[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 235 (Friday, December 5, 2008)]
[Page 74210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28835]



Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Open Committee 

    According to the provisions of section 10 of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given that a meeting 
of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee will be held on 
Thursday, January 8, 2009.
    The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will be held in Room 5A06A, 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Building, 1900 E Street, NW., 
Washington, DC.
    The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee is composed of a 
Chair, five representatives from labor unions holding exclusive 
bargaining rights for Federal blue-collar employees, and five 
representatives from Federal agencies. Entitlement to membership on the 
Committee is provided for in 5 U.S.C. 5347.
    The Committee's primary responsibility is to review the Prevailing 
Rate System and other matters pertinent to establishing prevailing 
rates under subchapter IV, chapter 53, 5 U.S.C., as amended, and from 
time to time advise the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
    This scheduled meeting will start in open session with both labor 
and management representatives attending. During the meeting either the 
labor members or the management members may caucus separately with the 
Chair to devise strategy and formulate positions. Premature disclosure 
of the matters discussed in these caucuses would unacceptably impair 
the ability of the Committee to reach a consensus on the matters being 
considered and would disrupt substantially the disposition of its 
business. Therefore, these caucuses will be closed to the public 
because of a determination made by the Director of the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management under the provisions of section 10(d) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) and 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(9)(B). These caucuses may, depending on the issues involved, 
constitute a substantial portion of a meeting.
    Annually, the Chair compiles a report of pay issues discussed and 
concluded recommendations. These reports are available to the public, 
upon written request to the Committee.
    The public is invited to submit material in writing to the Chair on 
Federal Wage System pay matters felt to be deserving of the Committee's 
attention. Additional information on this meeting may be obtained by 
contacting the Committee at U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, Room 5526, 1900 E Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20415, (202) 606-2838.

    Dated: December 1, 2008.
Charles E. Brooks,
Chairman, Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee.
 [FR Doc. E8-28835 Filed 12-4-08; 8:45 am]