[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 200 (Tuesday, October 16, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 63205]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25422]



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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM62


Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of Montgomery, Pennsylvania, 
as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area

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 abolish the Montgomery, Pennsylvania, nonappropriated fund 
(NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Chester, 
Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, PA, to the Burlington, NJ, NAF 
wage area and Luzerne County, PA, to the Morris, NJ, NAF wage area. 
Bucks County, PA, will no longer be defined to an NAF wage area. These 
changes are necessary because the closure of the Naval Air Station 
Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Willow Grove left the Montgomery wage area 
without an activity having the capability to conduct a local wage 
survey.

DATES: Effective date: This regulation is effective on October 16, 
2012. Applicability date: FWS employees remaining in the Montgomery NAF 
wage area were transferred to the Burlington and Morris NAF wage area 
schedules on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning 
on or after May 15, 2012.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 15, 2012, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued an interim rule (77 FR 28471) to 
abolish the Montgomery, Pennsylvania, nonappropriated fund (NAF) 
Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Chester, Montgomery, 
and Philadelphia Counties, PA, to the Burlington, NJ, NAF wage area and 
Luzerne County, PA, to the Morris, NJ, NAF wage area. Bucks County, PA, 
will no longer be defined to an NAF wage area. The Federal Prevailing 
Rate Advisory Committee, the national labor-management committee 
responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS 
employees, reviewed and recommended these changes by consensus. The 
interim 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, under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 5343, the interim rule 
published on May 15, 2012, amending 5 CFR part 532 (77 FR 28471) is 
adopted as final with no changes.

[FR Doc. 2012-25422 Filed 10-15-12; 8:45 am]
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