Wage Area [Office of Personnel Management] Law and Legal Definition

According to 5 CFR 532.201 [Title 5 -- Administrative Personnel; Chapter I -- Office of Personnel Management; Subchapter B -- Civil Service Regulations; Part 532 -- Prevailing Rate Systems; Subpart B -- Prevailing Rate Determinations], wage area means “that geographic area within which a single set of regular wage schedules is applied uniformly by Federal installations to covered occupations.”