[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 29612-29613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12068]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM75


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Minneapolis-St. 
Paul, MN, 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul, 
MN, and Southwestern Wisconsin appropriated fund Federal Wage System 
(FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines Wabasha County, MN, from the 
Southwestern Wisconsin wage area to the Minneapolis-St. Paul wage area. 
This change is based on a recent consensus recommendation of the 
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee to best match Wabasha County 
to a nearby FWS survey area.

DATES: This regulation is effective on May 21, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at 
(202) 606-2838, or by email at pay-leave-policy@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 21, 2012, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule (77 FR 75589) to 
redefine the geographic boundaries of the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, and 
Southwestern Wisconsin appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage 
areas. The final rule redefines Wabasha County, MN, from the 
Southwestern Wisconsin wage area to the Minneapolis-St. Paul wage area. 
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 Minneapolis-St. Paul and Southwestern Wisconsin wage 
areas. This change would be effective on the first day of the first 
applicable pay period beginning on or after 30 days following 
publication of the final regulations. 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.
Elaine Kaplan,
Acting 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, 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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                                MINNESOTA
 
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                          Minneapolis-St. Paul
 
                               Survey Area
 
Minnesota:
  Anoka
  Carver
  Chisago
  Dakota
  Hennepin
  Ramsey
  Scott
  Washington
  Wright
 
Wisconsin:
  St. Croix
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Minnesota:
  Benton
  Big Stone
  Blue Earth
  Brown
  Chippewa
  Cottonwood
  Dodge
  Douglas
  Faribault
  Freeborn
  Goodhue
  Grant
  Isanti
  Kanabec
  Kandiyohi
  Lac Qui Parle
  Le Sueur
  McLeod
  Martin
  Meeker
  Mille Lacs
  Morrison
  Mower
  Nicollet
  Olmsted
  Pope
  Redwood
  Renville
  Rice
  Sherburne
  Sibley
  Stearns
  Steele
  Stevens
  Swift
  Todd
  Traverse
  Wabasha
  Wadena
  Waseca
  Watonwan
  Yellow Medicine
 
Wisconsin:

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  Pierce
  Polk
 
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                                WISCONSIN
 
                         Southwestern Wisconsin
 
                               Survey Area
 
Wisconsin:
  Chippewa
  Eau Claire
  Monroe
  Trempealeau
 
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
 
Minnesota:
  Fillmore
  Houston
  Winona
 
Wisconsin:
  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
  Wood
 
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[FR Doc. 2013-12068 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]
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