Category Archives: General Government

H.R.702 – Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.702 – Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act of 2017 Brief – ‘H.R. 702, the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017, amends the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Equal Employment Opportunity protections for federal employees.’ ‘The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation […]

H.R.2283 – DHS MORALE Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2283 – DHS MORALE Act Brief – The bill would ‘amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve morale within the Department of Homeland Security workforce by conferring new responsibilities to the Chief Human Capital Officer, establishing an employee engagement steering committee, requiring action plans, and authorizing […]

H.R.2190 – Streamlining DHS Overhead Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2190 – Streamlining DHS Overhead Act Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s real property portfolio, and for other purposes.” ‘In […]

H.R.1282 – DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1282 – DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017 Brief – Although the activity the bill requires is already a department policy, the bill directs the Department of Homeland Security to establish an Acquisition Review Board. The Board would have the responsibility of reviewing DHS acquisition programs for […]

H.R.1293 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.1293 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees Brief – H.R. 1293 amends title 5, United States Code, to require the Office of […]

H.R.624 – Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.624 – Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government. To that end ‘no department or agency of the Federal Government may include the social security […]

H.R.195 – Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.195 – Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims “To amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, and for […]

H.R.194 – Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.194 – Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 194 makes a technical correction to the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 (P.L. 113-187). This technical correction will clarify that the General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for the regulation and oversight of […]

H.R.657 – Follow the Rules Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.657 – Follow the Rules Act Brief – “H.R. 657, the Follow the Rules Act, clarifies that the prohibition against certain personnel actions includes personnel actions taken against any employee or applicant for employment for refusing to obey an order that would violate a rule or regulation.” “H.R. […]