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5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM32

Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Madison, Wisconsin, and Southwestern Wisconsin Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Madison, Wisconsin, and Southwestern Wisconsin appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines Adams and Waushara Counties, WI, from the Southwestern Wisconsin wage area to the Madison wage area. These changes are based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee to best match the above counties to a nearby FWS survey area.
DATES: This regulation is effective on July 5, 2011.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, (202) 606-2838; e-mailpay-leave-policy@opm.gov; or FAX: (202) 606-4264.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On November 18, 2010, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule (75 FR 70616) to redefine Adams and Waushara Counties, WI, from the Southwestern Wisconsin wage area to the Madison, WI, wage area. These changes are based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee to best match the above counties to a nearby FWS survey area. The proposed rule had a 30-day comment period during which OPM received no comments.

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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, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management amends 5 CFR part 532 as follows:

PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS 1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows: Authority:

5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; § 532.707 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552.

2. Appendix C to subpart B is amended by revising the wage area listings for the Madison, WI, and Southwestern Wisconsin wage areas to read as follows: Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 532—Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas Wisconsin Madison Survey Area Wisconsin: Dane Area of Application. Survey area plus: Wisconsin: Adams Columbia Dodge Grant Green Green Lake Iowa Jefferson Lafayette Marquette Rock Sauk Waushara Southwestern Wisconsin Survey Area Wisconsin: Chippewa Eau Claire La Crosse Monroe Trempealeau Area of Application. Survey area plus: Wisconsin: Barron Buffalo Clark Crawford Dunn Florence Forest Jackson Juneau Langlade Lincoln Marathon Marinette Menominee Oconto Oneida Pepin Portage Price Richland Rusk Shawano Taylor Vernon Vilas Waupaca Wood Minnesota: Fillmore Houston Wabasha Winona

Dated: February 3, 2011.