[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 134 (Tuesday, July 14, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40895-40896]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17212]



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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 134 / Tuesday, July 14, 2015 / Rules 
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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AN15


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Jacksonville, FL; 
Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; 
and Roanoke, VA, 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 Jacksonville, 
FL; Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, 
VA; and Roanoke, VA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage 
areas. The final rule redefines Brantley, Glynn, and Pierce Counties, 
GA, from the Jacksonville wage area to the Savannah wage area; Greene 
County, VA, from the Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg wage area to 
the Richmond wage area; and Nelson County, VA, from the Roanoke wage 
area to the Richmond 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.

DATES: Effective date: This regulation is effective on July 14, 2015. 
Applicability date: This change applies on the first day of the first 
applicable pay period beginning on or after August 13, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, (202) 606-2838; 
email pay-leave-policy@opm.gov; or FAX: (202) 606-4264.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 2, 2015, OPM issued a proposed 
rule (80 FR 5487) to redefine Brantley, Glynn, and Pierce Counties, GA, 
from the Jacksonville, FL, wage area to the Savannah, GA, wage area; 
Greene County, VA, from the Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD, 
wage area to the Richmond, VA, wage area; and Nelson County, VA, from 
the Roanoke, VA, wage area to the Richmond wage area.
    FPRAC, the national labor-management committee responsible for 
advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, reviewed 
and recommended these changes by consensus.
    The proposed rule had a 30-day comment period, during which OPM 
received no comments.

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.


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2. Appendix C to subpart B is amended by revising the wage area 
listings for the Jacksonville, FL; Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-
Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; and Roanoke, VA, wage areas 
to read as follows:

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

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FLORIDA

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Jacksonville

Survey Area

Florida:
    Alachua
    Baker
    Clay
    Duval
    Nassau
    St. Johns

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Florida:
    Bradford
    Citrus
    Columbia
    Dixie
    Flagler
    Gilchrist
    Hamilton
    Lafayette
    Lake
    Levy
    Madison
    Marion
    Orange
    Osceola
    Putnam
    Seminole
    Sumter
    Suwannee
    Taylor
    Union
    Volusia
Georgia:
    Camden
    Charlton
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GEORGIA

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Savannah

Survey Area

Georgia:
    Bryan
    Chatham
    Effingham
    Liberty

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Georgia:
    Appling
    Bacon
    Brantley
    Bulloch
    Candler
    Evans
    Glynn
    Jeff Davis
    Long
    McIntosh
    Pierce
    Screven
    Tattnall
    Toombs
    Wayne
South Carolina:
    Beaufort (the portion south of Broad River)

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    Hampton
    Jasper
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MARYLAND

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Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg

Survey Area

Maryland:
    Washington
Pennsylvania:
    Franklin
West Virginia:
    Berkeley

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Maryland:
    Allegany
    Garrett
Pennsylvania:
    Fulton
Virginia (cities):
    Harrisonburg
    Winchester
Virginia (counties):
    Frederick
    Madison
    Page
    Rockingham
    Shenandoah
West Virginia:
    Hampshire
    Hardy
    Mineral
    Morgan
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VIRGINIA

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Richmond

Survey Area

Virginia (cities):
    Colonial Heights
    Hopewell
    Petersburg
    Richmond
Virginia (counties):
    Charles City
    Chesterfield
    Dinwiddie
    Goochland
    Hanover
    Henrico
    New Kent
    Powhatan
    Prince George

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Virginia (cities):
    Charlottesville
    Emporia
Virginia (counties):
    Albemarle
    Amelia
    Brunswick
    Buckingham
    Caroline
    Charlotte
    Cumberland
    Essex
    Fluvanna
    Greene
    Greensville
    King and Queen
    King William
    Lancaster
    Louisa
    Lunenburg
    Mecklenburg
    Middlesex
    Nelson
    Northumberland
    Nottoway
    Orange
    Prince Edward
    Richmond
    Sussex
    Westmoreland

Roanoke

Survey Area

Virginia (cities):
    Radford
    Roanoke
    Salem
Virginia (counties):
    Botetourt
    Craig
    Montgomery
    Roanoke

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Virginia (cities):
    Bedford
    Buena Vista
    Clifton Forge
    Covington
    Danville
    Galax
    Lexington
    Lynchburg
    Martinsville
    South Boston
    Staunton
    Waynesboro
Virginia (counties):
    Alleghany
    Amherst
    Appomattox
    Augusta
    Bath
    Bedford
    Bland
    Campbell
    Carroll
    Floyd
    Franklin
    Giles
    Halifax
    Henry
    Highland
    Patrick
    Pittsylvania
    Pulaski
    Rockbridge
    Wythe
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