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H.R. 1385: Civil Service Incentives Integrity Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 7, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1385

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 7, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to limit recruitment and retention bonuses for employees who spend certain durations of time on official time, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Civil Service Incentives Integrity Act of 2017.

2.

Limitation on certain bonuses

(a)

Recruitment and relocation bonuses

(1)

In general

Section 5753 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(A)

in subsection (g) by inserting or the bonus is subject to retraction under subsection (h) before the period at the end; and

(B)

by adding at the end the following:

(h)

A bonus awarded under this section shall be retracted and subject to repayment under subsection (g) in any case in which an employee has spent at least 80 percent of the time such employee would otherwise be in a duty status on official time granted under section 7131 during the period ending on the date that is 6 months after the appointment or relocation of such employee, as applicable.

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(2)

Applicability

The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply with respect to any applicable bonus awarded on or after October 1, 2017.

(b)

Retention bonuses

Section 5754(d) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(5)
(A)

A retention bonus may not be paid to an employee who, for a period of 6 consecutive months of service associated with the bonus, has spent at least 80 percent of the time such employee would otherwise be in a duty status on official time granted under section 7131.

(B)

Subparagraph (A) shall apply with respect to any 6 consecutive months of service beginning on or after October 1, 2017.

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