Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has filed an amendment designed to prevent fraud and waste within federal grant programs.
Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA), Dennis Ross (R-FL), and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have introduced a bill that would aim to cut the federal workforce by 10% by 2015 through attrition.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced a bill intended to rein in the litigation power of the National Labor Relations Board.
Reps. Tim Scott (R-SC), Joe Wilson (R-SC), and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) have introduced the Job Protection Act which is intended to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from moving forward with its case against Boeing or attempting similar action against other companies.
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) has introduced legislation that would freeze federal hiring for most agencies until the federal deficit is eliminated.
Rep Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the National Security and Federal Lands Protection act. The legislation aims to close security gaps on federal lands along the nation’s borders.
The probationary period for federal employees is frequently not used by managers even though it is intended to be part of the initial hiring process. A new bill has been introduced to extend the federal government’s probationary period for new employees.
Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) have introduced legislation that would ensure military service members continue to get paid in the event of a government shutdown.
A bill introduced this week would prohibit Dept. of Defense employees who receive an unsatisfactory rating from receiving a salary increase.
Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) have introduced the Public-Private Employee Retirement Act of 2011 which would end the defined benefit pension portion of the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) for new federal government hires starting in 2013. Current federal employees would not be affected, but it would apply to members of Congress.