H.R.1897 - To limit the growth in the number of civilian employees within each branch of the Government.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thomas, Craig [R-WY-At Large] (Introduced 04/17/1991)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Judiciary; Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/07/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration. (All Actions)|
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HR 1897 IH 102d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1897 To limit the growth in the number of civilian employees within each branch of the Government. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 17, 1991 Mr. THOMAS of Wyoming (for himself, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. COX of California, Mr. KYL, Mr. BUNNING, Mr. GINGRICH, Mr. WALKER, Mr. DELAY, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. HANCOCK, and Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Post Office and Civil Service, House Administration, and the Judiciary A BILL To limit the growth in the number of civilian employees within each branch of the Government. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ALLOWABLE IN EACH BRANCH. (a) IN GENERAL- The total number of civilian employees in each branch of the Government on September 30, 1994, and on September 30th of each year thereafter, may not exceed the number of civilian employees in such branch on September 30, 1990. (b) SPECIAL RULES- In applying subsection (a)-- (1) a part-time civilian employee shall be counted as a fraction, determined by dividing 40 hours into the number of hours in such employee's regularly scheduled workweek; and (2) the number of civilian employees in the executive branch on September 30, 1990, shall be determined on the basis of the number of such employees as set forth in the `Monthly Report of Federal Civilian Employment' published by the Office of Personnel Management. (c) COMPLIANCE BY ATTRITION- Any reduction in the civilian workforce which must be accomplished before September 30, 1994, in order to achieve initial compliance with subsection (a), may not be effected through any involuntary separations (except to the extent that such separations would otherwise have occurred even if this Act had not been enacted). (d) SUSPENSION IN TIME OF WAR OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY- The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply during a time of war or period of national emergency declared by the Congress or the President. SEC. 2. REGULATIONS. (a) EXECUTIVE BRANCH- The President shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this Act with respect to the executive branch. (b) LEGISLATIVE BRANCH- The Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate, acting jointly, and after consultation with personnel officers having responsibility for employees within the legislative branch, shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this Act with respect to the legislative branch. (c) JUDICIAL BRANCH- The Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this Act with respect to the judicial branch. SEC. 3. DEFINITION. For purposes of this Act, the term `civilian employees in the executive branch' means all civilian employees in the executive branch of the Government, including those employed by the United States Postal Service or the Postal Rate Commission. Such term does not include-- (1) a law enforcement officer (within the meaning of section 8331(20) or section 8401(17) of title 5, United States Code); (2) an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, or the National Security Agency; or (3) an employee holding a position, the duties and responsibilities of which involve the delivery of health-care services.