[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 241 (Friday, December 14, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 74347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30132]



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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM59


Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Washington, DC, 
Special Wage Schedule for Printing Positions

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 Washington, DC, Federal Wage System (FWS) special 
wage schedule for printing and lithographic positions. Printing and 
lithographic employees in the Washington, DC, wage area will now be 
paid from the regular Washington, DC, appropriated fund FWS wage 
schedule. This change is necessary because Federal employment in 
printing and lithographic occupations in the Washington, DC, wage area 
has declined sharply in recent years, and a separate wage schedule is 
no longer viable or beneficial to employees.

DATES: Effective date: This regulation is effective on December 14, 
2012.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 13, 2012, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued an interim rule (77 FR 41247) to 
abolish the Washington, DC, Federal Wage System (FWS) special wage 
schedule for printing and lithographic positions. This change is 
necessary because Federal employment in printing and lithographic 
occupations in the Washington, DC, wage area has declined sharply in 
recent years, and a separate wage schedule is no longer viable or 
beneficial to employees. Agencies will place employees who are paid 
from the Washington, DC, special wage schedule on the Washington, DC, 
regular wage schedule on the first day of the first applicable pay 
period beginning on or after October 21, 2012.
    The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, the national labor-
management committee that advises OPM on FWS pay matters, reviewed and 
concurred by consensus with this change. 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 July 13, 2012 (77 FR 41427), amending 5 CFR part 532, is 
adopted as final without change.

[FR Doc. 2012-30132 Filed 12-13-12; 8:45 am]
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