[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 63 (Monday, April 2, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 19521-19522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7728]



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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM50


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Austin, TX and Waco, 
TX, 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 Austin, TX, and Waco, 
TX, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final 
rule redefines Burleson and Lampasas Counties, TX, from the Austin wage 
area to the Waco 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. This final rule makes an additional correction to add the 
entire Syracuse-Utica-Rome, NY, wage area to Appendix C to Subpart B of 
Part 532--Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas, which was 
inadvertently deleted when the CFR was published in January 2004.

DATES: This regulation is effective on May 2, 2012.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 14, 2011, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule (76 FR 70365) to 
redefine Burleson and Lampasas Counties, TX, from the Austin wage area 
to the Waco wage area. These changes are based on recent consensus 
recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee 
(FPRAC) to best match the above counties to a nearby FWS survey area. 
FPRAC did not recommend other changes for the Austin and Waco wage 
areas at this time. In addition, this final rule adds the entire 
Syracuse-Utica-Rome, NY, FWS wage area to Appendix C to Subpart B of 
Part 532--Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas. The Syracuse-Utica-
Rome wage area was inadvertently deleted when the CFR was published in 
January 2004. This correction does not affect the pay of any FWS 
employees. 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 for the State of New York by 
adding ``Syracuse-Utica-Rome'' and its constituent counties after 
``Rochester'' and revising for the State of Texas the wage area 
listings of the Austin, TX, and Waco, TX, wage areas to read as 
follows:

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

 
 
 
 
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                                NEW YORK
 
 
                                * * * * *
 
                           Syracuse-Utica-Rome
                               Survey Area
New York:
  Herkimer
  Madison
  Oneida
  Onondaga
  Oswego
 
                                * * * * *
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
New York:
  Broome
  Cayuga
  Chenango
  Cortland
  Hamilton
  Otsego
  Tioga
  Tompkins
 
                                * * * * *
 
                                  TEXAS
 
                                 Austin
                               Survey Area
 
Texas:
  Hays
  Milam
  Travis
  Williamson
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Texas:
  Bastrop
  Blanco
  Burnet
  Caldwell
  Fayette
  Lee
  Llano
  Mason
  San Saba
 
                                * * * * *
 
                                  Waco
                               Survey Area
 
Texas:
  Bell
  Coryell
  McLennan
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Texas:
  Anderson
  Bosque
  Brazos
  Burleson
  Falls
  Freestone
  Hamilton
  Hill
  Lampasas
  Leon
  Limestone

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  Mills
  Robertson
 
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