DATE: September 12, 2000
FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM
SUBJECT: Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Home-to-Work Transportation
SOURCE: Federal Register, September 12, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 177, page 54965
AGENCIES: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)
ACTION: Final Rule
SYNOPSIS: GSA is updating, streamlining, and clarifying Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) Subpart 101-6.4, Official Use of Government Passenger Carriers Between Residence and Place of Employment, and then moving it into the new Federal Management Regulation (FMR) as Part 102-5, Home-to-Work Transportation.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The FPMR is Chapter 101 of Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The FMR is Chapter 102 of Title 41 of the CFR. They are available on the Internet at http://policyworks.gov/org/main/mv/fmr/index.htm.
GSA is in the process of updating, reorganizing, streamlining, simplifying, and clarifying the contents of the FPMR, then transferring the contents to the Federal Management Regulations (FMR), which was established on July 21, 1999, as Chapter 102 of Title 41 of the CFR. When the transfer is complete, the FMR will contain a refined set of policies and regulatory requirements on managing property and administrative services. Non-regulatory materials (such as guidance, procedures, information and standards) will be available in separate documents, such as customer service guides, handbooks, brochures, Internet websites, and FMR bulletins.
The FMR is written in the "plain language" regulatory style. This style is directed at the reader and uses a question and answer format, active voice, shorter sentences, and pronouns such as "we", "you", and "I".
The conversion from the FPMR to the FMR will take some time, so it will occur incrementally as the regulations are rewritten. Because of this, both the FPMR and the FMR will exist concurrently, and readers will need to refer to both documents to obtain all the related material -- the same content will not appear in both regulations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 12, 2000.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James B. Vogelsinger, Federal Vehicle Policy Division (MTV), 202-501-1764, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The following are the major changes made by this final rule to the FPMR and the FMR:
|Subpart A -- General|
|102-5.10||What does this part cover?|
|102-5.15||Who is covered by this part?|
|102-5.20||Who is not covered by this part?|
|102-5.25||What additional guidance concerning home-to-work transportation should Federal agencies issue?|
|102-5.30||What definitions apply to this part?|
|Subpart B -- Authorizing Home-to-Work Transportation|
|102-5.35||Who is authorized home-to-work transportation?|
|102-5.40||May the agency head delegate the authority to make home-to-work determinations?|
|102-5.45||Should determinations be completed before an employee is provided with home-to-work transportation?|
|102-5.50||May determinations be made in advance for employees who respond to unusual circumstances when they arise?|
|102-5.55||How do we prepare determinations?|
|102-5.60||How long are initial determinations effective?|
|102-5.65||What procedures apply when the need for home-to-work transportation exceeds the initial period?|
|102-5.70||What considerations apply in making a determination to authorize home-to-work transportation for field work?|
|102-5.75||What circumstances do not establish a basis for authorizing home-to-work transportation for field work?|
|102-5.80||What are some examples of positions that may involve field work?|
|102-5.85||What information should our determination for field work include if positions are identified rather than named individuals?|
|102-5.90||Should an agency consider whether to base a Government passenger carrier at a Government facility near the employee's home or work rather than authorize the employee home-to-work transportation?|
|102-5.95||Is the comfort and/or convenience of an employee considered sufficient justification to authorize home-to-work transportation?|
|102-5.100||May we use home-to-work transportation for other than official purposes?|
|102-5.105||May others accompany an employee using home-to-work transportation?|
|Subpart C -- Documenting and Reporting Determinations|
|102-5.110||Must we report our determinations outside of our agency?|
|102-5.115||When must we report our determinations?|
|102-5.120||What are our responsibilities for documenting use of home-to-work transportation?|
EDITOR'S NOTE: In the introductory material to this final rule, GSA addressed two topics of interest:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.
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