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H.R. 1293 (115th): 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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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1293 requires the Office of Personnel Management to report annually on the use of “official time” by Federal employees. Official time is time spent by Federal employees performing representational work for a bargaining unit in lieu of their regularly assigned work. The bill would require the OPM report to include the purpose for the use of official time, the amount of compensation paid for official time, and the locations where the official time duty occurs.

Official time is paid time off from assigned government duties to represent a union or its bargaining unit employees. Federal employees on official time are treated as if they are in duty status when they are engaging in representational activities. While Federal law permits the use of official time for union representational activities ...

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Dennis Ross

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 15th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 5, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Mar 1, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 24, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Mar 1, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 8, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 11, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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May 24, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jul 26, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Oct 5, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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H.R. 1293 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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