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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2450

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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 20, 2013

Mr. Cartwright (for himself, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Schwartz, and Mr. Marino) 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.

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 “Locality Pay Equity Act”.

SEC. 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’.”.

(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).”.

SEC. 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).

SEC. 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.