About the bill
Should the process for removing underperforming federal employees be sped up?
Due to existing federal rules and bureaucracy, it can take more than a year to remove or fire an underperforming federal employee.
The federal government currently has 2.78 million employees. That number is down -0.8 percent since President Trump took office.
What the bill does
The Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act would streamline federal workplace rules, making it easier to dismiss or fire federal employees.
- It would give any federal employees intended to be fired a 7 to 21 day notice of action, a written notice listing the reason(s) for dismissal and the projected final date of employment.
- Any appeal from an employee to the Merit Systems Protection Board would be given ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Georgia. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2018
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on July 12, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Jul 12, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 19, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1898.
S. 3200 (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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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