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H.R.3029 - Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Through Attrition Act of 2011
To reduce the size of the Federal workforce through attrition, and for other purposes.
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Mr. MULVANEY (for himself, Mr. ISSA, Mr. ROSS of Florida, Mr. CHAFFETZ, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. FLEMING, Mr. FLORES, Mr. GARRETT, Mr. GOWDY, Mr. GRAVES of Georgia, Mr. HUELSKAMP, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. LANDRY, Mr. RIBBLE, Mr. ROKITA, Mrs. SCHMIDT, Mr. WALSH of Illinois, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, and Mr. YODER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government ReformCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Additional sponsors: Mr. DUNCAN of South Carolina, Mrs. ELLMERS, Mr. LABRADOR, Mr. DESJARLAIS, Mr. SCOTT of South Carolina, Mr. MACK, Mrs. BONO MACK, Mr. SOUTHERLAND, Mr. MCHENRY, Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. MCCLINTOCK, Mr. GUINTA, Mr. HARRIS, Mr. KELLY, Mr. FARENTHOLD, Mr. JORDAN, Mr. STUTZMAN, Mr. GOHMERT, Ms. BUERKLE, and Mr. AMASHCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. REDUCTION IN FEDERAL WORKFORCE.
(b) Limitation- The President, through the Office of Management and Budget (in consultation with the Office of Personnel Management), shall take appropriate measures to ensure that, effective beginning in fiscal year 2015, the total number of Federal employees (as determined under subsection (c)) shall not exceed 90 percent of the total number of Federal employees as of September 30, 2011 (as so determined).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) shall continuously monitor all agencies and make a determination, as of September 30, 2011, and the last day of each quarter of each fiscal year beginning thereafter, as to whether or not the total number of Federal employees exceeds the maximum number allowable under subsection (b); andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) whenever a determination under paragraph (1) is made that the total number of Federal employees exceeds the maximum number allowable under subsection (b), shall provide written notice to that effect to the President and Congress within 14 days after the last day of the quarter to which such determination relates.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Compliance- Whenever, with respect to the quarter ending on September 30, 2014, or any subsequent quarter, the Office of Management and Budget provides written notice under subsection (c)(2) that the total number of Federal employees exceeds the maximum number allowable under subsection (b), no agency may thereafter appoint any employee to fill any vacancy within such agency until the Office of Management and Budget provides written notice to the President and Congress of a determination under subsection (c)(1) that the total number of Federal employees no longer exceeds the maximum number allowable under subsection (b). Any notice under the preceding sentence shall be provided within 14 days after the last day of the quarter to which the determination relates.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) AGENCY EFFICIENCY OR CRITICAL MISSION- This section may be waived, with respect to a particular position or category of positions in an agency, upon a determination by the President that the efficiency of the agency or the performance of a critical agency mission so requires.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(f) Replacement Rate- To the extent necessary to achieve the workforce reduction required by subsection (b), the Office of Management and Budget (in consultation with the Office of Personnel Management) shall take appropriate measures to ensure that agencies shall appoint no more than 1 employee for every 3 employees retiring or otherwise separating from Government service after the date of the enactment of this Act. This subsection shall cease to apply after September 30, 2014.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(h) Limitation oReduction in Procurement of Service Contracts- The President, through the Office of Management and Budget (in consultation with the Office of Personnel Managementand subject to subsection (e), shall take appropriate measures to ensure that there is no increase ina reduction in the amount expended for the procurement of service contracts in each fiscal year occurring after the date of the enactment of this Act equal to the reduction in the amount expended for the Federal workforce in each such fiscal year caused by reason of the enactment of this Act, except in cases in which a cost comparison demonstrates that such contracts would be to the financial advantage of the Government. CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(i) Report- The Office of Management and Budget shall submit a report to Congress detailing the effect of the requirements under subsection (b) on programs, activities, and services, including those provided to the general population. In such a report, the Office of Management and Budget shall pay special attention to any reductions that will harm national security or endanger life, public health, public safety, property, or the environment. Each report shall be submitted annually, with the first report provided within 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act. CommentsClose CommentsPermalink