Text: H.R.1897 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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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.

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