US HB559 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 61-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-07-17 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 11.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

MERIT Act of 2017 Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation Act of 2017 This bill establishes an alternative mechanism for the expedited removal by agency heads of federal employees for performance or misconduct by: (1) limiting an appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) to appeals made not later than 7 days after the date of such removal; and (2) making inapplicable to removals employee protections affording employees at least 30 days advance written notice of the proposed action and a reasonable time to answer the proposal orally and in writing, representation by an attorney, and a written decision. Upon receipt of an appeal, the MSPB shall issue a decision not later than 30 days after the date of the appeal. In any case in which an MSPB judge cannot issue a decision in accordance with such 30-day requirement, the removal is final. The MSPB: (1) shall uphold the decision of the agency head to remove an employee if the decision is supported by substantial evidence; and (2) may not stay any removal unless the basis for the appeal of such removal is related to certain prohibited personnel practices.

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Title

MERIT Act of 2017 Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation Act of 2017

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History

DateChamberAction
2018-07-17HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 11.
2018-07-17HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2017-01-13HouseReferred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
2017-01-13HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB3200 (Related) 2018-07-12 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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