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BULLETIN NO. 02-04
TO THE HEADS AND ACTING HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS
Comparability Allowance Data Reporting
Collection of the data by OMB is required to monitor government-wide PCA usage, physician employment, and physician compensation. The data will be used to evaluate the effect of the PCA program on Federal physician recruitment and retention and to issue the 2002 Presidential Report on the Physicians Comparability Allowance in accordance with the Federal Physicians Comparability Allowance Act as amended (5 U.S.C. 5948).
Later this fiscal year, agencies are also required to submit to OMB for approval a complete description of their plans for implementing the PCA program in fiscal year 2003.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations implementing the PCA program require OMB approval of agency plans to pay allowances. The OPM regulations are published in 5 CFR 595.
Instructions for completing PCA worksheets are posted on OMBs website at: /omb/bulletins/phycomp-inst02.pdf. In addition, a copy of last years Presidential PCA report to the Congress is included for reference purposes at: /omb/bulletins/phycomp-rpt01.pdf.
(a) Agencies are to furnish the requested PCA information for the 2002 Presidential Report by May 30, 2002.
(b) Agencies are to submit PCA plan descriptions for FY 2003 by September 6, 2002 using the format of the FY 2002 PCA plans.
Attachment B, Physicians' Comparability Allowance Reporting Worksheet [Excel]