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H.R. 4039 (115th): Locality Pay Equity Act

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 12, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4039

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 12, 2017

(for himself and Ms. Brownley of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to limit the number of local wage areas allowable within a General Schedule pay locality.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Locality Pay Equity Act.

2.

Limiting the number of local wage areas defined within a General Schedule pay locality

(a)

Local wage area limitation

Section 5343(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)(B)(i), by striking (but such and all that follows through are employed);

(2)

in paragraph (4), by striking and after the semicolon;

(3)

in paragraph (5), by striking the period after Islands and inserting ; and; and

(4)

by adding at the end the following:

(6)

the Office of Personnel Management shall define not more than 1 local wage area within a pay locality, except that this paragraph shall not apply to the pay locality designated as Rest of United States.

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(b)

Pay locality defined

Section 5342(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)(C), by striking and after the semicolon;

(2)

in paragraph (3), by striking the period after employee and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(4)

pay locality has the same meaning as is given such term in section 5302(5).

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3.

Regulations

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe any regulations necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act, including regulations to ensure that the enactment of this Act shall not have the effect of reducing any rate of basic pay payable to any individual who is serving as a prevailing rate employee (as defined by section 5342(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code).

4.

Effective date

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect at the start of the first full pay period beginning at least 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.