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S. 2435 (115th): Locality Pay Equity Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2435

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 15, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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 of 2018.

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)

General Schedule 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 meaning given that term under section 5302.

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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 under section 5342(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code).

4.

Applicability

The amendments made by this Act shall apply on and after the first day of the first full pay period beginning at least 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.