H.R. 5348 (111th): Federal Workforce Reduction Act of 2010

May 20, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Cynthia Lummis
Representative for Wyoming At Large
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May 20, 2010
6 pages
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This bill was introduced on May 20, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 20, 2010
Referred to Committee May 20, 2010
Full Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to reduce the number of civil service positions within the executive branch, and for other purposes.


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Federal Workforce Reduction Act of 2010 - Prohibits the head of an executive agency from appointing any individual to a position in the agency in any fiscal year for which the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) projects a federal budget deficit.
Makes an exception if:
(1) there is a position available in the federal workforce hiring pool (to be established by the President); and
(2) the President approves an agency head's request for the allocation of a position in the pool to the agency.
Sets the number of positions in the hiring pool at zero as of the first day of FY2011, after which the number shall:
(1) increase by .50 for each full time-equivalent position in any agency which subsequently becomes vacant; and
(2) decrease by 1.0 for each request for a full time-equivalent position that is approved by the President. Authorizes the President to waive this limitation upon determining that such waiver is required by the existence of a state of war, other national security concern, or an extraordinary emergency threatening life, health, safety, or property.
Exempts the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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