Legislation that would deny bonuses to federal employees on the basis of misconduct has taken a step forward in the Senate.
The Stop Improper Bonuses Act (S. 2119) was recently reintroduced by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE). It would ban bonuses from being paid to federal employees with conduct violations and would require federal employees who engage in egregious misconduct to repay their bonuses.
The bill was ordered reported out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday by voice vote.
“Under my bill, bonuses to federal workers will only be given on the basis of merit. This will help ensure we are using taxpayer dollars in a wise and responsible manner,” said Fischer.
Fischer previously introduced the bill in 2015 and 2017.