[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 57745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20172]



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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 24, 2016 / 
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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AN37


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Asheville, NC, and 
Charlotte, NC, 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 
proposed rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Asheville, 
NC, and Charlotte, NC, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage 
areas. The final rule will redefine Alexander and Catawba Counties, NC, 
from the Charlotte wage area to the Asheville wage area. These changes 
are based on a consensus recommendation 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 August 24, 2016. 
Applicability date: This change applies on the first day of the first 
applicable pay period beginning on or after September 23, 2016.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 27, 2016, OPM issued a proposed 
rule (81 FR 24737) to redefine Alexander and Catawba Counties, NC, from 
the Charlotte, NC, wage area to the Asheville, NC, 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. There are no FWS employees stationed in 
Alexander or Catawba Counties.
    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, OPM 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 Asheville, NC and Charlotte, NC, wage areas to read as 
follows:

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

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                             NORTH CAROLINA
                                Asheville
                               Survey Area
 
North Carolina:
  Buncombe
  Haywood
  Henderson
  Madison
  Transylvania
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
  North Carolina:
  Alexander
  Avery
  Burke
  Caldwell
  Catawba
  Cherokee
  Clay
  Graham
  Jackson
  McDowell
  Macon
  Mitchell
  Polk
  Rutherford
  Swain
  Yancey
 
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                                Charlotte
 
Survey Area
 
North Carolina:
  Cabarrus
  Gaston
  Mecklenburg
  Rowan
  Union
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
North Carolina:
  Anson
  Cleveland
  Iredell
  Lincoln
  Stanly
  Wilkes
South Carolina:
  Chester
  Chesterfield
  Lancaster
  York
 

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[FR Doc. 2016-20172 Filed 8-23-16; 8:45 am]
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