H.R.6016 - Government Employee Accountability Act

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for administrative leave requirements with respect to Senior Executive Service employees, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Government Employee Accountability Act as reported to house.
  • Official: To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for administrative leave requirements with respect to Senior Executive Service employees, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Government Employee Accountability Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for investigative leave requirements with respect to Senior Executive Service employees, and for other purposes. as amended by house.
  • Short: Government Employee Accountability Act as passed house.

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Result: Passed - December 19, 2012

Roll call number 638 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 6016 Government Employee Accountability Act

 

Official Summary

9/21/2012--Reported to House amended. Government Employee Accountability Act - Sets forth administrative leave requirements for Senior Executive Service (SES) career employees. Defines "administrative leave" as an administratively authorized absence from duty, for disciplinary re

Official Summary

9/21/2012--Reported to House amended. Government Employee Accountability Act - Sets forth administrative leave requirements for Senior Executive Service (SES) career employees. Defines "administrative leave" as an administratively authorized absence from duty, for disciplinary reasons, for up to 90 days. Authorizes the head of a federal agency to place an SES employee on administrative leave:
(1) without loss of pay and without charge to annual or sick leave only for misappropriation of funds, misconduct, neglect of duty, or malfeasance; or
(2) without pay if such employee's conduct is determined to be serious or flagrant. Requires an agency head to:
(1) review the investigation into the SES employee's misappropriation of funds, misconduct, neglect of duty, or malfeasance every two weeks during a period of administrative leave;
(2) report on such review to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs not later than five business days after the end of each two-week period; and
(3) remove, suspend without pay, or reinstate or restore such employee to duty at the end of the administrative leave period. Grants an agency head discretion to place an SES employee on one additional period of administrative leave. Entitles an SES employee, before being placed on administrative leave, to:
(1) at least 30 days' advance written notice, stating specific reasons for the proposed action, unless there is reasonable cause to believe that the employee has committed a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment can be imposed or unless the agency head determines that the employee's conduct is serious or flagrant;
(2) a reasonable time, but not less than 7 days, to answer orally and in writing and to furnish affidavits and other evidence in support of the answer;
(3) be represented by an attorney or other representative; and
(4) a written decision with specific reasons at the earliest practicable date. Authorizes an agency head to determine there is reasonable cause to believe that an SES employee has committed a crime based on a report received from the agency's inspector general. Entitles an employee who is placed on administrative leave to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Allows an agency to take an adverse action (i.e., removal from the civil service or suspension for more than 14 days) against an SES employee for misappropriation of funds. Conforms the 30 days' advance written notice requirements for an adverse action against an SES employee to such advance requirements for administrative leave as prescribed by this Act.

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