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Title 5 Part 532

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Title 5: Administrative Personnel


PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS


Contents

Subpart B—Prevailing Rate Determinations

§532.201   Definitions.
§532.203   Structure of regular wage schedules.
§532.205   The use of Federal, State, and local minimum wage requirements in determining prevailing rates.
§532.207   Time schedule for wage surveys.
§532.209   Lead agency.
§532.211   Criteria for establishing appropriated fund wage areas.
§532.213   Industries included in regular appropriated fund wage surveys.
§532.215   Establishments included in regular appropriated fund surveys.
§532.217   Appropriated fund survey jobs.
§532.219   Criteria for establishing nonappropriated fund wage areas.
§532.221   Industries included in regular nonappropriated fund surveys.
§532.223   Establishments included in regular nonappropriated fund surveys.
§532.225   Nonappropriated fund survey jobs.
§532.227   Agency wage committee.
§532.229   Local wage survey committee.
§532.231   Responsibilities of participating organizations.
§532.233   Preparation for full-scale wage surveys.
§532.235   Conduct of full-scale wage survey.
§532.237   Review by the local wage survey committee.
§532.239   Review by the lead agency.
§532.241   Analysis of usable wage survey data.
§532.243   Consultation with the agency wage committee.
§532.245   Selection of payline and issuance of wage schedules.
§532.247   Wage change surveys.
§532.249   Minimum rates for hard-to-fill positions.
§532.251   Special rates.
§532.253   Special rates or rate ranges for leader, supervisory, and production facilitating positions.
§532.254   Special schedules.
§532.255   Regular appropriated fund wage schedules in foreign areas.
§532.257   Regular nonappropriated fund wage schedules in foreign areas.
§532.259   Special appropriated fund wage schedules for U.S. insular areas.
§532.261   Special wage schedules for leader and supervisory schedules for leader and supervisory wage employees in the Puerto Rico wage area.
§532.263   Special wage schedules for production facilitating positions.
§532.265   Special wage schedules for apprentices and shop trainees.
§532.267   Special wage schedules for aircraft, electronic, and optical instrument overhaul and repair positions in Puerto Rico.
§532.269   Special wage schedules for Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army navigation lock and dam employees.
§532.271   Special wage schedules for National Park Service positions in overlap areas.
§532.273   Special wage schedules for United States Information Agency Radio Antenna Rigger positions.
§532.275   Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.
§532.277   Special wage schedules for U.S. Navy positions in Bridgeport, California.
§532.281   Special wage schedules for divers and tenders.
§532.283   Special wage schedules for nonappropriated fund tipped employees classified as waiter/waitress.
§532.285   Special wage schedules for supervisors of negotiated rate Bureau of Reclamation employees.
§532.287   Special wage schedules for nonappropriated fund automotive mechanics.
§532.289   Special wage schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control employees of the Vicksburg District in Mississippi.
Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 532—Nationwide Schedule of Appropriated Fund Regular Wage Surveys
Appendix B to Subpart B of Part 532—Nationwide Schedule of Nonappropriated Fund Regular Wage Surveys
Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 532—Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas
Appendix D to Subpart B of Part 532—Nonappropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas

Subpart H—Payment of Unrestricted Rates for Recruitment or Retention Purposes

§532.801   Payment of unrestricted rates for recruitment or retention purposes.

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

Source: 46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, unless otherwise noted.

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Subpart A—General Provisions

§532.101   Scope.

This part provides common policies, systems, and practices for uniform application by all agencies subject to section 5342 of title 5, United States Code, in fixing pay for prevailing rate employees as nearly as is consistent with the public interest in accordance with prevailing rates.

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§532.103   Coverage.

The provisions of this part shall apply to prevailing rate employees and agencies covered by section 5342 of title 5, United States Code.

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§532.105   Pay-fixing authority.

The head of each agency shall authorize application of the rates established by the lead agency or the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to prevailing rate employees within the appropriate wage area, in accordance with the provisions of this part.

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Subpart B—Prevailing Rate Determinations

§532.201   Definitions.

For the purposes of this part:

Full-scale survey means a survey conducted at least every 2 years in which data are collected from a current sampling of establishments in the private sector by personal visit of data collectors.

Host activity is the local Federal activity designated by the lead agency to obtain employment statistics from other Federal activities in the wage area and to provide support facilities and clerical assistance for the wage survey.

Lead agency means the agency designated by the Office of Personnel Management to plan and conduct wage surveys, analyze wage survey data, and determine and issue required wage schedules for a wage area.

Survey area means that part of the wage area where the private enterprise establishments included in the wage survey are located.

Wage area means that geographic area within which a single set of regular wage schedules is applied uniformly by Federal installations to covered occupations.

Wage change survey means a survey in which rate change data are collected from the same establishments and for the same establishment occupations represented in the full-scale survey. These data may be collected by telephone, mail, or personal visit.

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§532.203   Structure of regular wage schedules.

(a) Each nonsupervisory and leader regular wage schedule shall have 15 grades, which shall be designated as follows:

(1) WG means an appropriated fund nonsupervisory grade;

(2) WL means an appropriated fund leader grade;

(3) NA means a nonappropriated fund nonsupervisory grade; and

(4) NL means a nonappropriated fund leader grade.

(b) Each supervisory regular wage schedule shall have 19 grades, which shall be designated as follows:

(1) WS means an appropriated fund supervisory grade; and

(2) NS means a nonappropriated fund supervisory grade.

(c) The step 2 or payline rate for each grade of a leader regular wage schedule shall be equal to 110 percent of the rate for step 2 of the corresponding grade of the nonsupervisory regular wage schedule for the area.

(d) The step 2 or payline rate for each grade of an appropriated fund supervisory regular wage schedule shall be:

(1) For grades WS-1 through WS-10, equal to the rate for step 2 of the corresponding grade of the nonsupervisory regular wage schedule for the area, plus 30 percent of the rate for step 2 of WG-10;

(2) For grades WS-11 through WS-18, the second rate of WS-10, plus 5, 11.5, 19.6, 29.2, 40.3, 52.9, 67.1, and 82.8 percent, respectively, of the difference between the step 2 rates of WS-10 and WS-19; and

(3) For grade WS-19, the third rate in effect for General Schedule grade GS-14 at the time of the area wage schedule adjustment. The WS-19 rate shall include any cost of living allowance payable for the area under 5 U.S.C. 5941.

(e) The step 2 or payline rate for each grade of a nonappropriated fund supervisory regular wage schedule shall be:

(1) For grades NS-1 through NS-8, equal to the rate for step 2 of the corresponding grade of the nonsupervisory regular wage schedule for the area, plus 20 percent of the rate for step 2 of NA-8;

(2) For grades NS-9 through NS-15, equal to 120 percent of the rate for step 2 of the corresponding grade of the nonsupervisory regular wage schedule for the area;

(3) For grades NS-16 through NS-19, the rates will be 25, 30, 35 and 40 percent, respectively, above the step 2 rate of NA-15;

(f) The number of within-grade steps and the differentials between steps for each nonsupervisory grade on a regular wage schedule shall be established in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5343(e)(1). Each grade on a leader and supervisory regular wage schedule shall have 5 within-grade steps with step 2 set according to paragraphs (c), (d), or (e) of this section, as appropriate, and—

(1) Step 1 set at 96 percent of the step 2 rate;

(2) Step 3 set at 104 percent of the step 2 rate;

(3) Step 4 set at 108 percent of the step 2 rate; and

(4) Step 5 set at 112 percent of the step 2 rate.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 48 FR 13385, Mar. 30, 1983; 49 FR 28347, July 11, 1984; 55 FR 46140, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.205   The use of Federal, State, and local minimum wage requirements in determining prevailing rates.

(a) Wage schedules, including special schedules, shall not include any rates of pay less than the higher of:

(1) The minimum rate prescribed by section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, or

(2) The highest State or local minimum wage rate in the local wage area which is applicable to the private industry counterparts of the single largest Federal industry/occupation in the wage area.

(b) Wage data below the minimum wage rates prescribed by section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, shall not be used in determining prevailing rates.

(c) Adjustments to regular wage schedules to comply with the minimum wage rate determined to be applicable under paragraph (a) of this section shall be computed as follows:

(1) The step 2 rate of grade 1 of the nonsupervisory wage schedule shall be set at a rate which, upon application of the 4 percent step-rate differential, provides a step 1 rate which is equal to the applicable minimum wage rate.

(2) An intergrade differential shall be determined as 5 percent of the rate established as the step 2 rate of grade 1, rounded to the nearest whole cent. This intergrade differential shall be added to the step 2 rate of each grade, beginning with grade 1, to determine the step 2 rate for the succeeding grade until the grade is reached at which the step 2 rate established through the wage survey process equals or exceeds the rate determined under this procedure. Rates of all grades above that point shall be computed in accordance with §532.221(b) of this subpart.

(3) Steps 1, 3, 4, and 5 of each grade adjusted under paragraph (c) of this section shall be set at 96, 104, 108, and 112 percent of the step 2 rate, respectively.

(4) The leader and supervisory wage schedule grades corresponding to each nonsupervisory grade adjusted under paragraph (c) of this section shall be constructed in accordance with the procedures of §532.203 of this subpart, on the basis of the step 2 rates established under this paragraph for the nonsupervisory wage schedule grades.

(d) All wage schedule adjustments made under this section shall be effective on the effective date of the applicable minimum wage rate.

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§532.207   Time schedule for wage surveys.

(a) Wage surveys shall be conducted on a 2-year cycle at annual intervals.

(b) A full-scale survey shall be made in the first year of the 2-year cycle and shall include development of a current sample of establishments and the collection of wage data by visits to establishments.

(c) A wage-change survey shall be made every other year using only the same employers, occupations, survey jobs, and establishment weights used in the preceding full-scale survey. Data may be collected by telephone, mail, or personal contact.

(d) Scheduling of surveys shall take into consideration the following criteria:

(1) The best timing in relation to wage adjustments in the principal local private enterprise establishments;

(2) Reasonable distribution of workload of the lead agency;

(3) The timing of surveys for nearby or selected wage areas; and

(4) Scheduling relationships with other pay surveys.

(e) The Office of Personnel Management may authorize adjustments in the normal cycle as requested by the lead agency and based on the criteria in paragraph (d) of this section or to accommodate special studies or adjustments consistent with determining local prevailing rates.

(f) The beginning month of appropriated and nonappropriated fund wage surveys and the fiscal year during which full-scale surveys will be conducted are set out as appendices A and B to this subpart and are incorporated in and made part of this section.

[55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.209   Lead agency.

(a) The Office of Personnel Management shall select a lead agency for each appropriated and nonappropriated fund wage area based on the number of agency employees covered by the regular wage schedule for that area and the capability of the agency in providing administrative and clerical support at the local level necessary to conduct a wage survey.

(b) OPM may authorize exceptions to these criteria where this will improve the administration of the local wage survey.

(c) The listing in appendix A to this subpart shows the lead agency for each appropriated fund wage area. The Department of Defense is the lead agency for each nonappropriated fund wage area.

[55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.211   Criteria for establishing appropriated fund wage areas.

(a) Each wage area shall consist of one or more survey areas along with nonsurvey areas, if any.

(1) Survey area: A survey area is composed of the counties, parishes, cities, or townships in which survey data are collected. Except in very unusual circumstances, a wage area that includes a Metropolitan Statistical Area shall have the Metropolitan Statistical Area as the survey area or part of the survey area.

(2) Nonsurvey area: Nonsurvey counties, parishes, cities, or townships may be combined with the survey area(s) to form the wage area through consideration of the criteria in paragraph (d)(1) of this section.

(b) Wage areas shall include wherever possible a recognized economic community such as a Metropolitan Statistical Area or a political unit such as a county. Two or more economic communities or political units, or both, may be combined to constitute a single wage area; however, except in unusual circumstances and as an exception to the criteria, an individually defined Metropolitan Statistical Area or county shall not be subdivided for the purpose of defining a wage area.

(c) Except as provided in paragraph (a) of this section, wage areas shall be established when:

(1) There is a minimum of 100 wage employees of one agency subject to the regular schedule and the agency involved indicates that its local installation has the capacity to do the survey; and

(2) There is, within a reasonable commuting distance of the concentration of Federal employment;

(i) A minimum of either 20 establishments within survey specifications having at least 50 employees each; or 10 establishments having at least 50 employees each, with a combined total of 1,500 employees; and

(ii) The total private enterprise employment in the industries surveyed in the survey area is at least twice the Federal wage employment in the survey area.

(d)(1) Adjacent economic communities or political units meeting the separate wage area criteria in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section may be combined through consideration of:

(i) Distance, transportation facilities, and geographic features;

(ii) Commuting patterns; and

(iii) Similarities in overall population, employment, and the kinds and sizes of private industrial establishments.

(2) Generally, the criteria listed in paragraph (d)(1) of this section are considered in the order listed.

(3) When two wage areas are combined, the survey area of either or both may be used, depending on the concentrations of Federal and private employment and locations of establishments, the proximity of the survey areas to each other, and the extent of economic similarites or differences as indicated by relative levels of wage rates in each of the potential survey areas.

(e) Appropriated fund wage and survey area definitions are set out as appendix C to this subpart and are incorporated in and made part of this section.

(f) A single contiguous military installation defined as a Joint Base that would otherwise overlap two separate wage areas shall be included in only a single wage area. The wage area of such a Joint Base shall be defined to be the wage area with the most favorable payline based on an analysis of the simple average of the 15 nonsupervisory second step rates on each one of the regular wage schedules applicable in the otherwise overlapped wage areas.

[55 FR 46142, Nov. 1, 1990, as amended at 57 FR 29783, July 7, 1992; 81 FR 86249, Nov. 30, 2016]

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§532.213   Industries included in regular appropriated fund wage surveys.

(a) The lead agency must include the industries in the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes in all regular appropriated fund wage surveys:

2012 NAICS codes 2012 NAICS industry titles
311 through 339 (except 323)All manufacturing classes except printing and related support activities (NAICS 323).
221Utilities.
481Air transportation.
482Rail transportation.
484Truck transportation.
485 (except 4853)Transit and ground passenger transportation except taxi and limousine service (NAICS 4853).
487 (except 4872)Scenic and sightseeing transportation except scenic and sightseeing transportation, water (NAICS 4872).
488 (except 4883 and 4884)Support activities for transportation except support activities for water transportation (NAICS 4883) and support activities for road transportation (NAICS 4884).
492Couriers and messengers.
493Warehousing and storage.
515Broadcasting (except Internet).
517Telecommunications.
5621Waste collection.
5622Waste Treatment and Disposal.
423Merchant wholesalers, durable goods.
424Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods.

(b) A lead agency may add other industry classes to a regular survey in an area where these industries account for significant proportions of local private employment of the kinds and levels found in local Federal employment.

(c) Specifically excluded from all wage surveys for regular wage schedules are food service and laundry establishments and industries having peculiar employment conditions that directly affect the wage rates paid and that are the basis for special wage surveys.

[55 FR 46142, Nov. 1, 1990, as amended at 71 FR 35373, June 20, 2006; 73 FR 45853, Aug. 7, 2008; 78 FR 58153, Sept. 23, 2013]

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§532.215   Establishments included in regular appropriated fund surveys.

(a) All establishments having a total employment of 50 or more employees in the prescribed industries within a survey area shall be included within the survey universe. On rare occasions and as an exception to the rule, OPM may authorize lower minimum size levels based on a recommendation of the lead agency for the wage area.

(b) Establishments to be covered in surveys shall be selected under standard probability sample selection procedures. In areas with relatively few establishments, surveys shall cover all establishments within the prescribed industry and size groups.

(c) A lead agency may not delete from a survey an establishment properly included in an establishment list drawn under statistical sampling procedures.

[55 FR 46142, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.217   Appropriated fund survey jobs.

(a) A lead agency shall survey the following required jobs:

Job titleJob grade
Janitor (Light)1
Janitor (Heavy)2
Material Handler2
Maintenance Laborer3
Packer4
Warehouse Worker5
Forklift Operator5
Material Handling Equipment Operator5
Truckdriver (Medium)6
Truckdriver (Heavy)7
Machine Tool Operator II8
Machine Tool Operator I9
Carpenter9
Electrician10
Automotive Mechanic10
Sheet Metal Mechanic10
Pipefitter10
Welder10
Machinist10
Electronics Mechanic11
Toolmaker13

(b) A lead agency may not omit a required survey job from a regular schedule wage survey.

(c) A lead agency may survey the following jobs on an optional basis:

Job titleJob grade
Aircraft Structures Assembler B7
Aircraft Structures Assembler A9
Aircraft Mechanic10
Electrician, Ship10
Pipefitter, Ship10
Shipfitter10
Shipwright10
Machinist, Marine10
Cable Splicer (Electric)10
Electrical Lineman10
Electrician (Powerplant)10
Telephone Installer-Repairer9
Central Office Repairer11
Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic10
Heavy Mobile Equipment Operator10
Air Conditioning Mechanic10
Rigger10
Trailer Truck Driver8
Tool Crib Attendant6
Painter (Finish)9
Light Vehicle Operator5
Helper (Trades)5
Boiler Plant Operator10
Meat Cutter8
Equipment Mechanic10
Boom Crane Operator9
Boom Crane Operator (Precision)11
Tool and Parts Attendant4
Painter (Rough)7
Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic11
Electronic Test Equipment Repairer11
Electronic Computer Mechanic11
Television Station Mechanic11
Maintenance Mechanic10

(d) A lead agency may add the following survey jobs to the survey when the Hospital industry is included in the survey:

Job titleJob grade
Laundry Worker1
Food Service Worker2
Cook8

(e) A lead agency must obtain prior approval of OPM to add a job not authorized under paragraph (a), (c), or (d) of this section.

[55 FR 46142, Nov. 1, 1990, as amended at 64 FR 69183, Dec. 10, 1999; 68 FR 460, Jan. 6, 2003; 69 FR 26475, May 13, 2004]

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§532.219   Criteria for establishing nonappropriated fund wage areas.

(a) Each wage area shall consist of one or more survey areas along with nonsurvey areas, if any, having nonappropriated fund employees.

(1) Survey area: A survey area is composed of the counties, parishes, cities, or townships in which survey data are collected.

(2) Nonsurvey area: Nonsurvey counties, parishes, or townships may be combined with the survey area to form the wage area through consideration of the criteria in paragraph (c) of this section.

(b) Wage areas shall be established when:

(1) There is a minimum of 26 NAF wage employees in the survey area and local activities have the capability to do the survey; and

(2) There is within the survey area a minimum of 1,800 private enterprise employees in establishments within survey specifications.

(c)(1) Two or more counties may be combined to constitute a single wage area through consideration of:

(i) Proximity of largest activity in each county;

(ii) Transportation facilities and commuting patterns; and

(iii) Similarities of the counties in:

(A) Overall population;

(B) Private employment in major industry categories; and

(C) Kinds and sizes of private industrial establishments.

(2) Generally, the criteria listed in paragraph (c)(1) of this section are considered in the order listed.

(d) The nonappropriated fund wage and survey area definitions are set out as appendix D to this subpart and are incorporated in and made part of this section.

[55 FR 46143, Nov. 1, 1990, as amended at 57 FR 29783, July 7, 1992]

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§532.221   Industries included in regular nonappropriated fund surveys.

(a) The lead agency must include the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes in all regular nonappropriated fund wage surveys:

2012 NAICS codes 2012 NAICS industry titles
42312Motor vehicle supplies and new parts merchant wholesalers.
4232Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers.
42362Electrical and electronic appliance, television, and radio set merchant wholesalers.
42369Other electronic parts and equipment merchant wholesalers.
42371Hardware merchant wholesalers.
42391Sporting and recreational goods and supplies merchant wholesalers.
42399Other miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers.
4241Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers.
42421Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers.
4243Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers.
42445Confectionery merchant wholesalers.
4247Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers.
4249Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers.
44132Tire dealers.
443Electronics and appliance stores.
44411Home centers.
44611Pharmacies and drug stores.
4471Gasoline stations.
44814Family clothing stores.
4521Department stores.
45299All other general merchandise stores.
45321Office supplies and stationery stores.
4542Vending machine operators.
71391Golf courses and country clubs.
71395Bowling centers.
72111Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels.
7224Drinking places (alcoholic beverages).
7225Restaurants and other eating places.

(b) A lead agency may add other industry classes from within the wholesale, retail, and service industry divisions in an area where these industries account for significant proportions of local private employment of the kinds and levels found in local NAF employment.

(c) Additional industries shall be defined in terms of entire industry classes (fourth digit breakdown).

[55 FR 46143, Nov. 1, 1990, as amended at 71 FR 35374, June 20, 2006; 73 FR 45853, Aug. 7, 2008; 78 FR 58153, Sept. 23, 2013]

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§532.223   Establishments included in regular nonappropriated fund surveys.

(a) All establishments having 20 or more employees in the prescribed industries within a survey area must be included in the survey universe. Establishments in NAICS codes 4471, 4542, 71391, and 71395 must be included in the survey universe if they have eight or more employees.

(b) Establishment selection procedures are the same as those prescribed for appropriated fund surveys in paragraphs (b) and (c) of §532.213 of this subpart.

[55 FR 46143, Nov. 1, 1990, as amended at 71 FR 35374, June 20, 2006]

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§532.225   Nonappropriated fund survey jobs.

(a) A lead agency shall survey the following required jobs:

Job titleJob grade
Janitor (Light)1
Food Service Worker1
Food Service Worker2
Fast Food Worker2
Janitor2
Laborer (Light)2
Laborer (Heavy)3
Service Station Attendant3
Stock Handler4
Short Order Cook5
Materials Handling Equipment Operator5
Warehouseman5
Service Station Attendant5
Truck Driver (Light)5
Truck Driver (Medium)6
Truck Driver (Heavy)7
Cook8
Carpenter9
Painter9
Automotive Mechanic10
Electrician10

(b) A lead agency may not omit a required survey job from a regular schedule wage survey.

(c) A lead agency may survey the following jobs on an optional basis:

Job titleJob grade
Service Station Attendant1
Groundskeeper4
Grill Attendant4
Tractor Operator6
Bowling Equipment Mechanic7
Building Maintenance Worker7
Vending Machine Mechanic8
Building Maintenance Worker8
Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic8
Truck Driver (Trailer)8
Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic10

(d) A lead agency must obtain prior approval of OPM to add a job not listed under paragraph (a) or (c) of this section.

[55 FR 46143, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.227   Agency wage committee.

(a) Each lead agency shall establish an agency wage committee for the purpose of considering matters relating to the conduct of wage surveys, the establishment of wage schedules and making recommendations thereon to the lead agency.

(b) The Agency Wage Committee shall consist of five members, with the chairperson and two members designated by the head of the lead agency, and the remaining two members designated as follows:

(1) For the Department of Defense Wage Committee, one member shall be designated by each of the two labor organizations having the largest number of wage employees covered by exclusive recognition in the Department of Defense; and

(2) For other lead agencies, two members shall be designated by the labor organization having the largest number of wage employees by exclusive recognition in the agency.

(c) Recommendations of agency wage committees shall be developed by majority vote. Any member of an agency wage committee may submit a minority report to the lead agency along with the recommendations of the committee.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.229   Local wage survey committee.

(a)(1) A lead agency shall establish a local wage survey committee in each wage area for which it has lead agency responsibility and in which a labor organization represents, by exclusive recognition, wage employees subject to the wage schedules for which the survey is conducted.

(2) The local wage survey committee shall assist the lead agency in the conduct of wage surveys and make recommendations to the lead agency thereon.

(b)(1) Local wage survey committees shall consist of three members, with the chairperson and one member recommended by Federal agencies and designated by the lead agency, and one member recommended by the labor organization having the largest number of wage employees under the regular wage schedule who are under exclusive recognition in the wage area.

(2) All members of local wage survey committees for appropriated fund surveys shall be Federal employees appointed by their employing agencies.

(3) Members for nonappropriated fund surveys shall be nonappropriated fund employees appointed by their employing agencies.

(4) The member recommended by the labor organization must be an employee of a Federal activity for appropriated fund surveys or nonappropriated fund activity for nonappropriated fund surveys who is covered by one of the regular wage schedules in the wage area in which the activity is located.

(5) In selecting and appointing employees recommended by labor organizations and by Federal agencies to serve as committee members, consideration shall be given to the requirement in the prevailing rate law for labor and agency representatives to participate in the wage survey process, the qualifications of the recommended employees, the need of the employees' work units for their presence on the job, and the prudent management of available financial and human resources. Employing agencies and activities shall cooperate and appoint the recommended employees unless exceptional circumstances prohibit their consideration. When the recommended employees cannot be appointed to serve as local wage survey committee members, the responsible lead agency or labor organization shall provide additional recommendations expeditiously to avoid any delay in the survey process.

(6) Employers shall cooperate and release appointed employees for committee proceedings unless the employers can demonstrate that exceptional circumstances directly related to the accomplishment of the work units' missions require their presence on their regular jobs. Employees serving as committee members are considered to be on official assignment to an interagency function, rather than on leave.

(c) A local wage survey committee shall be established before each full-scale wage survey. Responsibility for providing members shall remain with the same agency and the same labor organization until the next full-scale survey.

(d) Recommendations of local wage survey committees shall be developed by majority vote. Any member of a local wage survey committee may submit a minority report to the lead agency relating to any local wage survey committee majority recommendation.

(e) The lead agency shall establish the type of local wage survey organization it considers appropriate in a wage area which does not qualify for a local wage survey committee under paragraph (a) of this section.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46140, Nov. 1, 1990. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990; 58 FR 15415, Mar. 23, 1993]

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§532.231   Responsibilities of participating organizations.

(a) The Office of Personnel Management:

(1) Defines the boundaries of wage and survey areas;

(2) Prescribes the required industries to be surveyed;

(3) Prescribes the required job coverage for surveys;

(4) Designates a lead agency for each wage area;

(5) Establishes, jointly with lead agencies, a nationwide schedule of wage surveys;

(6) Arranges for technical services with other Government agencies;

(7) Considers recommendations of the national headquarters of any agency or labor organization relating to the Office of Personnel Management's responsibilities for the Federal Wage System; and

(8) Establishes wage schedules and rates for prevailing rate employees who are United States citizens outside of the United States, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, the Territories and Possessions of the United States, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

(b) Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee. This committee functions in accordance with the requirements set forth under section 5347 of title 5, United States Code.

(c) Employing agencies—(1) Heads of agencies. The head of an agency is responsible, within the policies and procedures of the Federal Wage System, for authorizing application of wage schedules developed by a lead agency and fixing and administering rates of pay for wage employees of his/her organization.

(2) Heads of local activities. The head of each activity in a wage area is responsible for providing employment information, wage survey committee members, the prescribed number of data collectors, and any other assistance needed to conduct local wage survey committee functions.

(d) Lead agencies are responsible for:

(1) Planning and conducting the wage survey for that area;

(2) Developing survey specifications and providing or arranging for the identification of establishments to be surveyed;

(3) Officially ordering wage surveys;

(4) Establishing wage schedules, applying wage schedules authorized by the head of the agency; and

(5) Referring pertinent matters to the agency wage committee and the Office of Personnel Management.

(e) Agency wage committees. As appropriate, agency wage committees consider and make recommendations to the lead agency on wage schedules and any matters involving survey specifications for full-scale surveys if the lead agency chooses not to accept recommendations of the local wage survey committee or those in a minority report filed by a local wage survey committee member.

(f) Local wage survey committees. The local wage survey committee plans and conducts the wage survey in the designated wage area.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46140, Nov. 1, 1990. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990; 58 FR 15415, Mar. 23, 1993]

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§532.233   Preparation for full-scale wage surveys.

(a) The local wage survey committee, prior to each full-scale survey:

(1) Shall hold a public hearing to receive recommendations from interested parties concerning the area, industries, establishments and jobs to be covered in the wage survey.

(2) Shall prepare a summary of the hearings and submit it to the lead agency together with the committees' recommendations concerning the survey specifications prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.

(3) May make any other recommendations concerning the local wage survey which it considers appropriate.

(b) The lead agency shall consider the local wage survey committee's report if:

(1) The lead agency proposes not to accept the recommendations of the local wage survey committee concerning the specifications of the local wage survey; or

(2) The local wage survey committee's report is accompanied by a minority report.

(c) The lead agency shall develop survey specifications after taking into consideration the reports and recommendations received from the local wage survey committee and, if applicable, the agency wage committee. The survey specifications shall include:

(1) The counties to be surveyed;

(2) The industries to be surveyed;

(3) The standard minimum size of establishments to be surveyed;

(4) Establishments to be surveyed with certainty; and

(5) The survey jobs.

(d) A list of establishments to be surveyed shall be prepared through use of statistical sampling techniques in accordance with the specifications developed by the lead agency. A copy of this list shall be forwarded to the local wage survey committee.

(e) Selection and appointment of data collectors. (1) The local wage survey committee, after consultation with the lead agency, shall determine the number of regular and alternate data collectors needed for the survey based upon the estimated number and location of establishments to be surveyed.

(2) Wage data for appropriated fund surveys shall be collected by teams consisting of one local Federal Wage System employee recommended by the committee member representing the qualifying labor organization and one Federal employee recommended by Federal agencies. The data collectors shall be selected and appointed by their employing agency.

(3) Wage data for nonappropriated fund surveys shall be collected by teams, each consisting of one local nonappropriated fund employee recommended by the committee member representing the qualifying labor organization and one nonappropriated fund employee recommended by nonappropriated fund activities. The data collectors shall be selected and appointed by their employing agency.

(4) The local wage survey committee shall provide employers with the names of employees recommended by labor organizations and by Federal agencies to serve as data collectors and shall indicate the number of regular and alternate data collectors to be selected and appointed by the employers.

(5) In selecting and appointing employees recommended by labor organizations and by Federal agencies to serve as data collectors, consideration shall be given to the requirement in the prevailing rate law for labor and agency representatives to participate in the wage survey process, the qualifications of the recommended employees, the need of the employees' work units for their presence on the job, and the prudent management of available financial and human resources. Employing agencies and activities shall cooperate and appoint the recommended employees unless exceptional circumstances prohibit their consideration. When the required number of employees cannot be appointed to serve as data collectors from among those recommended, the local wage survey committee shall obtain additional recommendations expeditiously to avoid any delay in the survey process.

(6) Employers shall cooperate and release appointed employees to serve as data collectors throughout the duration of the data collection period unless the employers can demonstrate that exceptional circumstances directly related to the accomplishment of the work units' missions require their presence on their regular jobs. Employees serving as data collectors are considered to be on official assignment to an interagency function, rather than on leave.

(f)(1) Each member of a local wage survey committee, each data collector, and any other person having access to data collected must retain this information in confidence, and is subject to disciplinary action by the employing agency or activity if the employee violates the confidence of data secured from private employers.

(2) Any violation of the above provision by a Federal employee must be reported to the employing agency and, in the case of a participant designated by a labor organization, to the recognized labor organization and its headquarters, and shall be cause for the lead agency immediately to remove the offending person from participation in the wage survey function.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46140, Nov. 1, 1990. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990; 58 FR 15415, Mar. 23, 1993]

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§532.235   Conduct of full-scale wage survey.

(a) Wage survey data shall not be collected before the date the survey is ordered by the lead agency.

(b) Data collection for a full-scale wage survey shall be accomplished by personal visit to the establishment. The following required data shall be collected:

(1) General information about the size, location, and type of product or service of the establishment sufficient to determine whether the establishment is within the scope of the survey and properly weighted, if the survey is a sample survey;

(2) Specific information about each job within the establishment that is similar to one of the jobs covered by the survey, including a brief description of the establishment job, the number of employees in the job, and their rate(s) of pay to the nearest mill (including any cost-of-living adjustments required by contract or that are regular and customary and monetary bonuses that are regular and customary); and

(3) Any other information the lead agency believes is appropriate and useful in determining local prevailing rates.

(c) The data collectors shall submit the data they collect to the local wage survey committee together with their recommendations about the use of the data.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46140, Nov. 1, 1990. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.237   Review by the local wage survey committee.

(a) The local wage survey committee shall review all establishment information and survey job data collected in the wage survey for completeness and accuracy and forward all of the data collected to the lead agency together with a report of its recommendations concerning the use of the data. The local wage survey committee may make any other recommendations concerning the wage survey which it considers appropriate.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.239   Review by the lead agency.

(a) The lead agency shall review all material and wage survey data forwarded by the local wage survey committee to:

(1) Assure that the survey was conducted within the prescribed procedures and specifications;

(2) Consider matters included in the local wage survey committee report and recommendations;

(3) Exclude unusable data;

(4) Resolve questionable job matching and wage rate data; and

(5) Verify all computations reported on wage data collection forms.

(b) The lead agency shall determine whether the usable data collected in the wage survey are adequate for computing paylines, according to the following criteria:

(1) The wage survey data collected in an appropriated fund wage survey are adequate if the unweighted job matches include at least one survey job in the WG-01 through 04 range, one survey job in the WG-05 through 08 range, and two survey jobs in the WG-09 and above range, each providing at least 20 samples; and at least six other survey jobs, each providing at least 10 samples.

(2) The wage survey data collected in a nonappropriated fund wage survey are adequate if the unweighted job matches include at least two survey jobs in the NA-01 through 04 range providing 10 samples each, one survey job in the NA-01 through 04 range and three survey jobs in the NA-05 through 15 range providing five samples each; two other survey jobs, each providing at least five samples, and at least 100 unweighted samples for all survey jobs combined are used in the computation of the final payline.

(c)(1) If the wage survey data do not meet the adequacy criteria in paragraph (b) of this section, the lead agency shall analyze the data, construct lines and wage schedules, submit them to the agency wage committee for its review and recommendations and issue wage schedules, in accordance with the requirements of this subpart, as if the adequacy criteria were met.

(2) The lead agency may determine such a wage area to be adequate if the quantity of data obtained is large enough to construct paylines even though it was obtained for fewer than the prescribed number of jobs, or at different grade levels, or in different combinations than prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section.

(3) The lead agency may not determine a nonappropriated fund wage area to be adequate if fewer than 100 usable unweighted job matches were used in the final payline computation.

(d) If the lead agency determines a wage area to be inadequate under paragraph (c) of this section, it shall promptly refer the problem to OPM for resolution. OPM shall:

(1) Authorize the lead agency to continue to survey the area if the lead agency believes the survey is likely to be adequate in the next full-scale survey;

(2) Authorize the lead agency to expand the scope of the survey; or

(3) Abolish the wage area and establish it as part of one or more other wage areas.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46140, Nov. 1, 1990. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.241   Analysis of usable wage survey data.

(a)(1) The lead agency shall compute a weighted average rate for each appropriated fund survey job having at least 10 unweighed matches and for each nonappropriated fund job having at least 5 unweighed matches. The weighted average rates shall be computed using the survey job data collected in accordance with §§532.235 and 532.247 and the establishment weight.

(2)(i) Incentive and piece-work rates shall be excluded when computing weighted average rates if, after establishment weights have been applied, 90 percent or more of the total usable wage survey data reflect rates paid on a straight-time basis only.

(ii) When sufficient incentive and piece-work rate data are obtained, the full incentive rate shall be used in computing the job weighted average rate when it is equal to or less than the average nonincentive rate. If the full incentive rate is greater than the average nonincentive rate, the incentive rate shall be discounted by 15 percent. The discounted incentive rate shall be compared with the guaranteed minimum rate and the average nonincentive rate, and the highest rate shall be used in computing the job weighted average rate.

(b) The lead agency shall compute paylines using the weighted average rates computed under paragraph (a) of this section.

(1) The lead agency shall compute unit and frequency paylines using the straight-line, least squares regression formula: Y = a + bx, where Y is the hourly rate, x is grade, a is the intercept of the payline with the Y-axis, and b is the slope of the payline.

(i) The unit payline shall be computed using a weight of one for each of the usable survey jobs and the weighted average rates identified and computed under paragraph (a) of this section.

(ii) The frequency payline shall be computed using a weight equal to the number of weighted matches for each of the usable survey jobs and the weighted average rates identified and computed under paragraph (a) of this section.

(2) Either or both of the lines computed according to paragraph (b)(1) of this section may be recomputed after eliminating survey job data that cause distortion in the lines.

(3) The lead agency may compute midpoint paylines using the following formula: Y = (au + af)/2 + ((bu + bf)/2)x, where Y is the hourly rate, x is the grade, au is the intercept of the unit payline, af is the intercept of the frequency payline, bu is the slope of the unit payline, and bf is the slope of the frequency payline. A midpoint line may be computed using the paylines based on all of the usable survey job data as described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, and a second midpoint line may be computed using the paylines based on limited survey job data authorized in paragraph (b)(2) of this section.

(4) The lead agency may compute other paylines for the purpose of instituting changes in the scope of the survey.

(c) Usable data obtained from a particular establishment may not be modified or deleted in order to reduce the effect of an establishment's rates on survey findings, i.e., data will not be deleted or modified to avoid establishment domination.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990; 58 FR 32273, June 9, 1993; 60 FR 62701, Dec. 7, 1995]

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§532.243   Consultation with the agency wage committee.

(a) The lead agency shall submit to the agency wage committee:

(1) The data collected in the wage survey;

(2) The report and recommendations of the local wage survey committee concerning the use of data;

(3) The lead agency's analysis of the data; and

(4) The lines computed from the data.

(b) After considering the information available to it, the agency wage committee shall report to the lead agency its recommendation for a proposed wage schedule derived from the data.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.245   Selection of payline and issuance of wage schedules.

(a) The lead agency shall select a payline and construct wage schedules therefrom for issuance as the regular wage schedules for the wage area, after considering all of the information, analysis, and recommendations made available to it pursuant to this subpart.

(b)(1) The lead agency shall prepare and maintain a record of all of the analysis and deliberations made under this subpart, documenting fully the basis for its determination under paragraph (a) of this section.

(2) The lead agency shall include in the record all of the wage survey data obtained and the recommendations and reports received from the local wage survey committee and the agency wage committee.

(c)(1) The lead agency shall issue the nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory regular wage schedules for the local wage area, showing the rates of pay for all grades and steps.

(2) The wage schedules shall have a single effective date for all employees in the wage area, determined by the lead agency in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5344.

(d) The head of each agency having employees in the local wage area to whom the regular wage schedules apply shall authorize the application of the wage schedules issued under paragraph (c) of this section to those employees, effective on the date specified by the lead agency.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.247   Wage change surveys.

(a) Wage change surveys shall be conducted in each wage area in years during which full-scale wage surveys are not conducted.

(b) Data shall be collected in wage change surveys only from establishments which participated in the preceding full-scale survey. Information concerning pay adjustments of general application in effect for jobs matched in each establishment which participated in the preceding full-scale survey shall be obtained.

(c) Data may be obtained in wage change surveys by telephone, mail, or personal visit. The chairperson of the local wage survey committee shall determine the manner in which establishments will be contacted for collection of data. Data may be collected by the local wage survey committee members or by data collectors appointed and assigned to two member teams in accordance with §532.233(e) of this subpart.

(d) Wage change survey data may not be collected before the date ordered by the lead agency.

(e) The local wage survey committee shall review all wage change survey data collected and forward the data to the lead agency. Where appropriate, the committee shall also forward to the lead agency a report of unusual circumstances surrounding the survey.

(f) The lead agency shall review the wage change survey data and, if applicable, the report filed by the local wage survey committee.

(g)(1) The lead agency shall recompute the line selected under §532.245(a) of this subpart in the preceding full-scale survey using the wage change survey data and shall construct wage schedules therefrom in accordance with §532.203 and, if appropriate, §532.205 of this subpart.

(2) The lead agency shall consult with the agency wage committee in accordance with §532.243 of this subpart.

(3) Records of this process shall be maintained in accordance with §532.245(b) of this subpart.

(h) The wage schedules shall be issued and authorized in accordance with §532.245 (c) and (d) of this subpart.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990; 58 FR 32274, June 9, 1993]

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§532.249   Minimum rates for hard-to-fill positions.

(a) The lead agency for a wage area may establish the rate of the second, third, fourth, or fifth step of one or more grades of an occupation as the mandatory minimum rate or rates payable by any agency for the occupation at one or more locations within a wage area based on findings that:

(1) The hiring rates prevailing for an occupation in private sector establishments in the wage area are higher than the rate of the first step of the grade or grades of the occupation; and

(2) Federal installations and activities in the wage area are unable to recruit qualified employees at the rate of the first step of the grade or grades of the occupation.

(b) Any authorizations made under paragraph (a) of this section shall be indicated on the regular wage schedule for the wage area.

(c) Any authorizations made under paragraph (a) of this section shall be terminated with the issuance of a new regular wage schedule unless the conditions that warrant the authorizations continue and the new regular wage schedule continues that authorization.

(d) The lead agency, prior to terminating any authorization made under paragraph (a) of this section, shall require the appropriate official or officials at all installations or activities to which the authorization applies to discuss the termination with the appropriate official or officials of exclusively recognized employee organizations representing employees in the affected occupation. The agency officials shall report the results of these discussions to the lead agency.

(e) No employee shall have his/her pay reduced because of cancellation of an authorization made under paragraph (a) of this section.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981. Redesignated at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.251   Special rates.

(a) A lead agency, with the approval of OPM, may establish special rates for use within all or part of a wage area for a designated occupation or occupational specialization and grade, in lieu of rates on the regular schedule. OPM may authorize special rates to the extent it considers necessary to overcome existing or likely significant handicaps in the recruitment or retention of well-qualified personnel when these handicaps are due to any of the following circumstances:

(1) Rates of pay offered by private sector employers for an occupation or occupational specialization and grade are significantly higher than those paid by the Federal Government within the competitive labor market;

(2) The remoteness of the area or location involved; or

(3) Any other circumstances that OPM considers appropriate.

(b) In authorizing special rates, OPM shall consider—

(1) The number of existing or likely vacant positions and the length of time they have been vacant, including evidence to support the likelihood that a recruitment problem will develop if one does not already exist;

(2) The number of employees who have or are likely to quit, including the number quitting for higher pay positions and evidence to support the likelihood that employees will quit;

(3) The number of vacancies employing agencies tried to fill and the number of hires and offers made;

(4) The nature of the existing labor market;

(5) The degree to which employing agencies have considered or used increased minimum rates for hard-to-fill positions;

(6) The degree to which employing agencies have considered relevant non-pay solutions to the staffing problem, such as conducting an aggressive recruiting program, using appropriate appointment authorities, redesigning jobs, establishing training programs, and improving working conditions;

(7) The impact of the staffing problem on employers' missions;

(8) The level of private sector rates paid for comparable positions; and

(9) As appropriate, the extent to which the use of unrestricted rates authorized under §532.801 of this part was considered.

(c) In determining at what level to set special rates, OPM shall consider—

(1) The level of rates it believes necessary to recruit or retain an adequate number of well-qualified persons;

(2) The offsetting costs that will be incurred if special rates are not authorized; and

(3) The level of private sector rates paid for comparable positions.

(d) No one factor or combination of factors specified in paragraphs (b) or (c) of this section requires special rates to be established or to be adjusted to any given level. Each request to establish special rates shall be judged on its own merits, based on the extent to which it meets these factors. Increased minimum rates are not a prerequisite to the establishment of special rates under this section.

(e) Special rates shall be based on private sector wage data, or a percentage thereof, as specified by OPM at the time the special rates are authorized. The private sector data shall be calculated as a weighted average or payline, as appropriate. A single rate shall be used when this represents private sector practice, and five rates shall be used when rate ranges are used by the private sector. When a five-step rate range is used, the differentials between steps shall be set in accordance with §532.203(f) of this subpart.

(f) Once approved by OPM, special rates may be adjusted by the lead agency on the same cycle as the applicable regular schedule to the extent deemed necessary to ensure the continued recruitment or retention of well-qualified personnel. The amount of the special rate adjustment may be up to the percentage (rounded to the nearest one-tenth of 1 percent) by which the market rate has changed since the last adjustment. Special rates may not exceed the percentage of market rates initially approved by OPM unless a request for higher special rates is made and approved under paragraphs (a) through (e) of this section.

(g) Any special rates established under paragraph (a) of this section shall be shown on the regular schedule or published as an amendment to the regular schedule and shall indicate the wage area (or part thereof) and each occupation or occupational specialization and grade for which the rates are authorized. These rates shall be paid by all agencies having such positions in the wage area (or part thereof) specified.

(h) The scheduled special rate payable under this section may not, at any time, be less than the unrestricted (uncapped) rate otherwise payable for such positions under the applicable regular wage schedule.

(i) If a special rate is terminated under paragraph (f) of this section, the lead agency shall provide written notice of such termination to OPM.

(j) Employers using special rates shall maintain current recruitment and retention data for all authorized special rates. Such data shall be made available to the lead agency prior to the wage area regular schedule adjustment date for the purpose of determining whether there is a continuing need for special rates and the amount of special rate adjustment necessary to recruit or retain well-qualified employees.

[57 FR 57875, Dec. 8, 1992]

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§532.253   Special rates or rate ranges for leader, supervisory, and production facilitating positions.

(a) When special rates or rate ranges are established for nonsupervisory positions, a lead agency also shall establish special rates for leader, supervisory, and production facilitating positions, classified to the same occupational series and title, that lead, supervise, or perform production facilitating work directly relating to the nonsupervisory jobs covered by the special rates.

(b) The step rate structure shall be the same as that of the related nonsupervisory special rate or rate range.

(c) The following formulas shall be used to establish a special rate or rate range:

(1) A single rate shall equal the top step of the appropriate leader, supervisory, or production facilitating grade on the regular schedule, plus the cents per hour difference between the top step of the appropriate nonsupervisory grade on the regular schedule and the special nonsupervisory rate.

(2) For a multiple rate range, the step 2 rate shall equal the step 2 rate of the appropriate leader, supervisory, or production facilitating grade on the regular schedule, plus the cents per hour difference between the prevailing rate of the appropriate nonsupervisory grade on the regular schedule and the prevailing rate of the special rate position. Other required step rates shall be computed in accordance with the formula established in §532.203 of this subpart.

[55 FR 46144, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.254   Special schedules.

(a) A lead agency, with the approval of OPM, may establish special schedules for use within an area for specific occupations that are critical to the mission of a Federal activity based on findings that—

(1) Unusual prevailing pay practices exist in the private sector that are incompatible with regular schedule practices, and serious recruitment or retention problems exist or will likely develop if employees are paid from the authorized regular schedule; or

(2) Administrative considerations require the establishment of special schedules to address unique agency missions or other unusual circumstances that OPM considers appropriate.

(b) An OPM authorization for a special schedule shall include instructions for its construction, application, and administration.

(c) Unless otherwise specified, positions covered by special schedules shall be subject to the general provisions of this part and to other applicable rules and regulations of OPM.

[57 FR 57876, Dec. 8, 1992]

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§532.255   Regular appropriated fund wage schedules in foreign areas.

(a) The Department of Defense shall establish and issue regular appropriated fund wage schedules for U.S. citizens who are employees in foreign areas. These wage schedules shall provide rates of pay for nonsupervisory, leader, supervisory, and production facilitating employees.

(b) Schedules shall be—

(1) Computed on the basis of a simple average of all regular appropriated fund wage area schedules in effect on December 31; and

(2) Effective on the first day of the first pay period that begins on or after January 1 of the succeeding year.

(c) Step 2 rates for each nonsupervisory grade shall be derived by computing a simple average of each step 2 rate for each of the 15 grades of all nonsupervisory wage rate schedules designated in paragraph (b) of this section.

(d) Through the use of the step 2 rates derived under the schedule averaging process, the step rates for each of the 15 grades of the nonsupervisory schedule and all scheduled pay rates for leaders and supervisors shall be developed by using the standard formulas established in 5 CFR 532.203, Structure of regular wage schedules.

(e) Pay schedules for production facilitating positions shall be established in accordance with the table in §532.263(c) of this subpart.

[50 FR 38634, Sept. 24, 1985, as amended at 51 FR 28799, Aug. 12, 1986; 51 FR 39853, Nov. 3, 1986; 54 FR 52011, Dec. 20, 1989. Redesignated and amended at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990; 58 FR 13194, Mar. 10, 1993]

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§532.257   Regular nonappropriated fund wage schedules in foreign areas.

(a) The Department of Defense shall establish and issue regular nonappropriated fund wage schedules for U.S. citizens who are wage employees in foreign areas. These schedules will provide rates of pay for nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory employees.

(b) Schedules will be—

(1) Computed on the basis of a simple average of all regular nonappropriated fund wage area schedules defined for the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia in effect on the first Sunday in January; and

(2) Effective on the first Sunday in January of each year.

(c) Step 2 rates for each nonsupervisory grade will be derived by computing a simple average of each step 2 rate for each of the 15 grades of all nonsupervisory wage rate schedules designated in paragraph (b) of this section.

(d) Through the use of the step 2 rates derived under the schedule averaging process, the step rates for each of the 15 grades of the nonsupervisory schedule and all scheduled pay rates for leaders and supervisors will be developed by using the standard formulas established in 5 CFR 532.203, Structure of regular wage schedules.

[50 FR 38634, Sept. 24, 1985, as amended at 51 FR 28799, Aug. 12, 1986; 54 FR 52011, Dec. 20, 1989. Redesignated and amended at 55 FR 46141, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.259   Special appropriated fund wage schedules for U.S. insular areas.

(a) The lead agency shall establish and issue special wage schedules for U.S. civil service wage employees in certain U.S. insular areas. The Department of Defense is the lead agency for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Midway, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These schedules shall provide rates of pay for nonsupervisory, leader, supervisory, and production facilitating employees.

(b) Special schedules shall be established at the same time and with rates identical to the foreign area appropriated fund wage schedules established under §532.255 of this subpart.

(c) Wage employees recruited from outside the insular area where employed, who meet the same eligibility requirements as those specified for General Schedule employees in §591.209 of subpart B of part 591, are also paid as a part of basic pay a differential for recruitment and retention purposes. The differential rate shall be that established for General Schedule employees in appendix B of subpart B of part 591 and shall be adjusted effective concurrently with the special schedules.

[58 FR 13194, Mar. 10, 1993, as amended at 84 FR 22693, May 20, 2019]

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§532.261   Special wage schedules for leader and supervisory schedules for leader and supervisory wage employees in the Puerto Rico wage area.

(a) The Department of Defense shall establish special wage schedules for leader and supervisory wage employees in the Puerto Rico wage area.

(b) The step 2 rate for each grade of the leader wage schedule shall be equal to 120 percent of the rate for step 2 of the corresponding grade of the nonsupervisory regular wage schedule for the Puerto Rico wage area.

(c) The step 2 rate for the supervisory wage schedule shall be:

(1) For grades WS-1 through WS-10, equal to the rate for step 2 of the corresponding grade of the nonsupervisory regular wage schedule for the Puerto Rico wage area, plus 60 percent of the rate for step 2 of WG-10;

(2) For grades WS-11 through WS-18, the second rate of WS-10 plus 5, 11.5, 19.6, 29.2, 40.3, 52.9, 67.1, and 82.8 percent, respectively, of the difference between the step 2 rates of WS-10 and WS-19; and

(3) For grade WS-19, the third rate in effect for General Schedule grade GS-14 at the time of the area wage schedule adjustment. The WS-19 rate shall include any cost of living allowance payable for the area under 5 U.S.C. 5941.

(d) Step rates shall be developed by using the formula established in §532.203 of this subpart.

[55 FR 46144, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.263   Special wage schedules for production facilitating positions.

(a) The lead agency in each FWS wage area shall establish special nonsupervisory and supervisory production facilitating wage schedules for employees properly allocable to production facilitating positions under applicable Federal Wage System job grading standards.

(b) Nonsupervisory schedules shall have 11 pay levels, and supervisory schedules shall have 9 pay levels.

(c) Pay levels and rates of pay for nonsupervisory (WD) schedules and supervisory (WN) schedules shall be identical to the pay levels and rates of pay for the corresponding grades on the local FWS regular supervisory wage schedule. Pay levels shall be determined in accordance with the following table:

   WN supervisory levelWS grade
WD nonsupervisory Level:
13
24
35
46
517
628
739
8410
9511
10612
11713
   814
   915

(d) Special production facilitating wage schedules shall be effective on the same date as the regular wage schedules in the FWS wage area.

[55 FR 46144, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.265   Special wage schedules for apprentices and shop trainees.

(a) Agencies may establish special wage schedules for apprentices and shop trainees who are included in:

(1) Formal apprenticeship programs involving training for journeyman level duties in occupations that are recognized as apprenticeable by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor; or

(2) Formal shop trainee programs involving training for journeyman level duties in nonapprenticeable occupations that require specialized trade or craft skill and knowledge.

(b) Special schedules shall consist of a single wage rate for each training period. Wage rates shall be determined as follows:

(1) Rates shall be based on the current second step rate of the target journeyman grade level on the regular nonsupervisory wage schedule for the area where the apprentice or trainee is employed.

(2) The entrance rate shall be computed at 65 percent of the journeyman level, step 2, rate, or the WG-1, step 1, rate, whichever is greater.

(3) When the WG-1, step 1, rate is used, the apprentice rate shall be increased by a minimum of 5 cents per hour for each succeeding increment interval until the rate obtained by this method equals the rate computed under the formula. No increase shall be less then 5 cents per hour.

(c) Advancement to higher increments shall be at 26-week intervals, regardless of the total length of the training period. Intermediate rates shall be established by subtracting the entrance rate from the journeyman level, step 2 rate, and dividing the difference by the number of 26-week periods of the particular training term. The resulting quotient equals the increment for each succeeding rate.

(d) Agencies may hire at advanced rates or accelerate progression through scheduled wage rates if prescribed by approved agency training standards or programs.

(e) If the employee is promoted to the target job or to a job at the same grade level, the promotion shall be to the second step rate. If the employee is assigned to a job at a grade level that is less than the grade level of the target job, existing pay fixing rules shall be followed.

[55 FR 46144, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.267   Special wage schedules for aircraft, electronic, and optical instrument overhaul and repair positions in Puerto Rico.

(a) The Department of Defense shall conduct special industry surveys and establish special wage schedules for wage employees in Puerto Rico whose primary duties involve the performance of work related to aircraft, electronic equipment, and optical instrument overhaul and repair.

(b) Except as provided in this section, regular appropriated fund wage survey and wage-setting procedures are applicable.

(c) Special survey specifications are as follows:

(1) Surveys must, at a minimum, include the air transportation and electronics industries in the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes:

2012 NAICS codes 2012 NAICS industry titles
333316Photographic and photocopying equipment manufacturing.
3341Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing.
33422Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing.
33429Other communications equipment manufacturing.
3343Audio and video equipment manufacturing.
334412Bare printed circuit board manufacturing.
334413Semiconductor and related device manufacturing.
334418Printed circuit assembly (electronic assembly) manufacturing.
334419Other electronic component manufacturing.
334511Search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical system and instrument manufacturing.
334515Instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and electrical signals.
334613Blank magnetic and optical recording media manufacturing.
42342Office equipment merchant wholesalers.
42343Computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesalers.
4811Scheduled air transportation.
4812Nonscheduled air transportation.
4879Scenic and sightseeing transportation, other.
4881Support activities for air transportation.
4921Couriers and express delivery services.
56172Janitorial services.
62191Ambulance services.
81142Reupholstery and furniture repair.

(2) Surveys shall cover all establishments in the surveyed industries.

(3) Surveys shall, as a minimum, include all the following jobs:

Job titlesJob grades
Aircraft Cleaner3
Fleet Service Worker5
Aircraft Mechanic10
Industrial Electronic Controls Repairer10
Aircraft Instrument Mechanic11
Electronic Test Equipment Repairer11
Electronics Mechanic11
Electronic Computer Mechanic11
Television Station Mechanic11

(d) The data collected in a special wage survey shall be considered adequate if there are as many weighted matches used in computing the nonsupervisory payline as there are employees covered by the special wage rate schedules.

(e) Each survey job used in computing the nonsupervisory payline must include a minimum of three unweighted matches.

(f) Special schedules shall have three step rates with the payline fixed at step 2. Step 1 shall be set at 96 percent of the payline rate, and step 3 shall be set at 104 percent of the payline rate.

(g) The waiting period for within-grade increases shall be 26 weeks between steps 1 and 2 and 78 weeks between steps 2 and 3.

(h) Special wage schedules shall be effective on the same date as the regular wage schedules for the Puerto Rico wage area.

[55 FR 46145, Nov. 1, 1990, as amended at 60 FR 62701, Dec. 7, 1995; 71 FR 35374, June 20, 2006; 73 FR 45853, Aug. 7, 2008; 78 FR 58154, Sept. 23, 2013]

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§532.269   Special wage schedules for Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army navigation lock and dam employees.

(a) The Department of Defense shall establish special wage schedules for nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory wage employees of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, who are engaged in operating lock and dam equipment or who repair and maintain navigation lock and dam operating machinery and equipment.

(b) Employees shall be subject to one of the following pay provisions:

(1) If all navigation lock and dam installations under a District headquarters office are located within a single wage area, the employees shall be paid from special wage schedules having rates identical to the regular wage schedule applicable to that wage area.

(2) If navigation lock and dam installations under a District headquarters office are located in more than one wage area, employees shall be paid from a special wage schedule having rates identical to the regular wage schedule authorized for the headquarters office.

(c) Each special wage schedule shall be effective on the same date as the regular schedule on which it is based.

[55 FR 46145, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.271   Special wage schedules for National Park Service positions in overlap areas.

(a)(1) The Department of the Interior shall establish special schedules for wage employees of the National Park Service whose duty station is located in one of the following NPS jurisdictions:

(i) Blue Ridge Parkway;

(ii) Natchez Trace Parkway; and

(iii) Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

(2) Each of these NPS jurisdictions is located in (i.e., overlaps) more than one FWS wage area.

(b) The special overlap wage schedules in each of the NPS jurisdictions shall be based on a determination concerning which regular nonsupervisory wage schedule in the overlapped FWS wage areas provides the most favorable payline for the employees.

(c) The most favorable payline shall be determined by computing a simple average of the 15 nonsupervisory second step rates on each one of the regular schedules authorized for each wage area overlapped. The highest average obtained by this method will identify the regular schedule that produces the most favorable payline.

(d) Each special schedule shall be effective on the same date as the regular schedule on which it is based.

(e) If there is a change in the identification of the most favorable payline, the special scheule for the current year shall be issued on its normal effective date. The next special scheule shall be issued on the effective date of the next regular schedule that produced the most favorable payline for the NPS jurisdiction in the previous year.

[55 FR 46145, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.273   Special wage schedules for United States Information Agency Radio Antenna Rigger positions.

(a) The United States Information Agency shall establish special wage schedules for Radio Antenna Riggers employed at transmitting and relay stations in the United States.

(b) The wage rate shall be the regular wage rate for the appropriate grade for Radio Antenna Rigger for the wage area in which the station is located, plus 25 percent of that rate.

(c) The 25 percent differential shall be in lieu of any environmental differential that would otherwise be payable.

(d) The special schedules shall be effective on the same date as the regular wage schedules for the wage area in which the positions are located.

[55 FR 46145, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.275   Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

(a) The Department of Defense shall establish special wage schedules for nonsupervisory ship surveyors and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

(b) Rates shall be computed as follows:

(1) The step 2 rate for nonsupervisory ship surveyors shall be set at 149.5 percent of the WG-10, step 2, rate on the overseas schedule.

(2) The step 2 rate of supervisory ship surveyors shall be set at 166.75 percent of the WG-10, step 2, rate on the overseas schedule.

(3) Step rates shall be developed by using the standard formulas established in §532.203 of this part.

(c) The special wage schedules shall be effective on the same date as the regular wage schedules applicable to the Puerto Rico wage area.

[55 FR 46145, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.277   Special wage schedules for U.S. Navy positions in Bridgeport, California.

(a) The Department of Defense shall establish special wage schedules for prevailing rate employees at the United States Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California.

(b) Schedules shall be established by increasing the step 2 rates on the Reno, Nevada, regular wage schedule by 10 percent.

(c) Step rates shall be developed by using the standard formulas established in §532.203 of this subpart.

(d) The special wage schedules shall be effective on the same date as the regular wage schedules applicable to the Reno, Nevada, wage area.

[55 FR 46146, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.281   Special wage schedules for divers and tenders.

(a) Agencies are authorized to establish special schedule payments for prevailing rate employees who perform diving and tending duties.

(b) Employees who perform diving duties shall be paid 175 percent of the locality WG-10, step 2, rate for all payable hours of the shift.

(c) Employees who perform tending duties shall be paid at the locality WG-10, step 2, rate for all payable hours of the shift.

(d) Employees whose regular scheduled rate exceeds the diving/tending rate on the day they perform such duties shall retain their regular scheduled rate on that day.

(e) An employee's diving/tending rate shall be used as the basic rate of pay for computing all premium payments for a shift.

(f) Employees who both dive and tend on the same shift shall receive the higher diving rate as the basic rate for all hours of the shift.

[55 FR 46146, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.283   Special wage schedules for nonappropriated fund tipped employees classified as waiter/waitress.

(a) Tipped employees shall be paid from the regular nonappropriated fund (NAF) schedule applicable to the employee's duty station.

(b) A tip offset may be authorized for employees classified as Waiter/Waitress. For purposes of this section, a tipped employee is one who is engaged in an occupation in which he or she customarily and regularly receives more than $30 a month in tips, and a tip offset is the amount of money by which an employer, in meeting legal minimum wage standards, may reduce a tipped employee's cash wage in consideration of the receipt of tips.

(c) A tip offset may be established, abolished, or adjusted by NAF instrumentalities on an annual basis and at such additional times as new or revised minimum wage statutes require. The amount of any tip offset may vary within a single instrumentality based on location, type of service, or time of service.

(d) If tipped employees are represented by a labor organization holding exclusive recognition, the employing NAF instrumentality shall negotiate with such organization to arrive at a determination as to whether, when, and how much tip offset shall be applied. Changes in tip offset practices may be made more frequently than annually as a result of collective bargaining agreement.

(e) Tip offset practices shall be governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, or the applicable statutes of the State, possession or territory where an employee works, whichever provides the greater benefit to the employee. In locations where tip offset is prohibited by law, the requirements of paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section do not apply.

[55 FR 46146, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.285   Special wage schedules for supervisors of negotiated rate Bureau of Reclamation employees.

(a) The Department of the Interior shall establish and issue special wage schedules for wage supervisors of negotiated rate wage employees in the Bureau of Reclamation. These schedules shall be based on annual special wage surveys conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation in each special wage area. Survey jobs representing Bureau of Reclamation positions at up to four levels will be matched to private industry jobs in each special wage area. Special schedule rates for each position will be based on prevailing rates for that particular job in private industry.

(b) Each supervisory job shall be described at one of four levels corresponding to the four supervisory situations described in Factor I and four levels of Subfactor IIIA of the FWS Job Grading Standard for Supervisors. They shall be titled in accordance with regular FWS practices, with the added designation of level I, II, III, or IV. The special survey and wage schedule for a given special wage area includes only those occupations and levels having employees in that area. For each position on the special schedule, there shall be three step rates. Step 2 is the prevailing rate as determined by the survey; step 1 is 96 percent of the prevailing rate; and step 3 is 104 percent of the prevailing rate.

(c) For each special wage area, the Bureau of Reclamation shall designate and appoint a special wage survey committee, including a chairperson and two other members (at least one of whom shall be a supervisor paid from the special wage schedule), and one or more two-person data collection teams (each of which shall include at least one supervisor paid from the special wage schedule). The local wage survey committee shall determine the prevailing rate for each survey job as a weighted average. Survey specifications are as follows for all surveys:

(1) Based on Bureau of Reclamation activities and types of supervisory positions in the special wage area, the Bureau of Reclamation must survey private industry companies, with no minimum employment size requirement for establishments, in the following North American Industry Classification System code subsectors:

2012 NAICS codes 2012 NAICS industry titles
211Oil and gas extraction.
212Mining (except oil and gas).
213Support activities for mining.
221Utilities.
333Machinery manufacturing.
334Computer and electronic product manufacturing.
335Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing.
484Truck transportation.
492Couriers and messengers.
493Warehousing and storage.
515Broadcasting (except Internet).
517Telecommunications.
562Waste management and remediation services.
811Repair and maintenance.

(2) Each local wage survey committee shall compile lists of all companies in the survey area known to have potential job matches. For the first survey, all companies on the list will be surveyed. Subsequently, companies shall be removed from the survey list if they prove not to have job matches, and new companies will be added if they are expected to have job matches. Survey data will be shared with other local wage survey committees when the data from any one company is applicable to more than one special wage area.

(3) For each area, survey job descriptions shall be tailored to correspond to the position of each covered supervisor in that area. They will be described at one of four levels (I, II, III, or IV) corresponding to the definitions of the four supervisory situations described in Factor I and four levels of Subfactor IIIA of the FWS Job Grading Standard for Supervisors. A description of the craft, trade, or labor work supervised will be included in each supervisory survey job description.

(d) Special wage area boundaries shall be identical to the survey areas covered by the special wage surveys. The areas of application in which the special schedules will be paid are generally smaller than the survey areas, reflecting actual Bureau of Reclamation worksites and the often scattered location of surveyable private sector jobs. Special wage schedules shall be established in the following areas:

The Great Plains Region

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Montana: All counties except Lincoln, Sanders,Lake, Flathead, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Granite, and Ravalli

Wyoming: All counties except Lincoln, Teton, sublette, Uinta, and Sweetwater

Colorado: All counties except Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Mesa, Delta, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Delores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata, and Archuleta

North Dakota: All counties

South Dakota: All counties

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Montana: Broadwater, Jefferson,Lewis and Clark, Yellowstone, and Bighorn Counties

Wyoming: All counties except Lincoln, Teton, Sublette, Uinta, and Sweetwater

Colorado: Boulder, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Eagle, Fremont, Gilpin, Grand, Lake, Larimer, Park, Pitkin, Pueblo, and Summitt

Beginning month of survey: August

The Mid-Pacific Region

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

California: Shasta, Sacramento, Butte, San Francisco, Merced, Stanislaus

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

California: Shasta, Sacramento, Fresno, Alameda, Tehoma, Tuolumne, Merced

Beginning month of survey: February

Green Springs Power Field Station

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Oregon: Jackson

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Oregon: Jackson

Beginning month of survey: April

Pacific NW. Region Drill Crew

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Montana: Flathead, Missoula

Oregon: Lane, Bend, Medford, Umatilla, Multnomah

Utah: Salt Lake

Idaho: Ada, Canyon, Adams

Washington: Spokane, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Oregon: Deschutes, Jackson, Umatilla

Montana: Missoula

Idaho: Ada

Washington: Grant, Lincoln, Douglas, Okanogan, Yakima

Beginning month of survey: April

Snake River Area Office (Central Snake/Minidoka)

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Idaho: Ada, Caribou, Bingham, Bannock

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Idaho: Gem, Elmore, Bonneville, Minidoka, Boise, Valley, Power

Beginning month of survey: April

Hungry Horse Project Office

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Montana: Flathead, Missoula, Cascade, Sanders, Lake

Idaho: Bonner

Washington: Pend Oreille

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Montana: Flathead

Beginning month of survey: March

Grand Coulee Power Office (Grand Coulee Project Office)

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Oregon: Multnomah

Washington: Spokane, King

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Washington: Grant, Douglas, Lincoln, Okanogan

Beginning month of survey: April

Upper Columbia Area Office (Yakima)

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Washington: King, Yakima

Oregon: Multnomah

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Washington: Yakima

Oregon: Umatilla

Beginning Month of Survey: September

Colorado River Storage Project Area

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Arizona: Apache, Coconino, Navajo

Colorado: Moffat, Montrose, Routt, Gunnison, Rio Blanco, Mesa, Garfield, Eagle, Delta, Pitkin, San Miguel, Delores, Montezuma, La Plata, San Juan, Ouray, Archuleta, Hindale, Mineral

Wyoming: Unita, Sweetwater, Carbon, Albany, Laramie, Goshen, Platte, Niobrara, Converse, Natrona, Fremont, Sublette, Lincoln

Utah: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber

Special Survey Area of Application (Counties)

Arizona: Coconino

Colorado: Montrose, Gunnison, Mesa

Wyoming: Lincoln

Utah: Daggett

Beginning month of survey: March

Elephant Butte Area

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

New Mexico: Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Donña Ana, Otero, Eddy, Lea, Roosevelt, Chaves, Lincoln, Sierra, Socorro, Catron, Cibola, Valencia, Bernalillo, Torrance, Guadalupe, De Baca, Curry, Quay

Texas: El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Presido, Brewster, Pecos, Reeves, Loving, Ward, Winkler

Arizona: Apache, Greenlee, Graham, Cochise

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

New Mexico: Sierra

Beginning month of survey: June

Lower Colorado Dams Area

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Nevada: Clark

California: Los Angeles

Arizona: Maricopa

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Nevada: Clark

California: San Bernardino

Arizona: Mohave

Beginning month of survey: August

Yuma Projects Area

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

California: San Diego

Arizona: Maricopa, Yuma

Note: Bureau of Reclamation may add other survey counties for dredge operator supervisors because of the uniqueness of the occupation and difficulty in finding job matches.)

Special Wage Area of Application (Counties)

Arizona: Yuma

Beginning month of survey: November (Maintenance) and April (Dredging)

Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, Area

Special Wage Survey Area (Counties)

Colorado: Jefferson, Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Larimer

Special Wage Survey Area of Application (Counties)

Colorado: Jefferson

Beginning month of survey: February

(e) These special schedule positions will be identified by pay plan code XE, grade 00, and the Federal Wage System occupational codes will be used. New employees shall be hired at step 1 of the position. With satisfactory or higher performance, advancement between steps shall be automatic after 52 weeks of service.

(f)(1) In the first year of implementation, all special areas will have full-scale surveys.

(2) Current employees shall be placed in step 2 of the new special schedule, or, if their current rate of pay exceeds the rate for step 2, they shall be placed in step 3. Pay retention shall apply to any employee whose rate of basic pay would otherwise be reduced as a result of placement in these new special wage schedules.

(3) The waiting period for within-grade increases shall begin on the employee's first day under the new special schedule.

[60 FR 5310, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 69 FR 7105, Feb. 13, 2004; 71 FR 35375, June 20, 2006; 73 FR 45853, Aug. 7, 2008; 78 FR 58154, Sept. 23, 2013]

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§532.287   Special wage schedules for nonappropriated fund automotive mechanics.

(a) The Department of Defense (DOD) will establish a flat rate pay system for nonappropriated fund (NAF) automotive mechanics. This flat rate pay system will take into account local prevailing rates, the mechanic's skill level, and the standard number of hours required to complete a particular job.

(b) DOD will issue special wage schedules for NAF automotive mechanics who are covered by the flat rate pay system. These special schedules will provide rates of pay for nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory employees. These special schedule positions will be identified by pay plan codes XW (nonsupervisory), XY (leader), and XZ (supervisory), grades 8-10, and will use the Federal Wage System occupational code 5823.

(c) DOD will issue special wage schedules for NAF automotive mechanics based on annual special flat rate surveys of similar jobs conducted in each special schedule wage area.

(1) The survey area for these special surveys will include the same counties as the regular NAF survey area.

(2) The survey jobs used will be Automotive Worker and Automotive Mechanic.

(3) The special surveys will include data on automotive mechanics that are paid under private industry flat rate pay plans as well as those paid by commission.

(4) In addition to all standard North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes currently used on the regular surveys, the industries surveyed will include—

2012 NAICS Codes2012 NAICS Industry titles
441110New car dealers.
441310Automotive parts and accessory stores.
811111General automotive repair.
811191Automotive oil change and lubrication shops.

(5) The surveys will cover establishments with a total employment of eight or more.

(6) The special schedules for NAF automotive mechanics will be effective on the same dates as the regular wage schedules in the NAF FWS wage area.

(d) New employees will be hired at step 1 of the position under the flat rate pay system. Current employees will be moved to these special wage schedules on a step-by-step basis. Pay retention will apply to any employee whose rate of basic pay would otherwise be reduced as a result of placement in these new special schedules.

[79 FR 22765, Apr. 24, 2014]

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§532.289   Special wage schedules for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control employees of the Vicksburg District in Mississippi.

(a)(1) The Department of Defense will establish special wage schedules for wage employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who work at flood control dams (also known as reservoir projects) and whose duty station is located in one of the lakes that comprise the Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division.

(2) These special wage schedules will provide rates of pay for nonsupervisory, leader, and supervisory employees. These special schedule positions will be identified by pay plan codes XR (nonsupervisory), XT (leader), and XU (supervisory).

(b) The Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division is comprised of the following four lakes:

(1) Grenada Lake in Grenada County, MS

(2) Enid Lake in Yalobusha County, MS

(3) Sardis Lake in Panola County, MS

(4) Arkabutla Lake in Tate County, MS

(c) Special wage schedules shall be established at the same time and with rates identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund wage schedule.

[80 FR 61277, Oct. 13, 2015]

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Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 532—Nationwide Schedule of Appropriated Fund Regular Wage Surveys

This appendix shows the annual schedule of wage surveys. It lists all States alphabetically, each State being followed by an alphabetical listing of all wage areas in the State. Information given for each wage area includes—

(1) The lead agency responsible for conducting the survey;

(2) The month in which the survey will begin; and

(3) Whether full-scale surveys will be done in odd or even numbered fiscal years.

StateWage areaLead agencyBeginning month of surveyFiscal year of full-scale survey odd or even
AlabamaAnniston-GadsdenDoDAprilEven.
   BirminghamDoDJanuaryEven.
   DothanDoDJulyOdd.
   HuntsvilleDoDAprilEven.
AlaskaAlaskaDoDJulyEven.
ArizonaNortheastern ArizonaDoDMarchOdd.
   PhoenixDoDMarchOdd.
   TucsonDoDMarchOdd.
ArkansasLittle RockDoDAugustEven.
CaliforniaFresnoDoDFebruaryOdd.
   Los AngelesDoDSeptemberEven.
   SacramentoDoDFebruaryOdd.
   Salinas-MontereyDoDFebruaryEven.
   San Bernardino-Riverside-OntarioDoDSeptemberEven.
   San DiegoDoDSeptemberOdd.
   San FranciscoDoDSeptemberOdd.
   Santa BarbaraDoDSeptemberEven.
   StocktonDoDFebruaryOdd.
ColoradoDenverDoDJanuaryOdd.
   Southern ColoradoDoDJanuaryEven.
ConnecticutNew Haven-HartfordDoDAprilOdd.
   New LondonDoDSeptemberEven.
DelawareWilmingtonDoDNovemberEven.
District of ColumbiaWashington, D.CDoDAugustOdd.
FloridaCocoa Beach-MelbourneDoDOctoberEven.
   JacksonvilleDoDJanuaryOdd.
   MiamiDoDJanuaryOdd.
   Panama CityDoDSeptemberEven.
   PensacolaDoDSeptemberOdd.
   Tampa-St. PetersburgDoDAprilEven.
GeorgiaAlbanyDoDAugustOdd.
   AtlantaDoDMayOdd.
   AugustaDoDJuneOdd.
   ColumbusDoDAugustOdd.
   MaconDoDJuneOdd.
   SavannahDoDMayOdd.
HawaiiHawaiiDoDJuneEven.
IdahoBoiseDoDJulyOdd.
IllinoisCentral IllinoisDoDSeptemberOdd.
   ChicagoDoDSeptemberEven.
IndianaBloomington-Bedford-WashingtonDoDOctoberOdd.
   Fort Wayne-MarionDoDOctoberOdd.
   IndianapolisDoDOctoberOdd.
IowaCedar Rapids-Iowa CityDoDJulyEven.
   Davenport-Rock Island-MolineDoDOctoberEven.
   Des MoinesDoDSeptemberOdd.
KansasTopekaDoDNovemberEven.
   WichitaDoDNovemberEven.
KentuckyLexingtonDoDFebruaryEven.
   LouisvilleDoDFebruaryOdd.
LouisianaLake Charles-AlexandriaDoDAprilEven.
   New OrleansDoDNovemberOdd.
   ShreveportDoDMayEven.
MaineAugusta1DoDMayEven.
   Central and Northern MaineDoDJuneEven.
MarylandBaltimoreDoDSeptemberOdd.
   Hagerstown-Martinsburg-ChambersburgDoDJanuaryEven.
MassachusettsBostonDoDAugustEven.
   Central and Western MassachusettsDoDJuneEven.
MichiganDetroitDoDJanuaryOdd.
   Northwestern MichiganDoDAugustOdd.
   Southwestern Michigan1DoDOctoberEven.
MinnesotaDuluthDoDJuneOdd.
   Minneapolis-St. PaulDoDMarchOdd.
MississippiBiloxiDoDNovemberEven.
   Northern MississippiDoDFebruaryEven.
   JacksonDoDFebruaryOdd.
   MeridianDoDFebruaryOdd.
MissouriKansas CityDoDOctoberOdd.
   St. LouisDoDOctoberOdd.
   Southern MissouriDoDOctoberOdd.
MontanaMontanaDoDJulyEven.
NebraskaOmahaDoDOctoberOdd.
NevadaLas VegasDoDSeptemberEven.
   RenoDoDMarchEven.
New HampshirePortsmouthDoDSeptemberEven.
New MexicoAlbuquerqueDoDAprilOdd.
New YorkAlbany-Schenectady-TroyDoDMarchOdd.
   Buffalo1DoDSeptemberOdd.
   New YorkDoDJanuaryEven.
   Northern New YorkDoDMarchOdd.
   RochesterDoDFebruaryEven.
   Syracuse-Utica-RomeDoDMarchEven.
North CarolinaAshevilleDoDJuneEven.
   Central North CarolinaDoDMayEven.
   CharlotteDoDAugustOdd.
   Southeastern North CarolinaDoDJanuaryOdd.
North DakotaNorth DakotaDoDMarchEven.
OhioCincinnatiDoDJanuaryOdd.
   ClevelandDoDAprilOdd.
   ColumbusDoDJanuaryOdd.
   DaytonDoDJanuaryEven.
OklahomaOklahoma CityDoDAugustOdd.
   TulsaDoDAugustOdd.
OregonPortlandDoDAugustEven.
   Southwestern OregonDoDJuneEven.
PennsylvaniaHarrisburgDoDJanuaryEven.
   PhiladelphiaDoDOctoberEven.
   PittsburghDoDJulyOdd.
   Scranton-Wilkes-BarreDoDAugustOdd.
Puerto RicoPuerto RicoDoDJulyOdd.
Rhode IslandNarragansett BayDoDJanuaryOdd.
South CarolinaCharlestonDoDJulyEven.
   ColumbiaDoDMayEven.
South DakotaEastern South Dakota1DoDOctoberEven.
TennesseeEastern TennesseeDoDFebruaryOdd.
   MemphisDoDFebruaryEven.
   NashvilleDoDFebruaryEven.
TexasAustinDoDJuneEven.
   Corpus ChristiDoDJuneEven.
   Dallas-Fort WorthDoDOctoberOdd.
   El PasoDoDAprilEven.
   Houston-Galveston-Texas CityDoDMarchEven.
   San AntonioDoDJuneOdd.
   TexarkanaDoDAprilOdd.
   WacoDoDMayOdd.
   Western TexasDoDMayOdd.
   Wichita Falls-Southwestern OklahomaDoDAugustEven.
UtahUtahDoDJulyOdd.
VirginiaNorfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News-HamptonDoDMayEven.
   RichmondDoDNovemberOdd.
   RoanokeDoDNovemberEven.
WashingtonSeattle-Everett-TacomaDoDSeptemberEven.
   Southeastern Washington-Eastern OregonDoDJuneOdd.
   SpokaneDoDJulyOdd.
West VirginiaWest VirginiaDoDMarchOdd.
WisconsinMadisonDoDJulyEven.
   MilwaukeeDoDJuneOdd.
   Southwestern WisconsinDoDJuneEven.
WyomingWyomingDoDJanuaryEven.

1The revised fiscal year entries are scheduled to begin for Augusta, Maine, in fiscal year 1996; for Buffalo, New York, and Southwestern Michigan in fiscal year 1997; and for Eastern South Dakota in fiscal year 1998.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting appendix A, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

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Appendix B to Subpart B of Part 532—Nationwide Schedule of Nonappropriated Fund Regular Wage Surveys

This appendix shows the annual schedule of NAF wage surveys. It lists all States alphabetically, each State being followed by an alphabetical listing of all wage areas in the State. Information given for each wage area includes—

(1) The lead agency responsible for conducting the survey;

(2) The month in which the survey will begin; and

(3) Whether full-scale surveys will be conducted in odd or even numbered calendar years.

State Wage area Beginning month of
survey
Calendar year of full-scale survey odd or even
AlabamaCalhounAprilEven.
   MadisonAprilEven.
   MontgomeryAprilOdd.
AlaskaAnchorageJuneEven.
ArizonaMaricopaOctoberEven.
   PimaOctoberEven.
   YumaOctoberEven.
ArkansasPulaskiAprilOdd.
CaliforniaKernSeptemberOdd.
   Los AngelesSeptemberEven.
   MontereySeptemberOdd.
   OrangeSeptemberEven.
   RiversideSeptemberEven.
   SacramentoFebruaryOdd.
   San BernardinoSeptemberEven.
   San DiegoSeptemberOdd.
   San JoaquinFebruaryOdd.
   Santa BarbaraSeptemberEven.
   SolanoSeptemberOdd.
   VenturaSeptemberEven.
ColoradoArapahoe-DenverJulyEven.
   El PasoJulyEven.
ConnecticutNew LondonJulyEven.
DelawareKentAugustOdd.
District of ColumbiaWashington, DCAugustEven.
FloridaBayJanuaryEven.
   BrevardJanuaryOdd.
   Miami-DadeJanuaryOdd.
   DuvalJanuaryOdd.
   EscambiaJanuaryEven.
   HillsboroughJanuaryOdd.
   MonroeJanuaryOdd.
   OkaloosaJanuaryEven.
   OrangeJanuaryEven.
GeorgiaChathamMarchOdd.
   CobbJuneOdd.
   ColumbusJuneOdd.
   DoughertyMarchOdd.
   HoustonAprilOdd.
   LowndesMarchOdd.
   RichmondAprilOdd.
GuamGuamSeptemberEven.
HawaiiHonoluluMayEven.
IdahoAda-ElmoreJulyOdd.
IllinoisLakeAprilEven.
   St. ClairAprilEven.
KansasLeavenworth-Jackson-JohnsonAprilEven.
   SedgwickAprilOdd.
KentuckyChristian-MontgomeryFebruaryEven.
   Hardin-JeffersonMarchEven.
LouisianaBossier-CaddoMarchOdd.
   OrleansJuneOdd.
   RapidesMarchOdd.
MaineYorkOctoberOdd.
MarylandAnne ArundelAugustEven.
   Charles-St. Mary'sAugustEven.
   FrederickAugustEven.
   HarfordMayEven.
   Montgomery-Prince George'sAugustEven.
MassachusettsHampdenOctoberOdd.
   MiddlesexOctoberOdd.
MichiganMacombMayOdd.
MinnesotaHennepinJulyOdd.
MississippiHarrisonMarchEven.
   LauderdaleMarchOdd.
   LowndesMarchOdd.
MontanaCascadeJulyOdd.
NebraskaDouglas-SarpyAprilEven.
NevadaChurchill-WashoeJanuaryEven.
   ClarkJanuaryEven.
New JerseyBurlingtonAugustOdd.
   MorrisAugustOdd.
New MexicoBernalilloFebruaryOdd.
   CurryJuneOdd.
   Dona AnaFebruaryOdd.
New YorkJeffersonMayOdd.
   Kings-QueensOctoberEven.
   NiagaraMayOdd.
   OrangeMayOdd.
North CarolinaCravenMarchEven.
   CumberlandMarchEven.
   OnslowFebruaryEven.
   WayneMarchEven.
North DakotaGrand ForksJulyOdd.
   WardJulyOdd.
OhioGreene-MontgomeryAprilOdd.
OklahomaComancheMarchEven.
   OklahomaMarchEven.
PennsylvaniaAlleghenyMayOdd.
   CumberlandMayEven.
   YorkMayEven.
Puerto RicoGuaynabo-San JuanFebruaryEven.
Rhode IslandNewportJulyEven.
South CarolinaCharlestonFebruaryEven.
   RichlandMarchEven.
South DakotaPenningtonJuneEven.
TennesseeShelbyFebruaryEven.
TexasBellJuneOdd.
   BexarJuneEven.
   DallasJuneEven.
   El PasoFebruaryOdd.
   McLennanMayOdd.
   NuecesJuneEven.
   TarrantJuneEven.
   TaylorJuneOdd.
   Tom GreenJuneOdd.
   WichitaMarchEven.
UtahDavis-Salt Lake-WeberJulyOdd.
VirginiaAlexandria-Arlington-FairfaxAugustEven.
   Chesterfield-RichmondAugustOdd.
   Hampton-Newport NewsMayEven.
   Norfolk-Portsmouth-Virginia BeachMayEven.
   Prince WilliamAugustEven.
WashingtonKitsapJuneEven.
   PierceJulyEven.
   SnohomishJulyEven.
   SpokaneJulyOdd.
WyomingLaramieJulyEven.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting appendix B, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

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Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 532—Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas

This appendix lists the wage area definitions for appropriated fund employees. With a few exceptions, each area is defined in terms of county units, independent cities, or, in the New England States, of entire township or city units. Each wage area definition consists of:

(1) Wage area title. Wage areas usually carry the title of the principal city in the area. Sometimes, however, the area title reflects a broader geographic area, such as Wyoming or Eastern Tennessee.

(2) Survey area definition. Lists each county, independent city, or township in the survey area.

(3) Area of application definition. Lists each county, independent city, or township which, in addition to the survey area, is in the area of application.

Definitions of Wage and Wage Survey Areas

Alabama

Anniston-Gadsden

Survey Area

Alabama:

Calhoun

Etowah

Talladega

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Alabama:

Cherokee

Clay

Cleburne

De Kalb

Randolph

Birmingham

Survey Area

Alabama:

Jefferson

St. Clair

Shelby

Tuscaloosa

Walker

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Alabama:

Bibb

Blount

Chilton

Cullman

Fayette

Greene

Hale

Lamar

Marengo

Perry

Pickens

Dothan

Survey Area

Alabama:

Dale

Houston

Georgia:

Early

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Alabama:

Barbour

Coffee

Geneva

Henry

Georgia:

Clay

Miller

Seminole

Huntsville

Survey Area

Alabama:

Limestone

Madison

Marshall

Morgan

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Alabama:

Colbert

Franklin

Jackson

Lauderdale

Lawrence

Marion

Winston

Tennessee:

Franklin

Giles

Lawrence

Lincoln

Moore

Wayne

Alaska

Survey Area

Alaska:

Anchorage

Fairbanks

Juneau (and the areas within a 24-kilometer (15-mile) radius of their corporate city limits)

Area of Application.

State of Alaska (except special area schedules)

Arizona

Northeastern Arizona

Survey Area

Arizona:

Apache

Coconino

Navajo

New Mexico:

McKinley

San Juan

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Colorado:

Dolores

Gunnison (Only includes the Curecanti National Recreation Area portion)

La Plata

Montezuma

Montrose

Ouray

San Juan

San Miguel

Utah:

Kane

San Juan (Does not include the Canyonlands National Park portion)

Phoenix

Survey Area

Arizona:

Gila

Maricopa

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Arizona:

Pinal

Yavapai

Tucson

Survey Area

Arizona:

Pima

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Arizona:

Cochise

Graham

Greenlee

Santa Cruz

Arkansas

Little Rock

Survey Area

Arkansas:

Jefferson

Pulaski

Saline

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Arkansas:

Arkansas

Ashley

Baxter

Boone

Bradley

Calhoun

Chicot

Clay

Clark

Cleburne

Cleveland

Conway

Dallas

Desha

Drew

Faulkner

Franklin

Fulton

Garland

Grant

Greene

Hot Spring

Independence

Izard

Jackson

Johnson

Lawrence

Lincoln

Logan

Lonoke

Marion

Monroe

Montgomery

Newton

Ouachita

Perry

Phillips

Pike

Polk

Pope

Prairie

Randolph

Scott

Searcy

Sharp

Stone

Union

Van Buren

White

Woodruff

Yell

California

Fresno

Survey Area

California:

Fresno

Kings

Tulare

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

California:

Kern (Does not include China Lake Naval Weapons Center, Edwards Air Force Base, and portions occupied by Federal activities in Boron (City))

Madera (Does not include Devils Postpile National Monument and Yosemite National Park portions)

Los Angeles

Survey Area

California:

Los Angeles

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

California:

Inyo (Includes the China Lake Naval Weapons Center portion only)

Kern (Includes the China Lake Naval Weapons Center, Edwards Air Force Base, and portions occupied by Federal activities at Boron (City) only)

Orange

Riverside (Includes the Joshua Tree National Monument portion only)

San Bernardino (All of San Bernardino County except that portion occupied by, and south and west of, the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests)

Ventura

Sacramento

Survey Area

California:

Placer

Sacramento

Sutter

Yolo

Yuba

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

California:

Alpine

Amador

Butte

Colusa

Del Norte

El Dorado

Glenn

Humboldt

Lake

Modoc

Nevada

Plumas

Shasta

Sierra

Siskiyou

Tehama

Trinity

Salinas-Monterey

Survey Area

California:

Monterey

Area of Application. Survey area.

San Bernardino-Riverside-Ontario

Survey Area

California:

Riverside (Does not include the Joshua Tree National Monument portion)

San Bernardino (Only that portion occupied by, and south and west of the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests)

Area of Application. Survey area.

San Diego

Survey Area

California:

San Diego

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

California:

Imperial

Arizona:

La Paz

Yuma

San Francisco

California:

Alameda

Contra Costa

Marin

Napa

San Francisco

San Mateo

Santa Clara

Solano

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

California:

Mendocino

San Benito

Santa Cruz

Sonoma

Santa Barbara

Survey Area

California:

Santa Barbara

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

California:

San Luis Obispo

Stockton

Survey Area

Calfornia:

San Joaquin

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

California:

Calaveras

Madera (Only includes Yosemite National Park portion)

Mariposa

Merced

Stanislaus

Tuolumne

Colorado

Denver

Survey Area

Colorado:

Adams

Arapahoe

Boulder

Broomfield

Denver

Douglas

Gilpin

Jefferson

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Colorado:

Clear Creek

Eagle

Elbert

Garfield

Grand

Jackson

Lake

Larimer

Logan

Morgan

Park

Phillips

Pitkin

Rio Blanco

Routt

Sedgwick

Summit

Washington

Weld

Yuma

Southern Colorado

Survey Area

Colorado:

El Paso

Pueblo

Teller

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Colorado:

Alamosa

Archuleta

Baca

Bent

Chaffee

Cheyenne

Conejos

Costilla

Crowley

Custer

Delta

Fremont

Gunnison (Does not include the Curecanti National Recreation Area portion)

Hinsdale

Huerfano

Kiowa

Kit Carson

Las Animas

Lincoln

Mineral

Otero

Prowers

Rio Grande

Saguache

Connecticut

New Haven—Hartford

Survey Area

Connecticut:

Hartford

New Haven

Area of application. Survey area plus:

Connecticut:

Fairfield

Litchfield

Middlesex

Tolland

New London

Survey Area

Connecticut:

New London

Area of application. Survey area.

Delaware

Wilmington

Survey Area

Delaware:

Kent

New Castle

Maryland:

Cecil

New Jersey:

Salem

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Delaware:

Sussex

Maryland:

Caroline

Dorchester

Kent

Somerset

Talbot

Wicomico

Worcester (Does not include the Assateague Island portion)

District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Survey Area

District of Columbia:

Washington, DC

Maryland:

Charles

Frederick

Montgomery

Prince George's

Virginia (cities):

Alexandria

Fairfax

Falls Church

Manassas

Manassas Park

Virginia (counties):

Arlington

Fairfax

Loudoun

Prince William

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Maryland:

Calvert

St. Mary's

Virginia (city):

Fredericksburg

Virginia (counties):

Clarke

Culpeper

Fauquier

King George

Rappahannock

Spotsylvania

Stafford

Warren

West Virginia:

Jefferson

Florida

Cocoa Beach-Melbourne

Survey Area

Florida:

Brevard

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Florida:

Indian River

Jacksonville

Survey Area

Florida:

Alachua

Baker

Clay

Duval

Nassau

St. Johns

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Florida:

Bradford

Citrus

Columbia

Dixie

Flagler

Gilchrist

Hamilton

Lafayette

Lake

Levy

Madison

Marion

Orange

Osceola

Putnam

Seminole

Sumter

Suwannee

Taylor

Union

Volusia

Georgia:

Camden

Charlton

Miami

Survey Area

Florida:

Miami-Dade

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Florida:

Broward

Collier

Glades

Hendry

Highlands

Martin

Monroe

Okeechobee

Palm Beach

St. Lucie

Panama City

Survey Area

Florida:

Bay

Gulf

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Florida:

Calhoun

Franklin

Gadsden

Holmes

Jackson

Jefferson

Leon

Liberty

Wakulla

Washington

Pensacola

Survey Area

Florida:

Escambia

Santa Rosa

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Florida

Okaloosa

Walton

Alabama:

Baldwin

Clarke

Conecuh

Covington

Escambia

Mobile

Monroe

Washington

Tampa-St. Petersburg

Survey Area

Florida:

Hillsborough

Pasco

Pinellas

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Florida:

Charlotte

De Soto

Hardee

Hernando

Lee

Manatee

Polk

Sarasota

Georgia

Albany

Survey Area

Georgia:

Colquitt

Dougherty

Lee

Mitchell

Worth

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Georgia:

Atkinson

Baker

Ben Hill

Berrien

Brooks

Calhoun

Clinch

Coffee

Cook

Decatur

Echols

Grady

Irwin

Lanier

Lowndes

Randolph

Sumter

Terrell

Thomas

Tift

Turner

Ware

Atlanta

Survey Area

Georgia:

Butts

Cherokee

Clayton

Cobb

De Kalb

Douglas

Fayette

Forsyth

Fulton

Gwinnett

Henry

Newton

Paulding

Rockdale

Walton

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Georgia:

Banks

Barrow

Bartow

Carroll

Chattooga

Clarke

Coweta

Dawson

Fannin

Floyd

Franklin

Gilmer

Gordon

Greene

Habersham

Hall

Haralson

Heard

Jackson

Jasper

Lamar

Lumpkin

Madison

Meriwether

Morgan

Murray

Oconee

Oglethorpe

Pickens

Pike

Polk

Rabun

Spalding

Stephens

Towns

Union

White

Whitfield

Augusta

Survey Area

Georgia:

Columbia

McDuffie

Richmond

South Carolina:

Aiken

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Georgia:

Burke

Elbert

Emanuel

Glascock

Hart

Jefferson

Jenkins

Lincoln

Taliaferro

Warren

Wilkes

South Carolina:

Allendale

Bamberg

Barnwell

Edgefield

McCormick

Columbus

Survey Area

Alabama:

Autauga

Elmore

Lee

Macon

Montgomery

Russell

Georgia

Chattahoochee

Columbus

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Alabama:

Bullock

Butler

Chambers

Coosa

Crenshaw

Dallas

Lowndes

Pike

Tallapoosa

Wilcox

Georgia:

Harris

Marion

Quitman

Schley

Stewart

Talbot

Taylor

Troup

Webster

Macon

Survey Area

Georgia:

Bibb

Houston

Jones

Laurens

Twiggs

Wilkinson

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Georgia:

Baldwin

Bleckley

Crawford

Crisp

Dodge

Dooly

Hancock

Johnson

Macon

Monroe

Montgomery

Peach

Pulaski

Putnam

Telfair

Treutlen

Upson

Washington

Wheeler

Wilcox

Savannah

Survey Area

Georgia:

Bryan

Chatham

Effingham

Liberty

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Georgia:

Appling

Bacon

Brantley

Bulloch

Candler

Evans

Glynn

Jeff Davis

Long

McIntosh

Pierce

Screven

Tattnall

Toombs

Wayne

South Carolina:

Beaufort (The portion south of Broad River)

Hampton

Jasper

Hawaii

Survey Area

Hawaii:

Honolulu

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Hawaii:

Hawaii

Kauai (Kauai county includes the islands of Kauai and Niihau)

Maui (Maui county includes the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kohoolawe)

Idaho

Boise

Survey Area

Idaho:

Ada

Boise

Canyon

Elmore

Gem

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Idaho:

Adams

Bannock

Bear Lake

Bingham

Blaine

Bonneville

Butte

Camas

Caribou

Cassia

Clark

Custer

Fremont

Gooding

Jefferson

Jerome

Lemhi

Lincoln

Madison

Minidoka

Oneida

Owyhee

Payette

Power

Teton

Twin Falls

Valley

Washington

Illinois

Central Illinois

Survey Area

Illinois:

Champaign

Menard

Sangamon

Vermilion

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Illinois:

Christian

Clark

Coles

Crawford

Cumberland

De Witt

Douglas

Edgar

Ford

Jasper

Logan

McLean

Macon

Moultrie

Piatt

Shelby

Chicago

Survey Area

Illinois:

Cook

Du Page

Kane

Lake

McHenry

Will

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Illinois:

Boone

De Kalb

Grundy

Iroquois

Kankakee

Kendall

La Salle

Lee

Livingston

Ogle

Stephenson

Winnebago

Indiana:

Jasper

Lake

La Porte

Newton

Porter

Pulaski

Starke

Wisconsin:

Kenosha

Indiana

Bloomington-Bedford-Washington

Survey Area

Indiana:

Daviess

Greene

Knox

Lawrence

Martin

Monroe

Orange

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Indiana:

Crawford

Dubois

Gibson

Jackson

Owen

Perry

Pike

Posey

Spencer

Vanderburgh

Warrick

Illinois:

Edwards

Gallatin

Hardin

Lawrence

Richland

Wabash

White

Kentucky:

Crittenden

Daviess

Hancock

Henderson

Livingston

McLean

Ohio

Union

Webster

Fort Wayne-Marion

Survey Area

Indiana:

Adams

Allen

DeKalb

Grant

Huntington

Wells

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Indiana:

Blackford

Case

Elkhart

Fulton

Jay

Kosciusko

Lagrange

Marshall

Miami

Noble

St. Joseph

Steuben

Wabash

White

Whitley

Ohio:

Allen

Defiance

Henry

Mercer

Paulding

Putnam

Van Wert

Williams

Indianapolis

Survey Area

Indiana:

Boone

Hamilton

Hancock

Hendricks

Johnson

Marion

Morgan

Shelby

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Indiana:

Bartholomew

Benton

Brown

Carroll

Clay

Clinton

Decatur

Delaware

Fayette

Fountain

Henry

Howard

Madison

Montgomery

Parke

Putnam

Rush

Sullivan

Tippecanoe

Tipton

Vermillion

Vigo

Warren

Iowa

Cedar Rapids-Iowa City

Survey Area

Iowa:

Benton

Black Hawk

Johnson

Linn

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Iowa:

Allamakee

Bremer

Buchanan

Butler

Cedar

Chickasaw

Clayton

Davis

Delaware

Fayette

Floyd

Grundy

Henry

Howard

Iowa

Jefferson

Jones

Keokuk

Mitchell

Tama

Van Buren

Wapello

Washington

Winneshiek

Davenport-Rock Island-Moline

Survey Area

Iowa:

Scott

Illinois:

Henry

Rock Island

Area of Application. Survey area plus

Iowa:

Clinton

Des Moines

Dubuque

Jackson

Lee

Louisa

Muscatine

Illinois:

Adams

Brown

Bureau

Carroll

Cass

Fulton

Hancock

Henderson

Jo Daviess

Knox

McDonough

Marshall

Mason

Mercer

Peoria

Putnam

Schuyler

Stark

Tazewell

Warren

Whiteside

Woodford

Des Moines

Survey Area

Iowa:

Polk

Story

Warren

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Iowa:

Adair

Appanoose

Boone

Calhoun

Carroll

Cerro Gordo

Clarke

Dallas

Decatur

Franklin

Greene

Guthrie

Hamilton

Hancock

Hardin

Humboldt

Jasper

Kossuth

Lucas

Madison

Mahaska

Marion

Marshall

Monroe

Poweshiek

Ringgold

Union

Wayne

Webster

Winnebago

Worth

Wright

Kansas

Topeka

Survey Area

Kansas:

Geary

Jefferson

Osage

Shawnee

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Kansas:

Brown

Clay

Cloud

Coffey

Dickinson

Jackson

Lyon

Marshall

Morris

Nemaha

Ottawa

Pottawatomie

Republic

Riley

Saline

Webaunsee

Washington

Wichita

Survey Area

Kansas:

Butler

Sedgwick

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Kansas:

Barber

Barton

Chase

Chautauqua

Cheyenne

Clark

Comanche

Cowley

Decatur

Edwards

Elk

Ellis

Ellsworth

Finney

Ford

Gove

Graham

Grant

Gray

Greeley

Greenwood

Hamilton

Harper

Harvey

Haskell

Hodgeman

Jewell

Kearny

Kingman

Kiowa

Labette

Lane

Lincoln

Logan

McPherson

Marion

Meade

Mitchell

Montgomery

Morton

Neosho

Ness

Norton

Osborne

Pawnee

Phillips

Pratt

Rawlins

Reno

Rice

Rooks

Rush

Russell

Scott

Seward

Sheridan

Sherman

Smith

Stafford

Stanton

Stevens

Sumner

Thomas

Trego

Wallace

Wichita

Wilson

Woodson

Kentucky

Lexington

Survey Area

Kentucky:

Bourbon

Clark

Fayette

Jessamine

Madison

Scott

Woodford

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Kentucky:

Anderson

Bath

Bell

Boyle

Breathitt

Casey

Clay

Estill

Fleming

Franklin

Garrard

Green

Harrison

Jackson

Knott

Knox

Laurel

Lee

Leslie

Lincoln

McCreary

Marion

Menifee

Mercer

Montgomery

Morgan

Nicholas

Owen

Owsley

Perry

Powell

Pulaski

Robertson

Rockcastle

Rowan

Taylor

Washington

Wayne

Whitley

Wolfe

Louisville

Survey Area

Kentucky:

Bullitt

Hardin

Jefferson

Oldham

Indiana:

Clark

Floyd

Jefferson

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Kentucky:

Breckinridge

Grayson

Hart

Henry

Larue

Meade

Nelson

Shelby

Spencer

Trimble

Indiana:

Harrison

Jennings

Scott

Washington

Louisiana

Lake Charles-Alexandria

Survey Area

Louisiana:

Allen

Beauregard

Calcasieu

Grant

Rapides

Sabine

Vernon

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Louisiana:

Acadia

Avoyelles

Caldwell

Cameron

Catahoula

Concordia

Evangeline

Franklin

Iberia

Jefferson Davis

Lafayette

La Salle

Madison

Natchitoches

St. Landry

St. Martin

Tensas

Vermilion

Winn

New Orleans

Survey Area

Louisiana:

Jefferson

Orleans

Plaquemines

St. Bernard

St. Charles

St. John the Baptist

St. Tammany

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Louisiana:

Ascension

Assumption

East Baton Rouge

East Feliciana

Iberville

Lafourche

Livingston

Pointe Coupee

St. Helena

St. James

St. Mary

Tangipahoa

Terrebonne

Washington

West Baton Rouge

West Feliciana

Shreveport

Survey Area

Louisiana: (parishes)

Bossier

Caddo

Webster

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Louisiana: (parishes)

Bienville

Claiborne

De Soto

East Carroll

Jackson

Lincoln

Morehouse

Ouachita

Red River

Richland

Union

West Carroll

Texas:

Cherokee

Gregg

Harrison

Panola

Rusk

Upshur

Maine

Augusta

Survey Area

Maine:

Kennebec

Knox

Lincoln

Area of Application. Survey area.

Central and Northern Maine

Survey Area

Maine:

Aroostook

Penobscot

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Maine:

Hancock

Piscataquis

Somerset

Waldo

Washington

Maryland

Baltimore

Survey Area

Maryland:

Baltimore City

Anne Arundel

Baltimore

Carroll

Harford

Howard

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Maryland:

Queen Anne's

Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg

Survey Area

Maryland:

Washington

Pennsylvania:

Franklin

West Virginia:

Berkeley

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Maryland:

Allegany

Garrett

Pennsylvania:

Fulton

Virginia (cities):

Harrisonburg

Winchester

Virginia (counties):

Frederick

Madison

Page

Rockingham

Shenandoah

West Virginia:

Hampshire

Hardy

Mineral

Morgan

Massachusetts

Boston

Survey Area

Massachusetts:

The following cities and towns in:

Essex County

Beverly

Boxford

Danvers

Hamilton

Lynn

Lynnfield

Manchester

Marblehead

Middleton

Nahant

Peabody

Salem

Saugus

South Hamilton

Swampscott

Topsfield

Wenham

Middlesex County

Acton

Arlington

Ashland

Bedford

Belmont

Boxborough

Burlington

Cambridge

Carlisle

Concord

Everett

Framingham

Holliston

Lexington

Lincoln

Malden

Medford

Melrose

Natick

Newton

North Reading

North Wilmington

Reading

Sherborn

Somerville

Stoneham

Sudbury

Wakefield

Waltham

Watertown

Wayland

West Concord

Weston

Wilmington

Winchester

Woburn

Norfolk County

Bellingham

Braintree

Brookline

Canton

Cohasset

Dedham

Dover

East Walpole

Foxborough

Franklin

Harding

Holbrook

Islington

Medfield

Medway

Millis

Milton

Needham

Norfolk

North Cohasset

Norwood

Quincy

Randolph

Sharon

South Walpole

Stoughton

Walpole

Wellesley

Westwood

Weymouth

Wrentham

Plymouth County

Abington

Duxbury

Hanover

Hanson

Hingham

Hull

Kingston

Marshfield

Marshfield Hills

North Scituate

Norwell

Oceanbluff

Pembroke

Rockland

Scituate

Shore Acres

South Duxbury

South Hingham

West Hanover

Suffolk County

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Massachusetts:

Barnstable

Dukes

Nantucket

Plymouth (non-survey area part)

The following cities and towns in:

Bristol County

Easton

Essex County

Andover

Essex

Gloucester

Ipswich

Lawrence

Methuen

Rockport

Rowley

Middlesex County

Ayer

Billerica

Chelmsford

Dracut

Dunstable

Groton

Hopkinton

Hudson

Littleton

Lowell

Marlborough

Maynard

Pepperell

Stow

Tewksbury

Tyngsborough

Westford

Norfolk County

Avon

Central and Western Massachusetts

Survey Area

Massachusetts:

The following cities and towns in:

Hampden County

Agawam

Chicopee

East Longmeadow

Feeding Hills

Hampden

Holyoke

Longmeadow

Ludlow

Monson

Palmer

Southwick

Springfield

Three Rivers

Westfield

West Springfield

Wilbraham

Hampshire County

Easthampton

Granby

Hadley

Northampton

South Hadley

Worcester County

Warren

West Warren

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Connecticut

Windham

Massachusetts:

Berkshire

Franklin

Worcester (except Blackstone and Millville)

The following cities and towns in:

Hampden County

Blandford

Brimfield

Chester

Granville

Holland

Montgomery

Russell

Tolland

Wales

Hampshire County

Amherst

Belchertown

Chesterfield

Cummington

Goshen

Hatfield

Huntington

Middlefield

Pelham

Plainfield

Southampton

Ware

Westhampton

Williamsburg

Worthington

Middlesex County

Ashby

Shirley

Townsend

New Hampshire:

Belknap

Carroll

Cheshire

Grafton

Hillsborough

Merrimack

Sullivan

Vermont:

Addison

Bennington

Caledonia

Essex

Lamoille

Orange

Orleans

Rutland

Washington

Windham

Windsor

Michigan

Detroit

Survey Area

Michigan:

Lapeer

Livingston

Macomb

Oakland

St. Clair

Wayne

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Michigan:

Arenac

Bay

Clare

Clinton

Eaton

Genesee

Gladwin

Gratiot

Huron

Ingham

Isabella

Lenawee

Midland

Monroe

Saginaw

Sanilac

Shiawassee

Tuscola

Washtenaw

Ohio:

Fulton

Lucas

Wood

Northwestern Michigan

Survey Area

Michigan:

Delta

Dickinson

Marquette

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Michigan:

Alcona (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Alger

Alpena (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Antrim (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Baraga

Benzie (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Charlevoix (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Cheboygan (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Chippewa

Crawford (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Emmet (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Gogebic

Grand Traverse (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Houghton

Iosco (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Iron

Kalkaska (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Keweenaw

Leelanau (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Luce

Mackinac

Manistee (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Menominee

Missaukee (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Montmorency (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Ogemaw (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Ontonagon

Oscoda (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Otsego (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Presque Isle (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Roscommon (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Schoolcraft

Wexford (Effective date January 1, 1994)

Southwestern Michigan

Survey Area

Michigan:

Barry

Calhoun

Kalamazoo

Van Buren

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Michigan:

Allegan

Berrien

Branch

Cass

Hillsdale

Ionia

Jackson

Kent

Lake

Mason

Mecosta

Montcalm

Muskegon

Newaygo

Oceana

Osceola

Ottawa

St. Joseph

Minnesota

Duluth

Survey Area

Minnesota:

Carlton

St. Louis

Wisconsin:

Douglas

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Minnesota:

Aitkin

Becker (Including the White Earth Indian Reservation portion only)

Beltrami

Cass

Clearwater

Cook

Crow Wing

Hubbard

Itasca

Koochiching

Lake

Lake of the Woods

Mahnomen

Pine

Wisconsin:

Ashland

Bayfield

Burnett

Iron

Sawyer

Washburn

Minneapolis-St. Paul

Survey Area

Minnesota:

Anoka

Carver

Chisago

Dakota

Hennepin

Ramsey

Scott

Washington

Wright

Wisconsin:

St. Croix

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Minnesota:

Benton

Big Stone

Blue Earth

Brown

Chippewa

Cottonwood

Dodge

Douglas

Faribault

Fillmore

Freeborn

Goodhue

Grant

Isanti

Kanabec

Kandiyohi

Lac Qui Parle

Le Sueur

McLeod

Martin

Meeker

Mille Lacs

Morrison

Mower

Nicollet

Olmsted

Pope

Redwood

Renville

Rice

Sherburne

Sibley

Stearns

Steele

Stevens

Swift

Todd

Traverse

Wabasha

Wadena

Waseca

Watonwan

Yellow Medicine

Wisconsin:

Pierce

Polk

Mississippi

Biloxi

Survey Area

Mississippi:

Hancock

Harrison

Jackson

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Mississippi:

George

Pearl River

Stone (Effective as of November 1, 1997)

Jackson

Survey Area

Mississippi:

Hinds

Rankin

Warren

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Mississippi:

Adams (Effective as of February 1, 1997)

Amite

Attala

Claiborne (Effective as of February 1, 1997)

Copiah

Covington

Franklin

Holmes

Humphreys

Issaquena

Jefferson (Effective as of February 1, 1997)

Jefferson Davis

Lawrence

Lincoln

Madison

Marion

Pike

Scott

Sharkey

Simpson

Smith

Walthall

Wilkinson

Yazoo

Meridian

Survey Area

Mississippi:

Forest

Lamar (Effective as of February 1, 1997)

Lauderdale

Alabama:

Choctaw

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Mississippi:

Clarke

Greene

Jasper

Jones

Kemper

Leake

Neshoba

Newton

Perry

Wayne

Alabama:

Sumter

Northern Mississippi

Survey Area

Mississippi:

Clay

Grenada

Lee

Leflore

Lowndes

Monroe

Oktibbeha

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Mississippi:

Alcorn

Bolivar

Calhoun

Carroll

Chickasaw

Choctaw

Coahoma

Itawamba

Lafayette (Does not include the Holly Springs National Forest portion)

Montgomery

Noxubee

Pontotoc (Does not include the Holly Springs National Forest portion)

Prentiss

Quitman

Sunflower

Tallahatchie

Tishomingo

Union (Does not include the Holly Springs National Forest portion)

Washington

Webster

Winston

Yalobusha

Missouri

Kansas City

Survey Area

Kansas:

Johnson

Leavenworth

Wyandotte

Missouri:

Cass

Clay

Jackson

Platte

Ray

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Kansas:

Allen

Anderson

Atchison

Bourbon

Doniphan

Douglas

Franklin

Linn

Miami

Missouri:

Adair

Andrew

Atchison

Bates

Buchanan

Caldwell

Carroll

Chariton

Clinton

Cooper

Daviess

De Kalb

Gentry

Grundy

Harrison

Henry

Holt

Howard

Johnson

Lafayette

Linn

Livingston

Macon

Mercer

Nodaway

Pettis

Putnam

Saline

Schuyler

Sullivan

Worth

St. Louis

Survey Area

Illinois:

Clinton

Madison

Monroe

St. Clair

Missouri: (city)

St. Louis

Missouri: (counties)

Franklin

Jefferson

St. Charles

St. Louis

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Illinois:

Alexander

Bond

Calhoun

Clay

Effingham

Fayette

Franklin

Greene

Hamilton

Jackson

Jefferson

Jersey

Johnson

Macoupin

Marion

Massac

Montgomery

Morgan

Perry

Pike

Pope

Pulaski

Randolph

Saline

Scott

Union

Washington

Wayne

Williamson

Missouri:

Audrain

Bollinger

Boone

Callaway

Cape Girardeau

Clark

Cole

Crawford

Gasconade

Knox

Lewis

Lincoln

Marion

Moniteau

Monroe

Montgomery

Osage

Perry

Pike

Ralls

Randolph

St. Francois

Ste. Genevieve

Scotland

Shelby

Warren

Washington

Southern Missouri

Survey Area

Missouri:

Christian

Greene

Laclede

Phelps

Pulaski

Webster

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Kansas:

Cherokee

Crawford

Missouri:

Barry

Barton

Benton

Butler

Camden

Carter

Cedar

Dade

Dallas

Dent

Douglas

Hickory

Howell

Iron

Jasper

Lawrence

Madison

Maries

Miller

Mississippi

Morgan

New Madrid

Newton

Oregon

Ozark

Polk

Reynolds

Ripley

St. Clair

Scott

Shannon

Stoddard

Stone

Taney

Texas

Vernon

Wayne

Wright

Montana

Survey Area

Montana:

Cascade

Lewis and Clark

Yellowstone

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Montana:

Beaverhead

Big Horn

Blaine

Broadwater

Carbon

Carter

Chouteau

Custer

Daniels

Dawson

Deer Lodge

Fallon

Fergus

Flathead

Gallatin

Garfield

Glacier

Golden Valley

Granite

Hill

Jefferson

Judith Basin

Lake

Liberty

Lincoln

McCone

Madison

Meagher

Mineral

Missoula

Musselshell

Park

Petroleum

Phillips

Pondera

Powder River

Powell

Prairie

Ravalli

Richland

Roosevelt

Rosebud

Sanders

Sheridan

Silver Bow

Stillwater

Sweet Grass

Teton

Toole

Treasure

Valley

Wheatland

Wibaux

Wyoming:

Big Horn

Park

Teton

Nebraska

Omaha

Survey Area

Nebraska:

Douglas

Lancaster

Sarpy

Iowa:

Pottawattamie

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Nebraska:

Adams

Antelope

Arthur

Blaine

Boone

Boyd

Brown

Buffalo

Burt

Butler

Cass

Cedar

Chase

Cherry

Clay

Colfax

Cuming

Custer

Dakota

Dawson

Dixon

Dodge

Dundy

Fillmore

Franklin

Frontier

Furnas

Gage

Garfield

Gosper

Grant

Greeley

Hall

Hamilton

Harlan

Hayes

Hitchcock

Holt

Hooker

Howard

Jefferson

Johnson

Kearney

Keith

Keya Paha

Knox

Lincoln

Logan

Loup

McPherson

Madison

Merrick

Nance

Nemaha

Nuckolls

Otoe

Pawnee

Perkins

Phelps

Pierce

Platte

Polk

Red Willow

Richardson

Rock

Saline

Saunders

Seward

Sherman

Stanton

Thayer

Thomas

Thurston

Valley

Washington

Wayne

Webster

Wheeler

York

Iowa:

Adams

Audubon

Buena Vista

Cass

Cherokee

Clay

Crawford

Fremont

Harrison

Ida

Mills

Monona

Montgomery

O'Brien

Page

Palo Alto

Plymouth

Pocahontas

Sac

Shelby

Sioux

Taylor

Woodbury

South Dakota

Union

Nevada

Las Vegas

Survey Area

Nevada:

Clark

Nye

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Nevada:

Esmeralda

Lincoln

Arizona:

Mohave

California:

Inyo (Excludes the China Lake Naval Weapons Center portion only)

Reno

Survey Area

Nevada:

Lyon

Mineral

Storey

Washoe

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Nevada (cities):

Carson City

Nevada (counties):

Churchill

Douglas

Elko

Eureka

Humboldt

Lander

Pershing

White Pine

California:

Lassen

Madera (Includes only the Devils Postpile National Monument portion)

Mono (Does not cover locations to which Bridgeport, Calif, special schedule applies)

New Hampshire

Portsmouth

Survey Area

Maine:

Androscoggin

Cumberland

Sagadahoc

York

Massachusetts:

The following cities and towns in:

Essex County

Amesbury

Georgetown

Groveland

Haverhill

Merrimac

Newbury

Newburyport

North Andover

Salisbury

South Byfield

West Newbury

New Hampshire:

Rockingham (except the following cities and towns: Newton, Plaistow, Salem, and Westville)

Strafford

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Maine

Franklin

Oxford

New Hampshire

Coos

The following cities and towns in:

Rockingham County

Newton

Plaistow

Salem

Westville

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Survey Area

New Mexico:

Bernalillo

Sandoval

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New Mexico:

Catron

Cibola

Colfax

Curry

De Baca

Guadalupe

Harding

Lincoln (Does not include White Sands Missile Range portion)

Los Alamos

Mora

Quay

Rio Arriba

Roosevelt

San Miguel

Santa Fe

Socorro (Does not include White Sands Missile Range portion)

Taos

Torrance

Union

Valencia

New York:

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

Survey Area

New York:

Albany

Montgomery

Rensselaer

Saratoga

Schenectady

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New York:

Columbia

Delaware

Fulton

Greene

Schoharie

Ulster

Warren

Washington

Buffalo

Survey Area

New York:

Erie

Niagara

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New York:

Cattaraugus

Chautauqua

Pennsylvania:

Elk (Only includes the Allegheny National Forest portion)

Forest (Only includes the Allegheny National Forest portion)

McKean

Warren

New York

Survey Area

New Jersey:

Bergen

Essex

Hudson

Middlesex

Morris

Passaic

Somerset

Union

New York:

Bronx

Kings

Nassau

New York

Orange

Queens

Suffolk

Westchester

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New Jersey:

Burlington (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst portion only)

Hunterdon

Monmouth

Ocean

Sussex

New York:

Dutchess

Putnam

Richmond

Rockland

Pennsylvania

Pike

Northern New York

Survey Area

New York:

Clinton

Franklin

Jefferson

St. Lawrence

Vermont:

Chittenden

Franklin

Grand Isle

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New York:

Essex

Lewis

Rochester

Survey Area

New York:

Livingston

Monroe

Ontario

Orleans

Steuben

Wayne

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New York:

Allegany

Chemung

Genesee

Schuyler

Seneca

Wyoming

Yates

Pennsylvania:

Tioga

Syracuse-Utica-Rome

Survey Area

New York:

Herkimer

Madison

Oneida

Onondaga

Oswego

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New York:

Broome

Cayuga

Chenango

Cortland

Hamilton

Otsego

Tioga

Tompkins

North Carolina

Asheville

Survey Area

North Carolina:

Buncombe

Haywood

Henderson

Madison

Transylvania

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

North Carolina:

Alexander

Avery

Burke

Caldwell

Catawba

Cherokee

Clay

Graham

Jackson

McDowell

Macon

Mitchell

Polk

Rutherford

Swain

Yancey

Central North Carolina

Survey Area

North Carolina:

Cumberland

Durham

Harnett

Hoke

Johnston

Orange

Wake

Wayne

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

North Carolina:

Alamance

Bladen

Caswell

Chatham

Davidson

Davie

Edgecombe

Franklin

Forsyth

Granville

Guilford

Halifax

Lee

Montgomery

Moore

Nash

Northampton

Person

Randolph

Richmond

Robeson

Rockingham

Sampson

Scotland

Stokes

Surry

Vance

Warren

Wilson

Yadkin

South Carolina:

Dillon

Marion

Marlboro

Charlotte

Survey Area

North Carolina:

Cabarrus

Gaston

Mecklenburg

Rowan

Union

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

North Carolina:

Anson

Cleveland

Iredell

Lincoln

Stanly

Wilkes

South Carolina:

Chester

Chesterfield

Lancaster

York

Southeastern North Carolina

Survey Area

North Carolina:

Brunswick

Carteret

Columbus

Craven

Jones

Lenoir

New Hanover

Onslow

Pamlico

Pender

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

North Carolina:

Beaufort

Bertie

Dare

Duplin

Greene

Hertford

Hyde

Martin

Pitt

Tyrrell

Washington

South Carolina:

Horry

North Dakota

Survey Area

North Dakota:

Burleigh

Cass

Grand Forks

McLean

Mercer

Morton

Oliver

Traill

Ward

Minnesota:

Clay

Polk

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

North Dakota:

Adams

Barnes

Benson

Billings

Bottineau

Bowman

Burke

Cavalier

Dickey

Divide

Dunn

Eddy

Emmons

Foster

Golden Valley

Grant

Griggs

Hettinger

Kidder

La Moure

Logan

McHenry

McIntosh

McKenzie

Mountrail

Nelson

Pembina

Pierce

Ramsey

Ransom

Renville

Richland

Rolette

Sargent

Sheridan

Sioux

Slope

Stark

Steele

Stutsman

Towner

Walsh

Wells

Williams

Minnesota:

Becker (Excluding the White Earth Indian Reservation portion)

Kittson

Marshall

Norman

Otter Tail

Pennington

Red Lake

Roseau

Wilkin

Ohio

Cincinnati

Survey Area

Indiana:

Dearborn

Kentucky:

Boone

Campbell

Kenton

Ohio:

Clermont

Hamilton

Warren

Area of Application: Survey area plus:

Indiana:

Franklin

Ohio

Ripley

Switzerland

Union

Kentucky:

Bracken

Carroll

Gallatin

Grant

Mason

Pendleton

Ohio:

Adams

Brown

Butler

Highland

Cleveland

Survey Area

Ohio:

Cuyahoga

Geauga

Lake

Medina

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Ohio:

Ashland

Ashtabula

Carroll

Columbiana

Erie

Huron

Lorain

Mahoning

Ottawa

Portage

Sandusky

Seneca

Stark

Summit

Trumbull

Wayne

Pennsylvania

Mercer

Columbus

Survey Area

Ohio:

Delaware

Fairfield

Franklin

Licking

Madison

Pickaway

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Ohio:

Coshocton

Crawford

Fayette

Guernsey

Hancock

Hardin

Hocking

Holmes

Knox

Marion

Morrow

Muskingum

Perry

Richland

Ross

Union

Wyandot

Dayton

Ohio:

Champaign

Clark

Greene

Miami

Montgomery

Preble

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Indiana:

Randolph

Wayne

Ohio:

Auglaize

Clinton

Darke

Logan

Shelby

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Survey Area

Oklahoma:

Canadian

Cleveland

McCain

Oklahoma

Pottawatomie

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Oklahoma:

Alfalfa

Atoka

Beckham

Blaine

Bryan

Caddo

Carter

Coal

Custer

Dewey

Ellis

Garfield

Garvin

Grady

Grant

Harper

Hughes

Johnston

Kingfisher

Lincoln

Logan

Love

Major

Marshall

Murray

Noble

Payne

Pontotoc

Roger Mills

Seminole

Washita

Woods

Woodward

Tulsa

Survey Area

Oklahoma:

Creek

Mayes

Muskogee

Osage

Pittsburg

Rogers

Tulsa

Wagoner

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Oklahoma:

Adair

Cherokee

Choctaw

Craig

Delaware

Haskell

Kay

Latimer

LeFlore

McCurtain

McIntosh

Nowata

Okfuskee

Okmulgee

Ottawa

Pawnee

Pushmataha

Sequoyah

Washington

Arkansas:

Benton

Carroll

Crawford

Madison

Sebastian

Washington

Missouri:

McDonald

Oregon

Portland

Survey Area

Oregon:

Clackamas

Marion

Multnomah

Polk

Washington

Washington:

Clark

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Oregon:

Clatsop

Columbia

Gilliam

Hood River

Sherman

Tillamook

Wasco

Yamhill

Washington:

Cowlitz

Klickitat

Pacific

Skamania

Wahkiakum

Southwestern Oregon

Survey Area

Oregon:

Douglas

Jackson

Lane

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Oregon:

Benton

Coos

Crook

Curry

Deschutes

Jefferson

Josephine

Klamath

Lake

Lincoln

Linn

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg

Survey Area

Pennsylvania:

Cumberland

Dauphin

Lebanon

York

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Pennsylvania:

Adams

Berks

Juniata

Lancaster

Lycoming (Allenwood Federal Prison Camp portion only)

Mifflin

Northumberland

Perry

Schuylkill

Snyder

Union

Philadelphia

Survey Area

New Jersey:

Burlington (Excluding the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst portion)

Camden

Gloucester

Pennsylvania:

Bucks

Chester

Delaware

Montgomery

Philadelphia

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New Jersey:

Atlantic

Cape May

Cumberland

Mercer

Warren

Pennsylvania:

Carbon

Lehigh

Northampton

Pittsburgh

Survey Area

Pennsylvania:

Allegheny

Beaver

Butler

Washington

Westmoreland

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Ohio:

Belmont

Harrison

Jefferson

Tuscarawas

Pennsylvania:

Armstrong

Bedford

Blair

Cambria

Cameron

Centre

Clarion

Clearfield

Clinton

Crawford

Elk (Does not include the Allegheny National Forest portion)

Erie

Fayette

Forest (Does not include the Allegheny National Forest portion)

Greene

Huntingdon

Indiana

Jefferson

Lawrence

Potter

Somerset

Venango

West Virginia:

Brooke

Hancock

Marshall

Ohio

Scranton-Wilkes-Barre

Survey Area

Pennsylvania:

Lackawanna

Luzerne

Monroe

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New York

Sullivan

Pennsylvania:

Bradford

Columbia

Lycoming (Excluding Allenwood Federal Prison Camp)

Montour

Sullivan

Susquehanna

Wayne

Wyoming

Puerto Rico

Survey Area

Puerto Rico (Municipios):

San Juan

Bayamon

Canovanas

Carolina

Catano

Guaynabo

Humacao

Loiza

Toa Baja

Trujillo Alto

Area of Application: Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

Narragansett Bay

Survey Area

Rhode Island:

Bristol

Newport

The following cities and towns in:

Kent County

Anthony

Coventry

East Greenwich

Greene

Warwick

West Warwick

Providence County

Ashton

Burrillville

Central Falls

Cranston

Cumberland

Cumberland Hill

East Providence

Esmond

Forestdale

Greenville

Harrisville

Johnston

Lincoln

Manville

Mapleville

North Providence

North Smithfield

Oakland

Pascoag

Pawtucket

Providence

Saylesville

Slatersville

Smithfield

Valley Falls

Wallum Lake

Woonsocket

Washington County

Davisville

Galilee

Lafayette

Narragansett

North Kingstown

Point Judith

Quonset Point

Saunderstown

Slocum

Massachusetts:

The following cities and towns in:

Bristol County

Attleboro

Fall River

North Attleboro

Rehoboth

Seekonk

Somerset

Swansea

Westport

Norfolk County

Caryville

Plainville

South Bellingham

Worcester County

Blackstone

Millville

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Rhode Island:

The following cities and towns in:

Kent County

West Greenwich

Providence County

Foster

Glocester

Scituate

Washington County

Charlestown

Exeter

Hopkinton

New Shoreham

Richmond

South Kingstown

Westerly

Massachusetts:

The following cities and towns in:

Bristol County

Acushnet

Berkley

Dartmouth

Dighton

Fairhaven

Freetown

Mansfield

New Bedford

Norton

Raynham

Taunton

South Carolina

Charleston

Survey Area

South Carolina:

Berkeley

Charleston

Dorchester

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

South Carolina:

Beaufort (The portion north of Broad River)

Colleton

Georgetown

Williamsburg

Columbia

Survey Area

South Carolina:

Darlington

Florence

Kershaw

Lee

Lexington

Richland

Sumter

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

South Carolina:

Abbeville

Anderson

Calhoun

Cherokee

Clarendon

Fairfield

Greenville

Greenwood

Laurens

Newberry

Oconee

Orangeburg

Pickens

Saluda

Spartanburg

Union

South Dakota

Eastern South Dakota

Survey Area

South Dakota:

Minnehaha

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

South Dakota:

Aurora

Beadle

Bennett

Bon Homme

Brookings

Brown

Brule

Buffalo

Campbell

Charles Mix

Clark

Clay

Codington

Corson

Davison

Day

Deuel

Dewey

Douglas

Edmunds

Faulk

Grant

Gregory

Haakon

Hamlin

Hand

Hanson

Hughes

Hutchinson

Hyde

Jerauld

Jones

Kingsbury

Lake

Lincoln

Lyman

McCook

McPherson

Marshall

Mellette

Miner

Moody

Potter

Roberts

Sanborn

Spink

Stanley

Sully

Todd

Tripp

Turner

Walworth

Yankton

Ziebach

Iowa:

Dickinson

Emmet

Lyon

Osceola

Minnesota:

Jackson

Lincoln

Lyon

Murray

Nobles

Pipestone

Rock

Tennessee

Eastern Tennessee

Survey Area

Tennessee:

Carter

Hawkins

Sullivan

Unicoi

Washington

Virginia (city):

Bristol

Virginia (counties):

Scott

Washington

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Tennessee:

Cocke

Greene

Hancock

Johnson

Virginia:

Buchanan

Grayson

Lee

Russell

Smyth

Tazewell

North Carolina:

Alleghany

Ashe

Watauga

Kentucky:

Harlan

Letcher

Memphis

Survey Area

Arkansas:

Crittenden

Mississippi

Mississippi:

De Soto

Tennessee:

Shelby

Tipton

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Arkansas:

Craighead

Cross

Lee

Poinsett

St. Francis

Mississippi:

Benton

Lafayette (Holly Springs National Forest portion only)

Marshall

Panola

Pontotoc (Holly Springs National Forest portion only)

Tate

Tippah

Tunica

Union (Holly Springs National Forest portion only)

Missouri:

Dunklin

Pemiscot

Tennessee:

Carroll

Chester

Crockett

Dyer

Fayette

Gibson

Hardeman

Hardin

Haywood

Lake

Lauderdale

Madison

McNairy

Obion

Nashville

Survey Area

Tennessee:

Cheatham

Davidson

Dickson

Montgomery

Robertson

Rutherford

Sumner

Williamson

Wilson

Kentucky:

Christian

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Tennessee:

Anderson

Bedford

Benton

Bledsoe

Blount

Bradley

Campbell

Cannon

Claiborne

Clay

Coffee

Cumberland

Decatur

DeKalb

Fentress

Grainger

Grundy

Hamblen

Hamilton

Henderson

Henry

Hickman

Houston

Humphreys

Jackson

Jefferson

Knox

Lewis

Loudon

McMinn

Macon

Marion

Marshall

Maury

Meigs

Monroe

Morgan

Overton

Perry

Pickett

Polk

Putnam

Rhea

Roane

Scott

Sequatchie

Sevier

Smith

Stewart

Trousdale

Union

Van Buren

Warren

Weakley

White

Kentucky:

Adair

Allen

Ballard

Barren

Butler

Caldwell

Calloway

Carlisle

Clinton

Cumberland

Edmonson

Fulton

Graves

Hickman

Hopkins

Logan

Lyon

McCracken

Marshall

Metcalfe

Monroe

Muhlenberg

Russell

Simpson

Todd

Trigg

Warren

Georgia:

Catossa

Dade

Walker

Texas

Austin

Survey Area

Texas:

Hays

Milam

Travis

Williamson

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Bastrop

Blanco

Burnet

Caldwell

Fayette

Lee

Llano

Mason

San Saba

Corpus Christi

Survey Area

Texas:

Nueces

San Patricio

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Aransas

Bee

Brooks (Effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after April 17, 1996.)

Calhoun

Cameron (Effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after April 17, 1996.)

Goliad

Hidalgo (Effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after April 17, 1996.)

Jim Wells

Kenedy (Effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after April 17, 1996.)

Kleberg

Live Oak

Refugio

Starr (Effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after April 17, 1996.)

Victoria

Willacy (Effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after April 17, 1996.)

Dallas-Fort Worth

Survey Area

Texas:

Collin

Dallas

Denton

Ellis

Grayson

Hood

Johnson

Kaufman

Parker

Rockwall

Tarrant

Wise

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Cooke

Delta

Erath

Fannin

Henderson

Hopkins

Hunt

Jack

Lamar

Montague

Navarro

Palo Pinto

Rains

Smith

Somervell

Van Zandt

Wood

El Paso

Survey Area

New Mexico:

Dona Ana

Otero

Texas:

El Paso

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

New Mexico:

Chaves

Eddy

Grant

Hidalgo

Lincoln (Only White Sands Missile Range portion)

Luna

Sierra

Socorro (Only White Sands Missile Range portion)

Texas:

Culberson

Hudspeth

Houston-Galveston-Texas City

Survey Area

Texas:

Brazoria

Fort Bend

Galveston

Harris

Liberty

Montgomery

Waller

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Angelina

Austin

Chambers

Colorado

Grimes

Hardin

Houston

Jackson

Jasper

Jefferson

Lavaca

Madison

Matagorda

Nacogdoches

Newton

Orange

Polk

Sabine

San Augustine

San Jacinto

Shelby

Trinity

Tyler

Walker

Washington

Wharton

San Antonio

Survey Area

Texas:

Bexar

Comal

Guadalupe

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Atascosa

Bandera

De Witt

Dimmit

Duval

Edwards

Frio

Gillespie

Gonzales

Jim Hogg

Karnes

Kendall

Kerr

Kinney

La Salle

McMullen

Maverick

Medina

Real

Uvalde

Val Verde

Webb

Wilson

Zapata

Zavala

Texarkana

Survey Area

Texas:

Bowie

Arkansas:

Little River

Miller

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Camp

Cass

Franklin

Marion

Morris

Red River

Titus

Arkansas:

Columbia

Hempstead

Howard

Lafayette

Nevada

Sevier

Waco

Survey Area

Texas:

Bell

Coryell

McLennan

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Anderson

Bosque

Brazos

Burleson

Falls

Freestone

Hamilton

Hill

Lampasas

Leon

Limestone

Mills

Robertson

Western Texas

Survey Area

Texas:

Callahan

Ector

Howard

Jones

Lubbock

Midland

Nolan

Taylor

Tom Green

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Andrews

Armstrong

Bailey

Borden

Brewster

Briscoe

Brown

Carson

Castro

Childress

Cochran

Coke

Coleman

Collingsworth

Comanche

Concho

Cottle

Crane

Crockett

Crosby

Dallam

Dawson

Deaf Smith

Dickens

Donley

Eastland

Fisher

Floyd

Gaines

Garza

Glasscock

Gray

Hale

Hall

Hansford

Hartley

Haskell

Hemphill

Hockley

Hutchinson

Irion

Jeff Davis

Kent

Kimble

King

Lamb

Lipscomb

Loving

Lynn

McCulloch

Martin

Menard

Mitchell

Moore

Motley

Ochiltree

Oldham

Parmer

Pecos

Potter

Presidio

Randall

Reagan

Reeves

Roberts

Runnels

Schleicher

Scurry

Shackelford

Sherman

Stephens

Sterling

Stonewall

Sutton

Swisher

Terrell

Terry

Throckmorton

Upton

Ward

Wheeler

Winkler

Yoakum

Oklahoma:

Beaver

Cimarron

Texas

New Mexico:

Lea

Wichita Falls, Texas—Southwestern Oklahoma

Survey Area

Texas:

Archer

Clay

Wichita

Oklahoma:

Comanche

Cotton

Stephens

Tillman

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Texas:

Baylor

Foard

Hardeman

Knox

Wilbarger

Young

Oklahoma:

Greer

Harmon

Jackson

Jefferson

Kiowa

Utah

Survey Area

Utah:

Box Elder

Davis

Salt Lake

Tooele

Utah

Weber

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Utah:

Beaver

Cache

Carbon

Daggett

Duchesne

Emery

Garfield

Grand

Iron

Juab

Millard

Morgan

Piute

Rich

San Juan (Only includes the Canyonlands National Park portion)

Sanpete

Sevier

Summit

Uintah

Wasatch

Washington

Wayne

Colorado:

Mesa

Moffat

Idaho:

Franklin

Virginia

Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News-Hampton

Survey Area

Virginia (cities):

Chesapeake

Hampton

Newport News

Norfolk

Poquoson

Portsmouth

Suffolk

Virginia Beach

Williamsburg

Virginia (counties):

Gloucester

James City

York

North Carolina:

Currituck

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Virginia (cities):

Franklin

Virginia (counties):

Accomack

Isle of Wight

Mathews

Northampton

Southampton

Surry

North Carolina:

Camden

Chowan

Gates

Pasquotank

Perquimans

Maryland:

Assateague Island part of Worcester

Richmond

Survey Area

Virginia (cities):

Colonial Heights

Hopewell

Petersburg

Richmond

Virginia (counties):

Charles City

Chesterfield

Dinwiddie

Goochland

Hanover

Henrico

New Kent

Powhatan

Prince George

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Virginia (cities):

Charlottesville

Emporia

Virginia (counties):

Albemarle

Amelia

Brunswick

Buckingham

Caroline

Charlotte

Cumberland

Essex

Fluvanna

Greene

Greensville

King and Queen

King William

Lancaster

Louisa

Lunenberg

Mecklenburg

Middlesex

Nelson

Northumberland

Nottoway

Orange

Prince Edward

Richmond

Sussex

Westmoreland

Roanoke

Survey Area

Virginia (cities):

Radford

Roanoke

Salem

Virginia (counties):

Botetourt

Craig

Montgomery

Roanoke

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Virginia (cities):

Bedford

Buena Vista

Clifton Forge

Covington

Danville

Galax

Lexington

Lynchburg

Martinsville

South Boston

Staunton

Waynesboro

Virginia (counties):

Alleghany

Amherst

Appomattox

Augusta

Bath

Bedford

Bland

Campbell

Carroll

Floyd

Franklin

Giles

Halifax

Henry

Highland

Patrick

Pittsylvania

Pulaski

Rockbridge

Wythe

Washington

Seattle-Everett-Tacoma

Survey Area

Washington:

King

Kitsap

Pierce

Snohomish

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Washington:

Chelan (North Cascades Park section only)

Clallam

Grays Harbor

Island

Jefferson

Lewis

Mason

San Juan

Skagit

Thurston

Whatcom

Southeastern Washington-Eastern Oregon

Survey Area

Oregon:

Umatilla

Washington:

Benton

Franklin

Walla Walla

Yakima

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Oregon:

Baker

Grant

Harney

Malheur

Morrow

Union

Wallowa

Wheeler

Washington:

Columbia

Kittitas (Only includes the Yakima Firing Range portion)

Spokane

Survey Area

Washington:

Spokane

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Idaho:

Benewah

Bonner

Boundary

Clearwater

Idaho

Kootenai

Latah

Lewis

Nez Perce

Shoshone

Washington:

Adams

Asotin

Chelan (Does not include the North Cascades National Park portion)

Douglas

Ferry

Garfield

Grant

Kittitas (Does not include the Yakima Firing Range portion)

Lincoln

Okanogan

Pend Oreille

Stevens

Whitman

West Virginia

Survey Area

West Virginia:

Cabell

Harrison

Kanawha

Marion

Monongalia

Putnam

Wayne

Ohio:

Lawrence

Kentucky:

Boyd

Greenup

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

West Virginia:

Barbour

Boone

Braxton

Calhoun

Clay

Doddridge

Fayette

Gilmer

Grant

Greenbrier

Jackson

Lewis

Lincoln

Logan

McDowell

Mason

Mercer

Mingo

Monroe

Nicholas

Pendleton

Pleasants

Pocahontas

Preston

Raleigh

Randolph

Ritchie

Roane

Summers

Taylor

Tucker

Tyler

Upshur

Webster

Wetzel

Wirt

Wood

Wyoming

Ohio:

Athens

Gallia

Jackson

Meigs

Monroe

Morgan

Noble

Pike

Scioto

Vinton

Washington

Kentucky:

Carter

Elliott

Floyd

Johnson

Lawrence

Lewis

Magoffin

Martin

Pike

Virginia (city):

Norton (Effective as of April 17, 1996)

Virginia (counties):

Dickenson

Wise

Wisconsin

Madison

Survey Area

Wisconsin:

Dane

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Wisconsin:

Adams

Columbia

Dodge

Grant

Green

Green Lake

Iowa

Jefferson

Lafayette

Marquette

Rock

Sauk

Waushara

Milwaukee

Survey Area

Wisconsin:

Milwaukee

Ozaukee

Washington

Waukesha

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Wisconsin:

Brown

Calumet

Door

Fond du Lac

Kewaunee

Manitowoc

Oconto

Outagamie

Racine

Sheboygan

Walworth

Winnebago

Southwestern Wisconsin

Survey Area

Wisconsin:

Chippewa

Eau Claire

La Crosse

Monroe

Trempealeau

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Minnesota:

Houston

Winona

Wisconsin:

Barron

Buffalo

Clark

Crawford

Dunn

Florence

Forest

Jackson

Juneau

Langlade

Lincoln

Marathon

Marinette

Menominee

Oneida

Pepin

Portage

Price

Richland

Rusk

Shawano

Taylor

Vernon

Vilas

Waupaca

Wood

Wyoming

Survey Area

Wyoming:

Albany

Laramie

Natrona

South Dakota:

Pennington

Area of application. Survey area plus:

Wyoming:

Campbell

Carbon

Converse

Crook

Fremont

Goshen

Hot Springs

Johnson

Lincoln

Niobrara

Platte

Sheridan

Sublette

Sweetwater

Uinta

Washakie

Weston

Nebraska:

Banner

Box Butte

Cheyenne

Dawes

Deuel

Garden

Kimball

Morrill

Scotts Bluff

Sheridan

Sioux

South Dakota:

Butte

Custer

Fall River

Harding

Jackson

Lawrence

Meade

Perkins

Shannon

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting appendix C, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

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

This appendix lists the wage area definitions for NAF employees. With a few exceptions, each area is defined in terms of county units or independent cities. Each wage area definition consists of:

(1) Wage area title. Wage areas usually carry the title of the county or counties surveyed.

(2) Survey area definition. Lists each county or independent city in the survey area.

(3) Area of application definition. Lists each county or independent city which, in addition to the survey area, is in the area of application.

Definitions of Wage Areas and Wage Area Survey Areas

ALABAMA
Calhoun
Survey Area
Alabama:
Calhoun
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Alabama:
Jefferson
Madison
Survey Area
Alabama:
Madison
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Tennessee:
Coffee
Davidson
Hamilton
Rutherford
Montgomery
Survey Area
Alabama:
Montgomery
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Alabama:
Dale
Dallas
Macon
ALASKA
Anchorage
Survey Area
Alaska: (borough)
Anchorage
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Alaska: (boroughs and census areas)
Fairbanks North Star
Juneau
Kenai Peninsula
Ketchikan Gateway
Kodiak Island
Sitka
Southeast Fairbanks
Valdez-Cordova
Yukon-Koyukuk
ARIZONA
Maricopa
Survey Area
Arizona:
Maricopa
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Arizona:
Coconino
Yavapai
Pima
Survey Area
Arizona:
Pima
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Arizona:
Cochise
Yuma
Survey Area
Arizona:
Yuma
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
California:
Imperial
ARKANSAS
Pulaski
Survey Area
Arkansas:
Pulaski
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Arkansas:
Jefferson
Sebastian
Washington
CALIFORNIA
Kern
Survey Area
California:
Kern
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
California:
Fresno
Kings
Los Angeles
Survey Area
California:
Los Angeles
Area of Application. Survey area.
Monterey
Survey Area
California:
Monterey
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
California:
Santa Clara
Orange
Survey Area
California:
Orange
Area of Application. Survey area.
Riverside
Survey Area
California:
Riverside
Area of Application. Survey area.
Sacramento
Survey Area
California:
Sacramento
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
California:
Yuba
Oregon:
Jackson
Klamath
San Bernardino
Survey Area
California:
San Bernardino
Area of Application. Survey area.
San Diego
Survey Area
California:
San Diego
Area of Application. Survey area.
San Joaquin
Survey Area
California:
San Joaquin
Area of Application. Survey area.
Santa Barbara
Survey Area
California:
Santa Barbara
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
California:
San Luis Obispo
Solano
Survey Area
California:
Solano
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
California:
Alameda
Contra Costa
Marin
Napa
San Francisco
Sonoma
Ventura
Survey Area
California:
Ventura
Area of Application. Survey area.
COLORADO
Arapahoe-Denver
Survey Area
Colorado:
Arapahoe
Denver
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Colorado:
Mesa
El Paso
Survey Area
Colorado:
El Paso
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Colorado:
Bent
Otero
Pueblo
CONNECTICUT
New London
Survey Area
Connecticut:
New London
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Connecticut:
New Haven
DELAWARE
Kent
Survey Area
Delaware:
Kent
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Delaware:
Sussex
Maryland:
Kent
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington, DC
Survey Area
District of Columbia:
Washington, DC
Area of Application. Survey area.
FLORIDA
Bay
Survey Area
Florida:
Bay
Area of Application. Survey area.
Brevard
Survey Area
Florida:
Brevard
Area of Application. Survey area.
Duval
Survey Area
Florida:
Duval
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Florida:
Alachua
Clay
Columbia
Georgia:
Camden
Escambia
Survey Area
Florida:
Escambia
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Florida:
Santa Rosa
Hillsborough
Survey Area
Florida:
Hillsborough
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Florida:
Lee
Pinellas
Polk
Miami-Dade
Survey Area
Florida:
Miami-Dade
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Florida:
Broward
Palm Beach
Monroe
Survey Area
Florida:
Monroe
Area of Application. Survey area.
Okaloosa
Survey Area
Florida:
Okaloosa
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Florida:
Walton
Orange
Survey Area
Florida:
Orange
Area of Application. Survey area.
GEORGIA
Chatham
Survey Area
Georgia:
Chatham
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Georgia:
Glynn
Liberty
South Carolina:
Beaufort
Cobb
Survey Area
Georgia:
Cobb
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Georgia:
Bartow
De Kalb
Fulton
Columbus
Survey Area
Georgia:
Columbus
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Georgia:
Chattahoochee
Dougherty
Survey Area
Georgia:
Dougherty
Area of Application. Survey area.
Houston
Survey Area
Georgia:
Houston
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Georgia:
Laurens
Lowndes
Survey Area
Georgia:
Lowndes
Area of Application. Survey area plus.
Florida:
Leon
Richmond
Survey Area
Georgia:
Richmond
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
South Carolina:
Aiken
GUAM
Guam
Survey Area
Guam
Area of Application. Survey area.
HAWAII
Honolulu
Survey Area
Hawaii:
Honolulu
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Hawaii (counties):
Hawaii
Kauai
Maui
Pacific Islands:
Midway Islands
Johnston Atoll
American Samoa
IDAHO
Ada-Elmore
Survey Area
Idaho:
Ada
Elmore
Area of Application. Survey area.
ILLINOIS
Lake
Survey Area
Illinois:
Lake
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Illinois:
Cook
Rock Island
Vermilion
Iowa:
Johnson
Michigan:
Dickinson
Marquette
Wisconsin:
Brown
Dane
Milwaukee
St. Clair
Survey Area
Illinois:
St. Clair
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Illinois:
Madison
Williamson
Indiana:
Vanderburgh
Missouri: (city)
St. Louis
Missouri: (counties)
Jefferson
Pulaski
KANSAS
Leavenworth/Jackson-Johnson
Survey Area
Kansas:
Leavenworth
Missouri:
Jackson
Johnson
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Kansas:
Shawnee
Missouri:
Boone
Camden
Cass
Sedgwick
Survey Area
Kansas:
Sedgwick
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Kansas:
Geary
Saline
KENTUCKY
Christian-Montgomery
Survey Area
Kentucky:
Christian
Tennessee:
Montgomery
Area of Application. Survey area.
Hardin-Jefferson
Survey Area
Kentucky:
Hardin
Jefferson
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Indiana:
Jefferson
Martin
Kentucky:
Fayette
Madison
Warren
LOUISIANA
Bossier-Caddo
Survey Area
Louisiana: (parishes)
Bossier
Caddo
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Texas:
Bowie
Orleans
Survey Area
Louisiana: (parish)
Orleans
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Louisiana: (parish)
Plaquemines
Rapides
Survey Area
Louisiana: (parish)
Rapides
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Louisiana: (parish)
Vernon
MAINE
York
Survey Area
Maine:
York
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Maine:
Cumberland
Kennebec
Penobscot
New Hampshire:
Rockingham
Vermont:
Windsor
MARYLAND
Anne Arundel
Survey Area
Maryland:
Anne Arundel
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Maryland: (city)
Baltimore
Maryland: (county)
Baltimore
Charles-St. Mary's
Survey Area
Maryland:
Charles
St. Mary's
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Maryland:
Calvert
Virginia:
King George
Frederick
Survey Area
Maryland:
Frederick
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
West Virginia:
Berkeley
Harford
Survey Area
Maryland:
Harford
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Maryland:
Cecil
Montgomery-Prince George's
Survey Area
Maryland:
Montgomery
Prince George's
Area of Application. Survey area.
MASSACHUSETTS
Hampden
Survey Area
Massachusetts:
Hampden
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Connecticut:
Hartford
Massachusetts:
Hampshire
Middlesex
Survey Area
Massachusetts:
Middlesex
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Massachusetts:
Norfolk
Plymouth
Suffolk
New Hampshire:
Hillsborough
MICHIGAN
Macomb
Survey Area
Michigan:
Macomb
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Michigan:
Alpena
Calhoun
Crawford
Grand Traverse
Huron
Iosco
Kent
Leelanau
Ottawa
Saginaw
Washtenaw
Wayne
Ohio:
Ottawa
MINNESOTA
Hennepin
Survey Area
Minnesota:
Hennepin
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Minnesota:
Morrison
Murray
Ramsey
Stearns
St. Louis
Wisconsin:
Juneau
Monroe
Polk
MISSISSIPPI
Harrison
Survey Area
Mississippi:
Harrison
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Alabama:
Mobile
Mississippi:
Forest
Hancock
Jackson
Lauderdale
Survey Area
Mississippi:
Lauderdale
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Mississippi:
Hinds
Rankin
Warren
Lowndes
Survey Area
Mississippi:
Lowndes
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Alabama:
Tuscaloosa
MONTANA
Cascade
Survey Area
Montana:
Cascade
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Montana:
Fergus
Flathead
Hill
Lewis and Clark
Valley
Yellowstone
NEBRASKA
Douglas-Sarpy
Survey Area
Nebraska:
Douglas
Sarpy
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Iowa:
Marion
Polk
Woodbury
Nebraska:
Hall
Lancaster
Saunders
South Dakota:
Minnehaha
NEVADA
Churchill-Washoe
Survey Area
Nevada:
Churchill
Washoe
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
California:
Lassen
Mono
Nevada:
Mineral
Clark
Survey Area
Nevada:
Clark
Area of Application. Survey area.
NEW JERSEY
Burlington
Survey Area
New Jersey:
Burlington
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Delaware:
New Castle
New Jersey:
Atlantic
Cape May
Monmouth
Ocean
Salem
Pennsylvania:
Chester
Montgomery
Philadelphia
Morris
Survey Area
New Jersey:
Morris
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New Jersey:
Somerset
Pennsylvania:
Luzerne
Monroe
NEW MEXICO
Bernalillo
Survey Area
New Mexico:
Bernalillo
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New Mexico:
McKinley
Curry
Survey Area
New Mexico:
Curry
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Texas:
Lubbock
Potter
Dona Ana
Survey Area
New Mexico:
Dona Ana
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New Mexico:
Chaves
Otero
NEW YORK
Jefferson
Survey Area
New York:
Jefferson
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New York:
Albany
Oneida
Onondaga
Ontario
Schenectady
Steuben
Kings-Queens
Survey Area
New York:
Kings
Queens
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New Jersey:
Essex
Hudson
New York:
Bronx
Nassau
New York
Richmond
Suffolk
Niagara
Survey Area
New York:
Niagara
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New York:
Erie
Genesee
Pennsylvania:
Erie
Orange
Survey Area
New York:
Orange
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New York:
Dutchess
Westchester
NORTH CAROLINA
Craven
Survey Area
North Carolina:
Craven
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
Carteret
Dare
Cumberland
Survey Area
North Carolina:
Cumberland
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
Durham
Forsyth
Rowan
Onslow
Survey Area
North Carolina:
Onslow
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
New Hanover
Wayne
Survey Area
North Carolina:
Wayne
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
Halifax
NORTH DAKOTA
Grand Forks
Survey Area
North Dakota:
Grand Forks
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Dakota:
Cass
Cavalier
Pembina
Steele
Ward
Survey Area
North Dakota:
Ward
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Dakota:
Divide
OHIO
Greene-Montgomery
Survey Area
Ohio:
Greene
Montgomery
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Indiana:
Allen
Grant
Marion
Miami
Ohio:
Clinton
Franklin
Hamilton
Licking
Ross
West Virginia:
Raleigh
Wayne
OKLAHOMA
Comanche
Survey Area
Oklahoma:
Comanche
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Oklahoma:
Cotton
Jackson
Oklahoma
Survey Area
Oklahoma:
Oklahoma
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Oklahoma:
Garfield
Muskogee
Pittsburg
Tulsa
PENNSYLVANIA
Allegheny
Survey Area
Pennsylvania:
Allegheny
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Ohio:
Cuyahoga
Trumball
Pennsylvania:
Butler
Westmoreland
West Virginia:
Harrison
Cumberland
Survey Area
Pennsylvania:
Cumberland
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Pennsylvania:
Blair
Franklin
York
Survey Area
Pennsylvania:
York
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Pennsylvania:
Lebanon
PUERTO RICO
Guaynabo-San Juan
Survey Area
Puerto Rico: (municipalities)
Guaynabo
San Juan
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Puerto Rico: (municipalities)
Aguadilla
Bayamon
Ceiba
Isabela
Ponce
Salinas
Toa Baja
Vieques
U.S. Virgin Islands:
St. Croix
St. Thomas
RHODE ISLAND
Newport
Survey Area
Rhode Island:
Newport
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Massachusetts:
Barnstable
Nantucket
Rhode Island:
Providence
Washington
SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston
Survey Area
South Carolina:
Charleston
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
South Carolina:
Berkeley
Horry
Richland
Survey Area
South Carolina:
Richland
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
Buncombe
Mecklenburg
South Carolina:
Sumpter
Tennessee:
Washington
SOUTH DAKOTA
Pennington
Survey Area
South Dakota:
Pennington
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Montana:
Custer
South Dakota:
Fall River
Meade
Wyoming:
Sheridan
TENNESSEE
Shelby
Survey Area
Tennessee:
Shelby
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Missouri:
Butler
TEXAS
Bell
Survey Area
Texas:
Bell
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Texas:
Burnet
Coryell
Falls
Bexar
Survey Area
Texas:
Bexar
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Texas:
Comal
Kerr
Travis
Val Verde
Dallas
Survey Area
Texas:
Dallas
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Texas:
Angelina
Fannin
Galveston
Harris
El Paso
Survey Area
Texas:
El Paso
Area of Application. Survey area.
McLennan
Survey Area
Texas:
McLennan
Area of Application. Survey area.
Nueces
Survey Area
Texas:
Nueces
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Texas:
Bee
Calhoun
Cameron
Kleberg
San Patricio
Webb
Tarrant
Survey Area
Texas:
Tarrant
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Texas:
Cooke
Palo Pinto
Taylor
Survey Area
Texas:
Taylor
Area of Application. Survey area.
Tom Green
Survey Area
Texas:
Tom Green
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Texas:
Howard
Wichita
Survey Area
Texas:
Wichita
Area of Application. Survey area.
UTAH
Davis-Salt Lake-Weber
Survey Area
Utah:
Davis
Salt Lake
Weber
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Utah:
Box Elder
Tooele
Uintah
VIRGINIA
Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax
Survey Area
Virginia: (city)
Alexandria
Virginia: (counties)
Arlington
Fairfax
Area of Application. Survey area.
Chesterfield-Richmond
Survey Area
Virginia: (city)
Richmond
Virginia: (county)
Chesterfield
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Virginia: (cities)
Bedford
Charlottesville
Salem
Virginia: (counties)
Caroline
Nottoway
Prince George
West Virginia:
Pendleton
Hampton-Newport News
Survey Area
Virginia: (cities)
Hampton
Newport News
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Virginia: (city)
Williamsburg
Virginia: (county)
York
Norfolk-Portsmouth-Virginia Beach
Survey Area
Virginia: (cities)
Norfolk
Portsmouth
Virginia Beach
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
Pasquotank
Virginia: (cities)
Chesapeake
Suffolk
Virginia: (counties)
Accomack
Northampton
Prince William
Survey Area
Virginia:
Prince William
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Virginia:
Fauquier
WASHINGTON
Kitsap
Survey Area
Washington:
Kitsap
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Washington:
Clallam
Jefferson
Pierce
Survey Area
Washington:
Pierce
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Oregon:
Clatsop
Coos
Douglas
Lane
Multnomah
Tillamook
Washington:
Clark
Grays Harbor
Snohomish
Survey Area
Washington:
Snohomish
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Washington:
Island
King
Yakima
Spokane
Survey Area
Washington:
Spokane
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Washington:
Adams
Walla Walla
WYOMING
Laramie
Survey Area
Wyoming:
Laramie
Area of Application. Survey area.

[75 FR 49351, Aug. 13, 2010, as amended at 76 FR 9640, Feb. 22, 2011; 76 FR 31786, June 2, 2011; 76 FR 53046, Aug. 25, 2011; 77 FR 28472, May 15, 2012; 78 FR 29612, May 21, 2013; 78 FR 60181, 60182, Oct. 1, 2013; 82 FR 40669, Aug. 28, 2017; 82 FR 41321, Aug. 31, 2017]

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Subpart C—Determining Rates for Principal Types of Positions

§532.301   Definitions.

For purposes of this subpart:

Nearest similar wage area means the nearest wage area which is most similar to the local wage area in terms of private employment, population, relative numbers of private employers in major industry categories, and kinds and sizes of industry establishments and in which adequate private establishments exist in the survey area whose activities are similar to those in the dominant industry.

Principal types of appropriated or nonappropriated fund positions means those groups of occupations which require work of a specialized nature and which are peculiar to a specific Government industry which is the dominant industry among the total wage employment in the wage area.

Specialized private industry means private industry establishments in those industry groups, comparable to the specialized Government industries listed in §532.303 of this section, which must be included in a wage survey in order to obtain data comparable to a dominant industry.

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§532.303   Specialized industry.

(a)(1) Under the appropriated fund wage system, a “specialized industry” is a Federal activity engaged in the production or repair of aircraft, ammunition, artillery and combat vehicles, communication equipment, electronic equipment, guided missiles, heavy duty equipment, shipbuilding, sighting and fire control equipment, or small arms.

(2) Under the nonappropriated fund wage system a “specialized industry” includes only nonappropriated fund operated eating and drinking places. Additional industries may be considered as specialized industries upon approval of the Office of Personnel Management.

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§532.305   Dominant industry.

(a)(1) A specialized industry is a “dominant industry” if the number of wage employees in the wage area who are subject to the wage schedule for which the survey is made and employed in occupations which comprise the principal types of appropriated or nonappropriated fund positions in the specialized industry comprise:

(i) For appropriated fund activities,

(A) At least 25 percent of the total wage employment or

(B) 1,000 or more employees in a wage area having more than 4,000 wage employees; and

(ii) For nonappropriated fund activities

(A) At least 25 percent of the total wage employment or

(B) 100 or more wage employees in a wage area having 400 or more wage employees.

(2) If two or more specialized industries in a wage area qualify as dominant industries, the two specialized industries having the largest number of wage employees shall be the dominant industries for purposes of applying the requirements of this subpart.

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§532.307   Determinating whether a dominant industry exists in a wage area.

(a) The chairperson of the local wage survey committee shall, before a full-scale wage survey is scheduled to begin, notify all appropriated or nonappropriated fund activities having employees subject to the wage schedules for which the survey is conducted so that organizations and individuals may submit written recommendations and supporting evidence to the local wage survey committee concerning principal types of appropriated or nonappropriated fund positions in the area. Each appropriated or nonappropriated fund activity shall publicize the opportunity to make such recommendations.

(b)(1) Before conducting a full-scale wage survey an occupational inventory of employees subject to the wage schedules for which the survey is conducted shall be obtained from each appropriated or nonappropriated fund activity in the area having such employees.

(2) After reviewing the occupational inventory and considering the recommendations received pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, the local wage survey committee shall formulate its recommendations and prepare a written report concerning the existence of specialized industries within the wage area.

(3) The report of the recommendations, the occupational inventory, and the recommendations and supporting evidence received pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section shall be forwarded to the lead agency.

(c) The lead agency shall refer the occupational inventory and the reports received pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section to the agency wage committee for its consideration and recommendation if:

(1) The lead agency proposes not to accept the recommendation of the local wage survey committee concerning the specifications of the local wage survey; or

(2) The local wage survey committee's report is accompanied by a minority report.

(d) The lead agency shall determine, in writing, after taking into consideration the reports and recommendations received under paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, and prior to ordering a full-scale wage survey to begin, whether the principal types of appropriated or nonappropriated fund positions in a local wage area comprise a dominant industry. The determination shall remain in effect until the next full-scale wage survey in the area.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46179, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.309   Determining adequacy of specialized private industry.

(a) Specialized private industry comparable to an appropriated fund dominant industry is adequate when:

(1) The survey area is one of the 25 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or the total number of employees of private industry establishments in the specialized private industry located in the survey area is at least equal to the total number of appropriated fund wage employees in occupations which comprise the principal types of appropriated positions in the dominant industry who are subject to the wage schedules for which the survey is made; or

(2) For any dominant industry except “ammunition,” the job matches obtained from the specialized private industry include one regular survey job in the WG-01 through 04 range, one regular survey job in the WG-05 through 08 range, one regular survey job in the WG-09 and above range, and one special survey job in the WG-09 and above range all providing at least 20 unweighted samples each; and three other regular or special survey jobs, each providing at least 10 unweighted samples.

(3) For the dominant industry “ammunition,” the job matches obtained from the specialized survey industries include one regular survey job in the WG-01 through 04 range, one special survey job in the WG-05 through 08 range, and one regular survey job in the WG-09 through 15 range, all providing at least 20 unweighted samples each; and three other regular or special survey jobs, each providing at least 10 unweighted samples.

(b) Specialized private industry comparable to a nonappropriated fund dominant industry is adequate when:

(1) The total number of employees of private industry establishments similar to the dominant industry located in the survey are at least equal to the number of nonappropriated fund wage employees in positions which comprise the principal types of nonappropriated fund positions in the dominant industry who are subject to the wage schedules for which the survey is made; and

(2) The job matches obtained from all industries surveyed for regular survey jobs related to the dominant industry include one regular survey job in the NA-01 through 04 range providing at least 10 samples; and one regular survey job in the NA-05 through 15 range and one other regular survey job, each providing at least five samples.

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§532.311   Survey of specialized private industry related to a dominant industry.

If it is determined that there are one or more dominant industries within a wage area, the lead agency shall insure that the survey includes the industries and survey jobs related to the dominant industries. When the related industry within the local wage survey area fails to meet the criteria in §532.309 of this subpart, the lead agency shall obtain data related to the dominant industry from the survey area of the wage area which is determined to be the nearest similar area which will provide adequate data under the criteria in §532.309 of this subpart.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46179, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.313   Private sector industries.

(a) For appropriated fund surveys, the lead agency must use the private sector industries in the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes when it makes its wage schedule determinations for each specialized Federal industry:

2012 NAICS codes 2012 NAICS industry titles
Aircraft Specialized Industry
332912Fluid power valve and hose fitting manufacturing.
336411Aircraft manufacturing.
336412Aircraft engine and engine parts manufacturing.
336413Other aircraft part and auxiliary equipment manufacturing.
336415Guided missile and space vehicle propulsion unit and propulsion unit parts manufacturing.
336419Other guided missile and space vehicle parts and auxiliary equipment manufacturing.
4811Scheduled air transportation.
4812Nonscheduled air transportation.
4879Scenic and sightseeing transportation, other.
4881Support activities for air transportation.
4921Couriers.
541712Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences (except biotechnology).
56172Janitorial services.
62191Ambulance services.
81142Reupholstery and furniture repair.
Ammunition Specialized Industry
32592Explosives manufacturing.
332992Small arms ammunition manufacturing.
332993Ammunition (except small arms) manufacturing.
Artillery and Combat Vehicles Specialized Industry
2211Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution.
2212Natural gas distribution.
32732Ready-mix concrete manufacturing.
332216Saw blade and hand tool manufacturing.
332323Ornamental and architectural metal work manufacturing.
332439Other metal container manufacturing.
332994Small arms, ordnance, and ordnance accessories manufacturing.
332999All other miscellaneous fabricated metal product manufacturing.
33311Agricultural implement manufacturing.
33312Construction machinery manufacturing.
333611Turbine and turbine generator set units manufacturing.
333618Other engine equipment manufacturing.
333922Conveyor and conveying equipment manufacturing.
333923Overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing.
333924Industrial truck, tractor, trailer, and stacker machinery manufacturing.
3361Motor vehicle manufacturing.
336211Motor vehicle body manufacturing.
336212Truck trailer manufacturing.
33631Motor vehicle gasoline engine and engine parts manufacturing.
33632Motor vehicle electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing.
33633Motor vehicle steering and suspension components (except spring) manufacturing.
33634Motor vehicle brake system manufacturing.
33635Motor vehicle transmission and power train parts manufacturing.
33639Other motor vehicle parts manufacturing.
33651Railroad rolling stock manufacturing.
336992Military armored vehicle, tank, and tank component manufacturing.
4231Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers.
42381Construction and mining (except oil well) machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers.
42382Farm and garden machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers.
4413Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores.
44421Outdoor power equipment stores.
484Truck transportation.
4862Pipeline transportation of natural gas.
492Couriers and messengers.
5171Wired telecommunications carriers.
5172Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite).
517911Telecommunications resellers.
5621Waste collection.
Communications Specialized Industry
33422Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing.
33429Other communications equipment manufacturing.
334511Search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical and nautical system and instrument manufacturing.
334514Totalizing fluid meter and counting device manufacturing.
334515Instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and electrical signals.
335311Power, distribution, and specialty transformer manufacturing.
48531Taxi service.
5151Radio and television broadcasting.
5152Cable and other subscription programming.
5171Wired telecommunications carriers.
5172Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite).
5174Satellite telecommunications.
517911Telecommunications resellers.
Electronics Specialized Industry
333316Photographic and photocopying equipment manufacturing.
3341Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing.
33422Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing.
33429Other communications equipment manufacturing.
33431Audio and video equipment manufacturing.
334412Bare printed circuit board manufacturing.
334413Semiconductor and related device manufacturing.
334416Electronic coil, transformer, and other inductor manufacturing.
334417Electronic connector manufacturing.
334418Printed circuit assembly (electronic assembly) manufacturing.
334419Other electronic component manufacturing.
334511Search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical and nautical system and instrument manufacturing.
334515Instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and electrical signals.
334613Magnetic and optical recording media manufacturing.
42342Office equipment merchant wholesalers.
42343Computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesalers.
Guided Missiles Specialized Industry
332912Fluid power valve and hose fitting manufacturing.
333316Photographic and photocopying equipment manufacturing.
3341Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing.
33422Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing.
33429Other communications equipment manufacturing.
334418Printed circuit assembly (electronic assembly) manufacturing.
334511Search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical and nautical system and instrument manufacturing.
334515Instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and electrical signals.
334613Magnetic and optical recording media manufacturing.
3364Aerospace product and parts manufacturing.
54131Architectural services.
54133Engineering services.
54136Geophysical surveying and mapping services.
54137Surveying and mapping (except geophysical) services.
541712Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences (except biotechnology).
Heavy Duty Equipment Specialized Industry
332439Other metal container manufacturing.
332999All other miscellaneous fabricated metal product manufacturing.
33312Construction machinery manufacturing.
333923Overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing.
333924Industrial truck, tractor, trailer, and stacker machinery manufacturing.
33651Railroad rolling stock manufacturing.
42381Construction and mining (except oil well) machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers.
Shipbuilding Specialized Industry
336611Ship building and repairing.
48839Other support activities for water transportation.
Sighting and Fire Control Equipment Specialized Industry
333314Optical instrument and lens manufacturing.
333316Photographic and photocopying equipment manufacturing.
3341Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing.
33422Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing.
33429Other communications equipment manufacturing.
334418Printed circuit assembly (electronic assembly) manufacturing.
334511Search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical and nautical system and instrument manufacturing.
334515Instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and electrical signals.
334613Magnetic and optical recording media manufacturing.
Small Arms Specialized Industry
332994Small arms manufacturing.

(b) For wage surveys involving the specialized Federal industry “Artillery and Combat Vehicles” in paragraph (a) of this section, the lead agency must limit special job coverage for industries in NAICS codes 2211, 2212, 32732, 484, 4862, 5621, 492, 5171, 5172, and 5173 to automotive mechanic, diesel engine mechanic, and heavy mobile equipment mechanic.

(c) For nonappropriated fund wage surveys, the lead agency must use NAICS codes 71111, 7221, 7222, 72231, 72232, and 7224 (eating and drinking places) when it determines a wage schedule for a specialized industry.

[71 FR 35375, June 20, 2006, as amended at 73 FR 45853, Aug. 7, 2008; 78 FR 58154, Sept. 23, 2013; 79 FR 21121, Apr. 15, 2014]

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§532.315   Additional survey jobs.

(a) For appropriated fund surveys, when the lead agency adds to the industries to be surveyed, it shall add to the required survey jobs the specialized survey jobs listed below opposite the industry added:

Specialized industrySpecialized survey jobsGrade
AircraftElectronics MechanicWG-11
   Aircraft Structures Assembler BWG-7
   Aircraft Structures Assembler AWG-9
   Aircraft MechanicWG-10
   Aircraft Mechanic includes
   Aircraft ElectricianWG-10
   Aircraft WelderWG-10
   Aircraft Sheetmetal WorkerWG-10
   Hydromechanical Fuel Control RepairerWG-10
   Aircraft Engine MechanicWG-10
   Aircraft Jet Engine MechanicWG-10
   Flight Line MechanicWG-10
   Aircraft Attendant (ground services)WG-7
AmmunitionMunitions HandlerWG-4
   Munitions OperatorWG-4
   Munitions OperatorWG-6
   Munitions OperatorWG-8
   Munitions OperatorWG-9
   Explosives OperatorWG-9
Artillery and combat vehiclesAutomotive Mechanic (limited to data obtained in special industries)WG-10
   Heavy Mobile Equipment MechanicWG-10
   Artillery RepairerWG-9
   Combat Vehicle MechanicWG-8
   Combat Vehicle Mechanic (Engine)WG-10
   Combat Vehicle MechanicWG-11
   Diesel Engine Mechanic (limited to data obtained in special industriesWG-10
CommunicationsTelephone Installer-RepairerWG-9
   Central Office RepairerWG-11
   Electronic Test Equipment RepairerWG-11
   Television Station MechanicWG-11
ElectronicsElectronics MechanicWG-11
   Industrial Electronic Controls RepairerWG-10
   Electronic Test Equipment RepairerWG-11
   Electronic Computer MechanicWG-11
   Television Station MechanicWG-11
Guided missilesElectronic Computer MechanicWG-11
   Guided Missile Mechanical RepairerWG-11
Heavy duty equipmentHeavy Mobile Equipment MechanicWG-10
ShipbuildingElectronics MechanicWG-11
   Electrician, ShipWG-10
   Pipefitter, ShipWG-10
   ShipfitterWG-10
   ShipwrightWG-10
   Machinist (Marine)WG-10
Sighting and fire controlElectronic Computer MechanicWG-11
   Fire Control Instrument RepairmanWG-11
   Electronic Fire Control Systems RepairerWG-11
   Electronic Fire Control Systems RepairerWG-12
   Electronic Fire Control Systems RepairerWG-13
Small armsSmall Arms RepairerWG-8

(b) For nonappropriated fund surveys, a lead agency must obtain prior approval of OPM to add a job not listed in §532.223 of this subpart.

[55 FR 46180, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.317   Use of data from the nearest similar area.

(a)(1) For prevailing rate employees other than those in the Department of Defense, the lead agency shall, in establishing the regular schedule under the provisions of this subpart, analyze and use the acceptable data from the nearest similar wage area together with the data obtained from inside the local wage survey area. The regular schedule for Department of Defense prevailing rate employees shall be based on local wage data only.

(2) The total number of job matches obtained from the nearest similar wage area shall be equal to the number required for adequacy in §532.309(a) (2) and (3) of this subpart for appropriated fund surveys and §532.309(b)(2) of this subpart for nonappropriated fund surveys.

(3) Data shall be selected for inclusion on the basis of the most populous survey jobs as determined by the weighted job matches found in the dominant industry in the selected reference area. In identifying survey jobs for which reference area samples will be included, the jobs required at limited grade ranges shall be selected before jobs in the unlimited grade range. When there is a tie in the selection procedure, the highest graded job shall be selected first.

(4) If there are two dominant industries for which data are obtained from nearest similar areas, the procedure described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section shall be applied independently for each of the specialized industries.

(b)(1) The wage rates established for a grade by using data from the nearest similar area may not exceed the wage rates for the same grade in the nearest similar area.

(2) If data are obtained from two nearest similar areas for two dominant industries, the wage rates established for a grade by using these data may not exceed the higher of the wage rates for the same grade in the two nearest similar areas.

(c) The wage data obtained from the nearest similar area or areas may not be used to reduce the wage rates for any grade in the local area below the rates that would be established for that grade without the use of the data from the nearest similar area or areas.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 54 FR 38197, Sept. 15, 1989. Redesignated and amended at 55 FR 46179, Nov. 1, 1990]

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Subpart D—Pay Administration

§532.401   Definitions.

In this subpart:

Change to lower grade means a change in the position of an employee who, while continuously employed—

(1) Moves from a position in one grade of a prevailing rate schedule established under this part to a position in a lower grade of the same type prevailing rate schedule, whether in the same or different wage area;

(2) Moves from a position under a prevailing rate schedule established under this part to a position under a different prevailing rate schedule (e.g., WL to WG) with a lower representative rate; or

(3) Moves from a position not under a prevailing rate schedule to a position with a lower representative rate under a prevailing rate schedule.

Equivalent increase means an increase or increases in an employee's rate of basic pay equal to or greater than the difference between the rate of pay for the grade and step occupied by the employee and the rate of pay for the next higher step of that grade, except in the situations specified in §532.417 of this subpart. In the case of a promotion, the grade and step occupied means the grade and step to which promoted.

Existing scheduled rate of pay means the scheduled rate of pay received immediately before the effective date of a transfer, reassignment, promotion, change to a lower grade, within-grade increase, or revision of a wage schedule.

Highest previous rate means the highest scheduled rate of pay previously paid to a person while employed in a job in any branch of the Federal Government, a mixed-ownership corporation, or the government of the District of Columbia. It is based on a regular tour of duty under an appointment not limited to 90 days or less, or for a continuous period of no less than 90 days under one or more appointments without a break in service.

Promotion means a change in the position of an employee who, while continuously employed—

(1) Moves from a position in one grade of a prevailing rate schedule established under this part to a position in a higher grade of the same type prevailing rate schedule, whether in the same or different wage area;

(2) Moves from a position under a prevailing rate schedule established under this part to a position under a different prevailing rate schedule (e.g., WG to WL) with a higher representative rate; or

(3) Moves from a position not under a prevailing rate schedule to a position with a higher representative rate under a prevailing rate schedule.

Rate of basic pay means the scheduled rate of pay plus any night or environmental differential.

Reassignment means a change of an employee, while serving continuously in the same agency, from one job to another without promotion or change to a lower grade.

Representative rate means the going rate, i.e., the rate or step keyed to the prevailing rate determination. For example:

(1) The established rate on a single rate schedule;

(2) The second rate on a five-rate regular wage schedule;

(3) The fourth rate on the General Schedule; or

(4) The fourth rate of a class under the Foreign Service Officer and Foreign Service Staff schedule.

Retained rate means the rate of pay an employee is receiving which is higher than the maximum scheduled rate of pay of the Federal Wage System grade or pay level to which the employee is assigned.

Scheduled rate of pay means the rate of pay fixed by law or administrative action, including a retained rate of pay, for the job held by an employee before any deductions and exclusive of additional pay of any kind.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 55 FR 46180, Nov. 1, 1990; 60 FR 62701, Dec. 7, 1995]

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§532.403   New appointments.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, a new appointment to a position shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade.

(b) An agency may make a new appointment at a rate above the minimum rate of the appropriate grade in recognition of an appointees' special qualifications.

(c) An agency shall make a new appointment at a step-rate above the minimum rate of a grade if the lead agency for the wage area has designated, in accordance with §532.249, a step-rate above the first step-rate of a grade as the minimum step-rate at which a position may be filled.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 58 FR 32274, June 9, 1993]

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§532.405   Use of highest previous rate.

(a)(1) Subject to the provisions of §532.407 of this subpart and part 536 of this chapter, when an employee is reemployed, reassigned, transferred, promoted, or changed to a lower grade, the agency may fix the pay at any rate of the new grade which does not exceed the employee's highest previous rate.

(2) However, if the employee's highest previous rate falls between two step-rates of the new grade, the agency may fix the pay at the higher of the two.

(b)(1) When an employee's type of appointment is changed in the same job, an agency may continue to pay the existing scheduled rate or may pay any higher rate of the grade which does not exceed the employee's highest previous rate.

(2) However, if the highest previous rate falls between two step rates of the grade, the agency may pay the higher rate.

(c)(1) The highest previous rate, if earned in a wage job, is the current rate of the grade and step-rate of the former job on the same type of wage schedule in the wage area in which the employee is being employed, or the actual earned rate, whichever is higher.

(2) If earned on a General Schedule or another pay system other than the Federal Wage System, it is the current rate for the same grade and rate of that schedule.

(d) The highest previous rate may be based upon a rate of pay received during a temporary promotion, so long as the temporary promotion is for a period of not less than 1 year. This limitation does not apply upon permanent placement in a position at the same or higher grade.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 60 FR 62701, Dec. 7, 1995]

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§532.407   Promotion.

(a) An employee who is promoted is entitled to be paid at the lowest scheduled rate of the grade to which promoted which exceeds the employee's existing scheduled rate of pay by at least four percent of the representative rate of the grade from which promoted.

(b) If there is no rate in the grade to which an employee is promoted which meets the requirement of paragraph (a) of this section the employee shall be entitled to the higher of: (1) the existing scheduled rate of pay in accordance with part 536 of this chapter; or (2) the maximum scheduled rate of the grade to which promoted.

(c) If the promotion is to a position in a different wage area, the agency shall determine the employee's pay entitlement as if there were two pay actions—a promotion and a reassignment—and shall process them in the order which gives the employee the maximum benefit.

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§532.409   Grading or regrading of positions.

Except as provided in §532.703(b)(10), a change in an employee's rate of basic pay as a result of the grading or regrading of the employee's position shall be effective on the date the grading or regrading action is finally approved by the agency or on a subsequent specifically stated date.

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§532.411   Details.

An appropriated fund employee detailed to a position other than the position to which appointed shall be paid at the rate of the position to which appointed.

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§532.413   Simultaneous action.

(a) If an employee becomes entitled to more than one pay change at the same time, the employing agency shall process the pay changes in the order which will provide the maximum benefit, except as required by paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) If an employee becomes entitled to an increase in pay and subject to a personnel or appointment change at the same time, the increased rate of pay is deemed to be the employee's existing scheduled rate of pay when the personnel or appointment change is processed.

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§532.415   Application of new or revised wage schedules.

(a) The head of each installation or activity in a wage area shall place new or revised wage schedules into effect at the beginning of the first full shift on the date specified on the schedule by the lead agency.

(b) No agency may retroactively change any personnel or pay actions taken between the effective date of a new or revised wage schedule and the date it is actually put into effect if the personnel or pay actions taken during this period of time are more advantageous to an employee than the same personnel or pay action would have been had the new or revised wage schedule been placed into effect on the date specified by the lead agency.

(c) In applying a new or revised wage schedule, the scheduled rate of pay of an employee paid at one of the steps of the employee's grade on an old wage schedule shall be adjusted upward to the newly adjusted rate for the same numerical step of the grade whenever there is an increase in rates. Except when there is a decrease in wage rates because of a statutory reduction in scheduled rates, the employee is entitled to pay retention as provided in 5 CFR 536.301(a)(8).

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 60 FR 62701, Dec. 7, 1995; 70 FR 31305, May 31, 2005]

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§532.417   Within-grade increases.

(a) An employee paid under a regular Federal Wage System schedule with a work performance rating of satisfactory or better shall advance automatically to the next higher step within the grade in accordance with section 5343(e)(2) of title 5, United States Code.

(b) Waiting periods for within-grade increases shall begin:

(1) On the first day of a new appointment as an employee subject to this part;

(2) On the first day of a period of service after a break in service or time in a nonppay status in excess of 52 weeks; or

(3) On receipt of an equivalent increase.

(c) Creditable service. The following periods of time shall be considered creditable service for purposes of waiting periods for within-grade increases:

(1) Time during which an employee is in receipt of pay, including periods of leave with pay;

(2) Time during which an employee with a prearranged regular scheduled tour of duty is in a nonpay status to the extent that the time in a nonpay status does not exceed, in the aggregate:

(i) One workweek in the waiting period for step 2;

(ii) Three workweeks in the waiting period for step 3; or

(iii) Four workweeks in the waiting period for steps 4 and 5;

(3) Time during which an employee or former employee is on leave of absence or is separated from Federal service and is entitled to continuation of pay or compensation under subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code. This does not apply to prevailing rate employees within a Department of Defense or Coast Guard nonappropriated fund instrumentality;

(4) A period of military service when:

(i) An employee is on leave of absence to perform such service and returns to pay status through the exercise of a restoration right provided by law, Executive order, or regulation; or

(ii) A former employee is reemployed with the Federal Service not later than 52 calendar weeks after separation from such service or hospitalization continuing thereafter for a period of not more than one year. Military service means honorable active service in the Armed Forces, in the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service after June 30, 1960, or as a commissioned officer of the Environmental Science Services Administration after June 30, 1961, but does not include service in the National Guard, except when ordered to active duty in the service of the United States.

(5) The time between an employee's separation from an earlier position and the date of the employee's return to a civilian position through the exercise of a reemployment right granted by law, Executive Order, or regulation;

(6) Time during which an employee is performing service, which is creditable under section 8332(b) (5) or (7) of title 5, United States Code;

(7) The time during which an employee is detailed to a non-Federal position under subchapter VI of chapter 33 of title 5, United States Code; and

(8) Nonworkdays intervening between an employee's last regularly scheduled workday in one position and the first regularly scheduled workday in a new position.

(9) Time during which an employee is temporarily employed by another agency in a position covered by this subpart.

(d) Effective date. A within-grade increase shall be effective at the beginning of the first applicable pay period following the day an employee becomes eligible for the increase.

(e) Equivalent increase. The following shall not be counted as equivalent increases:

(1) Application of a new or revised wage schedule or application of a new pay or evaluation plan;

(2) Payment of additional compensation in the form of nonforeign or foreign post differentials or nonforeign cost-of-living allowances;

(3) Adjustment of the General Schedule;

(4) Premium payment for overtime and holiday duty;

(5) Payment of night shift differential;

(6) Hazard pay differentials;

(7) Payment of rates above the minimum rate of the grade in recognition of specific qualifications, or in jobs in specific hard-to-fill occupations;

(8) Correction of an error in a previous demotion or reduction in pay;

(9) Temporary limited promotion followed by change to lower grade to the former or a different lower grade;

(10) A transfer or reassignment in the same grade and step to another local wage area with a higher wage schedule;

(11) Repromotion to a former or intervening grade of any employee whose earlier change to lower grade was not for cause and was not at the employee's request; and

(12) An increase resulting from the grant of a quality step increase under the General Schedule.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 49 FR 37055, Sept. 21, 1984; 55 FR 46180, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.419   Grade and pay retention.

(a) In accordance with section 9(a)(1) of Public Law 92-392 (86 Stat. 564, 573), an employee's initial rate of pay on conversion to a wage schedule established under the provisions of subchapter IV of chapter 53, title 5, United States Code, shall be determined under conversion rules prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (a) of this section, an employee's eligibility for grade and/or pay retention shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of part 536 of this title.

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Subpart E—Premium Pay and Differentials

§532.501   Definitions.

In this subpart:

Administrative workweek means a period of seven consecutive calendar days.

Basic workweek for full time employees means the days and hours within an administrative workweek which make up the employee's regularly scheduled 40-hour workweek.

Environmental differential means a differential paid for a duty involving unusually severe hazards or working conditions.

Irregular or occasional overtime work means overtime work which is not part of the regularly scheduled administrative workweek.

Night shift differential means the differential paid the employee when the majority of regularly scheduled nonovertime hours worked fall between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Overtime work means authorized and approved hours of work performed by an employee in excess of eight hours in a day or in excess of 40 hours in an administrative workweek, and includes irregular or occasional overtime work and regular overtime work.

Premium pay means additional compensation for overtime, or Sunday work, and standby duty.

Sunday work means work performed during a regularly scheduled tour of duty within a basic workweek when any part of that work which is not overtime work is performed on Sunday.

Regular overtime work means overtime work which is a part of the regularly scheduled administrative workweek.

Regularly scheduled administrative workweek means:

(1) For full-time employees, the period within an administrative workweek within which employees are scheduled to be on duty regularly.

(2) For part-time employees, it means the days and hours within an administrative workweek during which these employees are scheduled to be on duty regularly.

Tour of duty means the hours of a day, i.e., a daily tour of duty, and the days of an administrative workweek, i.e., a weekly tour of duty, that are scheduled in advance and during which an employee is required to perform on a regularly recurring basis.

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§532.503   Overtime pay.

(a)(1) Employees who are exempt from the overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, shall be paid overtime pay in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5544 and this section. Employees who are nonexempt shall be paid overtime pay in accordance with part 551 of this chapter.

(2) Hours of work in excess of eight in a day are not included in computing hours of work in excess of 40 hours in an administrative workweek.

(b) Effect of leave on overtime pay. (1) Hours during which an employee is absent from duty on paid leave during time when the employee otherwise would have been required to be on duty shall be considered hours of work in determining whether the employee is entitled to overtime pay for work performed in excess of eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (b)(1) of this section paid leave includes but is not limited to:

(i) Annual or sick leave;

(ii) Authorized absence on a day off from duty granted by Executive or administrative order; or

(iii) Authorized absence on a legal holiday;

(3) Hours during which an employee is absent from duty on leave without pay during a time when he/she otherwise would have been required to be on duty shall not be considered hours of work in determining whether he/she is entitled to overtime pay for work performed in excess of eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week.

(c) Callback overtime work. Irregular or occasional overtime work performed by an employee on a day when work was not regularly scheduled for the employee or for which the employee has been required to return to the place of employment shall be considered to be at least two hours in duration for the purpose of overtime pay, regardless of whether the employee performs work for two hours.

(d)(1) An employee regularly assigned to a night shift, who performs overtime work which extends into or falls entirely within a day shift, shall be entitled to overtime pay computed on the night rate.

(2) When the overtime is performed on a nonworkday the employee shall be entitled to overtime pay computed on the rate of the employee's last previous regularly scheduled shift.

(e)(1) An employee regularly assigned to a rotating schedule involving work on both day and night shifts who performs overtime work which extends or falls entirely within the succeeding shift shall be entitled to overtime pay computed on the rate of the employee's regularly scheduled shift in effect for that calendar day.

(2) When the overtime is performed on a nonworkday, the employee shall be entitled to overtime pay computed on the average rate of basic pay for all regularly scheduled shifts worked by the employee during the basic workweek.

(f) For an employee covered by 5 U.S.C. 5544, hours in a standby or on-call status or while sleeping or eating shall not be credited for the purpose of determining hours of work in excess of 8 hours in a day.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 56 FR 20341, May 3, 1991; 57 FR 59279, Dec. 15, 1992]

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§532.504   Compensatory time off.

(a) At the request of an employee, the head of an agency may grant compensatory time off from an employee's tour of duty instead of payment under §532.503 or the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, for an equal amount of irregular or occasional overtime work.

(b) At the request of an employee, the head of an agency may grant compensatory time off from an employee's basic work requirement under a flexible work schedule under 5 U.S.C. 6122 instead of payment under §532.503 or the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, for an equal amount of overtime work, whether or not irregular or occasional in nature.

(c) An agency may not require that an employee be compensated for overtime work with an equal amount of compensatory time off from the employee's tour of duty. An employee may not directly or indirectly intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any other employee for the purpose of interfering with such employee's rights to request or not to request compensatory time off in lieu of payment for overtime hours.

(d) The head of a department may fix a time limit for an employee to request or take compensatory time off and may provide that an employee who fails to take compensatory time earned under paragraph (a) or (b) of this section before the time limit fixed shall lose the right to compensatory time off and to overtime pay unless the failure is due to an exigency of the service beyond the employee's control.

[62 FR 28307, May 23, 1997]

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§532.505   Night shift differentials.

(a) Employees shall be entitled to receive night shift differentials in accordance with section 5343 of title 5, United States Code.

(b) Absence on holidays. An employee regularly assigned to a shift for which a night shift differential is payable shall be paid the night shift differential for a period of excused absence on a legal holiday or other day off from duty granted by Executive or administrative order.

(c) Travel status. An employee regularly assigned to a shift for which a night shift differential is payable shall be paid the night shift differential for hours of the employee's tour of duty while in official travel status, regardless of whether the employee is performing work.

(d) Temporary tour of duty. (1) An employee regularly assigned to a night shift who is temporarily assigned to a day shift or to a night shift having a lower night shift differential shall continue to receive the regular night shift differential, a temporary detail for training purposes is also included—see 5 CFR 410.602.

(2) An employee regularly assigned to a night shift, who is temporarily assigned to another night shift having a higher differential, shall be paid the higher differential if a majority of the employee's regularly scheduled nonovertime hours of work on the temporary shift fall within hours having the higher differential.

(3) An employee regularly assigned to a day shift who is temporarily assigned to a night shift shall be paid a night shift differential.

(e) Leave with pay. (1) An employee regularly assigned to a night shift shall be paid a night shift differential during a period of leave with pay.

(2) An employee regularly assigned to a day shift who is temporarily assigned to a night shift shall be paid a night shift differential for any leave with pay taken when scheduled to work night shifts.

(3) An employee assigned to a regular rotating schedule involving work on both day and night shifts shall be paid a night shift differential only for any leave with pay taken when scheduled to work night shifts.

(4) An employee who is not regularly assigned to a day shift or a night shift but whose shift is changed at irregular intervals shall be paid a night shift differential during leave with pay if the employee received a night shift differential for the last shift worked preceding leave with pay.

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§532.507   Pay for holiday work.

(a) An employee who is entitled to holiday premium pay and who performs work on a holiday which is not overtime work shall be paid the employee's rate of basic pay plus premium pay at a rate equal to the rate of basic pay.

(b) An employee shall be paid for overtime work performed on a holiday at the same rate as for overtime on other workdays.

(c) An employee who is entitled to holiday premium pay and who is required to report for work on a holiday shall be paid at least two hours of holiday pay whether or not work is actually performed.

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§532.509   Pay for Sunday work.

A wage employee whose regular work schedule includes a period of service of up to 8 hours which is not overtime work, a part of which is on Sunday, is entitled to additional pay under the provisions of section 5544 of title 5, United States Code.

[76 FR 52539, Aug. 23, 2011]

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§532.511   Environmental differentials.

(a) Entitlements to environmental differential pay. (1) In accordance with section 5343(c)(4) of title 5, United States Code, an employee shall be paid an environmental differential when exposed to a working condition or hazard that falls within one of the categories approved by the Office of Personnel Management.

(2) Each installation or activity must evaluate its situations against the guidelines issued by the Office of Personnel Management to determine whether the local situation is covered by one or more of the defined categories.

(b) Amount of environmental differential payable. (1) An employee entitled to an environmental differential shall be paid an amount equal to the percentage rate authorized by the Office of Personnel Management for the category in which the working condition or hazard falls, multiplied by the rate for the second step of WG-10 for the appropriated fund employees and NA-10 for the nonappropriated fund employees on the current regular non-supervisory wage schedule for the wage area for which the differential is payable, counting one-half cent and over as a whole cent.

(2) An employee entitled to an environmental differential on an actual exposure basis shall be paid a minimum of one hour's differential pay for the exposure. For exposure beyond one hour, the employee shall be paid in increments of one quarter hour for each 15 minutes or portion thereof in excess of 15 minutes. Entitlement begins with the first instance of exposure and ends one hour later, except that when exposure continues beyond the hour, it shall be considered ended at the end of the quarter hour in which exposure actually terminated.

(3) An employee entitled to an environmental differential on the basis of hours in a pay status shall be paid for all hours in a pay status on the day on which he/she is exposed to the situation.

(4) An employee may not be paid more than one environmental differential for a particular period of work.

(5) The payment of environmental differential pay is computed on the basis of the highest environmental differential rate authorized during the period of entitlement.

(6) The number of hours an employee is paid environmental differential shall not exceed the number of hours of duty performed by the employee on the day of exposure except as required by paragraph (b)(3) of this section.

(c) Basic pay. Environmental differential pay is part of basic pay and shall be used to compute premium pay (pay for overtime, holiday, or Sunday work), the amount from which retirement deductions are made, and the amount on which group life insurance is based. It is not part of basic pay for purposes of lump-sum annual leave payments and severance pay nor is its loss an adverse action.

(d) The schedule of environmental differentials is set out as appendix A to this subpart and is incorporated in and made a part of this section.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 49 FR 49841, Dec. 24, 1984; 55 FR 46180, Nov. 1, 1990]

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§532.513   Flexible and compressed work schedules.

Federal Wage System employees who are authorized to work flexible and compressed work schedules under sections 6122 and 6127 of title 5, United States Code, shall be paid premium pay in accordance with subchapter II of chapter 61 of title 5, United States Code. Subpart D of part 610 of this chapter supplements subchapter II and must be read together with it.

[62 FR 28307, May 23, 1997]

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Appendix A to Subpart E of Part 532—Schedule of Environmental Differentials Paid for Exposure to Various Degrees of Hazards, Physical Hardships, and Working Conditions of an Unusual Nature

This appendix lists the environmental differentials authorized for exposure to various degrees of hazards, physical hardships, and working conditions of an unusual nature.

Part I—Payment for Actual Exposure

Differential rate (percent)Category for which payableEffective date
1001. Flying. Participating in flights under one or more types of the following conditionsNov. 1, 1970.
   a. Test flights of a new or repaired plane or modified plane when the repair or modification may affect the flight characteristics of the plane;
   b. Flights for test performance of plane under adverse conditions such as in low altitude or severe weather conditions, maximum load limits, or overload;
   c. Test missions for the collection of measurement data where two or more aircraft are involved and flight procedures require formation flying and/or rendezvous at various altitudes and aspect angles;
   d. Flights deliberately undertaken in extreme weather conditions such as flying into a hurricane to secure weather data;
   e. Flights to deliver aircraft which have been prepared for one-time flight without being test flown prior to delivery flight;
   f. Flights for pilot proficiency training in aircraft new to the pilot under simulated emergency conditions which parallel conditions encountered in performing flight tests;
   g. Low-level flights in small aircraft including helicopters at altitude of 150 meters (500 feet) and under in daylight and 300 meters (1,000 feet) and under at night when the flights are over mountainous terrain, or in fixed-wing aircraft involving maneuvering at the heights and times specified above, or in helicopters maneuvering and hovering over water at altitudes of less than 150 meters (500 feet);
   h. Low-level flights in an aircraft flying at altitudes of 60 meters (200 feet) and under while conducting wildlife surveys and law enforcement activities, animal depredation abatement and making agricultural applications, and conducting or facilitating search and rescue operations; flights in helicopters at low levels involving line inspection, maintenance, erection, or salvage operations;
   i. Flights involving launch or recovery aboard an aircraft carrier;
   j. Reduced gravity light testing in an aircraft flying a parabolic flight path and providing a testing environment ranging from weightlessness up through 20 meters per second2 (2 gravity) conditions;
252. High workNov. 1, 1970.
   a. Working on any structure of at least 30 meters (100 feet) above the ground, deck, floor or roof, or from the bottom of a tank or pit;
   b. Working at a lesser height:
   (1) If the footing is unsure or the structure is unstable; or
   (2) If safe scaffolding, enclosed ladders or other similar protective facilities are not adequate (for example, working from a swinging stage, boatswain chair, a similar support); or
   (3) If adverse conditions such as darkness, steady rain, high wind, icing, lightning or similar environmental factors render working at such height(s) hazardous.
153. Floating targets. Servicing equipment on board a target ship or barge in which the employee is required to board or leave the target vessel by small boat or helicopterNov. 1, 1970.
44. Dirty work. Performing work which subjects the employee to soil of body or clothing:Nov. 1, 1970.
   a. Beyond that normally to be expected in performing the duties of the classification; and
   b. Where the condition is not adequately alleviated by the mechanical equipment or protective devices being used, or which are readily available, or when such devices are not feasible for use due to health considerations (excessive temperature, asthmatic conditions, etc); or
   c. When the use of mechanical equipment, or protective devices, or protective clothing results in an unusual degree of discomfort.
45. Cold work. a. Working in cold storage or other climate-controlled areas where the employee is subjected to temperatures at or below freezing (0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit))Nov. 1, 1970.
   b. Working in cold storage or other climate-controlled areas where the employee is subjected to temperatures at or below freezing (0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit)) where such exposure is not practically eliminated by the mechanical equipment or protective devices being used.Mar. 13, 1977.
46. Hot work. a. Working in confined spaces wherein the employee is subjected to temperatures in excess of 43 degrees Selsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit)Nov. 1, 1970.
   b. Working in confined spaces wherein the employee is subjected to temperatures in excess of 43 degrees Selsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit) where such exposure is not practically eliminated by the mechanical equipment or protective devices being used.Mar. 13, 1977.
47. Welding preheated metals. Welding various metals or performing an integral part of the welding process when the employee must work in confined spaces in which large sections of metal have been preheated to 66 degrees Celsius (150 degrees Fahrenheit) or more, and the discomfort is not alleviated by protective devices or other means, or discomforting protective equipment must be wornNov. 1, 1970.
48. Micro-soldering or wire welding and assembly. Working with binocular-type microscopes under conditions which severely restrict the movement of the employee and impose a strain on the eyes, in the soldering or wire welding and assembly of miniature electronic components.Nov. 1, 1970.
259. Exposure to hazardous weather or terrain. Exposure to dangerous conditions of terrain, temperature and/or wind velocity, while working or traveling when such exposure introduces risk of significant injury or death to employees; such as the following:July 1, 1972.
   Examples:
   —Working on cliffs, narrow ledges, or steep mountainous slopes, with or without mechanical work equipment, where a loss of footing would result in serious injury or death.
   —Working in areas where there is a danger of rockfalls or avalanches.
   —Traveling in the secondary or unimproved roads to isolated mountaintop installations at night, or under adverse weather conditions (snow, rain, or fog) which limits visibility to less than 30 meters (100 feet), when there is danger of rock, mud, or snowslides
   —Traveling in the wintertime, either on foot or by vehicle, over secondary or unimproved roads or snowtrails, in sparsely settled or isolated areas to isolated installations when there is danger of avalanches, or during “whiteout” phenomenon which limits visibility to less than 3 meters (10 feet)
   —Working or traveling in sparsely settled or isolated areas with exposure to temperatures and/or wind velocity shown to be of considerable or very great danger on the windchill chart (Exhibit 1 of this appendix), and shelter (other than temporary shelter) or assistance is not readily available
   —Snowplowing or snow and ice removal on primary, secondary or other class of roads, when (a) there is danger of avalanche or (b) there is danger of missing the road and falling down steep mountainous slopes, because of lack of snow-stakes, “whiteout” conditions, or sloping icepack covering the snow
2510. Unshored work. Working in excavation areas before the installation of proper shoring or other securing barriers, or in catastrophe areas, where there is a possibility of cave-in, building collapse or falling debris when such exposures introduce risk of significant injury or death to employees, such as the following:July 1, 1972.
   Examples:
   —Working adjacent to the walls of an unshored excavation at depths greater than 1.8 meters (6 feet) (except when the full depth of the excavation is in stable solid rock, hard slag, or hard shale, or the walls have been graded to the angle of repose; that is, where the danger of slides is practically eliminated), when work is performed at a distance from the wall which is less than the height of the wall
   —Working within or immediately adjacent to a building or structure which has been severely damaged by earthquake, fire, tornado or similar cause
   —Working underground in the construction and/or inspection of tunnels and shafts before the necessary lining of the passageway have been installed
   —Duty underground in abandoned mines where lining of tunnels or shafts is in a deteriorated condition
1511. Ground work beneath hovering helicopter. Participating in operation to attach or detach external load to helicopter hovering just overheadJuly 1, 1972.
1512. Hazardous boarding or leaving of surface craft. Boarding or leaving vessels or transferring equipment to or from a surface craft under adverse conditions of foul weather, ice, or night when sea state is high (0.9 meter (3 feet) and above), and deck conditions and/or wind velocity in relation to the size of the craft introduce unusual risks to employeesJuly 1, 1972.
   Examples:
   —Boarding or leaving vessels at sea.
   —Boarding or leaving, or transferring equipment between small boats or rafts and steep, rocky, or coral-surrounded shorelines
   —Transferring equipment between a small boat and a rudimentary dock by improvised or temporary facility such as an unfastened plank leading from boat to dock
   —Boarding or leaving, or transferring equipment from or to ice covered floats, rafts, or similar structures when there is danger of capsizing due to the added weight of the ice
813. Cargo handling during lightering operations. Off-lading of cargo and supplies from surface ships to Landing Craft-Medium (LCM) boats when swells or wave action are sufficiently severe as to cause sudden listing or pitching of the deck surface or shifting or falling of equipment, cargo, or supplies which could subject the employee to falls, crushing, ejection into the water or injury by swinging cargo hooksJuly 1, 1972.
1514. Duty aboard surface craft. Duty aboard a surface craft when the deck conditions or sea state and wind velocity in relation to the size of the craft introduces the risk of significant injury or death to employees, such as the following:July 30, 1972.
   Participating as a member of a water search and rescue team in adverse weather conditions when winds are blowing at 56 km/h (35 m.p.h.) (classified as gale winds) or in water search and rescue operations at night
   —Participating as a member of a weather projects team when work is performed under adverse weather conditions, when winds are blowing at 56 km/h (35 m.p.h.), and/ or when seas are in excess of 4.3 meters (14 feet), or when working on outside decks when decks are slick and icy when swells are in excess of 0.9 meter (3 feet)
   —When embarking, disembarking or traveling in small craft (boat) on Lake Ponchartrain when wind direction is from north northeast or northwest, and wind velocity is over 7.7 meters per second (15 knots); or when travel on Lake Ponchartrain is necessary in small craft, without radar equipment, due to emergency or unavoidable conditions and the trip is made in dense fog run procedures
   —Participating in deep research vessel sea duty wherein the team member is engaged in handling equipment on or over the side of the vessel when the sea state is high (6.2-meter-per-second (12-knot) winds and 0.9 meter (3-foot) waves) and the work is done on relatively unprotected deck areas
   —Transferring from a ship to another ship via a chair harness hanging from a highline between the ships when both vessels are under way
   —Duty performed on floating platforms, camels, or rafts, using tools equipment or materials associated with ship repair or construction activities, where swells or wave action are sufficiently severe to cause sudden listing or pitching of the deck surface or dislodgement of equipment which could subject the employee to falls, crushing, or ejection into the water
5015. Work at extreme heights. Working at heights 30 meters (100 feet) or more above the ground, deck, floor or roof, or from the bottom of a tank or pit on such open structures as towers, girders, smokestacks and similar structures:Oct. 22, 1972.
   (1) If the footing is unsure or the structure is unstable; or
   (2) If safe scaffolding, enclosed ladders or other similar protective facilities are not adequate (for example, working from a swinging stage, boatswain chair, or a similar support); or
   (3) If adverse conditions such as darkness, steady rain, high wind, icing, lightning, or similar environmental factors render working at such height(s) hazardous
616. Fibrous Glass Work. Working with or in close proximity to fibrous glass material which results in exposure of the skin, eyes or respiratory system to irritating fibrous glass particles or slivers where exposure is not practically eliminated by the mechnical equipment or protective devices being used.Feb. 28, 1975.
5017. High Voltage Electrical Energy. Working on energized electrical lines rated at 4,160 volts or more which are suspended from utility poles or towers, when adverse weather conditions such as steady rain, high winds, icing, lightning, or similar environmental factors make the work unusually hazardous.Apr. 11, 1977.
618. Welding, Cutting or Burning in Confined Spaces. Welding, cutting, or burning within a confined space which necessitates working in a horizontal or nearly horizontal position, under conditions requiring egress of at least 4.3 meters (14 feet) over and through obstructions including: (1) access openings and baffles having dimensions which greatly restrict movements, and (2) irregular inner surfaces of the structure or structure componentsJan. 18, 1978.

Part II—Payment on Basis of Hours in Pay Status

Differential rate (percent)Category for which payableEffective date
501. Duty aboard submerged vessel. Duty aboard a submarine or other vessel such as a deep-research vehicle while submerged.Nov. 1, 1970.
82. Explosives and incendiary material—high degree hazard. Working with or in close proximity to explosives and incendiary material which involves potential personal injury such as permanent or temporary, partial or complete loss of sight or hearing, partial or complete loss of any or all extremities; other partial or total disabilities of equal severity; and/or loss of life resulting from work situations wherein protective devices and/or safety measures either do not exist or have been developed but have not practically eliminated the potential for such personal injury. Normally, such work situations would result in extensive property damage requiring complete replacement of equipment and rebuilding of the damaged area; and could result in personal injury to adjacent employeesNov. 1, 1970.
   Examples
   —Working with, or in close proximity to operations involved in research, in testing, manufacturing, inspection, renovation, maintenance and disposal, such as:
   —Screening, blending, drying, mixing, and pressing of sensitive explosives and pyrotechnic compositions such as lead azide, black powder and photoflash powder
   —Manufacture and distribution of raw nitroglycerine
   —Nitration, neutralization, crystallization, purification, screening and drying of high explosives
   —Manufacture of propellants, high explosives and incendiary materials
   —Melting, cast loading, pellet loading, drilling, and thread cleaning of high explosives
   —Manufacture of primary or initiating explosives such as lead azide
   —Manufacture of primer or detonator mix
   —Loading and assembling high-energy output flare pellets
   —All dry-house activities involving propellants or explosives
   —Demilitarization, modification, renovation, demolition, and maintenance operations on sensitive explosives and incendiary materials
   —All operations involving fire fighting on an artillery range or at an ammunition manufacturing plant or storage area, including heavy duty equipment operators, truck drivers, etc.
   —All operations involving regrading and cleaning of artillery ranges
   —At-sea shock and vibration tests. Arming explosive charges and/or working with, or in close proximity to, explosive-armed charges in connection with at-sea shock and vibration tests of naval vessels, machinery, equipment and supplies
   —Handling or engaging in destruction operations on an armed (or potentially armed) warhead
43. Explosives and incendiary material—low degree hazard. a. Working with or in close proximity to explosives and incendiary material which involves potential injury such as laceration of hands, face, or arms of the employee engaged in the operation and possible adjacent employees; minor irritation of the skin; minor burns and the like; minimal damage to immediate or adjacent work area or equipment being usedNov. 1, 1970.
   b. Working with or in close proximity to explosives and incendiary material which involves potential injury such as laceration of hands, face, or arms of the employee engaged in the operation and possible adjacent employees; minor irritation of the skin; minor burns and the like; minimal damage to immediate or adjacent work area or equipment being used and wherein protective device and/or safety measures have not practically eliminated the potential for such injuryMar. 13, 1977.
   Examples
   —All operations involving loading, unloading, storage and hauling of explosive and incendiary ordnance material other than small arms ammunition. (Distribution of raw nitroglycerine is covered under high degree hazard—see category 2 above.)
   —Duties such as weighing, scooping, consolidating and crimping operations incident to the manufacture of stab, percussion, and low energy electric detonators (initiators) utilizing sensitive primary explosives compositions where initiation would be kept to a low order of propagation due to the limited amounts permitted to be present or handled during the operations
   —Load, assembly and packing of primers, fuses, propellant charges, lead cups, boosters, and time-train rings
   —Weighing, scooping, loading in bags and sewing of ignitor charges and propellant zone charges
   —Loading, assembly, and packing of hand-held signals, smoke signals, and colored marker signals
   —Proof-testing weapons with a known overload of powder or charges
   —Arming/disarming or the installation/removal of any squib, explosive device, or component thereof, connected to or part of a solid propulsion system, including work situations involving removal, inspection, test and installation of aerospace vehicle egress and jettison systems and other cartridge actuated devices and rocket assisted systems or components thereof, when accidental or inadvertent operation of the system or a component might occur
84. Poisons (toxic chemicals)—high degree hazard. Working with or in close proximity to poisons (toxic chemicals), other than tear gas or similar irritants, which involves potential serious personal injury such as permanent or temporary, partial or complete loss of faculties and/or loss of life including exposure of an unusual degree to toxic chemicals, dust, or fumes of equal toxicity generated in work situations by processes required to perform work assignments wherein protective devices and/or safety measures have been developed but have not practically eliminated the potential for such personal injuryNov. 1, 1970.
   Examples
   —Handling and storing toxic chemical agents including monitoring of areas to detect presence of vapor or liquid chemical agents; examining of material for signs of leakage or deteriorated material; decontaminating equipment and work sites; work relating to disposal of deteriorated material (exposure to conjunctivitis, pulmonary edema, blood infection, impairment of the nervous system, possible death)
   —Renovation, maintenance, and modification of toxic chemicals, guided missiles, and selected munitions
   —Operating various types of chemical engineering equipment in a restricted area such as reactors, filters, stripping units, fractioning columns, blenders, mixers, pumps, and the like utilized in the development, manufacturing, and processing of toxic or experimental chemical warfare agents
   —Demilitarizing and neutralizing toxic chemical munitions and chemical agents
   —Handling or working with toxic chemicals in restricted areas during production operations
   —Preparing analytical reagents, carrying out colorimetric and photometric techniques, injecting laboratory animals with compounds having toxic, incapacitating or other effects
   —Recording analytical and biological tests results where subject to above types of exposure
   —Visually examining chemical agents to determine conditions or detect leaks in storage containers
   —Transferring chemical agents between containers
   —Salvaging and disposing of chemical agents
45. Poisons (toxic chemicals)—low egress hazard. a. Working with or in close proximity to poisons (toxic chemicals other than tear gas or similar irritating substances) in situations for which the nature of the work does not require the individual to be in as direct contact with, or exposure to, the more toxic agents as in the case with the work described under high hazard for this class of hazardous agentsNov. 1, 1970.
   b. Working with or in close proximity to poisons (toxic chemicals other than tear gas or similar irritating substances) in situations for which the nature of the work does not require the individual to be in as direct contact with, or exposure to, the more toxic agents as in the case with the work described under high hazard for this class of hazardous agents and wherein protective devices and/or safety measures have not practically eliminated the potential for personal injuryMar. 13, 1977.
   Example
   —Handling for shipping, marking, labeling, hauling and storing loaded containers of toxic chemical agents that have been monitored
86. Micro-organisms—high degree hazard. Working with or in close proximity to micro-organisms which involves potential personal injury such as death, or temporary, partial, or complete loss of faculties or ability to work due to acute, prolonged, or chronic disease. These are work situations wherein the use of safety devices and equipment, medical prophylactic procedures such as vaccines and antiserims and other safety measures do not exist or have been developed but have not practically eliminated the potential for such personal injuryNov. 1, 1970.
   Examples
   —Direct contact with primary containers of organisms pathogenic for man such as culture flasks, culture test tubes, hypodermic syringes and similar instruments, and biopsy and autopsy material. Operating or maintaining equipment in biological experimentation or production
   —Cultivating virulent organisms on artificial media, including embryonated hen's eggs and tissue cultures where inoculation or harvesting of living organisms is involved for production of vaccines, toxides, etc., or for sources of material for research investigations such as antigenic analysis and chemical analysis
47. Micro-organisms—low degree hazard. a. Working with or in close proximity to micro-organisms in situations for which the nature of the work does not require the individual to be in direct contact with primary containers of organisms pathogenic for man, such as culture flasks, culture test tubes, hypodermic syringes and similar instruments, and biopsy and autopsy materialNov. 1, 1970.
   b. Working with or in close proximity to micro-organisms in situations for which the nature of the work does not require the individual to be in direct contact with primary containers of organisms pathogenic for man, such as culture flasks, culture test tubes, hypodermic syringes and similar instruments, and biopsy and autopsy material and wherein the use of safety devices and equipment and other safety measures have not practically eliminated the potential for personal injuryMar. 13, 1977.
88. Pressure chamber and centrifugal stress. Exposure in pressure chamber which subjects employee to physical stresses or where there is potential danger to participants by reason of equipment failure or reaction to the test conditions; or exposure which subjects an employee to a high degree of centrifugal force which causes an unusual degree of discomfortJuly 1, 1972.
   Examples
   —Participating as a subject in diving research tests which seek to establish limits for safe pressure profiles by working in a pressure chamber simulating diving or, as an observer to the test or as a technician assembling underwater mock-up components for the test, when the observer or technician is exposed to high pressure gas piping systems, gas cylinders, and pumping devices which are susceptible to explosive ruptures
   —Participating in altitude chamber studies ranging from 5500 to 45,700 meters (18,000 to 150,000 feet) either as subject or as observer exposed to the same conditions as the subject
   —Participating as subject in centrifuge studies involving elevated G forces above the level of 49 meters per second2 (5 G's) whether or not at reduced atmospheric pressure
   —Participating as a subject in a rotational flight simulator in studies involving continuous rotation in one axis through 360° at rotation rates greater than 15 r.p.m. for periods exceeding three minutes
89. Work in fuel storage tanks. When inspecting, cleaning or repairing fuel storage tanks where there is no ready access to an exit, under conditions requiring a breathing apparatus because all or part of the oxygen in the atmosphere has been displaced by toxic vapors or gas, and failure of the breathing apparatus would result in serious injury or death within the time required to leave the tankJuly 1, 1972.
   10. Firefighting. Participating or assisting in firefighting operations on the immediate fire scene and in direct exposure to the hazards inherent in containing or extinguishing firesJuly 1, 1972.
25High degree
   —Fighting forest and range fires on the fireline
8Low degree
   —All other firefighting
811. Experimental landing/recovery equipment testsJuly 1, 1972.
   —Participating in tests of experimental or prototype landing and recovery equipment where personnel are required to serve as test subjects in spacecraft being dropped into the sea or laboratory tanks
812. Land impact or pad abort of space vehicle. Actual participation in dearming and safing explosive ordnance, toxic propellant, and high-pressure vessels on vehicles that have land impacted or on vehicles on the launch pad that have reached a point in the countdown where no remote means are available for returning the vehicle to a safe conditionJuly 1, 1972.
413. Mass explosives and/or incendiary material. Working within a controlled danger area in, on, or around wharves, transfer areas, or temporary holding areas in a transshipment facility when explosives are in the process of being shifted to or from a conveyanceJuly 1, 1972.
   Such an area shall include land and sea areas within which it has been determined that personnel are subject to an unusual degree of exposure or liability to serious injury or death from potential explosive effect
   A transshipment facility for this purpose is a port or sea terminal established for the marshalling or temporary assembly of explosives prior to shipment where amounts in excess of 113,400 kilograms (250,000 pounds) net explosive weight (NEW) are present on a regular or recurring basis
414. Duty aboard aircraft carrier. Duty aboard an aircraft carrier when exposed to hazards connected with aircraft launch and recovery:July 1, 1972.
   Examples
   —Participating in carrier suitability trials aboard aircraft carriers when work is performed on the flight deck during launch, recovery and refueling operations
   —Operating or monitoring camera equipment adjacent to flight deck in the area of maximum hazard during landing sequence while conducting photographic surveys aboard aircraft carriers during periods of heavy aircraft operationsMar. 4, 1974.
815. Participating in missile liquid propulsion or solid propulsion situations. Participating in research and development, or preoperational test and evaluation situation involving missile liquid or solid propulsion systems where mechanical, or other equipment malfunction, or accidental combination of certain fuels and/or chemicals, or transient voltage and current buildup on or within the system when the system is in a “go” condition on the test stand, or sled, can result in explosion, fire, premature ignition or firing
   Examples
   —Test stand or track tests, when adequate protective devices and/or safety measures either do not exist or have been developed but have not practically eliminated the potential for personal injury, under any of the following conditions:
   a. Tanks are being pressurized above normal servicing pressure
   b. Assembly, disassembly, or repair of contaminated plumbing containing inhibited red fuming nitric acid and unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine or other hypergolic fuels is required
   c. Fueling and defeuling
   —Hoisting hypergolic liquid fueled systems into, or out of, a test stand, where the working area is confined, and external plumbing is present resulting in a situation where the plumbing may be damaged causing a leak
   —Tests on foreign missiles where technical data is questionable or not available
   —Manned test firings of small, close support missiles for which safety performance data are not yet available
   —Removal of a missile, propulsion system or component thereof from a test stand, fixture, or environmental chamber where there is reason to believe that the item may be unusually hazardous due to damage resulting from the test
816. Asbestos. Working in an area where airborne concentrations of asbestos fibers may expose employees to potential illness or injury. This differential will be determined by applying occupational safety and health standards consistent with the permissible exposure limit promulgated by the Secretary of Labor under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as published in title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, §§1910.1001 or 1926.1101. Regulatory changes in §§1910.1001 or 1926.1101 are hereby incorporated in and made a part of this category, effective on the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after the effective date of the changesNov. 24, 2003.
817. Working at high altitudes. Performing work at a land-based work site more than 3900 meters (12,795 feet) in altitude, provided the employee is required to commute to the work site on the same day from a substantially lower altitude under circumstances in which the rapid change in altitude may result in acclimation problemsApril 2, 1999.

Exhibit 1

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windchill chart in non-metric units

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[55 FR 46180, Nov. 1, 1990; 55 FR 52267, Dec. 21, 1990; 55 FR 53608, Dec. 31, 1990, as amended at 58 FR 32274, June 9, 1993; 64 FR 15916, Apr. 2, 1999; 70 FR 21613, Apr. 27, 2005; 71 FR 8922, Feb. 22, 2006]

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Subpart F—Job Grading System

§532.601   General.

The Office of Personnel Management shall establish a job grading system in accordance with section 5346 of title 5, United States Code. Appropriate instructions to agencies on the application of the job grading system shall be published by the Office of Personnel Management. Agencies are required to grade all jobs subject to this part in accordance with such instructions.

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Subpart G—Job Grading Reviews and Appeals

§532.701   General.

A prevailing rate employee may at any time appeal the occupational series, grade, or title to which the employee's job is assigned, but may not appeal under this subpart the standards established for the job, nor other matters such as the accuracy of the job description, the rate of pay, or the propriety of a wage schedule rate. The filing of a job-grading appeal does not negate any other appeal or grievance rights which may be available under applicable law, rule, regulation, or negotiated agreement.

[51 FR 18561, May 21, 1986]

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§532.703   Agency review.

(a) Each agency shall establish a system processing an employee's application for review of the correctness of the series, grade or title of the employee's job.

Note: Application for review will be hereafter referred to as an “application”.

(b) In establishing the system required by this subpart, an agency, as a minimum, shall provide that the following requisites be met.

(1) The provisions of the system shall be published and the agency's employees shall be informed where a published copy is available for review.

(2) An application shall be in writing and contain the reasons the employee believes the position is erroneously graded.

(3) An application may be filed at any time. However, when the application involves a downgrading or other job-grading action which resulted in a reduction in grade or loss or pay, in order to be entitled to retroactive corrective action, an employee must request a review under the provisions of this subpart within 15 calendar days of the effective date of the change to lower grade.

(4) An employee may select a representative, and the employee and the representative, when the representative is also employed by the same agency, shall be granted a reasonable time in presenting the application and shall be assured freedom from restraint, interference, coercion, or reprisal in presenting the application.

(5) An employee shall promptly furnish such facts as may be requested by the agency.

(6) An application shall be canceled and the employee so notified in the following circumstances:

(i) On receipt of a written request by the employee;

(ii) Failure of the employee to furnish required information or otherwise fail to proceed with the advancement of his application in a timely manner; however, instead of cancellation for failure by the employee to prosecute, the application may be adjudicated by the agency if the information is sufficient for that purpose; or

(iii) On notice that the employee has left the job, except when the employee would be entitled to the retroactive benefits including benefits allowable after the death of an employee appellant.

(7) The application shall be processed and decided promptly. No more than one level of review may be established within an agency before a final decision is issued, and that level of review, when possible, must be above the level of classification authority which classified the position.

(8) When an employee applies for a review of a downgrading or other job-grading action that resulted in a reduction of pay, and the decision of an agency reverses in whole or in part the downgrading or other job-grading action, the effective date of that decision shall be retroactive to the effective date of the action being reviewed when the initial application to the agency was submitted in accordance with paragraph (b)(3) of this section. However, when the agency decision raises the grade or level of the job above its grade or level immediately preceding the downgrading, retroactivity shall apply only to the extent of restoration to the grade or level immediately preceding the downgrading.

(9) The right to a retroactive effective date is preserved when an agency finds that an employee was not notified of the applicable time limit for review and was not otherwise aware of the limit or that circumstances beyond the employee's control prevented filing the application within the prescribed time limit.

(10) The effective date of a change in the series, title or grade of a job shall be specified in the agency decision and, unless otherwise required by this subpart, may not be earlier than the date of the decision. However, in no case may it be later than the beginning of the first pay period which begins after the 60th calendar day from the date the application was filed. However, when the agency decision will result in a downgrading or other job-grading action that will reduce the pay of the incumbent of the job, the effective date may not be set earlier than the date on which the decision can be effected in accordance with procedures required by applicable law and regulation. The retroactive reclassification may be based only on duties and responsibilities existing at the time of downgrading or loss of pay and not on duties and responsibilities later assigned.

(11) When an application has been properly filed and the employee dies before the application has been processed, if a favorable decision would entitle the employee to retroactive corrective action, the application will be processed to completion after the employee's death and any appropriate corrective action made by amending the records of the agency.

(12) The decision on an application shall:

(i) Be based on the record,

(ii) Be in writing,

(iii) Inform the employee either in the decision or as an attachment to the decision of the reasons for the decision, including an analysis of the employee's job, i.e., comparing the job with the appropriate standard, and

(iv) Inform the employee of the right to appeal the decision to the Office of Personnel Management and of the time limits within which the application must be filed.

(c) The agency is responsible for compiling and maintaining a job-grading review file which will constitute the record and which will not contain any document or information which the employee has not been given an opportunity to review.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 51 FR 18561, May 21, 1986]

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§532.705   Appeal to the Office of Personnel Management.

(a)(1) An employee may appeal the occupation series, grade or title of the job to the appropriate office of the Office of Personnel Management only (i) after the agency has issued a decision under the system established under §532.703; and (ii) if the employee files the appeal with the Office of Personnel Management within 15 calendar days after receipt of the decision of the agency.

(2) The Office of Personnel Management may extend this time limit if it is shown that the employee was not notified of the applicable time limit and was not otherwise aware of the limit, or that circumstances beyond the employee's control prevented filing an appeal within the prescribed time limit.

(b) An employee shall make the appeal in writing and shall identify specifically the portions of the decision or job analysis of the agency with which the employee disagrees.

(c) The Office of Personnel Management shall base its decision on the record established in the agency, except that when the Office of Personnel Management investigates or audits the job it may take the results of the investigation or audit into consideration. In the event the Office of Personnel Management audits the job, the employee's representative may not be present.

(d) The Office of Personnel Management shall notify the employee and the agency in writing of its decision. The effective date of a change in the series, title and grade of a job directed by the Office of Personnel Management shall be specified in the decision of the Office of Personnel Management, computed from the date the employee filed the application with the agency, and determined under §532.703(b)(10). However, when the decision will result in a downgrading or other job-grading action that will reduce the pay of the incumbent of the job, the effective date may not be set earlier than the date on which the decision can be effected in accordance with procedures required by applicable law and regulation.

(e) The appeal of an employee shall be canceled and the employee so notified in the following circumstances:

(1) On receipt of the employee's written request;

(2) On failure to prosecute, when the employee does not furnish requested information and duly proceed with the advancement of the appeal; however, instead of cancellation for failure to prosecute, an appeal may be adjudicated if the information is sufficient for that purpose. The Office of Personnel Management may reopen a canceled appeal on a showing that circumstances beyond the control of the employee prevented the employee from prosecuting the appeal; or

(3) On notice that the employee has left the job, except when entitled to retroactive benefits, including benefits allowable after the death of an appellant.

(f) The Office of Personnel Management may, at its discretion, reopen and reconsider any job-grading decision made by the Office when requested by an employee or an agency. This authority may be used under circumstances such as the following:

(1) An employee or an agency presents material facts not previously considered by the Office;

(2) There is room for reasonable doubt as to the appropriateness of the decision; or

(3) The potential impact of a decision on similar jobs is sufficiently significant to make further review of the decision desirable.

(g) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management may, at his or her discretion, reopen and reconsider any previous decision when the party requesting reopening submits written argument or evidence which tends to establish that:

(1) New and material evidence is available that was not readily available when the previous decision was issued;

(2) The previous decision involves an erroneous interpretation of law or regulation or a misapplication of established policy; or

(3) The previous decision is of a precedential nature involving a new or unreviewed policy consideration that may have effects beyond the actual case at hand, or is otherwise of such an exceptional nature as to merit the personal attention of the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

(h) A final decision by the Office of Personnel Management constitutes a certificate which is mandatory and binding on all administrative, certifying, payroll, disbursing, and accounting officials of the Government.

[46 FR 21344, Apr. 10, 1981, as amended at 51 FR 18561, May 21, 1986; 71 FR 37490, June 30, 2006]

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§532.707   Availability of information.

(a) The Office, upon a request which identifies the individual from whose file the information is sought, shall disclose the following information from an appeal file to a member of the public, except when the disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy:

(1) Confirmation of the name of the individual from whose file the information is sought and the names of the other parties concerned;

(2) The status of the appeal;

(3) The results of the appeal (i.e., proper title, pay plan, series, and grade);

(4) The classification requested (i.e., title, pay plan, series, and grade); and

(5) With the consent of the parties concerned, other reasonably identified information from the file.

(b) The Office will disclose to the parties concerned the information contained in an appeal file in proceedings under this part. For the purposes of this section, the parties concerned means the Government employee or former Government employee involved in the proceedings, his or her representative designated in writing, and the representative of the agency or the Office involved in the proceeding.

[50 FR 3313, Jan. 24, 1985]

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Subpart H—Payment of Unrestricted Rates for Recruitment or Retention Purposes

§532.801   Payment of unrestricted rates for recruitment or retention purposes.

(a) When authorized by specific statutory authority providing for exceptions to pay limitations imposed by statute, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) may approve exceptions to the pay limitations if OPM determines that such exceptions are necessary to ensure the recruitment or retention of qualified employees.

(b) Requests for payment of unrestricted rates under this subpart shall be submitted by employing agencies' headquarters to the appropriate lead agency. The lead agency shall coordinate each request with other agencies, as necessary, and submit a consolidated request to OPM. The consolidated request shall include any available supporting wage survey data and a formal recommendation by the lead agency to approve or disapprove the request.

(c) Rates authorized under paragraph (a) of this section shall be equal to the regular or special schedule unrestricted (uncapped) rates and may be authorized for use within all or part of a wage area for a designated occupation or occupational specialization and grade.

(d) In approving rates under this subpart, OPM shall consider the factors specified in §532.251(b) of this part.

(e) The unrestricted rates authorized under this subpart shall be shown on the appropriate regular or special schedule or as an amendment to the schedule and shall indicate the wage area (or part thereof) and each occupation or occupational specialization and grade for which the rates are authorized. These rates shall be paid by all agencies having such positions in the wage area (or part thereof) specified.

[57 FR 57876, Dec. 8, 1992]

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