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S. 2681: Return Act


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 9, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2681

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 9, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Braun, and Mr. Cramer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To require the level of telework of employees of agencies to return to the level of telework of those employees on February 14, 2020, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Return Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Agency

The term agency has the meaning given the term in section 101 of title 31, United States Code.

(2)

Covered period

The term covered period means the period beginning on February 14, 2020, and ending on the date of enactment of this Act.

(3)

Telework

The term telework has the meaning given the term in section 6501 of title 5, United States Code.

3.

Requirement to return

Not later than September 30, 2021, the head of each agency shall require the level of telework of employees of the agency to return to the level of telework of those employees on February 14, 2020.

4.

Report

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of General Services, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall submit to Congress a report that includes a description of how, during the covered period, agency services and response times for individuals in the United States who benefit from services of agencies were affected by—

(1)

the increased level of telework of employees of agencies; and

(2)

the limited access to physical mail, data servers, and voice mail at agencies.