[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 22, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9639-9640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3773]



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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 22, 2011 / 
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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM28


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Shreveport, LA; 
Texarkana, TX; Milwaukee, WI; and Southwestern Wisconsin 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 Shreveport, LA; 
Texarkana, TX; Milwaukee, WI; and Southwestern Wisconsin appropriated 
fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines 
Upshur County, TX, from the Texarkana wage area to the Shreveport wage 
area and Oconto County, WI, from the Southwestern Wisconsin wage area 
to the Milwaukee wage area. These changes are based on recent consensus 
recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee to 
best match the counties proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS 
survey area.

DATES: This regulation is effective on March 24, 2011.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 24, 2010, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule (75 FR 58339) to 
redefine Upshur County, TX, from the Texarkana, TX, wage area to the 
Shreveport, LA, wage area and Oconto County, WI, from the Southwestern 
Wisconsin wage area to the Milwaukee, WI, wage area. These changes are 
based on recent consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing 
Rate Advisory Committee to best match the above counties to a nearby 
FWS survey 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.
John Berry,
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 Shreveport, LA; Texarkana, TX; Milwaukee, WI; and 
Southwestern Wisconsin wage areas to read as follows:

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

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LOUISIANA

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Shreveport

Survey Area

Louisiana: (parishes)
    Bossier
    Caddo
    Webster

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Louisiana: (parishes)
    Bienville
    Claiborne
    De Soto
    East Carroll
    Jackson
    Lincoln
    Morehouse
    Ouachita
    Red River
    Richland
    Union
    West Carroll
Texas:
    Cherokee
    Gregg
    Harrison
    Panola
    Rusk
    Upshur
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TEXAS

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Texarkana

Survey Area

Texas:
    Bowie
    Arkansas:
    Little River
    Miller

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:
    Camp
    Cass
    Franklin
    Marion
    Morris
    Red River
    Titus
Arkansas:
    Columbia
    Hempstead
    Howard
    Lafayette
    Nevada
    Sevier
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WISCONSIN

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Milwaukee

Survey Area

Wisconsin:
    Milwaukee
    Ozaukee
    Washington
    Waukesha

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Wisconsin:
    Brown
    Calumet
    Door
    Fond du Lac
    Kewaunee
    Manitowoc
    Oconto
    Outagamie
    Racine
    Sheboygan

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    Walworth
    Winnebago

Southwestern Wisconsin

Survey Area

Wisconsin:
    Chippewa
    Eau Claire
    La Crosse
    Monroe
    Trempealeau

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Wisconsin:
    Adams
    Barron
    Buffalo
    Clark
    Crawford
    Dunn
    Florence
    Forest
    Jackson
    Juneau
    Langlade
    Lincoln
    Marathon
    Marinette
    Menominee
    Oneida
    Pepin
    Portage
    Price
    Richland
    Rusk
    Shawano
    Taylor
    Vernon
    Vilas
    Waupaca
    Waushara
    Wood
Minnesota:
    Fillmore
    Houston
    Wabasha
    Winona
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