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- HOUSE PASSES TWO FED-FRIENDLY BILLS: ONE ON BOOSTING OVERTIME PAY AND ONE ON WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS - December 1, 2016
House Passes Bills to Boost Overtime Pay and Protect Whistleblowers
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The House on Wednesday passed two bills friendly to various parts of the federal workforce, including a measure to boost overtime pay and another to increase protections for whistleblowers.
The Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act would provide $22 million to allow “almost everyone” at the agency to receive their full pay, according to its sponsor, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. A provision of the law guiding Secret Service operations caps agents’ annual salary at that of a General Schedule-15, step 10 employee. The lengthy and crowded presidential race this year caused agents to reach that cap quickly, in some cases as early as May.
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