[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 12 (Thursday, January 17, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3220-3221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-657]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 12 / Thursday, January 17, 2008 / 
Proposed Rules

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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AL45


Prevailing Rate Systems; North American Industry Classification 
System Based Federal Wage System Wage Area

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Proposed rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a proposed 
rule that would update the 2002 North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) codes currently used in Federal Wage System wage survey 
industry regulations with the 2007 NAICS revisions published by the 
Office of Management and Budget.

DATES: We must receive comments on or before February 19, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to Charles D. Grimes III, Deputy 
Associate Director for Performance and Pay Systems, Strategic Human 
Resources Policy Division, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Room 
7H31, 1900 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20415-8200; e-mail pay-
performance-policy@opm.gov; or FAX: (202) 606-4264.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 20, 2006, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued a final rule (71 FR 35373) which 
replaced all Standard Industrial Classification codes in the Federal 
Wage System (FWS) with the most closely corresponding North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, published by the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB). OPM's current regulations use 2002 
NAICS codes. OMB has now published the NAICS revisions for 2007, which 
result in certain changes in industry coverage for FWS wage surveys.
    The following sections of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, 
list the industries included in the FWS wage surveys by 2002 NAICS 
codes:
    Section 532.213--Industries included in regular appropriated fund 
wage surveys.
    Section 532.221--Industries included in regular nonappropriated 
fund surveys.
    Section 532.267--Special wage schedules for aircraft, electronic, 
and optical instrument overhaul and repair positions in Puerto Rico.
    Section 532.279--Special wage schedules for printing positions.
    Section 532.285--Special wage schedules for supervisors of 
negotiated rate Bureau of Reclamation employees.
    Section 532.313--Private sector industries.
    OPM has reviewed these regulations in light of OMB's NAICS 
revisions for 2007 and is proposing to add NAICS code 334515 
(Instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and 
electrical signals) to the list of required NAICS codes in section 
532.267 and three of the specialized industries (Electronics, Guided 
missiles, and Sighting and fire control equipment) in section 532.313 
of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations. None of the other sections are 
affected by 2007 changes in NAICS codes. OPM is also proposing to 
replace the year ``2002'' with ``2007'' in the table titles of all 
applicable sections.
    In addition, OPM is proposing to delete NAICS code 81299 (All other 
personal services) from the list of required NAICS codes in the 
artillery and combat vehicle specialized industry. NAICS code 81299 
comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing personal 
services, such as astrology services, concierge services, dating 
services, and party planning services. This NAICS code was previously 
included by error.
    The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, the national labor-
management committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning 
the pay of FWS employees, recommended by consensus that we adopt these 
changes.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    I certify that these regulations would not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they 
would 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.
Linda M. Springer,
Director.
    Accordingly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is proposing 
to amend 5 CFR part 532 as follows:

PART 532--PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS

    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.


Sec.  532.213  [Amended]

    2. In Sec.  532.213, amend the table headings in both columns by 
replacing the year ``2002'' with ``2007.''


Sec.  532.221  [Amended]

    3. In Sec.  532.221, amend the table headings in both columns by 
replacing the year ``2002'' with ``2007.''


Sec.  532.267  [Amended]

    4. In Sec.  532.267(c)(1), amend the table headings in both columns 
by replacing the year ``2002'' with ``2007'' and insert NAICS code 
``334515'' in the first column in numerical order and ``Instrument 
manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and electrical 
signals'' in the second column.


Sec.  532.285  [Amended]

    5. In Sec.  532.285(c)(1), amend the table headings in both columns 
by replacing the year ``2002'' with ``2007.''


Sec.  532.313  [Amended]

    6. In Sec.  532.313(a), amend the table as follows:
    a. Replace the year ``2002'' with ``2007'' in the table headings in 
both columns;
    b. Add NAICS code ``334515'' in the first column in numerical order 
and ``Instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity 
and electrical signals'' in the second column to the list of required 
NAICS codes for the Electronics Specialized Industry,

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Guided Missiles Specialized Industry, and Sighting and Fire Control 
Equipment Specialized Industry; and
    c. Remove NAICS code ``81299'' in the first column and ``All other 
personal services'' in the second column from the list of required 
NAICS codes for the Artillery and Combat Vehicle Specialized Industry.

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