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H.R.657 - Federal Workforce Reduction Act of 2011
To amend title 5, United States Code, to reduce the number of civil service positions within the executive branch, and for other purposes.
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Mrs. LUMMIS (for herself, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. AKIN, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. HELLER, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, Mr. ROE of Tennessee, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. POSEY, Mr. OLSON, Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. SCHOCK, Mr. KLINE, Mr. ROSKAM, Mr. WATT, Mrs. SCHMIDT, Mr. MULVANEY, Mr. FLORES, Mr. GOHMERT, Mr. KING of Iowa, Mr. FLEMING, Mr. HUELSKAMP, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. HALL, Mr. RIGELL, Mr. DESJARLAIS, Mr. DENHAM, and Mr. GIBBS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government ReformCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. REDUCING THE NUMBER OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.
‘(1) HIRING FREEZE- Except as provided in paragraph (2), during fiscal year 2012 and each succeeding fiscal year for which the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (in such manner as the Director determines to be appropriate) projects a Federal budget deficit, the head of an Executive agency may not appoint any individual to a position in the agency.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(ii) the head of the Executive agency submits a request to the President for the allocation of a position in the Federal workforce hiring pool to the agency for purposes of making an appointment; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(ii) setting forth the criteria by which the President shall determine on a competitive basis whether to approve a request by the head of an Executive agency under this subsection.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) WAIVER IN CASE OF EMERGENCY OR NEED TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY- The President may waive this subsection with respect to the hiring of an employee for a position upon a determination by the President that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) ACTION THROUGH OPM- The President shall carry out this subsection through the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, who shall consult with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 90 days after the end of each quarter of a fiscal year, the President shall provide Congress with a report containing a list of each appointment approved by the President under this subsection during the quarter, broken down by executive agency.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) INFORMATION INCLUDED- The list contained in a report provided to Congress under subparagraph (A) shall include a description of the position associated with each approved appointment, but shall not provide any information that may be used to identify the individual appointed to the position.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(C) PUBLIC DISSEMINATION- The President shall make each report provided to Congress under subparagraph (A) available to the public by posting the report on the official public website of the Executive Office of the President in a searchable, sortable, and downloadable manner.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink