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2020-03-31Proposed RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityNotice of Opportunity To Comment on a Request for a General Statement of Policy or Guidance on Whether “Zipper Clauses” Are Mandatory Subjects of BargainingThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for a general statement of policy or guidance (general statement) holding that ``zipper clauses''--which are...2020-06456"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-31/pdf/2020-06456.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/31/2020-06456/notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-on-a-request-for-a-general-statement-of-policy-or-guidance-onThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for a general statement of policy or guidance (general statement) holding that ``zipper clauses''--which are provisions that would foreclose or limit mid-term bargaining during the term of a collective-bargaining agreement (CBA)--are a mandatory subject of bargaining. Comments are solicited on whether the Authority should issue a general statement, and, if so, what the Authority's policy or guidance should be.
2020-03-25Proposed RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityNotice of Opportunity To Comment on a Request for a General Statement of Policy or Guidance on Official Time for Certain Lobbying ActivitiesThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (the Foundation) for a general statement of policy or guidance. The Foundation asks the Authority to issue...2020-05992"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-25/pdf/2020-05992.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/25/2020-05992/notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-on-a-request-for-a-general-statement-of-policy-or-guidance-onThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (the Foundation) for a general statement of policy or guidance. The Foundation asks the Authority to issue a general statement of policy or guidance concerning whether Section 7131 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) permits parties to bargain over, or union representatives to use, official time for lobbying activities that are subject to Federal law. Comments are solicited on whether the Authority should issue a general statement of policy or guidance, and, if so, what the Authority's policy or guidance should be.
2020-03-19Proposed RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityMiscellaneous and General RequirementsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) seeks public comments on a proposed addition to its regulations. This proposed addition concerns the revocation of a written assignment of amounts deducted from the pay of a Federal employee for the payment...2020-05681"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-19/pdf/2020-05681.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/19/2020-05681/miscellaneous-and-general-requirementsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) seeks public comments on a proposed addition to its regulations. This proposed addition concerns the revocation of a written assignment of amounts deducted from the pay of a Federal employee for the payment of regular and periodic dues allotted to an exclusive representative.
2020-03-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of AgricultureThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (``USDA'' or ``Department''), with the concurrence of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing this final rule for attorneys of USDA's Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The final rule supplements the...2020-03058"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-05/pdf/2020-03058.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/05/2020-03058/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-department-of-agricultureThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (``USDA'' or ``Department''), with the concurrence of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing this final rule for attorneys of USDA's Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The final rule supplements the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (OGE Standards) issued by OGE by revising the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Agriculture (USDA Supplemental Ethics Regulations) concerning the outside practice of law by USDA OGC attorneys. To more fully address ethical issues unique to OGC attorneys, the final rule imposes additional restrictions on the outside practice of law, subject to certain exceptions.
2020-03-04RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardCivil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentThis final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) in regulations maintained and enforced by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) with an annual adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements...2020-03725"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-04/pdf/2020-03725.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/04/2020-03725/civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentThis final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) in regulations maintained and enforced by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) with an annual adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
2020-03-03RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardCost-of-Living Adjustments and Identity VerificationThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is amending its regulations to change the cost-of-living adjustment rate used to calculate the annual increase for annuities with an increasing payment option and to clarify its requirements...2020-03553"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-03/pdf/2020-03553.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/03/2020-03553/cost-of-living-adjustments-and-identity-verificationThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is amending its regulations to change the cost-of-living adjustment rate used to calculate the annual increase for annuities with an increasing payment option and to clarify its requirements regarding identification verification and availability of announcements of meetings open to public observation.
2020-02-18Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAutomatic Enrollment ProgramThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is proposing to amend its regulations to increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3 percent to 5 percent of basic pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the Thrift...2020-03102"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-02-18/pdf/2020-03102.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/18/2020-03102/automatic-enrollment-programThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is proposing to amend its regulations to increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3 percent to 5 percent of basic pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) on or after October 1, 2020 and for Blended Retirement Service (BRS) participants who are automatically re-enrolled in the TSP on or after January 1, 2021. In addition, the FRTIB is proposing a non- substantive clarification regarding installment payments calculated based on life expectancy.
2020-02-14Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardHardship Withdrawals for Expenses Related to Natural DisastersThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') proposes to allow participants to take hardship withdrawals for expenses related to natural disasters.2020-03041"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-02-14/pdf/2020-03041.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/14/2020-03041/hardship-withdrawals-for-expenses-related-to-natural-disastersThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') proposes to allow participants to take hardship withdrawals for expenses related to natural disasters.
2020-02-13Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Little Rock, Arkansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Little Rock, Arkansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would...2020-02833"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-02-13/pdf/2020-02833.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/13/2020-02833/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-little-rock-arkansas-and-tulsa-oklahoma-appropriatedThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Little Rock, Arkansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine the Fort Chaffee portion of Franklin County, AR, to the Tulsa wage area. This change is based on a recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC).
2020-02-07Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Departmental Component DesignationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the component designations of three agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, based on the...2020-02395"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-02-07/pdf/2020-02395.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/07/2020-02395/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-restrictions-departmental-component-designationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the component designations of three agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, based on the recommendations of the agencies concerned, OGE is proposing to designate two new components in appendix B to 5 CFR part 2641, and to correct an inadvertent error in the current appendix B listing of a previously-designated component.
2020-01-28Proposed RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityNegotiability Proceedings, Reopening of Comment PeriodThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is reopening the comment period for its proposed rule concerning Negotiability Proceedings for an additional 14 days. The original comment period ended on January 22, 2020.2020-01359"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-28/pdf/2020-01359.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/28/2020-01359/negotiability-proceedings-reopening-of-comment-periodThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is reopening the comment period for its proposed rule concerning Negotiability Proceedings for an additional 14 days. The original comment period ended on January 22, 2020.
2020-01-23Proposed RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityNotice of Opportunity To Comment on a Request for a General Statement of Policy or Guidance on Agency-Head Review of Agreements That Continue in Force Until New Agreements Are ReachedThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a general statement of policy or guidance (general statement) concerning expiring collective-bargaining...2020-01007"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-23/pdf/2020-01007.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/23/2020-01007/notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-on-a-request-for-a-general-statement-of-policy-or-guidance-onThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a general statement of policy or guidance (general statement) concerning expiring collective-bargaining agreements that state that they will remain in force until the parties reach new agreements. USDA asks for a general statement holding that, if an expiring agreement continues in force during renegotiations, then an agency head may review the legality of the expiring agreement as early as the agency head could review an expiring agreement that was renewed automatically for a fixed term. Comments are solicited on whether the Authority should issue a general statement, and, if so, what the Authority's policy or guidance should be.
2020-01-23Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardSimplification of Catch-Up Contribution ProcessThe FRTIB proposes to reduce paperwork burdens on participants who are eligible to make catch-up contributions, by removing the regulation that requires them to submit two different contribution election forms.2020-00610"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-23/pdf/2020-00610.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/23/2020-00610/simplification-of-catch-up-contribution-processThe FRTIB proposes to reduce paperwork burdens on participants who are eligible to make catch-up contributions, by removing the regulation that requires them to submit two different contribution election forms.
2020-01-15RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics Office2020 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act ViolationsIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to make the 2020 annual adjustments to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties.2020-00479"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-15/pdf/2020-00479.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/15/2020-00479/2020-civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustments-for-ethics-in-government-act-violationsIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to make the 2020 annual adjustments to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties.
2020-01-07RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Johnson County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Johnson County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Hardin-Jefferson, Kentucky, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is...2019-28008"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-07/pdf/2019-28008.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/07/2019-28008/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-johnson-county-indiana-to-a-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wageThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Johnson County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Hardin-Jefferson, Kentucky, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Johnson County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
2020-01-06Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeHigh-3 Calculation for Privatized Senate Restaurant Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees' Retirement System Employees and AnnuitantsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes this rule to allow for the continuation of civil service retirement coverage for career Senate Restaurants employees of the Architect of the Capitol, who became employees of a private contractor under a...2019-27915"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-06/pdf/2019-27915.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/06/2019-27915/high-3-calculation-for-privatized-senate-restaurant-civil-service-retirement-system-and-federalThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes this rule to allow for the continuation of civil service retirement coverage for career Senate Restaurants employees of the Architect of the Capitol, who became employees of a private contractor under a food services contract on September 16, 2008, and career civilian employees of the United States permanently assigned to the food services operations of the House of Representatives after those operations were transferred to a private contractor on January 2, 1987.
2020-01-06RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)...2019-28009"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-06/pdf/2019-28009.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/06/2019-28009/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boundaries in a number of wage areas, OPM is redefining the following wage areas: Washington, DC; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Detroit, MI; Jackson, MS; Meridian, MS; and Cleveland, OH.
2019-12-31Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Pitt County, North Carolina, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Pitt County, North Carolina, as an area of application county to the Wayne, NC, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is...2019-28007"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-31/pdf/2019-28007.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/31/2019-28007/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-pitt-county-north-carolina-to-a-nonappropriated-fund-federalThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Pitt County, North Carolina, as an area of application county to the Wayne, NC, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Pitt County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
2019-12-26Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePromotion and Internal PlacementThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing regulations to give agencies the discretion to reinstate certain former Federal employees without competition to positions at any grade level for which the individual is qualified. Agencies will...2019-27715"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-26/pdf/2019-27715.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/26/2019-27715/promotion-and-internal-placementThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing regulations to give agencies the discretion to reinstate certain former Federal employees without competition to positions at any grade level for which the individual is qualified. Agencies will have greater flexibility in recruiting back to Government service former Federal employees who have developed enhanced or higher-level skill-sets than they had when they left government. Individuals seeking to rejoin the Federal workforce may do so more easily and at grade levels commensurate with the skills and experience they actually possess (and be compensated at such grade levels).
2019-12-23Proposed RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityNegotiability ProceedingsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) intends to revise the regulations governing negotiability appeals to better ``expedite proceedings,'' consistent with Congress's direction, and with the FLRA's goal in its strategic plan to ``ensure quality,...2019-27193"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-23/pdf/2019-27193.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/23/2019-27193/negotiability-proceedingsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) intends to revise the regulations governing negotiability appeals to better ``expedite proceedings,'' consistent with Congress's direction, and with the FLRA's goal in its strategic plan to ``ensure quality, timely . . . decision-making processes.'' The proposed rule is designed to streamline the adjudication process for negotiability appeals, resulting in more timely decisions for the parties.
2019-12-17Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardCost-of-Living Adjustments and Identity VerificationThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is proposing to amend its regulations to change the cost-of-living adjustment rate used to calculate the annual increase for annuities with an increasing payment option, effective January 18,...2019-27068"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-17/pdf/2019-27068.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/17/2019-27068/cost-of-living-adjustments-and-identity-verificationThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is proposing to amend its regulations to change the cost-of-living adjustment rate used to calculate the annual increase for annuities with an increasing payment option, effective January 18, 2020, and to clarify its requirements regarding identification verification and availability of announcements of meetings open to public observation.
2019-11-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of AgricultureThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (``USDA'' or ``Department''), with the concurrence of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing this proposed rule for attorneys of USDA's Office of the General Counsel (OGC). This proposed rule further...2019-24082"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-08/pdf/2019-24082.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/08/2019-24082/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-department-of-agricultureThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (``USDA'' or ``Department''), with the concurrence of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing this proposed rule for attorneys of USDA's Office of the General Counsel (OGC). This proposed rule further supplements the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (OGE Standards) issued by OGE by revising USDA's existing supplemental regulation concerning the outside practice of law by USDA OGC attorneys. The current regulation requires OGC attorneys to obtain written approval before engaging in the outside practice of law. To more fully address ethical issues unique to OGC attorneys, the proposed revision retains this prior approval requirement and imposes additional restrictions on the outside practice of law, subject to certain exceptions.
2019-10-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeProgram Fraud Civil Remedies: Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986.2019-21132"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21132.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21132/program-fraud-civil-remedies-civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeAnnouncement of public meeting: Legal Expense Fund RegulationThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is hosting public meetings to engage in dialogue with interested members of the public regarding the development of a legal expense fund regulation. OGE will also accept additional written comments related to...2019-20489"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20489.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20489/announcement-of-public-meeting-legal-expense-fund-regulationThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is hosting public meetings to engage in dialogue with interested members of the public regarding the development of a legal expense fund regulation. OGE will also accept additional written comments related to legal expense funds.
2019-09-24RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThis rule amends the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the Office of Personnel Management...2019-20144"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20144.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20144/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThis rule amends the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is defining St. Joseph County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Lake, Illinois, NAF FWS wage area; Greene County, Missouri, as an area of application county to the Leavenworth-Jackson-Johnson, Kansas, NAF FWS wage area; Lucas County, Ohio, as an area of application county to the Macomb, Michigan, NAF FWS wage area; and the municipality of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as an area of application municipality to the Guaynabo-San Juan, PR, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because NAF FWS employees are now working in these locations, but the locations are not currently defined to NAF wage areas. In addition, OPM is removing the municipalities of Ceiba, Isabela, Toa Baja, and Vieques, PR, and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas, from the wage area definition of the Guaynabo-San Juan NAF wage area because there are no longer NAF FWS employees working in these locations.
2019-09-23RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated EmployeesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible...2019-20124"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20124.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20124/federal-employees-retirement-system-present-value-conversion-factors-for-spouses-of-deceasedThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2019, as required by the United States Code.
2019-09-20Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Johnson County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area Wage AreasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Johnson County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Hardin-Jefferson, Kentucky, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This...2019-20146"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20146.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20146/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-johnson-county-indiana-to-a-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wageThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Johnson County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Hardin-Jefferson, Kentucky, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Johnson County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeProbation on Initial Appointment to a Competitive Position, Performance-Based Reduction in Grade and Removal Actions and Adverse ActionsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations governing probation on initial appointment to a competitive position, performance-based reduction in grade and removal actions, and adverse actions. The proposed rule will effect...2019-19636"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19636.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19636/probation-on-initial-appointment-to-a-competitive-position-performance-based-reduction-in-grade-andThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations governing probation on initial appointment to a competitive position, performance-based reduction in grade and removal actions, and adverse actions. The proposed rule will effect a revision of OPM's regulations to make procedures relating to these subjects more efficient and effective. The proposed rule also amends the regulations to incorporate other statutory changes and technical revisions.
2019-09-04RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAdditional Withdrawal OptionsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to provide TSP participants with additional withdrawal options and flexibility.2019-19029"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19029.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19029/additional-withdrawal-optionsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to provide TSP participants with additional withdrawal options and flexibility.
2019-08-14Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan...2019-17413"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-08-14/pdf/2019-17413.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/08/14/2019-17413/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boundaries in a number of wage areas, OPM proposes redefinitions affecting the following wage areas: Washington, DC; Hagerstown- Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Detroit, MI; Jackson, MS; Meridian, MS; and Cleveland, OH.
2019-07-30RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; North American Industry Classification System Based Federal Wage System Wage SurveysThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to update the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes currently used in Federal Wage System (FWS) wage survey industry regulations with the 2017 NAICS revisions...2019-16129"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-30/pdf/2019-16129.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/30/2019-16129/prevailing-rate-systems-north-american-industry-classification-system-based-federal-wage-system-wageThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to update the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes currently used in Federal Wage System (FWS) wage survey industry regulations with the 2017 NAICS revisions published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
2019-07-24RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeFiling of Complaints of Prohibited Personnel Practices or Other Prohibited Activities and Filing Disclosures of InformationOn June 9, 2017, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) published a final rule revising its regulations regarding the filing of complaints and disclosures with OSC, and updated OSC's prohibited personnel practice provisions. The rule's effective date...2019-15656"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-24/pdf/2019-15656.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/24/2019-15656/filing-of-complaints-of-prohibited-personnel-practices-or-other-prohibited-activities-and-filingOn June 9, 2017, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) published a final rule revising its regulations regarding the filing of complaints and disclosures with OSC, and updated OSC's prohibited personnel practice provisions. The rule's effective date was delayed indefinitely on July 14, 2017. This document establishes the effective date for the rule.
2019-07-12Proposed RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityNotice of Opportunity To Comment on a Request for a General Statement of Policy or Guidance on Revoking Union-Dues AssignmentsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for a general statement of policy or guidance. OPM asks the Authority to issue a general statement of policy or...2019-14651"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-12/pdf/2019-14651.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/12/2019-14651/notice-of-opportunity-to-comment-on-a-request-for-a-general-statement-of-policy-or-guidance-onThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) solicits written comments on a request from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for a general statement of policy or guidance. OPM asks the Authority to issue a general statement of policy or guidance holding that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31 (2018) requires the Authority to reevaluate its precedent on the revocation of federal employees' union-dues assignments. Comments are solicited on whether the Authority should issue a general statement of policy or guidance, and, if so, what the Authority's policy or guidance should be.
2019-06-10Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThis rule proposes to amend the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the Office of Personnel...2019-11940"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-10/pdf/2019-11940.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/10/2019-11940/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThis rule proposes to amend the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to define St. Joseph County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Lake, Illinois, NAF FWS wage area; Greene County, Missouri, as an area of application county to the Leavenworth- Jackson-Johnson, Kansas, NAF FWS wage area; Lucas County, Ohio, as an area of application county to the Macomb, Michigan, NAF FWS wage area; and the municipality of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as an area of application county to the Guaynabo-San Juan, PR, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because NAF FWS employees are now working in these locations, but the locations are not currently defined to NAF wage areas. In addition, OPM is proposing to remove the municipalities of Ceiba, Isabela, Toa Baja, and Vieques, PR, and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas, from the wage area definition of the Guaynabo-San Juan NAF wage area because there are no longer NAF FWS employees working in these locations.
2019-06-10Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAdditional Withdrawal OptionsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is proposing to amend its regulations to provide TSP participants with additional withdrawal options and flexibility, effective September 15, 2019.2019-11789"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-10/pdf/2019-11789.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/10/2019-11789/additional-withdrawal-optionsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is proposing to amend its regulations to provide TSP participants with additional withdrawal options and flexibility, effective September 15, 2019.
2019-06-07RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Extension of Eligibility to Certain TRICARE-Eligible Individuals; Effective Date of EnrollmentIn this final rule, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is finalizing an interim final rule that expanded eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to additional groups. The National Defense...2019-11939"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-07/pdf/2019-11939.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/07/2019-11939/federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-program-extension-of-eligibility-to-certainIn this final rule, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is finalizing an interim final rule that expanded eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to additional groups. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17 NDAA) expanded FEDVIP eligibility to certain TRICARE-eligible individuals (TEIs). This final rule adopts the interim final rule and corrections as published. This final rule also includes technical clarifications to the interim final rule.
2019-05-28Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated EmployeesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced...2019-10849"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-28/pdf/2019-10849.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/28/2019-10849/federal-employees-retirement-system-present-value-conversion-factors-for-spouses-of-deceasedThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2019.
2019-05-21RuleOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETManagement and Budget OfficeFreedom of Information ActOMB is issuing a final rule revising its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These regulations are being revised to implement the FOIA and incorporate the provisions of the OPEN Government Act of 2007 and the FOIA...2019-10269"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-21/pdf/2019-10269.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/21/2019-10269/freedom-of-information-actOMB is issuing a final rule revising its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These regulations are being revised to implement the FOIA and incorporate the provisions of the OPEN Government Act of 2007 and the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 as well as streamline OMB's FOIA regulations by structuring the text of the regulation in an order more similar to that of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) FOIA regulation and the DOJ Office of Information Policy's (OIP) Guidance for Agency FOIA Regulations, thus promoting uniformity of FOIA regulations across agencies. Additionally, the regulations are being updated to reflect developments in case law regarding the FOIA.
2019-05-20RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Special Appropriated Fund Wage Schedules for U.S. Insular AreasThis rule amends the special appropriated fund wage schedules for U.S. insular areas in OPM regulations to designate the Department of Defense (DOD) as the sole lead agency for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam,...2019-10335"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-20/pdf/2019-10335.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/20/2019-10335/prevailing-rate-systems-special-appropriated-fund-wage-schedules-for-us-insular-areasThis rule amends the special appropriated fund wage schedules for U.S. insular areas in OPM regulations to designate the Department of Defense (DOD) as the sole lead agency for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Midway, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
2019-04-29RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeCompensatory Time Off for Religious Observances and Other Miscellaneous ChangesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to amend its current regulations on compensatory time off for religious observances. The final rule addresses comments and clarifies provisions on employee coverage, employee and...2019-08533"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-29/pdf/2019-08533.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/29/2019-08533/compensatory-time-off-for-religious-observances-and-other-miscellaneous-changesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to amend its current regulations on compensatory time off for religious observances. The final rule addresses comments and clarifies provisions on employee coverage, employee and agency responsibilities, scheduling time to earn and use religious compensatory time off, accumulation and documentation, and employee separation or transfer. We are also implementing other miscellaneous changes in the pay and leave area.
2019-04-19RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeCertifying the Use of a Merit Personnel System as Required by the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970OPM wishes to publicly respond to inquiries regarding the available range of staffing options for federally-funded and state- administered low-income programs that are required to comply with the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (IPA) and its...2019-07312"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-19/pdf/2019-07312.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/19/2019-07312/certifying-the-use-of-a-merit-personnel-system-as-required-by-the-intergovernmental-personnel-act-ofOPM wishes to publicly respond to inquiries regarding the available range of staffing options for federally-funded and state- administered low-income programs that are required to comply with the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (IPA) and its implementing regulations.
2019-04-15Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeNotice and Request for Comments: Legal Expense Fund RegulationThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics invites comments on this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for consideration in developing a legal expense fund regulation.2019-07390"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-15/pdf/2019-07390.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/15/2019-07390/notice-and-request-for-comments-legal-expense-fund-regulationThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics invites comments on this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for consideration in developing a legal expense fund regulation.
2019-04-03RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeExamining SystemThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final regulation to implement changes to part 337 of OPM's regulations, which govern direct hire authority. Executive Order (E.O.) 13833, ``Enhancing the Effectiveness of Agency Chief Information...2019-06396"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-03/pdf/2019-06396.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/03/2019-06396/examining-systemThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final regulation to implement changes to part 337 of OPM's regulations, which govern direct hire authority. Executive Order (E.O.) 13833, ``Enhancing the Effectiveness of Agency Chief Information Officers'' requires OPM to issue proposed regulations delegating to the head of a covered agency authority necessary to determine whether there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for information technology (IT) positions, under criteria established by OPM. OPM published the proposed regulations, has considered proposed comments, and has now determined to adopt a final rule making this change. The intended effect of this change is to enable Chief Information Officers to hire urgently needed IT professionals more quickly.
2019-04-03Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardPrivacy Act: Proposed ExemptionsIn accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (the Act), the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) proposes to exempt four systems of records from certain requirements of the Act. FRTIB has previously published Systems of Records...2019-06166"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-03/pdf/2019-06166.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/03/2019-06166/privacy-act-proposed-exemptionsIn accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (the Act), the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) proposes to exempt four systems of records from certain requirements of the Act. FRTIB has previously published Systems of Records Notices (SORNs) for these systems.
2019-03-06Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; North American Industry Classification System Based Federal Wage System Wage SurveysThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to update the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes currently used in Federal Wage System (FWS) wage survey industry regulations with the 2017 NAICS...2019-00798"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-06/pdf/2019-00798.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/06/2019-00798/prevailing-rate-systems-north-american-industry-classification-system-based-federal-wage-system-wageThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to update the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes currently used in Federal Wage System (FWS) wage survey industry regulations with the 2017 NAICS revisions published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
2019-02-26RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics Office2019 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act ViolationsIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to make the 2019 annual adjustments to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties.2019-03288"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-26/pdf/2019-03288.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/26/2019-03288/2019-civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustments-for-ethics-in-government-act-violationsIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to make the 2019 annual adjustments to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties.
2019-02-22RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardCivil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentThis final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) in regulations maintained and enforced by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) with an annual adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements...2019-03018"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-22/pdf/2019-03018.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/22/2019-03018/civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentThis final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) in regulations maintained and enforced by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) with an annual adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
2019-02-13Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Special Appropriated Fund Wage Schedules for U.S. Insular AreasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would amend the special appropriated fund wage schedules for U.S. insular areas, to designate the Department of Defense (DOD) as the sole lead agency for American Samoa, the...2019-02113"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-13/pdf/2019-02113.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/13/2019-02113/prevailing-rate-systems-special-appropriated-fund-wage-schedules-for-us-insular-areasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would amend the special appropriated fund wage schedules for U.S. insular areas, to designate the Department of Defense (DOD) as the sole lead agency for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Midway, and the U.S. Virgin Island. The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) approved this change by consensus.
2019-02-05RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardTSP Loan Eligibility During Government ShutdownsThis interim rule amends the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) regulations to allow certain TSP participants to request a loan during government shutdowns without regard to whether they are in pay status.2019-01060"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-05/pdf/2019-01060.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/05/2019-01060/tsp-loan-eligibility-during-government-shutdownsThis interim rule amends the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) regulations to allow certain TSP participants to request a loan during government shutdowns without regard to whether they are in pay status.
2019-02-05RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Extension of Eligibility to Certain TRICARE-Eligible Individuals; Effective Date of Enrollment; CorrectionsOn November 19, 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published revisions to its Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program regulations. That document discussed the term ``TEI family member'' but did not include the term in the...2019-00799"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-05/pdf/2019-00799.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/05/2019-00799/federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-program-extension-of-eligibility-to-certainOn November 19, 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published revisions to its Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program regulations. That document discussed the term ``TEI family member'' but did not include the term in the instructions as a term to be added to the definitions section, so the definition could not be incorporated into the CFR. This document corrects the interim final regulations by adding the definition for ``TEI family member'' and also amending an incorrect reference regarding the restriction on dual enrollments.
2018-12-07RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeVeterans' PreferenceThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to implement a statutory change pertaining to veterans' preference. This change is made in response to the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015. The Act broadens the category of individuals...2018-26265"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-07/pdf/2018-26265.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/12/07/2018-26265/veterans-preferenceThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to implement a statutory change pertaining to veterans' preference. This change is made in response to the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015. The Act broadens the category of individuals eligible for veterans' preference to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service.
2018-12-07RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeGeneral Schedule Locality Pay AreasOn behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to establish six new General Schedule locality pay areas, make certain changes to the definitions of existing locality pay areas, and make...2018-26519"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-07/pdf/2018-26519.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/12/07/2018-26519/general-schedule-locality-pay-areasOn behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to establish six new General Schedule locality pay areas, make certain changes to the definitions of existing locality pay areas, and make minor clarifying changes to the names of two locality pay areas. Those changes in locality pay area definitions are applicable on the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2019. Locality pay rates for the six new locality pay areas will be set by the President.
2018-11-19RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Extension of Eligibility to Certain TRICARE-Eligible Individuals; Effective Date of EnrollmentThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final rule to expand eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to additional groups. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal...2018-25114"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-19/pdf/2018-25114.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/19/2018-25114/federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-program-extension-of-eligibility-to-certainThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final rule to expand eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to additional groups. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17 NDAA), expanded FEDVIP eligibility to certain TRICARE-eligible individuals (TEIs).
2018-11-09RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePersonnel Management in AgenciesOn December 12, 2016, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published revisions to its regulations concerning personnel management in agencies. That document inadvertently failed to properly cite agencies covered by the Chief Financial Officers Act....2018-24501"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-09/pdf/2018-24501.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/09/2018-24501/personnel-management-in-agenciesOn December 12, 2016, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published revisions to its regulations concerning personnel management in agencies. That document inadvertently failed to properly cite agencies covered by the Chief Financial Officers Act. This document corrects the final regulations.
2018-10-29Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeExamining SystemThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed regulation to revise its direct-hire authority (DHA) regulations. The revision is necessary to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13833 titled, ``Enhancing the Effectiveness of Agency...2018-23340"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-29/pdf/2018-23340.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/29/2018-23340/examining-systemThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed regulation to revise its direct-hire authority (DHA) regulations. The revision is necessary to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13833 titled, ``Enhancing the Effectiveness of Agency Chief Information Officers'' which requires OPM to issue proposed regulations delegating to the head of a covered agency authority necessary to determine whether there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for information technology (IT) positions under certain conditions, sufficient to justify a DHA. The intended effect of this change is to enhance the Government's ability to recruit needed IT professionals.
2018-10-03RuleCouncil of the Inspectors General on Integrity and EfficiencyCouncil of the Inspectors General on Integrity and EfficiencyRevision of Freedom of Information Act RegulationsThe Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to incorporate certain changes made to FOIA by the FOIA Improvement Act of...2018-21548"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-10-03/pdf/2018-21548.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/03/2018-21548/revision-of-freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThe Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to incorporate certain changes made to FOIA by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The rule also implements changes in accordance with the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016.
2018-09-20RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardTax Withholding on Court Ordered PaymentsThis rule deletes regulatory language that provides for the Federal income tax withholding rates on court ordered payments from the Thrift Savings Plan.2018-20471"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-20/pdf/2018-20471.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/20/2018-20471/tax-withholding-on-court-ordered-paymentsThis rule deletes regulatory language that provides for the Federal income tax withholding rates on court ordered payments from the Thrift Savings Plan.
2018-08-23Proposed RuleOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETManagement and Budget OfficeOMB Freedom of Information Act RegulationThe Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would revise OMB's regulations found in our regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These revisions are being proposed to implement the FOIA...2018-18061"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18061.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/23/2018-18061/omb-freedom-of-information-act-regulationThe Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would revise OMB's regulations found in our regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These revisions are being proposed to implement the FOIA and incorporate the provisions of the OPEN Government Act of 2007 and the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 as well as to streamline OMB's FOIA regulations by structuring the text of the regulation in an order more similar to that of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) FOIA regulation and the DOJ Office of Information Policy's Guidance for Agency FOIA Regulations, thus promoting uniformity of FOIA regulations across agencies. Additionally, the regulations would be updated to reflect developments in the case law.
2018-07-24RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeProgram Fraud Civil Remedies: Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties...2018-15764"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-07-24/pdf/2018-15764.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/24/2018-15764/program-fraud-civil-remedies-civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. It also makes subsequent annual catch up adjustments.
2018-07-18RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeExecutive Branch Financial Disclosure, Qualified Trusts, and Certificates of DivestitureThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending the Executive Branch Financial Disclosure, Qualified Trusts, and Certificates of Divestiture regulations. Pursuant to section 402(b) of the Ethics in Government Act, the U.S. Office...2018-15086"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-07-18/pdf/2018-15086.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/18/2018-15086/executive-branch-financial-disclosure-qualified-trusts-and-certificates-of-divestitureThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending the Executive Branch Financial Disclosure, Qualified Trusts, and Certificates of Divestiture regulations. Pursuant to section 402(b) of the Ethics in Government Act, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is revising the regulations governing financial disclosure to incorporate the new reporting requirements imposed by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act), which was enacted on April 4, 2012. As a part of the revision, OGE also is modernizing language, making changes to the confidential filing requirements, adding and updating examples, and conforming the language of the regulation more closely to that of the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA). In addition, OGE is updating definition of ``widely diversified'' for Excepted Investment Fund purposes that brings the definition in line with the definition of ``diversified'' found in the exemptions to the conflicts of interest law governing personal financial interests.
2018-07-12RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Expiration of Coverage of Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners; Federal Flexible Benefits Plan: Pre-Tax Payment of Health Benefits Premiums: Conforming AmendmentsOn October 30, 2013, OPM published final regulations in the Federal Register to expand coverage for children of same-sex domestic partners under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance...2018-14938"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-07-12/pdf/2018-14938.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/12/2018-14938/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-and-federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-programOn October 30, 2013, OPM published final regulations in the Federal Register to expand coverage for children of same-sex domestic partners under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). The regulation allowed children of same-sex domestic partners living in states that did not allow same-sex couples to marry to be covered family members under the FEHB and the FEDVIP. Due to a subsequent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all states, OPM published an interim final regulation on December 2, 2016, that created a regulatory exception that only allowed children of same-sex domestic partners living overseas to maintain their FEHB and FEDVIP coverage until September 30, 2018. OPM recognized that there were additional requirements placed on overseas federal employees that did not apply to other civilian employees with duty stations in the United States making it difficult to travel to the United States to marry their same-sex partners. Understanding that we have provided agencies with additional time for compliance given that overseas federal employees may not have been able to marry immediately following the Supreme Court decision, OPM is issuing a final rule removing references to domestic partners and domestic partnerships from the regulations. Based on the Supreme Court decision and the two additional year's lead time for domestic partners overseas to marry, the current language in the CFR is not needed and may be somewhat confusing. There is no change in coverage for children whose same-sex partners are married.
2018-07-09Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeGeneral Schedule Locality Pay AreasOn behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to establish four new General Schedule locality pay areas, make certain changes to the definitions of existing locality pay areas, and make minor...2018-14542"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14542.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14542/general-schedule-locality-pay-areasOn behalf of the President's Pay Agent, the Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to establish four new General Schedule locality pay areas, make certain changes to the definitions of existing locality pay areas, and make minor clarifying changes to the names of two locality pay areas. The proposed changes in locality pay area definitions would be applicable on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2019, subject to issuance of final regulations. Locality pay rates for the four new locality pay areas would be set by the President after the new locality pay areas would be established by regulation.
2018-06-29Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Clarifying Annual Rates of Pay and Amending the Employment Status of Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans ClaimsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to clarify the definition of annual rates of pay for insured employees and to clarify the status of judges of...2018-14032"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-06-29/pdf/2018-14032.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/29/2018-14032/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-clarifying-annual-rates-of-pay-and-amending-theThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to clarify the definition of annual rates of pay for insured employees and to clarify the status of judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
2018-04-27RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program FlexibilitiesTo correct an asymmetry in the insurance market for Federal employees and annuitants, this Final regulation provides all Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program carriers the ability to offer the same number and types of plan options....2018-08933"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-04-27/pdf/2018-08933.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/27/2018-08933/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-flexibilitiesTo correct an asymmetry in the insurance market for Federal employees and annuitants, this Final regulation provides all Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program carriers the ability to offer the same number and types of plan options. Currently, OPM regulations defining minimum standards for health benefits plans allow certain plans to have two options and a high deductible health plan, while other plans may have three options of any type or two options and a high deductible health plan, creating an asymmetry between the potential offerings of health benefits plans. We have revised the regulations so all health benefits plans are able to offer three options or two options and a high deductible health plan. This final rule will give FEHB enrollees more choices in selecting a health plan that best meets their family's health care needs.
2018-04-10RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeWeather and Safety LeaveThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing new regulations on the granting and recording of weather and safety leave for Federal employees. The Administrative Leave Act of 2016 created four new categories of statutorily authorized paid...2018-07348"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-04-10/pdf/2018-07348.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/10/2018-07348/weather-and-safety-leaveThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing new regulations on the granting and recording of weather and safety leave for Federal employees. The Administrative Leave Act of 2016 created four new categories of statutorily authorized paid leave--administrative leave, investigative leave, notice leave, and weather and safety leave--and established parameters for their use by Federal agencies. These regulations will provide a framework for agency compliance with the new statutory requirements regarding weather and safety leave. OPM will issue separate final regulations to address administrative leave, investigative leave, and notice leave at a later date.
2018-02-21Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program Regulations: Revised Guaranteed Issue Conversion Requirements and Technical UpdatesThe Office of Personnel Management proposes to amend the guaranteed issue conversion requirements for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Guaranteed issue insurance policies are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia....2018-03510"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-02-21/pdf/2018-03510.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/21/2018-03510/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-regulations-revised-guaranteed-issue-conversionThe Office of Personnel Management proposes to amend the guaranteed issue conversion requirements for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Guaranteed issue insurance policies are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These rules update the requirements and timeframes for FEHB Carriers to offer assistance to enrollees who may wish to enroll in guaranteed issue conversion contracts and ensure that terminating enrollees are able to receive assistance from FEHB Carriers if they choose to enroll in guaranteed issue non-group policies. This rule also updates the title of the Director for Retirement and Insurance.
2018-01-23RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program: Removal of Eligible and Ineligible Individuals From Existing EnrollmentsThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule amending Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to provide a process for removal of certain identified individuals who are found not to be eligible as...2018-01174"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-01-23/pdf/2018-01174.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/23/2018-01174/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-removal-of-eligible-and-ineligible-individuals-fromThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule amending Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to provide a process for removal of certain identified individuals who are found not to be eligible as family members from FEHB enrollments. This process would apply to individuals for whom there is a failure to provide adequate documentation of eligibility when requested. This action also amends Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to allow certain eligible family members to be removed from existing self and family or self plus one enrollments.
2018-01-17RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeCivil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act ViolationsIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to make the 2018 annual adjustments to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary...2018-00688"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-01-17/pdf/2018-00688.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/17/2018-00688/civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustments-for-ethics-in-government-act-violationsIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to make the 2018 annual adjustments to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties.
2018-01-10RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardCivil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentThis final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) in regulations maintained and enforced by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) with an annual adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements...2018-00290"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-01-10/pdf/2018-00290.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/10/2018-00290/civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentThis final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) in regulations maintained and enforced by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) with an annual adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
2017-12-27RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardBlended Retirement System; CorrectionThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 19, 2017. The document issued final regulations implementing the new Blended Retirement System. The correction is a...2017-27964"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-27/pdf/2017-27964.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/27/2017-27964/blended-retirement-system-correctionThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 19, 2017. The document issued final regulations implementing the new Blended Retirement System. The correction is a technical amendment to a cross-reference.
2017-12-19RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardBlended Retirement SystemThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to implement changes to the uniformed services' retirement system that are mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.2017-27304"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-19/pdf/2017-27304.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/19/2017-27304/blended-retirement-systemThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to implement changes to the uniformed services' retirement system that are mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
2017-12-19Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program FlexibilitiesTo correct an asymmetry in the insurance market for Federal employees and annuitants, this proposed regulation provides all Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program carriers the ability to offer the same number and types of plan options....2017-27067"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-19/pdf/2017-27067.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/19/2017-27067/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-flexibilitiesTo correct an asymmetry in the insurance market for Federal employees and annuitants, this proposed regulation provides all Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program carriers the ability to offer the same number and types of plan options. Currently, OPM regulations defining minimum standards for health benefits plans allows certain plans to have two options and a high deductible health plan, while other plans may have three options of any type or two options and a high deductible health plan, creating an asymmetry between the potential offerings of health benefits plans. We are revising the regulations so all health benefits plans are able to offer three options or two options and a high deductible health plan. This rule will give FEHB enrollees more health plan choices allowing them to select a health plan that best meets their family's health care needs.
2017-11-06RuleCouncil of the Inspectors General on Integrity and EfficiencyCouncil of the Inspectors General on Integrity and EfficiencyPrivacy Act RegulationsThe Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is updating its regulations addressing procedures relating to access, maintenance, disclosure, and amendment of records that are in a CIGIE system of records under the Privacy...2017-24042"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-11-06/pdf/2017-24042.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/06/2017-24042/privacy-act-regulationsThe Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is updating its regulations addressing procedures relating to access, maintenance, disclosure, and amendment of records that are in a CIGIE system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act) to implement changes in accordance with the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016 and to make minor typographical corrections.
2017-11-03Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program: FEHB Employee Premium Contributions for Employees in Leave Without Pay or Other Nonpay StatusThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is withdrawing a previously published Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would have amended the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations at 5 CFR part 890 to provide flexibility...2017-23956"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-11-03/pdf/2017-23956.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/03/2017-23956/federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-program-fehb-employee-premium-contributions-for-employees-inThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is withdrawing a previously published Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would have amended the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations at 5 CFR part 890 to provide flexibility to agencies regarding payment for FEHB coverage for employees entering leave without pay (LWOP) or any other type of nonpay status, except when nonpay is as a result of a lapse of appropriations. The regulation also would have affected employees who have insufficient pay to cover their premium contribution, and certain categories of employees were exempt.
2017-11-02RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems2017-23913"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-11-02/pdf/2017-23913.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/02/2017-23913/prevailing-rate-systems
2017-11-01RulePOSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSIONPostal Regulatory CommissionSupplemental Standards of Ethical ConductThe Commission is issuing a set of rules that amend existing rules related to supplemental standards of ethical conduct for Postal Regulatory Commission employees. The rules revise the existing rules in order to better conform to Office of Government...2017-23764"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/pdf/2017-23764.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/01/2017-23764/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conductThe Commission is issuing a set of rules that amend existing rules related to supplemental standards of ethical conduct for Postal Regulatory Commission employees. The rules revise the existing rules in order to better conform to Office of Government Ethics standards and accurately reflect the Commission's regulatory role under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
2017-10-25RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Government CostsThe Office of Personnel Management amends this rule to clarify the manner OPM uses for determining a supplemental liability under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), and to clarify the process by which the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and...2017-23141"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-10-25/pdf/2017-23141.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/25/2017-23141/federal-employees-retirement-system-government-costsThe Office of Personnel Management amends this rule to clarify the manner OPM uses for determining a supplemental liability under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), and to clarify the process by which the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) may request reconsideration of OPM's valuation of the supplemental liability. The rule also clarifies the employee categories OPM uses to compute the FERS normal cost percentages. The rule also amends the definitions of actuary, present value factor, and actuarial present value to ensure these definitions are uniform and appropriate.
2017-10-11RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure in this part to reflect the relocation of its Western Regional Office.2017-21890"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-10-11/pdf/2017-21890.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/11/2017-21890/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure in this part to reflect the relocation of its Western Regional Office.
2017-09-11Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardBlended Retirement SystemThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is proposing to amend its regulations to implement changes to the uniformed services' retirement system that are mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.2017-18838"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-09-11/pdf/2017-18838.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/11/2017-18838/blended-retirement-systemThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is proposing to amend its regulations to implement changes to the uniformed services' retirement system that are mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
2017-08-31RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund; Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 31, 2017 (82 FR 24825), amending the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule...2017-18514"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-08-31/pdf/2017-18514.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/31/2017-18514/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 31, 2017 (82 FR 24825), amending the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule incorrectly listed Lane County, Oregon, in the Pierce, Washington, NAF FWS wage area under the State of Washington instead of under the State of Oregon. This document corrects this error.
2017-08-28RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Brown County, Wisconsin, and Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina, to Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThis 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...2017-18204"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-08-28/pdf/2017-18204.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/28/2017-18204/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-brown-county-wisconsin-and-forsyth-and-mecklenburg-countiesThis 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.
2017-08-02RuleBUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial ProtectionThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing a final rule amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer...2017-15597"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-08-02/pdf/2017-15597.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/02/2017-15597/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-bureau-of-consumer-financialThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing a final rule amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB Ethics Regulations) involving: Outside employment for covered employees; Bureau employees' ownership or control of certain securities; restrictions on seeking, obtaining, or renegotiating credit or indebtedness; disqualification requirements based on existing credit or indebtedness; and restrictions on participating in matters involving covered entities. The final rule also clarifies and makes minor revisions to certain definitions.
2017-07-14RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeFiling of Complaints of Prohibited Personnel Practices or Other Prohibited Activities and Filing Disclosures of InformationThis document delays the effective date of the final rule and information collection activity published in the June 9, 2017 issue of the Federal Register. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) will issue a new effective date in due course.2017-14814"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-07-14/pdf/2017-14814.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/14/2017-14814/filing-of-complaints-of-prohibited-personnel-practices-or-other-prohibited-activities-and-filingThis document delays the effective date of the final rule and information collection activity published in the June 9, 2017 issue of the Federal Register. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) will issue a new effective date in due course.
2017-07-13Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeAdministrative Leave, Investigative Leave, Notice Leave, and Weather and Safety LeaveThe Office of Personnel Management proposes to issue new regulations on the granting and recording of administrative leave, investigative leave, notice leave, and weather and safety leave. The Administrative Leave Act of 2016 created these new...2017-14712"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-07-13/pdf/2017-14712.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/13/2017-14712/administrative-leave-investigative-leave-notice-leave-and-weather-and-safety-leaveThe Office of Personnel Management proposes to issue new regulations on the granting and recording of administrative leave, investigative leave, notice leave, and weather and safety leave. The Administrative Leave Act of 2016 created these new categories of statutorily authorized paid leave and established parameters for their use by Federal agencies. The regulations will provide a framework for agency compliance with the new statutory requirements.
2017-06-30RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems2017-13805"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-06-30/pdf/2017-13805.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/30/2017-13805/prevailing-rate-systems
2017-06-23RuleSPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTIONSpecial Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionFreedom of Information Act and Privacy Act ProceduresThe Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published an interim final rule enacting changes to its Freedom of Information Act regulation to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 on January 4th, 2017. SIGAR is now...2017-13056"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-06-23/pdf/2017-13056.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/23/2017-13056/freedom-of-information-act-and-privacy-act-proceduresThe Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published an interim final rule enacting changes to its Freedom of Information Act regulation to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 on January 4th, 2017. SIGAR is now adopting those amendments as final with changes.
2017-06-09RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeFiling of Complaints of Prohibited Personnel Practices or Other Prohibited Activities and Filing Disclosures of InformationThis final rule revises the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC's) regulations regarding the filing of complaints and disclosures with OSC, and updates OSC's prohibited personnel practice provisions. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of...2017-11978"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-06-09/pdf/2017-11978.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/09/2017-11978/filing-of-complaints-of-prohibited-personnel-practices-or-other-prohibited-activities-and-filingThis final rule revises the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC's) regulations regarding the filing of complaints and disclosures with OSC, and updates OSC's prohibited personnel practice provisions. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, OSC sought approval from OMB for a new, dynamic electronic form to be used for filing complaints and disclosures. This new form, Form OSC-14, will replace Forms OSC-11, OSC-12, and OSC-13, which were previously approved by OMB.
2017-06-05RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardCivil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentThis final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) in regulations maintained and enforced by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) with both an initial ``catch-up'' and annual adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation...2017-11541"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-06-05/pdf/2017-11541.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/05/2017-11541/civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentThis final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) in regulations maintained and enforced by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) with both an initial ``catch-up'' and annual adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
2017-05-31RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is amending its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to implement recommendations made by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of Government Information...2017-11084"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-05-31/pdf/2017-11084.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/31/2017-11084/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is amending its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to implement recommendations made by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) and reflect the amendments required by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
2017-05-31RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThis rule amends the geographic boundaries of several 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...2017-11232"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-05-31/pdf/2017-11232.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/31/2017-11232/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThis rule amends the geographic boundaries of several 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 Lee County, Florida, as an area of application county to the Hillsborough, FL, NAF FWS wage area; Leon County, FL, as an area of application county to the Lowndes, Georgia, NAF FWS wage area; Fulton County, GA, as an area of application county to the Cobb, GA, NAF FWS wage area; and Lane County, Oregon, as an area of application county to the Pierce, Washington, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because there are NAF FWS employees working in these four counties, and the counties are not currently defined in regulation to NAF wage areas. In addition, OPM is removing Mississippi County, Arkansas, from the wage area definition of the Shelby, Tennessee, NAF FWS wage area because there are no longer NAF FWS employees working in the county.
2017-05-24Proposed RulePOSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSIONPostal Regulatory CommissionSupplemental Standards of Ethical ConductThe Commission proposes rules that amend existing rules related to supplemental standards of ethical conduct for Postal Regulatory Commission employees. The proposed rules revise the existing rules in order to better conform to our regulations and...2017-10613"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-05-24/pdf/2017-10613.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/24/2017-10613/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conductThe Commission proposes rules that amend existing rules related to supplemental standards of ethical conduct for Postal Regulatory Commission employees. The proposed rules revise the existing rules in order to better conform to our regulations and accurately reflect the Commission's regulatory role under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. The Commission invites public comment on the proposed rules.
2017-05-18RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeTechnical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct RegulationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. OGE is also raising the widely...2017-10012"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-05-18/pdf/2017-10012.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/18/2017-10012/technical-updating-amendments-to-executive-branch-financial-disclosure-and-standards-of-ethicalThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. OGE is also raising the widely attended gatherings nonsponsor gifts exception dollar ceiling tied to this threshold under the executive branchwide standards of ethical conduct regulation, but this change is not retroactive.
2017-05-15Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Brown County, Wisconsin, and Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina, to Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThis rule proposes to amend 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...2017-09731"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-05-15/pdf/2017-09731.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/15/2017-09731/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-brown-county-wisconsin-and-forsyth-and-mecklenburg-countiesThis rule proposes to amend 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) would define 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.
2017-05-05RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardDesignation of BeneficiaryThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its death benefits regulations to modify the requirements necessary in order for a designation of beneficiary form to be valid.2017-09153"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-05-05/pdf/2017-09153.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/05/2017-09153/designation-of-beneficiaryThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its death benefits regulations to modify the requirements necessary in order for a designation of beneficiary form to be valid.
2017-04-06Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is proposing to amend its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to implement recommendations made by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of Government...2017-06821"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-04-06/pdf/2017-06821.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/06/2017-06821/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is proposing to amend its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to implement recommendations made by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) and reflect the amendments required by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
2017-03-30Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardDesignation of BeneficiaryThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its death benefits regulations to modify the requirements necessary in order for a designation of beneficiary form to be valid.2017-06304"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-03-30/pdf/2017-06304.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/30/2017-06304/designation-of-beneficiaryThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its death benefits regulations to modify the requirements necessary in order for a designation of beneficiary form to be valid.
2017-03-30RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeRevision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests and AppealsThe rule updates the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC's) FOIA regulations to reflect substantive and procedural changes to the FOIA. In addition, in response to comments received on a different rulemaking, this final rule clarifies that our...2017-06047"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-03-30/pdf/2017-06047.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/30/2017-06047/revision-of-regulations-governing-freedom-of-information-act-requests-and-appealsThe rule updates the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC's) FOIA regulations to reflect substantive and procedural changes to the FOIA. In addition, in response to comments received on a different rulemaking, this final rule clarifies that our consultation procedures may include consultation with other offices prior to OSC responding to a FOIA request, incorporates existing records retention obligations, and updates the definition of representatives of the news media.
2017-02-21RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeAccess to Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) for Employees of Certain Indian Tribal EmployersThis rule delays the effective date of the final rule titled, Access to Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) for Employees of Certain Indian Tribal Employers, published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2016, to a date 60 days from January...2017-03305"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-02-21/pdf/2017-03305.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/21/2017-03305/access-to-federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-for-employees-of-certain-indian-tribal-employersThis rule delays the effective date of the final rule titled, Access to Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) for Employees of Certain Indian Tribal Employers, published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2016, to a date 60 days from January 20, 2017.
2017-02-17RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeMedical Qualification DeterminationsThis rule delays the effective date of the final rule titled, Medical Qualification Determinations, published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, for an additional 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017.2017-03304"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-02-17/pdf/2017-03304.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/17/2017-03304/medical-qualification-determinationsThis rule delays the effective date of the final rule titled, Medical Qualification Determinations, published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, for an additional 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017.
2017-01-24RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeCivil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act ViolationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This rulemaking adopts as final prior interim regulations making ``catch-up''...2017-00627"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-24/pdf/2017-00627.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/24/2017-00627/civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustments-for-ethics-in-government-act-violationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This rulemaking adopts as final prior interim regulations making ``catch-up'' inflationary adjustments to each of the five civil monetary penalties provided in the Ethics in Government Act, as reflected in the executive branchwide financial disclosure and outside employment/activities regulations promulgated by OGE. This rulemaking also makes the 2017 annual adjustment to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
2017-01-19Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePerformance Appraisal System CertificationThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) jointly propose to implement certain requirements contained in the Senior Professional Performance Act of 2008, incorporate OPM policies and to reorganize...2017-01326"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-19/pdf/2017-01326.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-01326/performance-appraisal-system-certificationThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) jointly propose to implement certain requirements contained in the Senior Professional Performance Act of 2008, incorporate OPM policies and to reorganize information for ease of reading. OPM additionally proposes to make conforming changes and technical corrections, and to update and simplify the processes used based on over a decade of experience with the certification process and recommendations from an interagency workgroup.
2017-01-19RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Kent County, Michigan, and Cameron County, Texas, to Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThis rule amends the geographic boundaries of two nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is...2017-00574"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-19/pdf/2017-00574.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-00574/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-kent-county-michigan-and-cameron-county-texas-toThis rule amends the geographic boundaries of two nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is defining Kent County, Michigan, as an area of application county to the Macomb, MI, NAF FWS wage area and Cameron County, Texas, as an area of application county to the Nueces, TX, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary due to NAF FWS employees working in Kent and Cameron Counties, and the counties are not currently defined to NAF wage areas.
2017-01-18RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeRecruitment and Selection Through Competitive ExaminationThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim rule to implement the Competitive Service Act of 2015 to allow an appointing authority (i.e., the head of a Federal agency or department) to share a competitive certificate with one or...2017-00800"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-18/pdf/2017-00800.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/18/2017-00800/recruitment-and-selection-through-competitive-examinationThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim rule to implement the Competitive Service Act of 2015 to allow an appointing authority (i.e., the head of a Federal agency or department) to share a competitive certificate with one or more appointing authorities for the purpose of making selections of qualified candidates. The intended effect of this rule is to facilitate the hiring of top talent across Federal agencies.
2017-01-18RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeMedical Qualification DeterminationsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to revise its regulations for medical qualification determinations. The revised regulations update references and language; add and modify definitions; clarify coverage and...2017-00804"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-18/pdf/2017-00804.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/18/2017-00804/medical-qualification-determinationsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to revise its regulations for medical qualification determinations. The revised regulations update references and language; add and modify definitions; clarify coverage and applicability; address the need for medical documentation and medical examination and/or testing for an applicant or employee whose position may or may not have medical standards and/or physical requirements; and recommend the establishment of agency medical review boards. The final rule provides agencies guidance regarding medical evaluation procedures.
2017-01-12Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThis rule proposes to amend the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the U.S. Office of Personnel...2017-00577"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-12/pdf/2017-00577.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/12/2017-00577/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThis rule proposes to amend the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) would define Lee County, Florida, as an area of application county to the Hillsborough, FL, NAF FWS wage area; Leon County, FL, as an area of application county to the Lowndes, Georgia, NAF FWS wage area; Fulton County, GA, as an area of application county to the Cobb, GA, NAF FWS wage area; and Lane County, Oregon, as an area of application county to the Pierce, Washington, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because there are NAF FWS employees working in these four counties, and the counties are not currently defined to NAF wage areas. In addition, OPM is proposing to remove Mississippi County, AR, from the wage area definition of the Shelby, TN, NAF FWS wage area because there are no longer NAF FWS employees working in the county.
2017-01-10RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityAvailability of Official InformationThis rulemaking amends the regulations that the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The amendments would clarify and update...2016-31121"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-10/pdf/2016-31121.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/10/2016-31121/availability-of-official-informationThis rulemaking amends the regulations that the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The amendments would clarify and update procedures for requesting information from the FLRA and procedures that the FLRA follows in responding to requests from the public.
2017-01-10Proposed RuleBUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial ProtectionThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking for employees of the Bureau. This proposal would amend the existing Supplemental...2016-31596"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-10/pdf/2016-31596.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/10/2016-31596/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-bureau-of-consumer-financialThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking for employees of the Bureau. This proposal would amend the existing Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB Ethics Regulations) involving: Outside employment for covered employees; Bureau employees' ownership or control of certain securities; restrictions on seeking, obtaining, or renegotiating credit or indebtedness; and disqualification requirements based on existing credit or indebtedness. Additionally, the proposed regulation would clarify and make minor revisions to certain definitions.
2017-01-04RuleSPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTIONSpecial Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionFreedom of Information Act and Privacy Act ProceduresThe Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) proposes to amend its Freedom of Information Act regulation to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires, among other things, that...2016-30775"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-04/pdf/2016-30775.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/04/2016-30775/freedom-of-information-act-and-privacy-act-proceduresThe Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) proposes to amend its Freedom of Information Act regulation to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires, among other things, that agencies update the procedures for proactive disclosures, disclosure requirements, and the circumstances under which agencies can charge search and duplication fees.
2016-12-29RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component DesignationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, OGE is revoking...2016-31457"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-29/pdf/2016-31457.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/29/2016-31457/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-restrictions-revision-of-departmental-component-designationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, OGE is revoking two existing component designations and adding five new component designations, based on the recommendations of the agencies concerned.
2016-12-28RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeAccess to Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) for Employees of Certain Indian Tribal EmployersThis final rule makes Federal employee health insurance accessible to employees of certain Indian tribal entities. Section 409 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (codified at 25 U.S.C. 1647b) authorizes Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and...2016-31195"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-28/pdf/2016-31195.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/28/2016-31195/access-to-federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-for-employees-of-certain-indian-tribal-employersThis final rule makes Federal employee health insurance accessible to employees of certain Indian tribal entities. Section 409 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (codified at 25 U.S.C. 1647b) authorizes Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations that carry out certain programs to purchase coverage, rights, and benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for their employees. Tribal employers and tribal employees will be responsible for the full cost of benefits, plus an administrative fee.
2016-12-27RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeVeterans' PreferenceThis rule implements statutory changes pertaining to veterans' preference. We are making this change in response to the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015, which broadened the category of individuals eligible for veterans' preference to provide that fathers...2016-30893"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-27/pdf/2016-30893.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/27/2016-30893/veterans-preferenceThis rule implements statutory changes pertaining to veterans' preference. We are making this change in response to the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015, which broadened the category of individuals eligible for veterans' preference to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service. This action will align OPM's regulations with the existing statute.
2016-12-23RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeFreedom of Information Act RegulationThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is updating its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement changes in accordance with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.2016-31004"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-23/pdf/2016-31004.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/23/2016-31004/freedom-of-information-act-regulationThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is updating its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement changes in accordance with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
2016-12-22RuleNATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITYNational Council on DisabilityFreedom of Information ActThe National Council on Disability (NCD) issues a final rule amending its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to integrate required statutory mandates enacted by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (The Improvement Act). These changes include a...2016-30475"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-22/pdf/2016-30475.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/22/2016-30475/freedom-of-information-actThe National Council on Disability (NCD) issues a final rule amending its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to integrate required statutory mandates enacted by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (The Improvement Act). These changes include a longer timeframe to file an appeal for administrative appeals and additional resources for dispute resolution services. Additionally, NCD issues this final rule so as to include comments which were submitted for NCD's existing FOIA regulations. But due to issues beyond NCD control, NCD did not receive the comments until after publication of the final rule.
2016-12-22Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Government CostsThis rule proposes to amend its regulations to clarify the manner for determining a supplemental liability, the process by which the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury) may request...2016-30487"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-22/pdf/2016-30487.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/22/2016-30487/federal-employees-retirement-system-government-costsThis rule proposes to amend its regulations to clarify the manner for determining a supplemental liability, the process by which the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury) may request reconsideration of OPM's valuation of the supplemental liability, and to make associated changes. OPM also proposes to amends its regulations to clarify the employee categories it will use to compute the normal cost percentages.
2016-12-12RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePersonnel Management in AgenciesThis rule is intended to align human capital management practices to broader agency strategic planning activities, and better align human capital activities with an agency's mission and strategic goals. This will enable agency leadership to better...2016-29600"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-12/pdf/2016-29600.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/12/2016-29600/personnel-management-in-agenciesThis rule is intended to align human capital management practices to broader agency strategic planning activities, and better align human capital activities with an agency's mission and strategic goals. This will enable agency leadership to better leverage the workforce to achieve results. In addition, the final regulation will allow agencies to gather additional information from employee surveys.
2016-12-02RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Programs' Coverage Exception for Children of Same-Sex Domestic PartnersThis action amends the rule to create a regulatory exception that allows children of same-sex domestic partners living overseas to maintain their Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) coverage...2016-28789"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-02/pdf/2016-28789.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/02/2016-28789/federal-employees-health-benefits-and-federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-programsThis action amends the rule to create a regulatory exception that allows children of same-sex domestic partners living overseas to maintain their Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) coverage until September 30, 2018. Due to a recent Supreme Court decision, as of January 1, 2016, coverage of children of same-sex domestic partners under the FEHB Program and FEDVIP will generally only be allowed if the couple is married, as discussed in Benefits Administration Letter (BAL) 15-207 dated October 5, 2015. OPM recognizes there are additional requirements placed on overseas federal employees that may not apply to other civilian employees with duty stations in the United States making it difficult to travel to the United States to marry same-sex partners.
2016-12-01RuleCouncil of the Inspectors General on Integrity and EfficiencyCouncil of the Inspectors General on Integrity and EfficiencyPrivacy Act RegulationsThe Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is issuing this final rule to establish its procedures relating to access, maintenance, disclosure, and amendment of records that are in a CIGIE system of records under the...2016-28897"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-01/pdf/2016-28897.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/01/2016-28897/privacy-act-regulationsThe Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is issuing this final rule to establish its procedures relating to access, maintenance, disclosure, and amendment of records that are in a CIGIE system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). This final rule also establishes rules of conduct for CIGIE personnel who have responsibilities under the Privacy Act.
2016-12-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area...2016-28784"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-01/pdf/2016-28784.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/01/2016-28784/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boundaries in a number of wage areas, OPM is redefining the following wage areas: Salinas-Monterey, CA; San Francisco, CA; New London, CT; Central and Western Massachusetts; Cincinnati, OH: Dayton, OH, Southeastern Washington-Eastern Oregon; and Spokane, WA.
2016-12-01Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program: Removal of Ineligible Individuals From Existing EnrollmentsThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to provide a process for removal from FEHB enrollments of certain identified...2016-28788"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-01/pdf/2016-28788.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/01/2016-28788/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-removal-of-ineligible-individuals-from-existingThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to provide a process for removal from FEHB enrollments of certain identified individuals who are found not to be eligible as family members. This process would apply to individuals for whom there is a failure to provide adequate documentation of eligibility when requested.
2016-12-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeRecruitment, Selection, and Placement (General) and SuitabilityThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule revising its regulations pertaining to when, during the hiring process, a hiring agency can request information typically collected during a background investigation from an...2016-28782"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-01/pdf/2016-28782.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/01/2016-28782/recruitment-selection-and-placement-general-and-suitabilityThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule revising its regulations pertaining to when, during the hiring process, a hiring agency can request information typically collected during a background investigation from an applicant for Federal employment. OPM is making this change to promote compliance with Merit System Principles as well as the goals of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council and the President's Memorandum of January 31, 2014, ``Enhancing Safeguards to Prevent the Undue Denial of Federal Employment Opportunities to the Unemployed and Those Facing Financial Difficulty Through No Fault of Their Own.'' In addition, the final rule will help agencies comply with the President's Memorandum of April 29, 2016, ``Promoting Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals.'' The intended effect of this rule is to encourage more individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills, and ability to apply for Federal positions by making it more clear that the Government provides a fair opportunity to compete for Federal employment to applicants from all segments of society, including those with prior criminal histories or who have experienced financial difficulty through no fault of their own.
2016-12-01Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeRemoval of Eligible Family Members From Existing Self and Family EnrollmentsThis action would amend Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program rules. This proposed rule is in response to enrollee requests to remove family members from existing enrollments. The intended effect of this action is to allow certain eligible...2016-28787"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-01/pdf/2016-28787.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/01/2016-28787/removal-of-eligible-family-members-from-existing-self-and-family-enrollmentsThis action would amend Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program rules. This proposed rule is in response to enrollee requests to remove family members from existing enrollments. The intended effect of this action is to allow certain eligible family members to be removed from self and family or self plus one enrollments.
2016-11-30RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule will address an anomalous...2016-28769"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-30/pdf/2016-28769.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/30/2016-28769/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-new-york-ny-and-philadelphia-pa-appropriated-fundThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule will address an anomalous situation affecting Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Portions of the Joint Base are currently defined to the Philadelphia wage area and to the New York wage area. OPM has developed a new criterion for defining wage areas to address this unique situation so that the entire Joint Base is covered by a single wage schedule.
2016-11-30Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeEmployment in the Excepted ServiceThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise its regulations governing employment in the excepted service. The proposed rules will clarify the existing policy on exemptions from excepted service selection procedures, and provide...2016-28783"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-30/pdf/2016-28783.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/30/2016-28783/employment-in-the-excepted-serviceThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise its regulations governing employment in the excepted service. The proposed rules will clarify the existing policy on exemptions from excepted service selection procedures, and provide additional procedures for passing over a preference eligible veteran. The intended effect of these proposed changes is to strengthen the application of veterans' entitlements in the excepted service.
2016-11-21Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePay Administration Under the Fair Labor Standards ActThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to revise the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended (``FLSA'' or ``Act''). The revised regulations are intended to provide a clearer understanding of coverage...2016-27887"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-21/pdf/2016-27887.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/21/2016-27887/pay-administration-under-the-fair-labor-standards-actThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to revise the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended (``FLSA'' or ``Act''). The revised regulations are intended to provide a clearer understanding of coverage under the Act and to ensure that the FLSA's intended overtime protections are fully implemented. By way of this rulemaking, OPM seeks to harmonize OPM's regulations with revisions made to the Department of Labor's (DOL) FLSA regulations by updating the salary-based nonexemption level and by providing for future automatic updates to that level consistent with the automatic updating mechanism utilized in DOL's FLSA regulations.
2016-11-21RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program Coverage for Certain Firefighters and Intermittent Emergency Response PersonnelThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to make certain firefighters hired under a temporary appointment and certain intermittent emergency response...2016-27901"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-21/pdf/2016-27901.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/21/2016-27901/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-coverage-for-certain-firefighters-and-intermittentThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to make certain firefighters hired under a temporary appointment and certain intermittent emergency response personnel eligible to be enrolled in a health benefits plan under the FEHB Program. These amendments were the subject of interim rules published on July 19, 2012 and November 14, 2012.
2016-11-21RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeVeterans' PreferenceThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule that implements statutory changes pertaining to veterans' preference. These changes were made in response to the Hubbard Act, which broadened the category of individuals eligible for...2016-27886"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-21/pdf/2016-27886.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/21/2016-27886/veterans-preferenceThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule that implements statutory changes pertaining to veterans' preference. These changes were made in response to the Hubbard Act, which broadened the category of individuals eligible for veterans' preference; and to implement the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, which requires Federal agencies to treat certain active duty service members as preference eligibles for purposes of an appointment to the competitive service, even though the service members have not been discharged or released from active duty and do not have a Department of Defense (DD) Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. In addition, OPM has updated its regulations to reference existing requirements for the alternative ranking and selection procedure called ``category rating,'' and to add a reference to the end date of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which affected veteran status and preference eligibility. This action aligns OPM's regulations with existing statutes.
2016-11-18RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeStandards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendment to the Standards Governing Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts from Outside SourcesThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule revising the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The final rule modifies the...2016-27036"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-18/pdf/2016-27036.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/18/2016-27036/standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-executive-branch-amendment-to-the-standardsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule revising the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The final rule modifies the existing regulations to more effectively advance public confidence in the integrity of Federal officials. The final rule also incorporates past interpretive guidance, adds and updates regulatory examples, improves clarity, updates citations, and makes technical corrections.
2016-11-08RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeCareer and Career-Conditional EmploymentThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule on creditable service for career tenure. The final regulation removes the requirement for creditable service to be substantially continuous and instead allows an individual to attain...2016-26888"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-08/pdf/2016-26888.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/08/2016-26888/career-and-career-conditional-employmentThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule on creditable service for career tenure. The final regulation removes the requirement for creditable service to be substantially continuous and instead allows an individual to attain career tenure after completing at least 3 years of total creditable service.
2016-11-07RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeRevision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals, and Revision of Touhy Regulations Governing Release of Information in Response to Legal Proceedings; CorrectionThis document corrects the Overview of Comments Received section to a final rule published in the Federal Register as of October 24, 2016, regarding Revision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals, and Revision of...2016-26779"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-07/pdf/2016-26779.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/07/2016-26779/revision-of-regulations-governing-freedom-of-information-act-requests-and-appeals-and-revision-ofThis document corrects the Overview of Comments Received section to a final rule published in the Federal Register as of October 24, 2016, regarding Revision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals, and Revision of Touhy Regulations Governing Release of Information in Response to Legal Proceedings. This correction addresses the final paragraph of Section II, Overview of Comments Received, which should be disregarded or removed.
2016-11-02RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeExecutive Branch Ethics Program AmendmentsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending the regulation that sets forth the elements and procedures of the executive branch ethics program. This comprehensive revision is informed by the experience gained over the last...2016-26418"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-02/pdf/2016-26418.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/02/2016-26418/executive-branch-ethics-program-amendmentsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending the regulation that sets forth the elements and procedures of the executive branch ethics program. This comprehensive revision is informed by the experience gained over the last several decades administering the program, and was developed in consultation with agency ethics officials, the federal inspector general community, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Department of Justice. The final rule defines and describes the executive branch ethics program, delineates the responsibilities of various stakeholders, and enumerates key executive branch ethics procedures.
2016-11-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of the InteriorThe Department of the Interior (DOI), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of the Interior (Supplemental Standards). The Supplemental...2016-26458"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-02/pdf/2016-26458.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/02/2016-26458/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-department-of-the-interiorThe Department of the Interior (DOI), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of the Interior (Supplemental Standards). The Supplemental Standards apply only to DOI personnel and augment the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (OGE Standards). This direct final rule amends portions of the Supplemental Standards to account for the current DOI structure resulting from organizational changes that established new bureaus and an office within DOI.
2016-10-24RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeRevision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals, and Revision of Touhy Regulations Governing Release of Information in Response to Legal ProceedingsFinal rule. This final rule updates and clarifies the procedures for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and appeals to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The rule describes additional methods for submitting FOIA requests and...2016-23215"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-24/pdf/2016-23215.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/24/2016-23215/revision-of-regulations-governing-freedom-of-information-act-requests-and-appeals-and-revision-ofFinal rule. This final rule updates and clarifies the procedures for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and appeals to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The rule describes additional methods for submitting FOIA requests and appeals. It also promotes efficiency in FOIA administration by enhancing OSC's ability to respond to certain requests on an expedited basis. The final rule makes minor technical revisions to the name of an OSC unit and to OSC's Internet, fax, and physical address information. The rule also establishes procedures that requesters must follow when making demands on or requests to an OSC employee to produce official records or provide testimony relating to official information in connection with a legal proceeding in which the OSC is not a party.
2016-10-21RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Excepted Service and Pathways ProgramsThis action amends the rule to reflect that excepted service employees hired under the internship program known as the Pathways Programs may elect to enroll in Federal Employee's Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), if applicable Federal requirements are met....2016-25507"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-21/pdf/2016-25507.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/21/2016-25507/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-excepted-service-and-pathways-programsThis action amends the rule to reflect that excepted service employees hired under the internship program known as the Pathways Programs may elect to enroll in Federal Employee's Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), if applicable Federal requirements are met. This action is necessary due to the omission of technical changes to OPMs final rule, Excepted Service, Career and Career-Conditional Employment, and Pathways Programs, issued on May 11, 2012, which concerns the excepted service internship programs. The effect of this action is to remove a barrier to recruiting students and recent graduates to help the Federal Government better compete with all employers when it comes to hiring qualified applicants for entry-level positions.
2016-10-18Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component DesignationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, OGE is...2016-25054"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-18/pdf/2016-25054.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/18/2016-25054/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-restrictions-revision-of-departmental-component-designationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, OGE is proposing to revoke two existing component designations and add five new component designations, based on the recommendations of the agencies concerned.
2016-10-17Proposed RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeFiling of Complaints of Prohibited Personnel Practices or other Prohibited Activities and Filing Disclosures of Information; CorrectionThis document corrects the Addresses section to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register as of September 2, 2016, regarding Filing of Complaints of Prohibited Personnel Practices or other Prohibited Activities and Filing Disclosures of...2016-24974"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-17/pdf/2016-24974.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/17/2016-24974/filing-of-complaints-of-prohibited-personnel-practices-or-other-prohibited-activities-and-filingThis document corrects the Addresses section to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register as of September 2, 2016, regarding Filing of Complaints of Prohibited Personnel Practices or other Prohibited Activities and Filing Disclosures of Information. This correction addresses a typographical error in the email address used for submitting a comment pursuant to the notice.
2016-10-05Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeExecutive Branch Financial Disclosure, Qualified Trusts, and Certificates of DivestitureThe Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) was enacted on April 4, 2012. The Act imposed additional financial disclosure requirements on individuals required to file public financial disclosure statements pursuant to the Ethics in...2016-22958"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-05/pdf/2016-22958.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/05/2016-22958/executive-branch-financial-disclosure-qualified-trusts-and-certificates-of-divestitureThe Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) was enacted on April 4, 2012. The Act imposed additional financial disclosure requirements on individuals required to file public financial disclosure statements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act. Pursuant to section 402(b) of the Ethics in Government Act, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is revising the regulations governing financial disclosure to incorporate the new reporting requirements imposed by the STOCK Act. As a part of the revision, OGE also is modernizing language, making changes to the confidential filing requirements, adding and updating examples, and conforming the language of the regulation more closely to that of the Ethics in Government Act. In addition, OGE is proposing an updated definition of ``widely diversified'' for Excepted Investment Fund purposes that brings the definition in line with the definition of ``diversified'' found in the exemptions to the conflicts of interest law governing personal financial interests.
2016-09-15RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityTestimony by FLRA Employees and Production of Official Records in Legal ProceedingsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) amends its procedures for requesters to follow when making requests to or demands on an employee of the FLRA's three-member Authority component (Authority), the Office of the General Counsel, or the Federal...2016-21427"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-15/pdf/2016-21427.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/15/2016-21427/testimony-by-flra-employees-and-production-of-official-records-in-legal-proceedingsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) amends its procedures for requesters to follow when making requests to or demands on an employee of the FLRA's three-member Authority component (Authority), the Office of the General Counsel, or the Federal Service Impasses Panel (Panel) to produce official records or provide testimony relating to official information in connection with a legal proceeding. Specifically, the amendments expand the regulation's definition of ``legal proceeding'' to include matters in which the FLRA is a party. The amendments additionally delegate decision-making responsibility to the heads of each of the three components, depending on where the information is located, to ensure that responses to such requests or demands are handled in an orderly, efficient, and consistent manner. The amended procedures will better protect confidential information, provide guidance to requesters and FLRA employees, and reduce the potential for both inappropriate disclosures of official information and wasteful allocation of FLRA resources.
2016-09-07Proposed RuleCouncil of the Inspectors General on Integrity and EfficiencyCouncil of the Inspectors General on Integrity and EfficiencyPrivacy Act RegulationsThe Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is issuing this proposed rule to establish its procedures relating to access, maintenance, disclosure, and amendment of records that are in a CIGIE system of records under the...2016-21473"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-07/pdf/2016-21473.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/07/2016-21473/privacy-act-regulationsThe Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is issuing this proposed rule to establish its procedures relating to access, maintenance, disclosure, and amendment of records that are in a CIGIE system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). The proposed rule also establishes rules of conduct for CIGIE personnel who have responsibilities under the Privacy Act.
2016-09-06RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeInterpretation, Exemptions and Waiver Guidance Concerning the Federal Criminal Conflict of Interest Statute Prohibiting Acts Affecting a Personal Financial Interest; Amendment to Definition of “Employee”The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing this interim final rule to make a technical modification to the definition of ``employee'' in its regulations implementing the federal criminal conflict of interest statute concerning acts affecting a...2016-21293"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-06/pdf/2016-21293.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/06/2016-21293/interpretation-exemptions-and-waiver-guidance-concerning-the-federal-criminal-conflict-of-interestThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing this interim final rule to make a technical modification to the definition of ``employee'' in its regulations implementing the federal criminal conflict of interest statute concerning acts affecting a personal financial interest, in order to ensure their continued applicability to all individuals subject to requirements of the statute.
2016-09-02Proposed RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeFiling of Complaints of Prohibited Personnel Practices or Other Prohibited Activities and Filing Disclosures of InformationThe U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposes to revise its regulations regarding the filing of complaints and disclosures with OSC, and also to update the prohibited personnel practice provisions. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of...2016-20527"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-02/pdf/2016-20527.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/02/2016-20527/filing-of-complaints-of-prohibited-personnel-practices-or-other-prohibited-activities-and-filingThe U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposes to revise its regulations regarding the filing of complaints and disclosures with OSC, and also to update the prohibited personnel practice provisions. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and implementing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, OSC has also requested approval from OMB for a new, dynamic electronic form to be used for filing complaints and disclosures. This new form will replace Forms OSC-11, OSC-12, and OSC-13, which were previously approved by OMB. Access to the new electronic form relevant to this proposed rule has been submitted to the OMB for review.
2016-09-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeSpecial Rights for Transferred Employees Under the Dodd-Frank Act Regarding Federal Employees' Group Life InsuranceThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Final Rulemaking to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act). The Act includes authorization for certain transferred employees to have a...2016-21077"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-01/pdf/2016-21077.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/01/2016-21077/special-rights-for-transferred-employees-under-the-dodd-frank-act-regarding-federal-employees-groupThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Final Rulemaking to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act). The Act includes authorization for certain transferred employees to have a special enrollment opportunity and special rights regarding Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) to ensure their continuity of benefits coverage.
2016-08-31Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeAccess to Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) for Employees of Certain Indian Tribal EmployersThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address the implementation of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010,...2016-20566"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-31/pdf/2016-20566.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/31/2016-20566/access-to-federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-for-employees-of-certain-indian-tribal-employersThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address the implementation of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, as amended (ACA) making Federal employee health insurance accessible to employees of certain Indian tribal entities. The ACA includes authorization for Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations that carry out certain programs to purchase coverage, rights, and benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for their employees. Tribal employers and tribal employees will be responsible for the full cost of benefits, plus an administrative fee.
2016-08-30Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program: FEHB Employee Premium Contributions for Employees in Leave Without Pay or Other Nonpay StatusThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to provide flexibility to agencies regarding payment for Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) coverage for employees entering leave without pay (LWOP) or any other...2016-20565"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-30/pdf/2016-20565.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/30/2016-20565/federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-program-fehb-employee-premium-contributions-for-employees-inThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to provide flexibility to agencies regarding payment for Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) coverage for employees entering leave without pay (LWOP) or any other type of nonpay status, except when nonpay is as a result of a lapse of appropriations. The regulation also affects employees who have insufficient pay to cover their premium contribution. Under current regulations, a Federal agency pays the employee's share and the Government's share of FEHB premiums if an employee in LWOP or other nonpay status elects to continue coverage while in LWOP or other nonpay status and agrees to repay the agency (referred to interchangeably as ``employing office'') for their employee share upon return to employment for up to 365 days. In other words, the agency must allow an employee to incur a debt for the employee contribution to premium. This outlay of funds may result in an agency incurring a significant amount of debt. This proposed rule would provide an agency with the flexibility to require that all of its employees in LWOP or other nonpay status, except as a result of lapse of appropriations, pay their employee share for FEHB coverage directly to the agency and keep the payments current, if those employees elect to continue FEHB enrollment. Under 5 U.S.C. 8906(e), if an employee in LWOP status chooses to continue FEHB enrollment, the employee and Government contributions shall be paid on a current basis; and, if necessary, the agency shall approve advance payment of a portion of basic pay sufficient to cover the employee contribution. The agency will then recover the amount that it advanced from the employee upon his or her return to employment. Under current regulations employees in LWOP or other nonpay status can elect to make premium payments directly to an agency and keep payments current. Alternatively, employees in these circumstances may elect not to pay premiums directly on a current basis and can incur a debt such that their employing office advances the payments to cover their premiums. The employee agrees that upon his or her return to employment, or upon pay becoming sufficient, the employing office will deduct, in addition to the current pay period's premium, the accrued unpaid premiums from the employee's salary until the debt is recovered. Under this proposed rule, an agency may choose to require that an employee pay premiums directly to the agency on a current basis if the agency makes a determination that all employees in non-pay or insufficient pay status must pay premiums currently. The proposed rule also specifies the procedures for disenrollment for nonpayment of premiums.
2016-08-25RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Excepted Service and Pathways Programs Miscellaneous Clarifications and CorrectionsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to make technical corrections to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) regulations allowing...2016-20186"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-25/pdf/2016-20186.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/25/2016-20186/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-and-federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-programThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to make technical corrections to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) regulations allowing coverage for participants in the Pathways Programs. The Pathways Programs were created by Executive Order (E.O.) 13562, signed by the President on December 27, 2010, and are designed to enable the Federal Government to compete effectively for students and recent graduates by improving its recruitment efforts through internships and similar programs with Federal agencies.
2016-08-24Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Kent County, Michigan, and Cameron County, Texas, to Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Kent County, Michigan, as an area of application county to the Macomb, MI, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and Cameron County,...2016-20179"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-24/pdf/2016-20179.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/24/2016-20179/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-kent-county-michigan-and-cameron-county-texas-toThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Kent County, Michigan, as an area of application county to the Macomb, MI, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and Cameron County, Texas, as an area of application county to the Nueces, TX, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because there are NAF FWS employees working in Kent and Cameron Counties, and the counties are not currently defined to NAF wage areas.
2016-08-24RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Asheville, NC, and Charlotte, NC, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Asheville, NC, and Charlotte, NC, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule will redefine Alexander and...2016-20172"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-24/pdf/2016-20172.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/24/2016-20172/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-asheville-nc-and-charlotte-nc-appropriated-fund-federalThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Asheville, NC, and Charlotte, NC, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule will redefine Alexander and Catawba Counties, NC, from the Charlotte wage area to the Asheville wage area. These changes are based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area.
2016-08-05RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeDisabled Veteran Leave and Other Miscellaneous ChangesThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to implement the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, which establishes a separate new leave category, to be known as ``disabled veteran leave,'' available during a 12-month period...2016-18516"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-05/pdf/2016-18516.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/05/2016-18516/disabled-veteran-leave-and-other-miscellaneous-changesThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to implement the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, which establishes a separate new leave category, to be known as ``disabled veteran leave,'' available during a 12-month period beginning on the first day of employment to be used by an employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability. We are also rescinding two obsolete leave-related regulations.
2016-07-26RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeStandards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendments to the Seeking Other Employment RulesThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch regarding seeking other employment. The final rule incorporates past interpretive advice, updates...2016-17553"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-07-26/pdf/2016-17553.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/26/2016-17553/standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-executive-branch-amendments-to-the-seeking-otherThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch regarding seeking other employment. The final rule incorporates past interpretive advice, updates examples, improves clarity, and makes technical corrections. In addition, the final rule implements the statutory notification requirements that apply to individuals required to file public financial disclosure reports under section 101 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 when they negotiate for or have an agreement of future employment or compensation.
2016-07-20Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine...2016-17029"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-07-20/pdf/2016-17029.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/20/2016-17029/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-new-york-ny-and-philadelphia-pa-appropriated-fundThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst portions of Burlington County, NJ, and Ocean County, NJ, that are currently defined to the Philadelphia wage area to the New York wage area so that the entire Joint Base is covered by a single wage schedule. This change is based on a majority recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the national labor-management committee responsible for advising OPM on the administration of the FWS.
2016-07-19RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeProgram Fraud Civil Remedies: Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties...2016-17026"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-07-19/pdf/2016-17026.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/19/2016-17026/program-fraud-civil-remedies-civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance.
2016-06-29RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Options B and C; CorrectionThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a document in the Federal Register on May 5, 2016 (81 FR 26997) to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulation to provide a second reduction election opportunity for...2016-15261"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-06-29/pdf/2016-15261.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/29/2016-15261/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-options-b-and-c-correctionThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a document in the Federal Register on May 5, 2016 (81 FR 26997) to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulation to provide a second reduction election opportunity for annuitants and compensationers enrolled in FEGLI Option B and Option C. This document makes a minor correction to that rule.
2016-06-28RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeCivil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act ViolationsIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this rule to make inflation adjustments for each of the five civil monetary penalties provided in...2016-15193"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-06-28/pdf/2016-15193.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/28/2016-15193/civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustments-for-ethics-in-government-act-violationsIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this rule to make inflation adjustments for each of the five civil monetary penalties provided in the Ethics in Government Act, as reflected in the executive branchwide financial disclosure and outside employment/activities regulations promulgated by OGE.
2016-06-24Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan...2016-14912"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-06-24/pdf/2016-14912.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/24/2016-14912/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boundaries in a number of wage areas, OPM proposes redefinitions affecting the following wage areas: Salinas-Monterey, CA; San Francisco, CA; New London, CT; Central and Western Massachusetts; Cincinnati, OH: Dayton, OH, Southeastern Washington-Eastern Oregon; and Spokane, WA.
2016-06-06Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeExecutive Branch Ethics Program AmendmentsThe Office of Government Ethics is proposing to amend the regulation that sets forth the elements and procedures of the executive branch ethics program. This comprehensive revision of 5 CFR part 2638 is informed by the experience gained over the last...2016-13152"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-06-06/pdf/2016-13152.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/06/2016-13152/executive-branch-ethics-program-amendmentsThe Office of Government Ethics is proposing to amend the regulation that sets forth the elements and procedures of the executive branch ethics program. This comprehensive revision of 5 CFR part 2638 is informed by the experience gained over the last several decades administering the program, and was developed in consultation with agency ethics officials, the inspector general community, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Department of Justice. The proposed regulation defines and describes the executive branch ethics program, delineates the responsibilities of various stakeholders, and enumerates key executive branch ethics procedures.
2016-06-06Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeDisabled Veteran Leave and Other Miscellaneous ChangesThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to implement the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, which establishes a new leave category, to be known as ``disabled veteran leave,'' available during a 12-month period...2016-13285"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-06-06/pdf/2016-13285.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/06/2016-13285/disabled-veteran-leave-and-other-miscellaneous-changesThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to implement the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, which establishes a new leave category, to be known as ``disabled veteran leave,'' available during a 12-month period beginning on the first day of employment to be used by an employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability. In addition, we are proposing to rescind two obsolete regulations.
2016-05-06Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrivacy Procedures for Personnel RecordsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to amend part 297 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, to implement a 60-day timeframe for individuals to appeal or submit requests for administrative review of initial decisions regarding access...2016-10538"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-05-06/pdf/2016-10538.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/06/2016-10538/privacy-procedures-for-personnel-recordsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to amend part 297 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, to implement a 60-day timeframe for individuals to appeal or submit requests for administrative review of initial decisions regarding access and amendment requests involving records maintained in OPM systems of records. This proposed change will allow greater efficiency in processing appeals and requests for administrative review and will also improve the office's records maintenance and disposal policies. OPM's retention of the Privacy Act Case Records are to be maintained in accordance with the NARA General Records Schedule 14 which relies on whether or not the request is appealed to institute a disposal timeframe. The addition of this appeal or administrative review timeframe will allow offices to dispose of records in accordance with the NARA General Records Schedule 14. OPM is also proposing to update the points of contact for Privacy Act matters, including where to address appeals or requests for administrative review of access and amendment denials involving records maintained in OPM systems of records. OPM also proposes to amend part 297 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations to implement exemptions for the OPM Central-9/Personnel Investigations Records, the OPM Internal 16/Adjudications Officer Control Files, the newly established OPM Internal 20/Integrity Assurance Officer Control Files, and the newly established OPM Internal 19/Investigative Training Records. In this proposed rulemaking, OPM proposes to exempt portions of these system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act to safeguard national security information, and law enforcement information, to protect the identities of sources who furnished information under an express promise of confidentiality, and to safeguard qualifications testing and examination materials that would, if released, compromise the objectivity or fairness of the testing or examination process.
2016-05-05RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Options B and CThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulation to provide a second reduction election opportunity for annuitants and compensationers enrolled in FEGLI Option...2016-10539"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-05-05/pdf/2016-10539.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/05/2016-10539/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-options-b-and-cThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulation to provide a second reduction election opportunity for annuitants and compensationers enrolled in FEGLI Option B and Option C. This new procedure replaces the procedure by which FEGLI enrollees elect the allowable multiples of coverage they wish to continue during retirement or while receiving compensation.
2016-05-05Proposed RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeRevision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals, and Revision of Touhy Regulations Governing Release of Information in Response to Legal ProceedingsThe U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would update and clarify the procedures for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and appeals, and would modify the manner in which FOIA requests...2016-09799"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-05-05/pdf/2016-09799.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/05/2016-09799/revision-of-regulations-governing-freedom-of-information-act-requests-and-appeals-and-revision-ofThe U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would update and clarify the procedures for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and appeals, and would modify the manner in which FOIA requests qualify for expedited processing at OSC. The proposed rule would describe additional methods for submitting FOIA requests and appeals. It would also promote efficiency in FOIA administration by enhancing OSC's ability to respond to certain requests on an expedited basis. The proposed rule makes minor technical revisions to the name of an OSC unit and to OSC's Internet and physical address information. OSC also seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would establish procedures that requesters must follow when making demands on or requests to an OSC employee to produce official records or provide testimony relating to official information in connection with a legal proceeding in which the OSC is not a party. The proposed rule would also establish procedures to respond to such demands and requests in an orderly and consistent manner. The proposed rule will promote uniformity in decisions, protect confidential information, provide guidance to requesters, and reduce the potential for both inappropriate disclosures of official information and wasteful allocation of agency resources.
2016-05-02Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeRecruitment, Selection, and Placement (General) and SuitabilityThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise its regulations pertaining to when, during the hiring process (unless an exception is granted), a hiring agency can request information typically collected during a background...2016-10063"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-05-02/pdf/2016-10063.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/02/2016-10063/recruitment-selection-and-placement-general-and-suitabilityThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise its regulations pertaining to when, during the hiring process (unless an exception is granted), a hiring agency can request information typically collected during a background investigation from an applicant for Federal employment. OPM is proposing this change to promote compliance with Merit System Principles as well as the goal of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council and the President's Memorandum of January 31, 2014, ``Enhancing Safeguards to Prevent the Undue Denial of Federal Employment Opportunities to the Unemployed and Those Facing Financial Difficulty Through No Fault of Their Own.'' The intended effect of this proposal is to better ensure that applicants from all segments of society, including those with prior criminal histories, receive a fair opportunity to compete for Federal employment.
2016-04-27Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Asheville, NC, and Charlotte, NC, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Asheville, NC, and Charlotte, NC, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine...2016-09701"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-04-27/pdf/2016-09701.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/27/2016-09701/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-asheville-nc-and-charlotte-nc-appropriated-fund-federalThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Asheville, NC, and Charlotte, NC, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine Alexander and Catawba Counties, NC, from the Charlotte wage area to the Asheville wage area. These changes are based on a recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area. There are no FWS employees stationed in Alexander or Catawba Counties.
2016-04-27RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Court Orders Prior to July 22, 1998The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing this final regulation to adopt as final the interim final regulation published on December 4, 2012. The regulation implements section 8705 of title 5, United States Code regarding the effect of any...2016-09674"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-04-27/pdf/2016-09674.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/27/2016-09674/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-court-orders-prior-to-july-22-1998The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing this final regulation to adopt as final the interim final regulation published on December 4, 2012. The regulation implements section 8705 of title 5, United States Code regarding the effect of any court decree of divorce, annulment, or legal separation, or any court-approved property settlement agreement incident to any court decree of divorce, annulment, or legal separation (hereinafter ``court order'') where the court order expressly provides that an individual receive Federal Employee's Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) benefits. The regulations will allow court orders submitted to the appropriate Federal agency before July 22, 1998 to be effective for providing FEGLI benefits if the court order was received in the appropriate office before the insured Federal employee's or annuitant's death. This revision does not affect the current statutory limitation that court orders apply only when FEGLI benefits are based on insured individuals who died on or after July 22, 1998.
2016-04-26RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Newburgh, NY, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to abolish the Newburgh, New York, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Orange County, NY, to the New York, NY, survey area; Dutchess County, NY, to the...2016-09702"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-04-26/pdf/2016-09702.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/26/2016-09702/prevailing-rate-systems-abolishment-of-the-newburgh-ny-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wageThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to abolish the Newburgh, New York, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Orange County, NY, to the New York, NY, survey area; Dutchess County, NY, to the New York area of application; Delaware and Ulster Counties, NY, to the Albany- Schenectady-Troy, NY, area of application; and Sullivan County, NY, to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, area of application. These changes are based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to nearby FWS survey areas.
2016-04-08RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFamily and Medical Leave Act; Definition of SpouseThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is revising the definition of spouse in its regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a result of the decision by the United States Supreme Court holding section 3 of the Defense of Marriage...2016-08081"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-04-08/pdf/2016-08081.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/08/2016-08081/family-and-medical-leave-act-definition-of-spouseThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is revising the definition of spouse in its regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a result of the decision by the United States Supreme Court holding section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. The new definition replaces the existing definition, which contains language from DOMA that refers to ``a legal union between one man and one woman.'' The new definition permits Federal employees with same-sex spouses to use FMLA leave in the same manner as Federal employees with opposite-sex spouses.
2016-03-08Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Filing Deadlines for Court Review of Administrative Final Decisions; Withdrawal of Proposed RuleThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule on January 12, 2016 to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program regulations to establish a timeframe for filing civil actions or claims against the...2016-05118"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-03-08/pdf/2016-05118.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/08/2016-05118/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-filing-deadlines-for-court-review-of-administrativeThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule on January 12, 2016 to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program regulations to establish a timeframe for filing civil actions or claims against the United States based on 5 U.S.C. chapter 870 (Life Insurance). OPM is withdrawing the proposed rule to undertake further analysis of the subject matter referenced in the proposed rule.
2016-02-29RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility; CorrectionsThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a document in the Federal Register on October 30, 2015, (80 FR 66785) expanding eligibility to apply for coverage under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). The final...2016-04322"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-02-29/pdf/2016-04322.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/29/2016-04322/federal-long-term-care-insurance-program-eligibility-correctionsThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a document in the Federal Register on October 30, 2015, (80 FR 66785) expanding eligibility to apply for coverage under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). The final rule stated that the definitions for ``domestic partner'' and ``domestic partnership'' were revised, but OPM meant to add the definitions. This correcting amendment adds those definitions to OPM's regulations.
2016-02-22RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Hancock County, Mississippi, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Hancock County, Mississippi, as an area of application county to the Harrison, MS, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary...2016-03588"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-02-22/pdf/2016-03588.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/22/2016-03588/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-hancock-county-mississippi-to-a-nonappropriated-fund-federalThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Hancock County, Mississippi, as an area of application county to the Harrison, MS, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there are four NAF FWS employees working in Hancock County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
2016-02-17Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeStandards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendments to the Seeking Other Employment RulesThe Office of Government Ethics is amending the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch regarding seeking other employment, to conform with interpretive advice, update examples, improve clarity, and make technical...2016-03214"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-02-17/pdf/2016-03214.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/17/2016-03214/standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-executive-branch-amendments-to-the-seeking-otherThe Office of Government Ethics is amending the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch regarding seeking other employment, to conform with interpretive advice, update examples, improve clarity, and make technical corrections. In addition, the proposed amendments implement the statutory notification requirements that apply to individuals required to file public financial disclosure reports under section 101 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 when they negotiate for or have an agreement of future employment or compensation.
2016-02-08Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePersonnel Management in AgenciesThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations that introduce updated systems and regulatory definitions for managing human resources in the Federal Government. The rulemaking also proposes to reduce and clarify the reporting...2016-02112"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-02-08/pdf/2016-02112.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/08/2016-02112/personnel-management-in-agenciesThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations that introduce updated systems and regulatory definitions for managing human resources in the Federal Government. The rulemaking also proposes to reduce and clarify the reporting procedures that agencies are required to follow, creates a data-driven review process (HRStat); and describes workforce planning methods that agencies are required to follow. Additionally, the proposed regulation aligns Strategic Human Capital Management to the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-352). It also sets forth the new Human Capital Framework (HCF), which replaces the Human Capital Assessment Accountability Framework (HCAAF).
2016-01-28Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeNoncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military SpousesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed regulation limiting to one the number of permanent appointments spouses of 100 percent disabled and spouses of deceased members of the Armed Forces may receive under these provisions....2016-01476"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-01-28/pdf/2016-01476.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/28/2016-01476/noncompetitive-appointment-of-certain-military-spousesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed regulation limiting to one the number of permanent appointments spouses of 100 percent disabled and spouses of deceased members of the Armed Forces may receive under these provisions. OPM is making this change based on a provision contained in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The intended effect of this change is to conform our regulation with the statute.
2016-01-12Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Filing Deadlines for Court Review of Administrative Final DecisionsThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program regulation to establish a timeframe for filing civil actions or claims against the United States...2016-00453"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-01-12/pdf/2016-00453.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/12/2016-00453/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-filing-deadlines-for-court-review-of-administrativeThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program regulation to establish a timeframe for filing civil actions or claims against the United States based on 5 U.S.C. Chapter 870 (Life Insurance).
2015-12-30Proposed RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeRevision of Regulations To Allow Federal Contractors, Subcontractors, and Grantees To File Whistleblower Disclosures With the U.S. Office of Special Counsel; Withdrawal of Proposed RuleIn the Federal Register published on January 22, 2015, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued a proposed rule that would allow the agency to accept covered disclosures of wrongdoing from employees working under a contract or grant with the...2015-32855"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-12-30/pdf/2015-32855.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/30/2015-32855/revision-of-regulations-to-allow-federal-contractors-subcontractors-and-grantees-to-fileIn the Federal Register published on January 22, 2015, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued a proposed rule that would allow the agency to accept covered disclosures of wrongdoing from employees working under a contract or grant with the Federal government. OSC hereby withdraws this proposed rule.
2015-12-10RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePay Under the General Schedule2015-31128"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-12-10/pdf/2015-31128.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/10/2015-31128/pay-under-the-general-schedule
2015-12-04RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeHuman Resources Management Reporting RequirementsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations that would remove regulatory requirements for Federal agencies to submit reports to OPM relating to their implementation of certain human resources management programs and authorities.2015-30638"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-12-04/pdf/2015-30638.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/04/2015-30638/human-resources-management-reporting-requirementsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations that would remove regulatory requirements for Federal agencies to submit reports to OPM relating to their implementation of certain human resources management programs and authorities.
2015-11-30RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Harrisburg, PA and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule will...2015-30308"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-11-30/pdf/2015-30308.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/30/2015-30308/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-harrisburg-pa-and-scranton-wilkes-barre-pa-appropriatedThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule will redefine Montour County, PA, from the Harrisburg wage area to the Scranton- Wilkes-Barre wage area. This change is based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the county proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area.
2015-11-30Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Newburgh, NY, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would abolish the Newburgh, New York, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Orange County, NY, to the New York, NY, survey area; Dutchess County,...2015-30310"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-11-30/pdf/2015-30310.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/30/2015-30310/prevailing-rate-systems-abolishment-of-the-newburgh-ny-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wageThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would abolish the Newburgh, New York, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Orange County, NY, to the New York, NY, survey area; Dutchess County, NY, to the New York area of application; Delaware and Ulster Counties, NY, to the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, area of application; and Sullivan County, NY, to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, area of application. These changes are based on a recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to nearby FWS survey areas.
2015-11-27Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeStandards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendment to the Standards Governing Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts From Outside SourcesThe Office of Government Ethics is proposing to revise the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The proposed amendments modify the...2015-29208"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-11-27/pdf/2015-29208.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/27/2015-29208/standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-executive-branch-amendment-to-the-standardsThe Office of Government Ethics is proposing to revise the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The proposed amendments modify the existing regulations to more effectively advance public confidence in the integrity of Federal officials. The proposed amendments would also incorporate past interpretive guidance, add and update regulatory examples, improve clarity, update citations and make technical corrections.
2015-11-10Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Providing Option C Coverage for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners; WithdrawalThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hereby withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to allow children of same-sex domestic partners living in states...2015-28569"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-11-10/pdf/2015-28569.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/10/2015-28569/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-providing-option-c-coverage-for-children-of-same-sexThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hereby withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to allow children of same-sex domestic partners living in states that do not allow same- sex couples to marry to be covered as family members under an eligible individual's FEGLI Option C enrollment.
2015-10-30RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility ChangesThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) regulation to expand eligibility to apply for coverage under the Program. This rule expands the definition of...2015-27381"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-30/pdf/2015-27381.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/30/2015-27381/federal-long-term-care-insurance-program-eligibility-changesThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) regulation to expand eligibility to apply for coverage under the Program. This rule expands the definition of ``qualified relative'' to include opposite-sex domestic partners of Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees, annuitants, members of the uniformed services, and retired members of the uniformed services. In addition, this rule provides that adult children of domestic partners will be considered one of the types of individuals comprising the statutory term ``qualified relative'' who may apply for FLTCIP coverage.
2015-10-30RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its rules of practice and procedure to clarify that parties have a right to discovery under the MSPB's existing discovery procedures in compliance proceedings.2015-27652"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-30/pdf/2015-27652.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/30/2015-27652/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its rules of practice and procedure to clarify that parties have a right to discovery under the MSPB's existing discovery procedures in compliance proceedings.
2015-10-28RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollment Options Following the Termination of a Plan or Plan OptionThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding enrollment options following the termination of a plan or plan option.2015-27378"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-28/pdf/2015-27378.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/28/2015-27378/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-enrollment-options-following-the-termination-of-a-plan-orThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding enrollment options following the termination of a plan or plan option.
2015-10-27RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeGeneral Schedule Locality Pay AreasThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations on behalf of the President's Pay Agent. These final regulations link the definitions of General Schedule (GS) locality pay area boundaries to updated metropolitan area definitions...2015-27380"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-27/pdf/2015-27380.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/27/2015-27380/general-schedule-locality-pay-areasThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations on behalf of the President's Pay Agent. These final regulations link the definitions of General Schedule (GS) locality pay area boundaries to updated metropolitan area definitions established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in February 2013. These final regulations also establish 13 new locality pay areas, which the Federal Salary Council recommended after reviewing pay levels in all ``Rest of U.S.'' metropolitan statistical areas and combined statistical areas with 2,500 or more GS employees.
2015-10-23RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeSolicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary OrganizationsThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to change the effective date of previously published Combined Federal Campaign regulations to January 1, 2017.2015-27009"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-23/pdf/2015-27009.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/23/2015-27009/solicitation-of-federal-civilian-and-uniformed-service-personnel-for-contributions-to-privateThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to change the effective date of previously published Combined Federal Campaign regulations to January 1, 2017.
2015-10-13RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Special Wage Schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control Employees of the Vicksburg District in MississippiThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to establish special wage schedules specific to nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams...2015-25895"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-13/pdf/2015-25895.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/13/2015-25895/prevailing-rate-systems-special-wage-schedules-for-us-army-corps-of-engineers-flood-controlThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to establish special wage schedules specific to nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams (also known as reservoir projects) at the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division. This final rule assigns lead agency responsibility for establishing and issuing these special wage schedules to the Department of Defense (DOD). The special wage schedules established will have rates of pay identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage schedules and will be adjusted at the same times as those scheduled in the future.
2015-09-25RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeOvertime Pay for Border Patrol AgentsThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to implement section 2 of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, as amended, which established a new method of compensating Border Patrol agents for overtime work. Payments under...2015-24199"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-25/pdf/2015-24199.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/25/2015-24199/overtime-pay-for-border-patrol-agentsThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing final regulations to implement section 2 of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, as amended, which established a new method of compensating Border Patrol agents for overtime work. Payments under this new provision will become payable beginning with the first pay period beginning in January 2016. These regulations affect only Border Patrol agents in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection component of the Department of Homeland Security.
2015-09-25RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeManaging Senior Executive PerformanceThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is amending subpart C of part 430 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, to help agencies design performance appraisal systems for senior executives that support a consistent approach for managing senior...2015-24405"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-25/pdf/2015-24405.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/25/2015-24405/managing-senior-executive-performanceThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is amending subpart C of part 430 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, to help agencies design performance appraisal systems for senior executives that support a consistent approach for managing senior executive performance, incorporate current OPM policies, and reorganize information for ease of reading. We are also amending part 534 to make technical corrections to the regulation on pay for senior level and scientific and professional positions.
2015-09-22RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeOrganization and Functions; Implementation of Statutory Gift Acceptance Authority; Freedom of Information ActThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to update and streamline its organization and functions regulation and its statutory gift acceptance authority implementation. The final rule also updates and streamlines OGE's...2015-23561"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-22/pdf/2015-23561.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/22/2015-23561/organization-and-functions-implementation-of-statutory-gift-acceptance-authority-freedom-ofThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to update and streamline its organization and functions regulation and its statutory gift acceptance authority implementation. The final rule also updates and streamlines OGE's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to reflect OGE's existing policy and practice and to implement changes to the FOIA. Finally, the final rule extends a requester's time to file an administrative appeal, makes administrative changes, and updates cost figures for calculating and charging fees.
2015-09-22RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardDefault Investment Fund ErrorsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations to codify procedures for correcting certain default investment fund errors.2015-24093"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-22/pdf/2015-24093.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/22/2015-24093/default-investment-fund-errorsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations to codify procedures for correcting certain default investment fund errors.
2015-09-21RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component DesignationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this rule to revoke the designation, for purposes of the one-year post- employment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code, of an agency departmental component that was abolished.2015-23560"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-21/pdf/2015-23560.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/21/2015-23560/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-restrictions-revision-of-departmental-component-designationsThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this rule to revoke the designation, for purposes of the one-year post- employment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code, of an agency departmental component that was abolished.
2015-09-17RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program Self Plus One Enrollment TypeThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to add an additional enrollment type called ``self plus one'' for premium rating and family member...2015-23348"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-17/pdf/2015-23348.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/17/2015-23348/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-self-plus-one-enrollment-typeThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to add an additional enrollment type called ``self plus one'' for premium rating and family member eligibility purposes.
2015-09-09RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionFormatting and Non-Substantive Corrections to Authority CitationsThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to better adhere to the Office of Federal Register's (OFR) guidance for formatting authority citations. The NRC is also correcting typographical errors and making other...2015-22517"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-09/pdf/2015-22517.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/09/2015-22517/formatting-and-non-substantive-corrections-to-authority-citationsThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to better adhere to the Office of Federal Register's (OFR) guidance for formatting authority citations. The NRC is also correcting typographical errors and making other non-substantive corrections to its authority citations. This final rule creates no new requirements and does not alter any right or obligation for persons or entities regulated by the NRC.
2015-09-01RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardCriminal Restitution OrdersThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its procedures for processing criminal restitution orders to: Require an enforcement letter from the Department of Justice stating that restitution has been ordered under the Mandatory...2015-21303"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-01/pdf/2015-21303.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/01/2015-21303/criminal-restitution-ordersThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its procedures for processing criminal restitution orders to: Require an enforcement letter from the Department of Justice stating that restitution has been ordered under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act; and provide that the Agency will treat a judgment ordering restitution under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act as a final judgment. The Agency is also making two technical corrections.
2015-08-28RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardDefault Investment FundThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations to change the default investment fund for certain participants in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).2015-21302"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-08-28/pdf/2015-21302.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/28/2015-21302/default-investment-fundThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its regulations to change the default investment fund for certain participants in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
2015-08-27Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Hancock County, Mississippi, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Hancock County, Mississippi, as an area of application county to the Harrison, MS, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is...2015-21193"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-08-27/pdf/2015-21193.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/27/2015-21193/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-hancock-county-mississippi-to-a-nonappropriated-fund-federalThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Hancock County, Mississippi, as an area of application county to the Harrison, MS, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there are four NAF FWS employees working in Hancock County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
2015-08-17Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardDefault Investment Fund ErrorsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to codify procedures for correcting certain default investment fund errors.2015-20273"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-08-17/pdf/2015-20273.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/17/2015-20273/default-investment-fund-errorsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to codify procedures for correcting certain default investment fund errors.
2015-08-17Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeSolicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary Organizations; Delay of Effective Date and Addition of Comment PeriodThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to delay the effective date that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2014 titled ``Solicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service...2015-20238"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-08-17/pdf/2015-20238.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/17/2015-20238/solicitation-of-federal-civilian-and-uniformed-service-personnel-for-contributions-to-privateThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to delay the effective date that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2014 titled ``Solicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary Organizations'' to January 1, 2017. OPM is requesting comments on the proposed rule.
2015-07-31Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Harrisburg, PA and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would...2015-18746"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-07-31/pdf/2015-18746.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/31/2015-18746/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-harrisburg-pa-and-scranton-wilkes-barre-pa-appropriatedThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine Montour County, PA, from the Harrisburg wage area to the Scranton- Wilkes-Barre wage area. This change is based on a recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the county proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area.
2015-07-14RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Jacksonville, FL; Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; and Roanoke, VA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Jacksonville, FL; Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; and Roanoke, VA, appropriated fund Federal Wage...2015-17212"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-07-14/pdf/2015-17212.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/14/2015-17212/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-jacksonville-fl-savannah-gaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Jacksonville, FL; Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; and Roanoke, VA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines Brantley, Glynn, and Pierce Counties, GA, from the Jacksonville wage area to the Savannah wage area; Greene County, VA, from the Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg wage area to the Richmond wage area; and Nelson County, VA, from the Roanoke wage area to the Richmond wage area. These changes are based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area.
2015-07-13Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardDefault Investment FundThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to change the default investment fund for certain participants in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).2015-16867"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-07-13/pdf/2015-16867.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/13/2015-16867/default-investment-fundThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to change the default investment fund for certain participants in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
2015-07-13Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardCriminal Restitution OrdersThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its procedures for processing criminal restitution orders to: (1) Require an enforcement letter from the Department of Justice stating that restitution has been ordered under the...2015-16868"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-07-13/pdf/2015-16868.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/13/2015-16868/criminal-restitution-ordersThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its procedures for processing criminal restitution orders to: (1) Require an enforcement letter from the Department of Justice stating that restitution has been ordered under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act; and (2) provide that the Agency will treat a judgment ordering restitution under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act as a final judgment. The Agency also proposes to make two technical corrections.
2015-06-30RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated EmployeesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible...2015-15992"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-06-30/pdf/2015-15992.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/30/2015-15992/federal-employees-retirement-system-present-value-conversion-factors-for-spouses-of-deceasedThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities. This rule is necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on March 20, 2015.
2015-06-17Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeOvertime Pay for Border Patrol AgentsThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to implement section 2 of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, as amended, which established a new method of compensating Border Patrol agents for overtime work. Payments...2015-14809"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-06-17/pdf/2015-14809.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/17/2015-14809/overtime-pay-for-border-patrol-agentsThe Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to implement section 2 of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, as amended, which established a new method of compensating Border Patrol agents for overtime work. Payments under this new provision will become payable beginning with the first pay period beginning in January 2016. These regulations affect only Border Patrol agents in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection component of the Department of Homeland Security.
2015-06-05Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Special Wage Schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control Employees of the Vicksburg District in MississippiThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to establish special wage schedules specific to nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams...2015-13778"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-06-05/pdf/2015-13778.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/05/2015-13778/prevailing-rate-systems-special-wage-schedules-for-us-army-corps-of-engineers-flood-controlThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to establish special wage schedules specific to nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who work at flood control dams (also known as reservoir projects) at the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division. The four lakes of the District are currently in two separate wage areas. The Department of Defense (DOD) would be assigned lead agency responsibility for establishing and issuing these special wage schedules. The special wage schedules would be established at the same time and with rates identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage schedule.
2015-06-01Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeGeneral Schedule Locality Pay AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations on behalf of the President's Pay Agent to link the definitions of General Schedule (GS) locality pay area boundaries to updated metropolitan area definitions established by the...2015-13135"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-06-01/pdf/2015-13135.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/01/2015-13135/general-schedule-locality-pay-areasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations on behalf of the President's Pay Agent to link the definitions of General Schedule (GS) locality pay area boundaries to updated metropolitan area definitions established by the Office of Management and Budget in February 2013. Under this proposal, locations that would otherwise move to a lower-paying locality pay area due to use of the updated metropolitan area definitions in the locality pay program would remain in their current locality pay area. This proposal does not modify the current commuting and GS employment criteria used in the locality pay program to evaluate, for possible inclusion in a locality pay area, locations adjacent to the metropolitan area comprising the basic locality pay area. However, regarding calculation of commuting interchange rates used to evaluate such locations, the locality pay area definitions proposed in this document reflect use of the commuting patterns data collected as part of the American Community Survey between 2006 and 2010, as recommended by the Federal Salary Council in January 2014. Under this proposal, 13 new locality pay areas would also be established. The Federal Salary Council recommended these 13 locality pay areas after reviewing pay levels in all ``Rest of U.S.'' metropolitan statistical areas and combined statistical areas with 2,500 or more GS employees. The Federal Salary Council found that the percentage difference between GS and non-Federal pay levels for the same levels of work--i.e., the pay disparity--in these 13 locations was substantially greater than the ``Rest of U.S.'' pay disparity over an extended period. The President's Pay Agent has agreed to issue proposed regulations in response to the Federal Salary Council's recommendation to establish the 13 new locality pay areas. Locality pay rates for the new locality pay areas would be set by the President after the new locality pay areas would be established by regulation.
2015-05-21RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program; Subrogation and Reimbursement RecoveryThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to reaffirm the conditional nature of FEHB Program benefits and benefit payments under the plan's...2015-12378"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-05-21/pdf/2015-12378.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/21/2015-12378/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-subrogation-and-reimbursement-recoveryThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to reaffirm the conditional nature of FEHB Program benefits and benefit payments under the plan's coverage as subject to a carrier's entitlement to subrogation and reimbursement recovery, and therefore, that such entitlement falls within the preemptive scope of the FEHA Act. FEHB contracts and brochures must include, and in practice already include, a provision incorporating the carrier's subrogation and reimbursement rights, and FEHB plan brochures must contain an explanation of the carrier's subrogation and reimbursement policy.
2015-05-01RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityNew Debt-Collection RegulationsPursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (``FLRA'') is issuing a regulation governing procedures for collecting debts owed to the federal government by present and former FLRA employees. The...2015-09999"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-05-01/pdf/2015-09999.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/01/2015-09999/new-debt-collection-regulationsPursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (``FLRA'') is issuing a regulation governing procedures for collecting debts owed to the federal government by present and former FLRA employees. The regulation sets forth the procedures that the FLRA will follow in collecting debts owed to the United States arising from activities under FLRA jurisdiction. These procedures include collection of debts through administrative offset and salary offset. These regulations supersede the FLRA's debt- collection procedures applied under FLRA Internal Regulation 2790, dated December 29, 1986.
2015-04-17RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its rules of practice and procedure in order to correct a minor drafting error in the Board's regulations.2015-08880"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-04-17/pdf/2015-08880.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/04/17/2015-08880/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its rules of practice and procedure in order to correct a minor drafting error in the Board's regulations.
2015-04-03Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeOrganization and Functions; Implementation of Statutory Gift Acceptance Authority; Freedom of Information ActThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is updating and streamlining its organization and functions regulation and its statutory gift acceptance authority implementation. OGE is also updating and streamlining its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)...2015-07376"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-04-03/pdf/2015-07376.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/04/03/2015-07376/organization-and-functions-implementation-of-statutory-gift-acceptance-authority-freedom-ofThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is updating and streamlining its organization and functions regulation and its statutory gift acceptance authority implementation. OGE is also updating and streamlining its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to reflect OGE's existing policy and practice and to implement changes to the FOIA. Finally, the proposed revisions make administrative changes and update cost figures for calculating and charging fees.
2015-04-03Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated EmployeesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for...2015-07747"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-04-03/pdf/2015-07747.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/04/03/2015-07747/federal-employees-retirement-system-present-value-conversion-factors-for-spouses-of-deceasedThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities. This rule is necessary to ensure that the tables conform to demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on March 20, 2015, as required by 5 U.S.C. 8461(i).
2015-04-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Portland, ME, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to abolish the Portland, Maine, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Androscoggin, Cumberland, and Sagadahoc Counties, ME, to the Portsmouth, New...2015-07405"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-04-01/pdf/2015-07405.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/04/01/2015-07405/prevailing-rate-systems-abolishment-of-the-portland-me-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wageThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to abolish the Portland, Maine, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Androscoggin, Cumberland, and Sagadahoc Counties, ME, to the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, survey area and Franklin and Oxford Counties, ME, and Coos County, NH, to the Portsmouth area of application. These changes are necessary because the closure of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Brunswick left the Portland wage area without an activity having the capability to conduct a local wage survey.
2015-03-23RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan Statistical...2015-06410"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-03-23/pdf/2015-06410.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/03/23/2015-06410/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area boundaries in a number of wage areas, OPM is redefining the following wage areas: Washington, DC; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC, and Southwestern Wisconsin. In addition, this final rule makes three minor corrections to the Miami, FL; Columbus, GA, and Kansas City, MO, wage areas.
2015-02-20RuleFEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITYFederal Labor Relations AuthorityUnfair Labor Practice Proceedings and Miscellaneous and General RequirementsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is engaged in an initiative to make electronic filing or ``eFiling'' available to parties in all cases before the FLRA. Making eFiling available is another way in which the FLRA is using technology to...2015-03315"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-02-20/pdf/2015-03315.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/20/2015-03315/unfair-labor-practice-proceedings-and-miscellaneous-and-general-requirementsThe Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is engaged in an initiative to make electronic filing or ``eFiling'' available to parties in all cases before the FLRA. Making eFiling available is another way in which the FLRA is using technology to improve the customer-service experience. These eFiling enhancements are expected to increase efficiency by reducing procedural filing errors and processing delays.
2015-02-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of the Treasury; CorrectionThis document contains corrections to a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The final rule amended the Department of the Treasury's (the Department or Treasury) Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct...2015-02918"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-02-12/pdf/2015-02918.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/12/2015-02918/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-department-of-the-treasury-correctionThis document contains corrections to a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The final rule amended the Department of the Treasury's (the Department or Treasury) Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of the Treasury (Supplemental Standards) that was issued by the Department with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE).
2015-02-02RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Fort Wayne-Marion, IN, and Detroit, MI, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Fort Wayne- Marion, IN, and Detroit, MI, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines Fulton County,...2015-01938"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-02-02/pdf/2015-01938.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/02/2015-01938/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-fort-wayne-marion-in-and-detroit-mi-appropriated-fundThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Fort Wayne- Marion, IN, and Detroit, MI, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines Fulton County, OH, from the Fort Wayne-Marion wage area to the Detroit wage area. This change is based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match Fulton County to a nearby FWS survey area. In addition, this final rule adds La Crosse County, WI, to the survey area of the Southwestern Wisconsin wage area, which OPM inadvertently omitted in a final rule published in 2013.
2015-02-02Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Jacksonville, FL; Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; and Roanoke, VA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Jacksonville, FL; Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; and Roanoke, VA, appropriated fund...2015-01937"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-02-02/pdf/2015-01937.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/02/2015-01937/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-jacksonville-fl-savannah-gaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Jacksonville, FL; Savannah, GA; Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Richmond, VA; and Roanoke, VA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine Brantley, Glynn, and Pierce Counties, GA, from the Jacksonville wage area to the Savannah wage area; Greene County, VA, from the Hagerstown-Martinsburg- Chambersburg wage area to the Richmond wage area; and Nelson County, VA, from the Roanoke wage area to the Richmond wage area. These changes are based on recent consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the counties proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area.
2015-01-28RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its regulations governing how jurisdiction is established over Board appeals.2015-01575"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-01-28/pdf/2015-01575.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/28/2015-01575/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its regulations governing how jurisdiction is established over Board appeals.
2015-01-22Proposed RuleOFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSELSpecial Counsel OfficeRevision of Regulations To Allow Federal Contractors, Subcontractors, and Grantees To File Whistleblower Disclosures With the U.S. Office of Special CounselThe U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposes revising its regulations to accept covered disclosures of wrongdoing from employees working under a contract or grant with the Federal government.2015-00753"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-01-22/pdf/2015-00753.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/22/2015-00753/revision-of-regulations-to-allow-federal-contractors-subcontractors-and-grantees-to-fileThe U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposes revising its regulations to accept covered disclosures of wrongdoing from employees working under a contract or grant with the Federal government.
2015-01-07Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollment Options Following the Termination of a Plan or Plan OptionThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding enrollment options following the termination of a plan or plan option.2014-30636"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-01-07/pdf/2014-30636.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/07/2014-30636/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-enrollment-options-following-the-termination-of-a-plan-orThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding enrollment options following the termination of a plan or plan option.
2015-01-07Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program; Subrogation and Reimbursement RecoveryThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to clarify the conditional nature of FEHB Program benefits and benefit payments under the plan's...2014-30638"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-01-07/pdf/2014-30638.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/07/2014-30638/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-subrogation-and-reimbursement-recoveryThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to clarify the conditional nature of FEHB Program benefits and benefit payments under the plan's coverage as subject to a carrier's entitlement to subrogation and reimbursement recovery, and therefore, that such entitlement falls within the preemptive scope of the U.S.C. FEHB contracts must include a provision incorporating the carrier's subrogation and reimbursement rights and FEHB plan brochures must explain the carrier's subrogation and reimbursement policy.
2014-12-29RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeVeterans' PreferenceThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim rule to implement statutory changes pertaining to veterans' preference. We are making this change in response to the Hubbard Act, which broadened the category of individuals eligible...2014-30295"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-12-29/pdf/2014-30295.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/29/2014-30295/veterans-preferenceThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim rule to implement statutory changes pertaining to veterans' preference. We are making this change in response to the Hubbard Act, which broadened the category of individuals eligible for veterans' preference; and to implement the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, which requires Federal agencies to treat certain active duty service members as preference eligibles for purposes of an appointment to the competitive service, even though the service members have not been discharged or released from active duty and do not have a Department of Defense (DD) Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. In addition, OPM is updating its regulations to reference existing requirements for the order of consideration for traditional rating and ranking of candidates, as well as the alternative ranking and selection procedure called ``category rating;'' to more clearly state the existing requirements for order of consideration in excepted service hiring; and to add a reference to the end date of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which affected veteran status and preference eligibility. This action will align OPM's regulations with the existing statute.
2014-12-17RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program Miscellaneous Changes: Medically Underserved AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a direct final rule to discontinue the annual determination of the Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.2014-29554"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-12-17/pdf/2014-29554.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/17/2014-29554/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-miscellaneous-changes-medically-underserved-areasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a direct final rule to discontinue the annual determination of the Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.
2014-12-16RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems2014-29465"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-12-16/pdf/2014-29465.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/16/2014-29465/prevailing-rate-systems
2014-12-10Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeManaging Senior Executive PerformanceThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to amend subpart C of part 430 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, to help agencies design performance appraisal systems for senior executives that support a consistent approach for managing senior...2014-28887"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-12-10/pdf/2014-28887.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/10/2014-28887/managing-senior-executive-performanceThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to amend subpart C of part 430 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, to help agencies design performance appraisal systems for senior executives that support a consistent approach for managing senior executive performance, incorporate OPM policies, and reorganize information for ease of reading. We are also amending part 534 to make technical corrections to the recently published final regulation on pay for senior level and scientific and professional positions.
2014-12-09Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of the Portland, ME, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would abolish the Portland, ME, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Androscoggin, Cumberland, and Sagadahoc Counties, ME, to the Portsmouth, NH...2014-28619"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-12-09/pdf/2014-28619.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/09/2014-28619/prevailing-rate-systems-abolishment-of-the-portland-me-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wageThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would abolish the Portland, ME, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Androscoggin, Cumberland, and Sagadahoc Counties, ME, to the Portsmouth, NH survey area and Franklin and Oxford Counties, ME, and Coos County, NH, to the Portsmouth area of application. These changes are necessary because the closure of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Brunswick left the Portland wage area without an activity having the capability to conduct a local wage survey.
2014-12-04RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component DesignationsThe Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revoke the designation of one departmental component of one agency and designate a new bureau as a departmental component for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of...2014-27284"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-12-04/pdf/2014-27284.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/04/2014-27284/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-restrictions-revision-of-departmental-component-designationsThe Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revoke the designation of one departmental component of one agency and designate a new bureau as a departmental component for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code; to revoke the designation of two departmental components of another agency and designate their successor bureau as a departmental component; to change the name of an existing departmental component; and to revoke the designation of a departmental component that was abolished.
2014-12-03Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program Self Plus One Enrollment TypeThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to add an additional enrollment type called ``self plus one'' for premium rating and family...2014-28429"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-12-03/pdf/2014-28429.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/03/2014-28429/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-self-plus-one-enrollment-typeThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to add an additional enrollment type called ``self plus one'' for premium rating and family member eligibility purposes.
2014-11-14RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardPrivacy Act and Freedom of Information RequestsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its Privacy Act and FOIA regulations to reflect the Agency's current organizational structure and to transfer responsibility for reviewing Privacy Act and FOIA requests from the...2014-26933"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-11-14/pdf/2014-26933.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/14/2014-26933/privacy-act-and-freedom-of-information-requestsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is amending its Privacy Act and FOIA regulations to reflect the Agency's current organizational structure and to transfer responsibility for reviewing Privacy Act and FOIA requests from the Agency's Office of Resource Management (formerly known as the Office of Administration) to the Office of General Counsel.
2014-11-13Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility ChangesThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to amend the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) regulation to expand eligibility to apply for coverage under the Program. Under the proposed regulation, the definition...2014-26779"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-11-13/pdf/2014-26779.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/13/2014-26779/federal-long-term-care-insurance-program-eligibility-changesThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to amend the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) regulation to expand eligibility to apply for coverage under the Program. Under the proposed regulation, the definition of ``qualified relative'' is expanded to cover all individuals who are domestic partners (both same-sex and opposite-sex) of Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees, annuitants, members of the uniformed services, and retired members of the uniformed services. In addition, the proposed regulation provides that adult children of domestic partners will be considered one of the types of individuals comprising the statutory term ``qualified relative'' who may apply for FLTCIP coverage.
2014-11-07RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated EmployeesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible...2014-26469"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-11-07/pdf/2014-26469.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/07/2014-26469/federal-employees-retirement-system-present-value-conversion-factors-for-spouses-of-deceasedThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2014, as required by 5 U.S.C. 8461(i).
2014-11-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of the TreasuryThe Department of the Treasury (the ``Department'' or ``Treasury''), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of the Treasury (the...2014-26173"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-11-06/pdf/2014-26173.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/06/2014-26173/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-department-of-the-treasuryThe Department of the Treasury (the ``Department'' or ``Treasury''), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of the Treasury (the ``Supplemental Standards''). The Supplemental Standards apply only to Department personnel and augment the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (``OGE Standards''). This final rule amends the Supplemental Standards to account for current Department structure resulting from organizational changes that established new offices or bureaus within Treasury and transferred certain functions and/or bureaus from the Department. This final rule also amends the Supplemental Standards applicable to employees of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which generally prohibit OCC employees from investing in or borrowing from OCC supervised institutions.
2014-10-31Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan...2014-25903"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-10-31/pdf/2014-25903.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/31/2014-25903/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-appropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boundaries in a number of wage areas, OPM proposes redefinitions affecting the following wage areas: Washington, DC; Hagerstown- Martinsburg-Chambersburg, MD; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC, and Southwestern Wisconsin. In addition, this proposed rule would make three minor corrections to the Miami, FL; Columbus, GA, and Kansas City, MO, wage areas.
2014-10-31Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeOffice of Personnel Management Criteria for Internal Revenue Service Broadbanding SystemsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hereby withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the criteria governing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) broadbanding systems, published in the Federal Register April 17, 2007. OPM has...2014-25902"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-10-31/pdf/2014-25902.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/31/2014-25902/office-of-personnel-management-criteria-for-internal-revenue-service-broadbanding-systemsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hereby withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the criteria governing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) broadbanding systems, published in the Federal Register April 17, 2007. OPM has determined withdrawal of the NPRM is appropriate as it would be impractical to issue this rule at this time.
2014-10-24RuleMILITARY COMPENSATION AND RETIREMENT MODERNIZATION COMMISSIONMilitary Compensation and Retirement Modernization CommissionFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThe Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) is issuing a final rule, establishing procedures for the public to obtain information from MCRMC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).2014-25272"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-10-24/pdf/2014-25272.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/24/2014-25272/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThe Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) is issuing a final rule, establishing procedures for the public to obtain information from MCRMC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
2014-10-22RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is adopting as final an interim rule that adapted the Board's regulations to legislative changes which created new laws applicable to the removal or transfer of Senior Executive Service employees...2014-25212"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-10-22/pdf/2014-25212.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/22/2014-25212/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is adopting as final an interim rule that adapted the Board's regulations to legislative changes which created new laws applicable to the removal or transfer of Senior Executive Service employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
2014-10-17RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program Modification of Eligibility to Certain Employees on Temporary Appointments and Certain Employees on Seasonal and Intermittent SchedulesThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to modify eligibility for enrollment under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to certain temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees who are identified...2014-24652"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-10-17/pdf/2014-24652.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/17/2014-24652/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-modification-of-eligibility-to-certain-employees-onThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to modify eligibility for enrollment under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to certain temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees who are identified as full-time employees. This final rule follows a notice of proposed rulemaking published July 29, 2014. This regulation will allow newly eligible Federal employees to enroll no later than January 2015.
2014-10-15Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Providing Option C Coverage for Children of Same-Sex Domestic PartnersThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to allow children of same-sex domestic partners living in states that do not allow same-sex...2014-24488"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-10-15/pdf/2014-24488.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/15/2014-24488/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-providing-option-c-coverage-for-children-of-same-sexThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to allow children of same-sex domestic partners living in states that do not allow same-sex couples to marry to be covered as family members under an eligible individual's FEGLI Option C enrollment. This rule expands the circumstances under which an employee experiencing a change in family circumstances may include eligible children of a same-sex domestic partner.
2014-10-10Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeHuman Resources Management Reporting RequirementsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations that would remove regulatory requirements for Federal agencies to submit reports to OPM relating to their implementation of certain human resources management programs and...2014-23295"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-10-10/pdf/2014-23295.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/10/2014-23295/human-resources-management-reporting-requirementsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations that would remove regulatory requirements for Federal agencies to submit reports to OPM relating to their implementation of certain human resources management programs and authorities.
2014-09-10RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardLegal Process for the Enforcement of a Tax Levy or Criminal Restitution Order Against a Participant AccountThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to explain the Board's procedures for responding to tax levies and criminal restitution orders that comply with the statutory requirements.2014-21636"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-09-10/pdf/2014-21636.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/09/10/2014-21636/legal-process-for-the-enforcement-of-a-tax-levy-or-criminal-restitution-order-against-a-participantThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to explain the Board's procedures for responding to tax levies and criminal restitution orders that comply with the statutory requirements.
2014-09-10RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFlag Recognition Benefit for Fallen Federal Civilian EmployeesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to implement the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011. The final regulations will assist agencies in administering a United States flag recognition benefit for fallen...2014-21587"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-09-10/pdf/2014-21587.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/09/10/2014-21587/flag-recognition-benefit-for-fallen-federal-civilian-employeesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to implement the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011. The final regulations will assist agencies in administering a United States flag recognition benefit for fallen Federal civilian employees, and describe the eligibility requirements and procedures to request a flag.
2014-08-21RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and Procedures; Appeal of Removal or Transfer of Senior Executive Service Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs; CorrectionsThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register on August 19, 2014, amending its rules of practice and procedure to adapt the Board's regulations to legislative changes that have created...2014-19851"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-08-21/pdf/2014-19851.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/21/2014-19851/practices-and-procedures-appeal-of-removal-or-transfer-of-senior-executive-service-employees-of-theThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register on August 19, 2014, amending its rules of practice and procedure to adapt the Board's regulations to legislative changes that have created new laws applicable to the removal or transfer of Senior Executive Service employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. This document corrects the interim final rule by revising these sections.
2014-08-20RuleNATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNASA, with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Supplement Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.2014-19735"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-08-20/pdf/2014-19735.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/20/2014-19735/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-national-aeronautics-and-spaceNASA, with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Supplement Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
2014-08-19RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and Procedures; Appeal of Removal or Transfer of Senior Executive Service Employees of the Department of Veterans AffairsThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its rules of practice and procedure to adapt the Board's regulations to legislative changes that have created new laws applicable to the removal or transfer of Senior Executive...2014-19589"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-08-19/pdf/2014-19589.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/19/2014-19589/practices-and-procedures-appeal-of-removal-or-transfer-of-senior-executive-service-employees-of-theThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its rules of practice and procedure to adapt the Board's regulations to legislative changes that have created new laws applicable to the removal or transfer of Senior Executive Service employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
2014-08-08RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePhased RetirementThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed phased retirement regulations with four minor changes. Phased retirement is a human resources tool that will allow full-time employees to work a part-time schedule and draw partial...2014-18681"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-08-08/pdf/2014-18681.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/08/2014-18681/phased-retirementThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed phased retirement regulations with four minor changes. Phased retirement is a human resources tool that will allow full-time employees to work a part-time schedule and draw partial retirement benefits during employment. The ``Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act,'' or ``MAP-21,'' requires OPM to publish regulations implementing phased retirement under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). The final rule informs agencies and employees about who may elect phased retirement, what benefits are provided during phased retirement, how OPM intends to compute the annuity payable during and after phased retirement, and how employees may fully retire after a period of phased retirement. The final rule does not address every administrative detail of the phased retirement process. OPM will be issuing separate guidance to assist agencies and employees with administrative and procedural matters that do not need to be addressed in this rule. Employees may not enter phased retirement or submit applications for phased retirement to OPM until 90 days after publication of this final rule.
2014-07-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of JusticeThe Department of Justice (DOJ), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics, is amending its Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Justice (Supplemental Standards) to incorporate existing rules for...2014-18028"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-31/pdf/2014-18028.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/31/2014-18028/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-department-of-justiceThe Department of Justice (DOJ), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics, is amending its Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Justice (Supplemental Standards) to incorporate existing rules for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) employees that had initially been adopted by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms was within Treasury. These rules, which have continued to be applicable to ATF employees after the transfer of authorities to DOJ, are being incorporated without substantive change into DOJ's Supplemental Standards. Additionally, this final rule designates ATF as a separate agency for purposes of applying the gifts and the teaching, speaking, and writing provisions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.
2014-07-31RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAged Beneficiary Designation FormsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) published in the Federal Register of July 9, 2014, a document amending its regulations to provide that a beneficiary designation form is valid only if it is received by the TSP record-keeper not...2014-17905"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-31/pdf/2014-17905.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/31/2014-17905/aged-beneficiary-designation-formsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) published in the Federal Register of July 9, 2014, a document amending its regulations to provide that a beneficiary designation form is valid only if it is received by the TSP record-keeper not more than one year after the date of the participant's signature. This document corrects the authority citation and paragraph designations provided in the July 9, 2014 publication.
2014-07-29RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeNondiscrimination ProvisionsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to update various nondiscrimination provisions to provide greater consistency and reflect current law.2014-17802"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-29/pdf/2014-17802.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/29/2014-17802/nondiscrimination-provisionsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to update various nondiscrimination provisions to provide greater consistency and reflect current law.
2014-07-29Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program Expansion of Eligibility to Certain Employees on Temporary Appointments and Certain Employees on Seasonal and Intermittent SchedulesThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for enrollment under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to certain temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees who are...2014-17806"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-29/pdf/2014-17806.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/29/2014-17806/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-expansion-of-eligibility-to-certain-employees-on-temporaryThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for enrollment under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to certain temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees who are identified as full-time employees. This regulation would make FEHB coverage available to these newly eligible employees no later than January 2015.
2014-07-18Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated EmployeesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for...2014-16949"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-18/pdf/2014-16949.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/18/2014-16949/federal-employees-retirement-system-present-value-conversion-factors-for-spouses-of-deceasedThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2014, as required by 5 U.S.C. 8461(i).
2014-07-18Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Fort Wayne-Marion, IN, and Detroit, MI, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Fort Wayne-Marion, IN, and Detroit, MI, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would...2014-16972"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-18/pdf/2014-16972.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/18/2014-16972/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-fort-wayne-marion-in-and-detroit-mi-appropriated-fundThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Fort Wayne-Marion, IN, and Detroit, MI, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine Fulton County, OH, from the Fort Wayne-Marion wage area to the Detroit wage area. This change is based on a recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match Fulton County to a nearby FWS survey area. In addition, this proposed rule adds La Crosse County, WI, to the survey area of the Southwestern Wisconsin wage area, which OPM inadvertently omitted in a final rule published in 2013.
2014-07-16RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program; Qualifying Life Event AmendmentsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on December 23, 2013, to amend conditions under which Federal employees and retirees may change enrollment under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program....2014-16660"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-16/pdf/2014-16660.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/16/2014-16660/federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-program-qualifying-life-event-amendmentsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on December 23, 2013, to amend conditions under which Federal employees and retirees may change enrollment under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. This is the final rule.
2014-07-09RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAged Beneficiary Designation FormsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) amends its regulations to provide that a beneficiary designation form is valid only if it is received by the TSP record-keeper not more than one year after the date of the participant's signature.2014-16043"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-09/pdf/2014-16043.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/09/2014-16043/aged-beneficiary-designation-formsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) amends its regulations to provide that a beneficiary designation form is valid only if it is received by the TSP record-keeper not more than one year after the date of the participant's signature.
2014-07-03RuleSPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTIONSpecial Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionFreedom of Information Act and Privacy Act ProceduresNotice is hereby given that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of an existing system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as...2014-14194"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-03/pdf/2014-14194.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/07/03/2014-14194/freedom-of-information-act-and-privacy-act-proceduresNotice is hereby given that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of an existing system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Certain portions of the Investigations Records, SIGAR-08, system of records contain criminal investigation records, investigatory material for law enforcement purposes, confidential source information and are proposed to be exempted under the Privacy Act.
2014-06-27Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardLegal Process for the Enforcement of a Tax Levy or Criminal Restitution Order Against a Participant AccountThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to explain the Board's procedures for responding to tax levies and criminal restitution orders that comply with statutory requirements.2014-14937"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-06-27/pdf/2014-14937.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/27/2014-14937/legal-process-for-the-enforcement-of-a-tax-levy-or-criminal-restitution-order-against-a-participantThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to explain the Board's procedures for responding to tax levies and criminal restitution orders that comply with statutory requirements.
2014-06-23Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFamily and Medical Leave Act; Definition of SpouseThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise the definition of spouse in its regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a result of the decision by the United States Supreme Court holding Section 3 of the Defense...2014-14514"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-06-23/pdf/2014-14514.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/23/2014-14514/family-and-medical-leave-act-definition-of-spouseThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to revise the definition of spouse in its regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a result of the decision by the United States Supreme Court holding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. The new definition will replace the existing definition, which contains language from DOMA that refers to ``a legal union between one man and one woman.'' The new definition permits Federal employees with same-sex spouses to use FMLA leave in the same manner as Federal employees with opposite-sex spouses.
2014-06-10Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component DesignationsOGE is issuing a proposed rule to revoke the designation of one departmental component of one agency and designate a new bureau as a departmental component for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction in the United...2014-13273"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-06-10/pdf/2014-13273.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/10/2014-13273/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-restrictions-revision-of-departmental-component-designationsOGE is issuing a proposed rule to revoke the designation of one departmental component of one agency and designate a new bureau as a departmental component for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code; to revoke the designation of two departmental components of another agency and designate their successor bureau as a departmental component; to change the name of an existing departmental component; and to revoke the designation of a departmental component that was abolished.
2014-05-21RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeAdministrative Wage GarnishmentThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting as final its proposed regulation to implement the administrative wage garnishment (AWG) provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996...2014-11624"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-05-21/pdf/2014-11624.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/05/21/2014-11624/administrative-wage-garnishmentThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting as final its proposed regulation to implement the administrative wage garnishment (AWG) provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA). The regulation will allow OPM to garnish the disposable pay of an individual to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed to the United States without first obtaining a court order. The regulation sets forth procedures for use by OPM in collecting debts owed to the Federal Government. The Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966, as amended by the Debt Collection Act of 1982 and the DCIA, requires agencies to issue regulations on their debt collection procedures. The regulation includes procedures for collection of debts through AWG.
2014-05-19RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeTechnical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct RegulationsThe Office of Government Ethics is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. As a matter of regulatory policy, OGE is...2014-11495"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-05-19/pdf/2014-11495.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/05/19/2014-11495/technical-updating-amendments-to-executive-branch-financial-disclosure-and-standards-of-ethicalThe Office of Government Ethics is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. As a matter of regulatory policy, OGE is also raising the widely attended gatherings nonsponsor gifts exception dollar ceiling under the executive branchwide standards of ethical conduct regulation, but this change is not retroactive.
2014-05-05RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePolitical Activity-State or Local Officers or Employees; Federal Employees Residing in Designated Localities; Federal EmployeesOPM is issuing a final rule to incorporate in its political activity regulations the amendments to the Hatch Act added by the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012. The final rule also updates the contact information for the United States Office of...2014-09628"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-05-05/pdf/2014-09628.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/05/05/2014-09628/political-activity-state-or-local-officers-or-employees-federal-employees-residing-in-designatedOPM is issuing a final rule to incorporate in its political activity regulations the amendments to the Hatch Act added by the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012. The final rule also updates the contact information for the United States Office of Special Counsel, the Federal agency authorized by statute to investigate and prosecute allegations of Hatch Act violations, and to issue advisory opinions concerning permitted and prohibited political activities under the Hatch Act. Finally, the final rule updates our regulations to conform to current Federal employee political activity provisions.
2014-04-24RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Special Wage Schedules for Nonappropriated Fund Automotive MechanicsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to establish special wage schedules for the Department of Defense's (DOD's) nonappropriated fund (NAF) automotive mechanics. These special wage schedules will replace the current...2014-09338"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-04-24/pdf/2014-09338.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/24/2014-09338/prevailing-rate-systems-special-wage-schedules-for-nonappropriated-fund-automotive-mechanicsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to establish special wage schedules for the Department of Defense's (DOD's) nonappropriated fund (NAF) automotive mechanics. These special wage schedules will replace the current commission pay practice covering DOD's NAF automotive mechanics with a flat rate pay system. Implementation of a flat rate pay system will better align the pay practice for compensating NAF automotive mechanics with current prevailing pay practices in the private sector.
2014-04-23RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAdministrative Wage GarnishmentThis regulation implements the authority established under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) to order a non-Federal employer to withhold up to 15 percent of an employee's...2014-09053"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-04-23/pdf/2014-09053.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/23/2014-09053/administrative-wage-garnishmentThis regulation implements the authority established under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) to order a non-Federal employer to withhold up to 15 percent of an employee's disposable income to pay a non-tax delinquent debt owed to the Agency or Thrift Savings Fund.
2014-04-22Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardPrivacy Act and Freedom of Information Act RequestsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its Privacy Act and FOIA regulations to reflect the Agency's current organizational structure and to transfer responsibility for reviewing Privacy Act and FOIA requests from the...2014-08967"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-04-22/pdf/2014-08967.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/22/2014-08967/privacy-act-and-freedom-of-information-act-requestsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its Privacy Act and FOIA regulations to reflect the Agency's current organizational structure and to transfer responsibility for reviewing Privacy Act and FOIA requests from the Agency's Office of Resource Management (formerly known as the Office of Administration) to the Office of General Counsel.
2014-04-17RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeSolicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Service Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary OrganizationsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations concerning the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). These final regulations are being issued in order to strengthen the integrity, streamline the operations and increase the...2014-08574"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-04-17/pdf/2014-08574.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/17/2014-08574/solicitation-of-federal-civilian-and-uniformed-service-personnel-for-contributions-to-privateThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations concerning the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). These final regulations are being issued in order to strengthen the integrity, streamline the operations and increase the effectiveness of the program to ensure its continued growth and success. They were designed in response to the recommendations of the CFC-50 Commission in the Federal Advisory Committee Report on the Combined Federal Campaign, issued in July, 2012. As such, we expect these regulations will improve donor participation, CFC infrastructure, and standards of transparency and accountability.
2014-04-15RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; North American Industry Classification System Based Federal Wage System Wage SurveysThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 23, 2013 (78 FR 58153), updating the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes used in Federal Wage System wage survey...2014-08501"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-04-15/pdf/2014-08501.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/15/2014-08501/prevailing-rate-systems-north-american-industry-classification-system-based-federal-wage-system-wageThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 23, 2013 (78 FR 58153), updating the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes used in Federal Wage System wage survey industry regulations with the 2012 NAICS revisions published by the Office of Management and Budget. The final rule inadvertently omitted deleting two NAICS codes from the list of required NAICS codes in the Electronics specialized industry in 5 CFR 532.313. This document corrects this error.
2014-04-03Proposed RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board), following an internal review of MSPB regulations and after consideration of comments received from MSPB stakeholders, is proposing to amend its rules of practice and procedure by amending its...2014-07443"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-04-03/pdf/2014-07443.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/04/03/2014-07443/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board), following an internal review of MSPB regulations and after consideration of comments received from MSPB stakeholders, is proposing to amend its rules of practice and procedure by amending its regulations governing how jurisdiction is established over Board appeals.
2014-03-06RuleNATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATIONNational Credit Union AdministrationTechnical correctionsNCUA is making minor technical corrections to its supplementary ethics regulation to correct certain statutory references and to its regulation governing golden parachute and indemnification payments to conform certain internal cross citations affected...2014-04918"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-03-06/pdf/2014-04918.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/03/06/2014-04918/technical-correctionsNCUA is making minor technical corrections to its supplementary ethics regulation to correct certain statutory references and to its regulation governing golden parachute and indemnification payments to conform certain internal cross citations affected by two recently revised final regulations.
2014-03-05RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePay for Senior-Level and Scientific or Professional PositionsThis document amends rules for setting and adjusting pay of senior-level (SL) and scientific or professional (ST) employees. The Senior Professional Performance Act of 2008 changes pay for these employees by providing for rates of basic pay up to the...2014-04765"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-03-05/pdf/2014-04765.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/03/05/2014-04765/pay-for-senior-level-and-scientific-or-professional-positionsThis document amends rules for setting and adjusting pay of senior-level (SL) and scientific or professional (ST) employees. The Senior Professional Performance Act of 2008 changes pay for these employees by providing for rates of basic pay up to the rate payable for level III of the Executive Schedule (EX-III), or, if the employee is under a certified performance appraisal system, the rate payable for level II of the Executive Schedule (EX-II). Consistent with this statutory emphasis on performance-based pay, these regulations provide for agencies to set and adjust pay for SL and ST employees based on individual performance, contribution to the agency's performance, or both, as determined under a rigorous performance appraisal system.
2014-02-10RuleNATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The...2014-02212"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-02-10/pdf/2014-02212.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/02/10/2014-02212/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-national-aeronautics-and-spaceThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The interim rule will permit student interns to seek prior approval to engage in outside employment with a NASA contractor, subcontractor, grantee, or party to a NASA agreement in connection with work performed by that entity or under that agreement. These amendments will clarify the types of outside employment activities that require approval; streamline the process for approval; eliminate obsolete position titles; and extend the permissible time period of approval.
2014-01-06Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeAdministrative Wage GarnishmentThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing this proposed regulation to implement the administrative wage garnishment (AWG) provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA). The...2013-31500"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-06/pdf/2013-31500.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/06/2013-31500/administrative-wage-garnishmentThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing this proposed regulation to implement the administrative wage garnishment (AWG) provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA). The regulation will allow OPM to garnish the disposable pay of an individual to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed to the United States without first obtaining a court order. The proposed regulation sets forth procedures for use by OPM in collecting debts owed to the Federal Government. The Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966, as amended by the Debt Collection Act of 1982 and the DCIA, requires agencies to issue regulations on their debt collection procedures. The proposed regulation includes procedures for collection of debts through AWG.
2014-01-06RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Eligibility for Pathways Programs ParticipantsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final regulation to update the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) regulations to reflect updated...2013-31506"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-06/pdf/2013-31506.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/06/2013-31506/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-and-federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-programThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final regulation to update the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) regulations to reflect updated election opportunities for participants in the Pathways Programs. The Pathways Programs were created by Executive Order (E.O.) 13562, signed by the President on December 27, 2010, and are designed to enable the Federal Government to compete effectively for students and recent graduates by improving its recruitment efforts through internships and similar programs with Federal agencies. This interim final rule furthers these recruitment and retention efforts by providing health insurance, as well as dental and vision benefits, to eligible program participants and their families.
2014-01-06Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeSpecial Rights for Transferred Employees Under the Dodd-Frank Act Regarding Federal Employees' Group Life InsuranceThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to implement provisions of Public Law 111-203, the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Public Law 111- 203 includes authorization for certain transferred...2013-31498"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-06/pdf/2013-31498.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/06/2013-31498/special-rights-for-transferred-employees-under-the-dodd-frank-act-regarding-federal-employees-groupThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to implement provisions of Public Law 111-203, the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Public Law 111- 203 includes authorization for certain transferred employees to have a special enrollment opportunity and special rights regarding Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) to ensure their continuity of benefits coverage.
2014-01-06RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Election Opportunities for Pathways ParticipantsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final regulation to update the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to reflect updated election opportunities for participants in the Pathways Programs, which...2013-31505"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-06/pdf/2013-31505.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/06/2013-31505/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-election-opportunities-for-pathways-participantsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final regulation to update the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to reflect updated election opportunities for participants in the Pathways Programs, which were designed to promote employment for students and recent graduates in the Federal workforce through internships with Federal agencies.
2014-01-06RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeCollection by Offset From Indebted Government EmployeesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to eliminate the 10-year statute of limitations on collection of debt by administrative offset, which includes centralized salary offset. The final regulations conform with an...2013-31508"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-06/pdf/2013-31508.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/06/2013-31508/collection-by-offset-from-indebted-government-employeesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to eliminate the 10-year statute of limitations on collection of debt by administrative offset, which includes centralized salary offset. The final regulations conform with an amendment made by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. This change would authorize the offset of nontax payments (via salary offset) to collect delinquent Federal debt without regard to the amount of time the debt has been delinquent. OPM is also making several technical changes to be consistent with the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Justice Federal Claims Collection Standards and the Department of the Treasury salary offset regulations.
2014-01-06Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeCareer and Career-Conditional EmploymentThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to change the regulations on creditable service for career tenure. The proposed regulation removes the requirement for creditable service to be substantially continuous. This change will assist...2013-31499"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-06/pdf/2013-31499.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/06/2013-31499/career-and-career-conditional-employmentThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to change the regulations on creditable service for career tenure. The proposed regulation removes the requirement for creditable service to be substantially continuous. This change will assist individuals who leave Federal service before meeting the requirement and subsequently return to a qualifying appointment.
2014-01-02RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee PositionsThe Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to provide notice of the revocation of certain regulatory exemptions of senior employee positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission from certain criminal post-employment restrictions.2013-30668"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-02/pdf/2013-30668.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/02/2013-30668/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-regulations-exempted-senior-employee-positionsThe Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to provide notice of the revocation of certain regulatory exemptions of senior employee positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission from certain criminal post-employment restrictions.
2013-12-23Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Options B and CThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to provide an election opportunity for employees enrolled in FEGLI Option B and Option C. This new procedure replaces...2013-30415"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-12-23/pdf/2013-30415.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/12/23/2013-30415/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-program-options-b-and-cThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to provide an election opportunity for employees enrolled in FEGLI Option B and Option C. This new procedure replaces the procedure by which FEGLI enrollees elect the allowable multiples of coverage they wish to continue during retirement or while receiving compensation.
2013-12-23Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program; Qualifying Life Event AmendmentsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change some conditions under which Federal employees may change an enrollment status under the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program. OPM is...2013-30413"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-12-23/pdf/2013-30413.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/12/23/2013-30413/federal-employee-dental-and-vision-insurance-program-qualifying-life-event-amendmentsThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change some conditions under which Federal employees may change an enrollment status under the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program. OPM is proposing these changes to expand the opportunities for FEDVIP enrollment changes and therefore better align FEDVIP with the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.
2013-12-02RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrograms for Specific Positions and Examinations (Miscellaneous)The U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to eliminate the licensure requirement for incumbent administrative law judges.2013-28289"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-12-02/pdf/2013-28289.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/12/02/2013-28289/programs-for-specific-positions-and-examinations-miscellaneousThe U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to eliminate the licensure requirement for incumbent administrative law judges.
2013-11-25RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions; Withdrawal of Final RuleThe Office of Government Ethics is withdrawing the final rule ``Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions'' published October 3, 2013, at 78 FR 61153.2013-28156"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-11-25/pdf/2013-28156.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/25/2013-28156/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-regulations-exempted-senior-employee-positions-withdrawal-ofThe Office of Government Ethics is withdrawing the final rule ``Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions'' published October 3, 2013, at 78 FR 61153.
2013-11-18RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeElectronic Retirement ProcessingThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed regulations applicable to electronic benefits processing under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), the Federal Employees' Group...2013-27534"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-11-18/pdf/2013-27534.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/18/2013-27534/electronic-retirement-processingThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed regulations applicable to electronic benefits processing under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), and the Retired Federal Employee Health Benefits (RFEHB) Programs. These amendments are also being adopted to provide OPM with the flexibility to implement further improvements in automated retirement processing, recordkeeping, and electronic submission of forms and retirement applications as OPM's technological initiatives reach completion.
2013-11-08Proposed RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) invites public input concerning options the MSPB is considering to revise its regulations governing how jurisdiction is established over Board appeals.2013-26783"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-11-08/pdf/2013-26783.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/08/2013-26783/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) invites public input concerning options the MSPB is considering to revise its regulations governing how jurisdiction is established over Board appeals.
2013-11-07RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePolitical Activity-Federal Employees Residing in Designated LocalitiesOPM is amending its regulations to grant Federal employees residing in the District of Columbia a partial exemption from the political activity restrictions, and to add the District of Columbia to its regulatory list of designated localities in OPM...2013-26741"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-11-07/pdf/2013-26741.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/07/2013-26741/political-activity-federal-employees-residing-in-designated-localitiesOPM is amending its regulations to grant Federal employees residing in the District of Columbia a partial exemption from the political activity restrictions, and to add the District of Columbia to its regulatory list of designated localities in OPM regulations. This regulatory amendment reflects OPM's determination that the District of Columbia meets the criteria in the Hatch Act, as amended by the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012, for a partial exemption to issue.
2013-10-30RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Expanding Coverage of Children; Federal Flexible Benefits Plan: Pre-Tax Payment of Health Benefits Premiums: Conforming AmendmentsThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) regulations regarding coverage for children up to age 26. The regulations also allow children of same-sex...2013-25734"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-30/pdf/2013-25734.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/30/2013-25734/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-and-federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-programThe United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) regulations regarding coverage for children up to age 26. The regulations also allow children of same-sex domestic partners living in states that do not allow same-sex couples to marry to be covered family members under the FEHB and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).
2013-10-03RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficePost-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee PositionsThe Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to provide notice of the revocation of certain regulatory exemptions of senior employee positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission from the one-year post-employment restrictions of 18...2013-23346"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-03/pdf/2013-23346.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/03/2013-23346/post-employment-conflict-of-interest-regulations-exempted-senior-employee-positionsThe Office of Government Ethics is issuing this final rule to provide notice of the revocation of certain regulatory exemptions of senior employee positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission from the one-year post-employment restrictions of 18 U.S.C. 207(c) and (f).
2013-10-02RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program: Members of Congress and Congressional StaffThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding coverage for Members of Congress and congressional staff.2013-23565"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-02/pdf/2013-23565.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/02/2013-23565/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-members-of-congress-and-congressional-staffThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding coverage for Members of Congress and congressional staff.
2013-10-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Vanderburgh County, IN, as an area of application county to the St. Clair, IL, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary...2013-23865"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-01/pdf/2013-23865.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/01/2013-23865/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-vanderburgh-county-indiana-to-a-nonappropriated-fund-federalThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Vanderburgh County, IN, as an area of application county to the St. Clair, IL, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there are two NAF FWS employees working in Vanderburgh County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
2013-10-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Clayton-Cobb-Fulton, Georgia, Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting as final the interim rule that redefined the Clayton-Cobb-Fulton, GA, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area by removing Clarke, Clayton, and Fulton Counties, GA, from...2013-23866"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-01/pdf/2013-23866.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/01/2013-23866/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-clayton-cobb-fulton-georgia-nonappropriated-fund-federalThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting as final the interim rule that redefined the Clayton-Cobb-Fulton, GA, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area by removing Clarke, Clayton, and Fulton Counties, GA, from the wage area definition. The name of the wage area will be Cobb, GA. These changes are necessary because by the end of October 2013 there will no longer be NAF employment in Clarke, Clayton, and Fulton Counties.
2013-10-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Broward County, Florida, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreaThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Broward County, FL, as an area of application county to the Miami-Dade, FL, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because...2013-23867"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-01/pdf/2013-23867.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/01/2013-23867/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-broward-county-florida-to-a-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wageThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Broward County, FL, as an area of application county to the Miami-Dade, FL, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there are three NAF FWS employees working in Broward County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
2013-09-23RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; North American Industry Classification System Based Federal Wage System Wage SurveysThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to update the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes currently used in Federal Wage System wage survey industry regulations with the 2012 NAICS revisions...2013-22498"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-23/pdf/2013-22498.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/23/2013-22498/prevailing-rate-systems-north-american-industry-classification-system-based-federal-wage-system-wageThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to update the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes currently used in Federal Wage System wage survey industry regulations with the 2012 NAICS revisions published by the Office of Management and Budget.
2013-09-20Proposed RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAged Beneficiary Designation FormsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to provide that a beneficiary designation form is valid only if it is received by the TSP record- keeper not more than one year after date of the participant's...2013-22894"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/pdf/2013-22894.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/20/2013-22894/aged-beneficiary-designation-formsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to provide that a beneficiary designation form is valid only if it is received by the TSP record- keeper not more than one year after date of the participant's signature.
2013-09-20RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardImplementation of United States v. WindsorThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is revising its regulations to provide that the FRTIB will look to the laws of the jurisdiction of celebration to determine whether a Thrift Savings Plan participant is married.2013-22898"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/pdf/2013-22898.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/20/2013-22898/implementation-of-united-states-v-windsorThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is revising its regulations to provide that the FRTIB will look to the laws of the jurisdiction of celebration to determine whether a Thrift Savings Plan participant is married.
2013-09-16RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is adopting as final an interim rule that conformed the Board's regulations to legislative changes that amended whistleblower protections for Federal employees and the penalties available in cases...2013-22439"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-16/pdf/2013-22439.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/16/2013-22439/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is adopting as final an interim rule that conformed the Board's regulations to legislative changes that amended whistleblower protections for Federal employees and the penalties available in cases where the MSPB determines that a Federal employee or a State or local officer or employee violated restrictions on partisan political activity.
2013-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTHousing and Urban Development DepartmentSupplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Correction to Standards Governing Prohibited Financial InterestsHUD (or Department), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), amends its Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, which are regulations for HUD officers and employees that supplement the Standards of Ethical Conduct for...2013-22214"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-12/pdf/2013-22214.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/12/2013-22214/supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-department-of-housing-and-urbanHUD (or Department), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), amends its Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, which are regulations for HUD officers and employees that supplement the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (Standards) issued by OGE. In its final rule published on August 6, 2012, HUD did not comprehensively describe an exception to the provision that prohibits Department employees from directly or indirectly receiving, acquiring, or owning certain financial interests that may be subsidized by the Department. This final rule corrects this omission and establishes that HUD employees may not hold a financial interest in any grant, loan, cooperative agreement, or other form of assistance provided by the Department, including the insurance or guarantee of a loan, except to the extent that such interest represents assistance on the employee's principal residence. This final rule codifies current policy and practice.
2013-09-04Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeNondiscrimination ProvisionsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to update various nondiscrimination provisions appearing in title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, to provide greater consistency and reflect current law.2013-21486"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-04/pdf/2013-21486.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/04/2013-21486/nondiscrimination-provisionsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to update various nondiscrimination provisions appearing in title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, to provide greater consistency and reflect current law.
2013-08-30Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeCompensatory Time Off for Religious Observances and Other Miscellaneous ChangesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to amend its current regulations on compensatory time off for religious observances. The proposal would clarify employee and agency responsibilities, provide timeframes for earning...2013-21221"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-08-30/pdf/2013-21221.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/30/2013-21221/compensatory-time-off-for-religious-observances-and-other-miscellaneous-changesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to amend its current regulations on compensatory time off for religious observances. The proposal would clarify employee and agency responsibilities, provide timeframes for earning and using religious compensatory time off, and define key terms. In addition, we are making other miscellaneous changes in the pay and leave area.
2013-08-14RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePay Under the General Schedule and Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention IncentivesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to improve oversight of recruitment and retention incentive determinations; add succession planning to the list of factors that an agency must consider before approving a...2013-19641"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-08-14/pdf/2013-19641.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/14/2013-19641/pay-under-the-general-schedule-and-recruitment-relocation-and-retention-incentivesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to improve oversight of recruitment and retention incentive determinations; add succession planning to the list of factors that an agency must consider before approving a retention incentive, if applicable; and make additional minor clarifications and corrections.
2013-08-08Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees Health Benefits Program: Members of Congress and Congressional StaffThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding coverage for Members of Congress and congressional staff.2013-19222"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-08-08/pdf/2013-19222.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/08/2013-19222/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-members-of-congress-and-congressional-staffThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding coverage for Members of Congress and congressional staff.
2013-07-24Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePolitical Activity-State or Local Officers or Employees; Federal Employees Residing in Designated Localities; Federal EmployeesOPM is issuing proposed regulations that incorporate recent amendments to the Hatch Act, update the contact information for the United States Office of Special Counsel, and update sections to conform to the Act's current provisions.2013-17662"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-07-24/pdf/2013-17662.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/24/2013-17662/political-activity-state-or-local-officers-or-employees-federal-employees-residing-in-designatedOPM is issuing proposed regulations that incorporate recent amendments to the Hatch Act, update the contact information for the United States Office of Special Counsel, and update sections to conform to the Act's current provisions.
2013-07-23RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure to reflect the relocation of its Washington Regional Office.2013-17592"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-07-23/pdf/2013-17592.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/23/2013-17592/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure to reflect the relocation of its Washington Regional Office.
2013-07-22RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is adopting as final an interim rule that amended the requirement that agencies provide a copy of the MSPB appeal form when the agency issues a decision notice to an employee on a matter that is...2013-17508"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-07-22/pdf/2013-17508.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/22/2013-17508/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is adopting as final an interim rule that amended the requirement that agencies provide a copy of the MSPB appeal form when the agency issues a decision notice to an employee on a matter that is appealable to MSPB.
2013-07-02RuleMERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARDMerit Systems Protection BoardPractices and ProceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its rules of practice and procedure to conform the Board's regulations to legislative changes that amended whistleblower protections for Federal employees and the penalties available...2013-15633"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-07-02/pdf/2013-15633.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/02/2013-15633/practices-and-proceduresThe Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) hereby amends its rules of practice and procedure to conform the Board's regulations to legislative changes that amended whistleblower protections for Federal employees and the penalties available in cases where the MSPB determines that a Federal employee or a State or local officer or employee violated restrictions on partisan political activity.
2013-06-17Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFlag Recognition Benefit for Fallen Federal Civilian EmployeesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations to implement the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011. The proposed regulations will assist agencies in administering a United States flag recognition benefit for fallen...2013-14087"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-06-17/pdf/2013-14087.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/06/17/2013-14087/flag-recognition-benefit-for-fallen-federal-civilian-employeesThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations to implement the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011. The proposed regulations will assist agencies in administering a United States flag recognition benefit for fallen Federal civilian employees, and describe the eligibility requirements and procedures to request a flag.
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