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Title 5Chapter ISubchapter BPart 532 → Subpart B


Title 5: Administrative Personnel
PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS


Subpart B—Prevailing Rate Determinations


Contents
§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

§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.

§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]

§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.

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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:

2017 NAICS codes 2017 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; 84 FR 36813, July 30, 2019]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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:

2017 NAICS codes 2017 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.
4522Department stores.
4523All 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; 84 FR 36813, July 30, 2019]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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]

§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:

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

§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]

§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]

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.

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.

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

Madison

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 (city):

Baltimore

Maryland (counties)

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

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

Ottawa

Wood

Northwestern Michigan

Survey Area

Michigan:

Delta

Dickinson

Marquette

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Michigan:

Alcona

Alger

Alpena

Antrim

Baraga

Benzie

Charlevoix

Cheboygan

Chippewa

Crawford

Emmet

Gogebic

Grand Traverse

Houghton

Iosco

Iron

Kalkaska

Keweenaw

Leelanau

Luce

Mackinac

Manistee

Menominee

Missaukee

Montmorency

Ogemaw

Ontonagon

Oscoda

Otsego

Presque Isle

Roscommon

Schoolcraft

Wexford

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

Jackson

Survey Area

Mississippi:

Hinds

Rankin

Warren

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Mississippi:

Adams

Amite

Attala

Claiborne

Copiah

Franklin

Holmes

Humphreys

Issaquena

Jefferson

Jefferson Davis

Lawrence

Lincoln

Madison

Marion

Pike

Scott

Sharkey

Simpson

Smith

Walthall

Wilkinson

Yazoo

Meridian

Survey Area

Alabama:

Choctaw

Mississippi:

Forest

Lamar

Lauderdale

Area of Application. Survey area plus:

Alabama:

Sumter

Mississippi:

Clarke

Covington

Greene

Jasper

Jones

Kemper

Leake

Neshoba

Newton

Perry

Wayne

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 Spring 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

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.

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.
Illinois:
Cook
Rock Island
Vermilion
Indiana:
St. Joseph
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
Leaven-Worth-Jackson-Johnson
Survey Area
Kansas:
Leavenworth
Missouri:
Jackson
Johnson
Area of Application. Survey area.
Kansas:
Shawnee
Missouri:
Boone
Camden
Cass
Greene
Sedgwick
Survey Area
Kansas:
Sedgwick
Area of Application. Survey area.
Kansas:
Geary
Saline
KENTUCKY
Christian-Montgomery
Survey Area
Kentucky:
Christian
Tennessee:
Montgomery
Area of Application. Survey area.
Hardin-Jefferson
Kentucky:
Hardin
Jefferson
Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Indiana:
Jefferson
Johnson
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.
Michigan:
Alpena
Calhoun
Crawford
Grand Traverse
Huron
Iosco
Kent
Leelanau
Ottawa
Saginaw
Washtenaw
Wayne
Ohio:
Lucas
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:
Guaynabo
San Juan
Area of Application. Survey area.
Puerto Rico:
Aguadilla
Bayamon
Mayaguez
Ponce
Salinas
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; 84 FR 49942, Sept. 24, 2019]

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