Tag: Proposed Legislation

Legislation Introduced to Limit Administrative Leave for Federal Employees Accused of Misconduct

Filed in News by on April 24, 2016 Comments

One Congressman wants to put an end to what he calls the “frivolous use” of paid administrative leave for federal employees accused of misconduct.

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Bill to Require OPM to Report Annually on Official Time Moves Ahead

Filed in News by on April 14, 2016 Comments

A bill to require OPM to provide annual information on the amount of official time used by federal employees engaging in union activity has been sent to the House for consideration.

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DHS Leads Agencies With 71 Employees on Administrative Leave for More Than 1 Year

Filed in News by on April 7, 2016 Comments

Administrative paid leave has made headlines as a result of GAO reports and bills introduced in Congress to restrict agencies’ use of this procedure for a variety of reasons. A new report from the GAO highlights the problems in DHS—the agency with the most employees on this type of paid leave for more than 1 year.

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Congress Proposes New Bill For 25% Federal Pay Raise

Filed in News by on April 1, 2016 Comments

An overwhelming number of lawmakers rode into the Capitol on unicorns today to offer their unwavering support for the federal workforce with a proposal to give federal employees a 25% pay raise.

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Congressman Wants to Ensure Federal Employees Aren’t Watching Porn ‘on the Taxpayers’ Dime’

Filed in News by on March 19, 2016 Comments

Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) recently sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee Chairman requesting that language be added to all future appropriations bills to ensure federal agencies block their employees from viewing or downloading pornography on agency computers.

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Unions, Official Time and the Politically Neutral Fed Workforce

Filed in News by on March 3, 2016 Comments

A bill to require OPM to provide yearly data to Congress on union activity by federal employees is under consideration in the House.

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Legislation Introduced to Protect LGBT Federal Employees From Discrimination

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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has introduced legislation to prevent Federal employees from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Bills to Restrict Administrative Leave Advancing in Congress

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The chances of new restrictions being placed on use of administrative leave by agencies is growing as bills to accomplish this have been reported out of committees in both the House and the Senate.

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