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OPM RIN: 3206-AJ62 Publication ID: Spring 2003 
Title: Pay Under the General Schedule; Subpart F--Locality-Based Comparability Payments 
Abstract: Under current regulations, locality pay area boundaries change automatically whenever the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) modifies the geographic coverage of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or a consolidated metropolitan statistical area. OMB plans wholesale modifications in metropolitan area definitions in 2003 based on new criteria and 2000 census data. We plan to tie our locality pay area definitions to the geographic coverage of MSAs as defined in OMB Bulletin 99-4 so that locality pay area boundaries will not automatically change when OMB revises its metropolitan area definitions. This will allow the President's Pay Agent and the Federal Salary Council the opportunity to review the new metropolitan area definitions to see if they are appropriate for use in the locality pay program. 
Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 531   
Legal Authority: 5 USC 5304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/11/2002  67 FR 57536   
Final Action  05/00/2003    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Allan G. Hearne
ES/PL/PS
Office of Personnel Management
Room 7H31, 1900 E Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-2838
Fax:202 606-4264
Email: pay-leave-policy@opm.gov