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H.R. 4623 (115th): Cutting Useless and Redundant Bureaucrats (CURB) Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 12, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4623

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 12, 2017

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

A BILL

To require each Executive agency to reduce the workforce of the agency after the enactment of a law that requires the consolidation or elimination of a program or project within the agency, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cutting Useless and Redundant Bureaucrats (CURB) Act.

2.

Reduction of Executive agency staff due to mandated consolidation or elimination of programs

In any case in which a law is enacted that requires the consolidation or elimination of a program or project within an Executive agency (as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code), the head of such agency shall—

(1)

not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of such law, identify the number of agency full-time equivalent employees who worked on or administered each program or project of the agency authorized under Federal law, as such program or project was in effect on the day before such date, and publish such information on the agency’s website;

(2)

not later than 60 days after such date, identify the number of full-time equivalent employees who worked on or administered each such program or project, as such program or project was in effect on the day before such date, that has been eliminated or consolidated since such date;

(3)

not later than 1 year after such date, reduce the workforce of the agency by the number of full-time equivalent employees the agency identified under paragraph (2); and

(4)

not later than 1 year after such date, report to the Congress on—

(A)

the number of full-time equivalent employees associated with each program or project authorized under Federal law and administered by the agency;

(B)

the number of full-time equivalent employees who were determined to be associated with eliminated or consolidated programs or projects described in paragraph (2);

(C)

how the head of the agency has reduced the number of full-time equivalent employees as described in paragraph (3);

(D)

the average salary of the full-time equivalent employees described in subparagraph (B) whose positions were eliminated; and

(E)

the average salary of the full-time equivalent employees who work on or administer a program or project authorized under Federal law, disaggregated by employee function within each such program or project.