[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 9 (Wednesday, January 14, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AL71


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Buffalo, NY, and 
Pittsburgh, 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 is issuing a final 
rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Buffalo, NY, and 
Pittsburgh, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. 
The final rule redefines McKean and Warren Counties, PA, and the 
Allegheny National Forest portions of Elk and Forest Counties, PA, from 
the Pittsburgh wage area to the Buffalo wage area. These changes are 
based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate 
Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the above counties to a nearby 
FWS survey area. FPRAC recommended no other changes in the geographic 
definitions of the Buffalo and Pittsburgh wage areas.

DATES: Effective Date: This regulation is effective on January 14, 
2009. Applicability date: The affected employees in Elk, Forest, 
McKean, and Warren Counties will be placed on the wage schedule for the 
Buffalo wage area on the first day of the first applicable pay period 
beginning on or after February 13, 2009.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 7, 2008, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule (73 FR 58506) to 
redefine the Buffalo, NY, and Pittsburgh, PA, appropriated fund Federal 
Wage System wage areas. This proposed rule would redefine McKean and 
Warren Counties, PA, and the Allegheny National Forest portions of Elk 
and Forest Counties, PA, from the Pittsburgh wage area to the Buffalo 
wage area. 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.
Michael W. Hager,
Acting Director.

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Accordingly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is amending 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. In appendix C to subpart B, the wage area listing for the State of 
New York is amended by revising the listing for Buffalo; and for the 
State of Pennsylvania, by revising the listing for Pittsburgh, to read 
as follows:

APPENDIX C TO SUBPART B OF PART 532--APPROPRIATED FUND WAGE AND SURVEY 
AREAS

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NEW YORK

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Buffalo

Survey Area

New York:
    Erie
    Niagara

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New York:
    Cattaraugus
    Chautauqua
Pennsylvania:
    Elk (Only includes the Allegheny National Forest portion)
    Forest (Only includes the Allegheny National Forest portion)
    McKean
    Warren
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PENNSYLVANIA

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Pittsburgh

Survey Area

Pennsylvania:
    Allegheny
    Beaver
    Butler
    Washington
    Westmoreland

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Pennsylvania:
    Armstrong
    Bedford
    Blair
    Cambria
    Cameron
    Centre
    Clarion
    Clearfield
    Clinton
    Crawford
    Elk (Does not include the Allegheny National Forest portion)
    Erie
    Fayette
    Forest (Does not include the Allegheny National Forest portion)
    Greene
    Huntingdon
    Indiana
    Jefferson
    Lawrence
    Mercer
    Potter
    Somerset
    Venango
Ohio:
    Belmont
    Carroll
    Harrison
    Jefferson
    Tuscarawas
West Virginia:
    Brooke
    Hancock
    Marshall
    Ohio
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