[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 219 (Monday, November 14, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 70321-70322]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29277]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM37


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Northern Mississippi 
and Memphis, TN, 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 Northern Mississippi 
and Memphis, Tennessee, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) 
wage areas. The final rule redefines Panola County, MS, from the 
Northern Mississippi wage area to the Memphis wage area. This change is 
based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate 
Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match Panola County to a nearby FWS 
survey area. FPRAC did not recommend other changes for the Northern 
Mississippi and Memphis FWS wage areas at this time.

DATES: This regulation is effective on December 14, 2011.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 2, 2011, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule (76 FR 31885) to 
redefine Panola County, MS, from the Northern Mississippi wage area to 
the Memphis, TN, wage area. The proposed rule had a 30-day comment 
period during which OPM received no comments.
    The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the 
national labor-management committee responsible for advising OPM on 
matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, recommended this change by 
consensus. FPRAC recommended no other changes in the geographic 
definitions of the Northern Mississippi and Memphis wage areas.

CFR Correction

    In addition, this final rule corrects the name of the Southern 
Colorado wage area in Appendix C to subpart B of part 532--Appropriated 
Fund Wage and Survey Areas, which was incorrectly entered as 
Southwestern Colorado in a final rule issued on July 22, 2011 (76 FR 
43803).

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:

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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.

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

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2. Appendix C to subpart B is amended as follows:
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a. By removing, under the State of Colorado, ``Southwestern Colorado'' 
and adding in its place ``Southern Colorado.''
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b. By revising the wage area listings for the Northern Mississippi and 
Memphis, TN, wage areas to read as follows:

 
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                               MISSISSIPPI
 
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                          Northern Mississippi
 
                               Survey Area
Mississippi:
  Clay
  Grenada
  Lee
  Leflore
  Lowndes
  Monroe
  Oktibbeha
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Mississippi:
  Alcorn
  Bolivar
  Calhoun
  Carroll
  Chickasaw
  Choctaw
  Coahoma
  Itawamba
  Lafayette (Does not include the Holly Springs National Forest portion)
  Montgomery
  Noxubee
  Pontotoc (Does not include the Holly Springs National Forest portion)
  Prentiss
  Quitman
  Sunflower
  Tallahatchie
  Tishomingo
  Union (Does not include the Holly Springs National Forest portion)
  Washington
  Webster
  Winston
  Yalobusha
 
                                * * * * *
                                TENNESSEE
 
                                 * * * *
                                 Memphis
 
                               Survey Area
Arkansas:
  Crittenden
  Mississippi
Mississippi:
  De Soto
Tennessee:
  Shelby
  Tipton
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Arkansas:
  Craighead
  Cross
  Lee
  Poinsett
  St. Francis
Mississippi:
  Benton
  Lafayette (Holly Springs National Forest portion only)
  Marshall
  Panola
  Pontotoc (Holly Springs National Forest portion only)
  Tate
  Tippah
  Tunica
  Union (Holly Springs National Forest portion only)
Missouri:
  Dunklin
  Pemiscot
Tennessee:
  Carroll
  Chester
  Crockett
  Dyer
  Fayette
  Gibson
  Hardeman
  Hardin
  Haywood
  Lake
  Lauderdale
  Madison
  McNairy
  Obion
 
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[FR Doc. 2011-29277 Filed 11-10-11; 8:45 am]
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