Full-scale survey means a survey conducted at least every 2 years in which data are
collected from a current sampling of establishments in the private sector by personal
visit of data collectors.
Host activity is the local Federal activity designated by the lead agency to obtain
employment statistics from other Federal activities in the wage area and to provide
support facilities and clerical assistance for the wage survey.
Lead agency means the agency designated by the Office of Personnel Management to plan
and conduct wage surveys, analyze wage survey data, and determine and issue required
wage schedules for a wage area.
Survey area means that part of the wage area where the private enterprise establishments
included in the wage survey are located.
Wage area means that geographic area within which a single set of regular wage schedules
is applied uniformly by Federal installations to covered occupations.
Wage change survey means a survey in which rate change data are collected from the
same establishments and for the same establishment occupations represented in the
full-scale survey. These data may be collected by telephone, mail, or personal visit.
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