Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA.
This final rule amends the general policies portion of the Federal Property Management Regulations Start Printed Page 17650(FPMR) by removing those provisions requiring that promotional benefits, including frequent flyer miles, earned on official travel are the property of the Government. On December 28, 2001, The President signed into law a provision that Federal employees may retain such promotional items for personal use.
This final rule is effective April 11, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT:
Henry Maury, Office of Governmentwide Policy, telephone (202) 208-7928.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The changes in this final rule clarify an existing section of subpart 101-25.1 of the FPMR by removing the requirement that promotional items, including frequent flyer miles, earned on official travel belong to the Government. The law that prohibited employees from retaining promotional items, including frequent flyer miles, Section 6008 of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355), has been repealed by the National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 107-107)for Fiscal Year 2002. This final rule removes the requirement that frequent traveler benefits earned through official travel belong to the Government, and permits such benefits to be retained by the employee for personal use.
B. Executive Order 12886
GSA has determined that this final rule is not a significant regulatory action for the purposes of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993.
C. Regulatory Flexibility Act
This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal Register for notice and comment; therefore, the Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply.
D. Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the final rule does not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements, or the collection of information from offerors, contractors, or members of the public which require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 501 et seq.
E. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
This final rule is also exempt from congressional review under 5 U.S.C. 801 since it relates solely to agency management and personnel.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 101-25End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
For the reasons set out in the preamble,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 101-25—GENERALEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. Section 101-25.103-2 is removed and reserved.End Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: April 1, 2002.
Stephen A. Perry,
Administrator of General Services.
[FR Doc. 02-8755 Filed 4-10-02; 8:45 am]
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