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S. 24: Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 12, 2019 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America

1st Session

S. 24

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019.

2.

Compensation for Federal and other government employees affected by a lapse in appropriations

Section 1341 of title 31, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(1), by striking An officer and inserting Except as specified in this subchapter or any other provision of law, an officer; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(c)
(1)

In this subsection—

(A)

the term covered lapse in appropriations means any lapse in appropriations that begins on or after December 22, 2018;

(B)

the term District of Columbia public employer means—

(i)

the District of Columbia Courts;

(ii)

the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; or

(iii)

the District of Columbia government;

(C)

the term employee includes an officer; and

(D)

the term excepted employee means an excepted employee or an employee performing emergency work, as such terms are defined by the Office of Personnel Management or the appropriate District of Columbia public employer, as applicable.

(2)

Each employee of the United States Government or of a District of Columbia public employer furloughed as a result of a covered lapse in appropriations shall be paid for the period of the lapse in appropriations, and each excepted employee who is required to perform work during a covered lapse in appropriations shall be paid for such work, at the employee's standard rate of pay, at the earliest date possible after the lapse in appropriations ends, regardless of scheduled pay dates.

(3)

During a covered lapse in appropriations, each excepted employee who is required to perform work shall be entitled to use leave under chapter 63 of title 5, or any other applicable law governing the use of leave by the excepted employee, for which compensation shall be paid at the earliest date possible after the lapse in appropriations ends, regardless of scheduled pay dates.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate