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Title 5Chapter ISubchapter BPart 532Subpart B → §532.267


Title 5: Administrative Personnel
PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS
Subpart B—Prevailing Rate Determinations


§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:

2017 NAICS codes 2017 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; 84 FR 36814, July 30, 2019]

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