Federal - HR 1293

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees.

Introduced

March 1, 2017

Description

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees.

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  • July 26, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

    July 26, 2017 — Committee Vote: Official Time Reporting — Vote to Report

    Require the Office of Personnel Management to submit annual reports on the amount of official time utilized by federal employees.

    Require the Office of Personnel Management to submit annual reports on the amount of official time utilized by federal employees.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate by voice vote. Note: <p>Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.J., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., were recorded as no votes.</p>
  • May 25, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Congressional Record p. S3209, S3210

  • May 24, 2017 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H4533

  • May 24, 2017 — Ross, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H4528-H4533

  • May 11, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-118Congressional Record p. H4189

  • March 10, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

  • March 9, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

  • March 8, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Federal Employee Time Report — Official Time and Non-Union Employees
      Cummings, D-Md. —

    Amendment that would specify the total amount of official time spent by employees representing federal employees who are not union members on various federal government issues as part of the required information provided in the OPM report.

    Amendment that would specify the total amount of official time spent by employees representing federal employees who are not union members on various federal government issues as part of the required information provided in the OPM report.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Federal Employee Time Report — Vote to Report

    Requires the Office of Personnel Management to report to Congress on the official time used by federal employees. The report should include the following information such as:

    • The amount of official time granted to employees;
    • The types of activities for which time was granted and and the impact the time had on agency operations;
    • The total number of employees who were granted time;
    • The total amount of compensation given to employees related to activities that were part of the official time; and
    • As amended, it also would require the total amount of official time spent by employees representing federal employees who are not union members on various federal government issues

    Official time would be defined as any period of time in which an employee gets paid to perform representational or consultative duties as part of a labor union but the responsibilities are not part of their official work duties.

    Requires the Office of Personnel Management to report to Congress on the official time used by federal employees. The report should include the following information such as:

    • The amount of official time granted to employees;
    • The types of activities for which time was granted and and the impact the time had on agency operations;
    • The total number of employees who were granted time;
    • The total amount of compensation given to employees related to activities that were part of the official time; and
    • As amended, it also would require the total amount of official time spent by employees representing federal employees who are not union members on various federal government issues
    • Official time would be defined as any period of time in which an employee gets paid to perform representational or consultative duties as part of a labor union but the responsibilities are not part of their official work duties.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

  • March 1, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Oversight and Government Reform.Congressional Record p. H1463

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