[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 165 (Monday, August 28, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 40669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18204]



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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Rules 
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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AN50


Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Brown County, Wisconsin, 
and Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina, to 
Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule amends the geographic boundaries of three 
nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based 
on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory 
Committee (FPRAC), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is 
defining Brown County, Wisconsin, as an area of application county to 
the Lake, Illinois, NAF FWS wage area; Forsyth County, North Carolina, 
as an area of application to the Cumberland, NC, NAF FWS wage area; and 
Mecklenburg County, NC, as an area of application to the Richland, 
South Carolina, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because 
there are NAF FWS employees working in these three counties, and the 
counties are not currently defined in regulation to NAF wage areas.

DATES: 
    Effective date: This regulation is effective on August 28, 2017.
    Applicability date: This change applies on the first day of the 
first applicable pay period beginning on or after September 27, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at 
(202) 606-2838 or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 15, 2017, OPM issued a proposed rule 
(82 FR 22298) to define--
     Brown County, WI, as an area of application county to the 
Lake, IL, NAF FWS wage area;
     Forsyth County, NC, as an area of application to the 
Cumberland, NC, NAF FWS wage area; and
     Mecklenburg County, NC, as an area of application to the 
Richland, SC, NAF FWS wage area.
    FPRAC, the national labor-management committee responsible for 
advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, reviewed 
and recommended these changes by consensus. These changes will apply 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.

E.O. 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

    This rule is not an E.O. 13771 regulatory action because this rule 
is not significant under E.O. 12866.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Kathleen M. McGettigan,
Acting Director.

    Accordingly, OPM is amending 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 D to subpart B is amended by revising the wage area listing 
for the Lake, IL; Cumberland, NC; and Richland, SC, wage areas to read 
as follows:

Appendix D to Subpart B of Part 532--Nonappropriated Fund Wage and 
Survey Areas

 
 
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                                ILLINOIS
                                  Lake
                               Survey Area
Illinois:
  Lake
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Illinois:
  Cook
  Rock Island
  Vermilion
Iowa:
  Johnson
Michigan:
  Dickinson
  Marquette
Wisconsin:
  Brown
  Dane
  Milwaukee
 
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                             NORTH CAROLINA
 
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                               Cumberland
                               Survey Area
North Carolina:
  Cumberland
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
  Durham
  Forsyth
  Rowan
 
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                             SOUTH CAROLINA
 
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                                Richland
                               Survey Area
South Carolina:
  Richland
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
  Buncombe
  Mecklenburg
South Carolina
  Sumter
Tennessee
  Washington
 
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