 or by email at pay-leave-policy@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 18, 2014, OPM issued a proposed rule 
(79 FR 41927) to redefine Fulton County, OH, from the Fort Wayne-
Marion, IN, wage area to the Detroit, MI, wage area. The Federal 
Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, the national labor-management 
committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of 
FWS employees, reviewed and recommended this change by consensus. The 
proposed rule had a 30-day comment period, during which OPM received no 
comments.
    This final rule adds La Crosse County, WI, to the survey area of 
the Southwestern Wisconsin wage area, which OPM inadvertently omitted 
in a final rule published in 2013 (78 FR 29611). This correction does 
not affect the pay of any FWS employees.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    I certify that these regulations will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they 
will affect only Federal agencies and employees.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532

    Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, 
Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Katherine Archuleta,
Director.
    Accordingly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management amends 5 CFR 
part 532 as follows:

PART 532--PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS

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1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; Sec.  532.707 also issued under 
5 U.S.C. 552.

Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 532--Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey 
Areas

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2. Appendix C to subpart B is amended by revising the wage area 
listings for the Fort Wayne-Marion, IN; Detroit, MI; and Southwestern 
Wisconsin wage areas to read as follows:
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                                 INDIANA
 
 
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                            Fort Wayne-Marion
 
                               Survey Area
 
Indiana:
  Adams
  Allen
  DeKalb
  Grant
  Huntington
  Wells
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Indiana:
  Blackford
  Case
  Elkhart
  Fulton
  Jay
  Kosciusko
  Lagrange
  Marshall
  Miami
  Noble
  St. Joseph
  Steuben
  Wabash
  White
  Whitley
Ohio:
  Allen
  Defiance
  Henry
  Mercer
  Paulding
  Putnam
  Van Wert
  Williams
 
                                * * * * *
 
                                MICHIGAN
 
 
                                * * * * *
                                 Detroit
 
                               Survey Area
 
Michigan:
  Lapeer
  Livingston
  Macomb
  Oakland
  St. Clair
  Wayne
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Michigan:
  Arenac
  Bay
  Clare
  Clinton
  Eaton
  Genesee
  Gladwin
  Gratiot
  Huron
  Ingham
  Isabella
  Lenawee
  Midland
  Monroe
  Saginaw
  Sanilac
  Shiawassee
  Tuscola
  Washtenaw
Ohio:
  Fulton
  Lucas
  Wood
 

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                                WISCONSIN
 
 
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                         Southwestern Wisconsin
 
                               Survey Area
 
Wisconsin:
  Chippewa
  Eau Claire
  La Crosse
  Monroe
  Trempealeau
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Minnesota:
  Fillmore
  Houston
  Winona
Wisconsin:
  Barron
  Buffalo
  Clark
  Crawford
  Dunn
  Florence
  Forest
  Jackson
  Juneau
  Langlade
  Lincoln
  Marathon
  Marinette
  Menominee
  Oneida
  Pepin
  Portage
  Price
  Richland
  Rusk
  Shawano
  Taylor
  Vernon
  Vilas
  Waupaca
  Wood
 
 

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