GOVERNMENT REFORM PACKAGE PASSES HOUSE; UNLIKELY TO BECOME LAW - July 7, 2016
House Passes Package of Federal Employee Rights Changes
By Charles S. Clark, Government Executive
Just after Midnight Wednesday, the Republican-controlled House passed a package of seven bills aimed at holding federal employees accountable for poor performance or misconduct. The largely party-line vote was 241-181.
The Government Reform and Improvement Act (H.R. 4361), originally sponsored by Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., would ease the suspension or firing of federal senior executives, crack down on employees who watch pornography, and require tracking of “official time” used by union leaders.