Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
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Locality Pay Equity Act of 2019

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12/21/2019 Introduced in House Open
12/11/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5399


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

December 11, 2019

Mr. Cartwright (for himself, Mr. Cole, and Ms. Brownley of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and 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 of 2019”.

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) 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.”.

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

SEC. 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.


Picture Name From Date Type
Matt Cartwright D-PA 12/11/2019 Sponsor
Susan Wild D-PA 01/07/2020 Cosponsor
Tom Cole R-OK 12/11/2019 Cosponsor
Julia Brownley D-CA 12/11/2019 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
12/11/2019 President Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.Action By: House of Representatives
12/11/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5399. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (12/11/2019) Locality Pay Equity Act of 2019 This bill (1) prohibits the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) from defining more than one local wage area for prevailing rate employees within a pay locality, except with respect to the pay locality designated as Rest of United States; and (2) requires the OPM to ensure that this bill shall not have the effect of reducing the rate of basic pay for an individual serving as a prevailing rate employee.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (12/11/2019) Locality Pay Equity Act of 2019 This bill (1) prohibits the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) from defining more than one local wage area for prevailing rate employees within a pay locality, except with respect to the pay locality designated as Rest of United States; and (2) requires the OPM to ensure that this bill shall not have the effect of reducing the rate of basic pay for an individual serving as a prevailing rate employee.
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