H. R. 2276
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 10, 2019
Mr. Pappas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend title 14, United States Code, to direct the Coast Guard to submit a report to Congress on efforts to increase gender diversity, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Fair and Equal Treatment of Women in the Coast Guard Act.
Reports on gender diversity in the Coast Guard
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall—
determine which recommendations in the RAND gender diversity report can practicably be implemented to promote gender diversity in the Coast Guard; and
submit a report to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate on the actions the Coast Guard has taken or plans to take to implement such recommendations.
In this subsection, the term RAND diversity report means the RAND Corporation’s Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center 2019 report entitled
Improving Gender Diversity in the U.S. Coast Guard: Identifying Barriers to Female Retention.
Chapter 51 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Report on gender diversity in the Coast Guard
Not later than January 15, 2022, and biennially thereafter, the Commandant shall submit a report on gender diversity in the Coast Guard to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate.
The report required under subsection (a) shall contain the following:
Gender diversity overview
An overview of Coast Guard active duty and Reserve members, including the number of officers and enlisted members and the percentages of men and women in each.
Recruitment and retention
An analysis of the changes in the recruitment and retention of women over the previous two years.
A discussion of any changes to Coast Guard recruitment and retention over the previous two years that were aimed at increasing the recruitment and retention of female members.
The number of men and women who took parental leave during each year covered by the report, including the average length of such leave periods.
A discussion of the ways in which the Coast Guard worked to mitigate the impacts of parental leave on Coast Guard operations and on the careers of the members taking such leave.
An analysis of current gender-based limitations on Coast Guard career opportunities, including discussion of—
opportunities to serve at remote units; and
any other limitations on the opportunities of female members.
An update on the Coast Guard’s progress on the implementation of the action plan required under section 2 of the Fair and Equal Treatment of Women in the Coast Guard Act.
The analysis for chapter 51 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
5109. Report on gender diversity in the Coast Guard.