[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 229 (Monday, November 30, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 74673]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30308]



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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / 
Rules and Regulations

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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AN18


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Harrisburg, PA and 
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, 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 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.

DATES: Effective date: This regulation is effective on November 30, 
2015. Applicability date: This change applies on the first day of the 
first applicable pay period beginning on or after December 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at 
(202) 606-2858 or by email at pay-leave-policy@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 31, 2015, OPM issued a proposed rule 
(80 FR 45616) to redefine Montour County, PA, from the Harrisburg, PA, 
wage area to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, wage area.
    FPRAC, 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.

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.
Beth F. Cobert,
Acting 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 Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, wage 
areas to read as follows:

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

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                              PENNSYLVANIA
                               Harrisburg
 
                               Survey Area
 
Pennsylvania:
  Cumberland
  Dauphin
  Lebanon
  York
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Pennsylvania:
  Adams
  Berks
  Juniata
  Lancaster
  Lycoming (Allenwood Federal Prison Camp portion only)
  Mifflin
  Northumberland
  Perry
  Schuylkill
  Snyder
  Union
 
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                          Scranton-Wilkes-Barre
 
                               Survey Area
 
Pennsylvania:
  Lackawanna
  Luzerne
  Monroe
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Pennsylvania:
  Bradford
  Columbia
  Lycoming (Excluding Allenwood Federal Prison Camp)
  Montour
  Sullivan
  Susquehanna
  Wayne
  Wyoming
 
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[FR Doc. 2015-30308 Filed 11-27-15; 8:45 am]
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