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Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Pitt County, North Carolina, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area

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Office of Personnel Management.


Final rule.


The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to define Pitt County, North Carolina, as an area of application county to the Wayne, NC, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Pitt County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.


Effective date: This regulation is effective May 7, 2020.

Applicability date: This change applies on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after May 7, 2020.

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Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at (202) 606-2858 or by email at

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On December 31, 2019, OPM issued a proposed rule (84 FR 72250) to define Pitt County, NC, as an area of application county to the Wayne, NC, NAF FWS wage area. This change is based on a majority recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the national labor-management committee responsible for advising OPM on the administration of the FWS.

The proposed rule had a 30-day comment period, during which OPM received no comments.

Regulatory Impact Analysis

This action is not a “significant regulatory action” under the terms of Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and is therefore not subject to review under E.O. 12866 and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011).

Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

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

Regulatory Flexibility Act

OPM certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it will affect only Federal agencies and employees.


We have examined this rule in accordance with Executive Order 13132, Federalism, and have determined that this rule will not have any negative impact on the rights, roles and responsibilities of State, local, or tribal governments.

Civil Justice Reform

This regulation meets the applicable standard set forth in Executive Order 12988.

Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995

This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

Congressional Review Act

This action pertains to agency management, personnel, and organization and does not substantially affect the rights or obligations of nonagency parties and, accordingly, is not a “rule” as that term is used by the Congressional Review Act (Subtitle E of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA)). Therefore, the reporting requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does not apply.

Paperwork Reduction Act

This rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Freedom of information
  • Government employees
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Wages
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Office of Personnel Management.

Alexys Stanley,

Regulatory Affairs Analyst.

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Accordingly, OPM is amending 5 CFR part 532 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows:

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

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2. In appendix D to subpart B, amend the table by revising the wage area listing for the State of North Carolina to read as follows:

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

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Definitions of Wage Areas and Wage Area Survey Areas

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Survey Area
North Carolina:
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
Survey Area
North Carolina:
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
Survey area
North Carolina:
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
New Hanover
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Survey area
North Carolina:
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
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[FR Doc. 2020-06891 Filed 4-6-20; 8:45 am]