H.R. 2579: Government Employee Accountability Act

Jun 28, 2013
Reported by Committee on Jul 24, 2013
21% chance of being enacted
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S. 1378 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 25, 2013

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Jun 28, 2013
Reported by Committee
Jul 24, 2013
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Mike Kelly
Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
Jul 31, 2013
12 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6016 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Dec 19, 2012

S. 1378 (Related)
Government Employee Accountability Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2013

Full Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for investigative leave requirements with respect to Senior Executive Service employees, and for other purposes.


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21% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

41 cosponsors (41R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/31/2013--Reported to House amended.
Government Employee Accountability Act - Sets forth guidelines for placing career employees of the Senior Executive Service (SES) on investigative leave. Defines "investigative leave" as a temporary absence without duty for disciplinary reasons, of a period not greater than 90 days.
Authorizes a federal agency to:
(1) place an SES employee on investigative leave, without loss of pay and without charge to annual or sick leave, only for misconduct, neglect of duty, malfeasance, or misappropriation of funds;
(2) place such employee on leave without pay if such employee's conduct is flagrant and such employee intentionally engaged in such conduct; or
(3) remove such employee if such employee acted in a manner that endangers the interest of the agency mission and the removal is deemed necessary or advisable in the interests of the United States.
Requires an agency head to periodically review the investigation into the conduct of an SES employee placed on investigative leave and take certain actions with respect to such employee at the end of a period of investigative leave, including removal, suspension without pay, or reinstatement to duty.
Grants an employee placed on investigative leave certain rights, including:
(1) advance written notice of, and the right to answer, charges;
(2) the right to be represented by an attorney; and
(3) the right to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Includes misappropriation of funds as a ground in suspending or reinstating an SES employee or placing such employee in another civil service position.

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