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Introduced in House (05/17/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2375

To provide wage parity for certain prevailing rate employees in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 17, 2007

Mr. Frank of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Kennedy, and Mr. Langevin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To provide wage parity for certain prevailing rate employees in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island Federal Worker Fairness Act of 2007”.

SEC. 2. Wage parity for certain prevailing rate employees in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

(a) In general.—For purposes of determining the rate of pay for any prevailing rate employee working in the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Wage Area, the wage schedule and rates to be used shall be the same as if such employee were instead working in the Boston, Massachusetts Wage Area.

(b) Definitions.—For purposes of this section—

(1) the term “prevailing rate employee” has the meaning given such term by section 5342 of title 5, United States Code; and

(2) the term “wage area” refers to a wage area under section 5343 of title 5, United States Code.

(c) Regulations.—The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe any regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.

SEC. 3. Effective date.

This Act shall apply with respect to pay periods beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.