Summary: H.R.3452 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/03/1996)

Presidential and Executive Office Accountability Act - Amends Federal law to provide for application of the following Federal laws to each component of the Executive Office of the President, the Executive Residence at the White House, and the official residence of the Vice President (the employing offices): (1) the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938; (2) title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (3) title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; (4) the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; (5) the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; (6) the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970; (7) Federal law relating to Federal service labor-management relations; (8) the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988; (9) the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; (10) the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and (11) Federal law relating to veterans' employment and reemployment. Prohibits, as well, intimidation or reprisal against any employee making a charge under any of the above.

Outlines various specified remedies for violations under such laws as well as administrative and judicial dispute-resolution procedures for considering alleged violations.

(Sec. 3) Amends Federal law to require: (1) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to have jurisdiction over a petition for review of a final decision of an agency or other authority concerning the application of such laws; and (2) the district courts to have exclusive jurisdiction over any civil action commenced by a covered employee. Provides for Supreme Court review of constitutional issues on an expedited basis.

(Sec. 4) Provides that each provision of Federal law applicable to the legislative branch under provisions of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, enacted later than 12 months after this Act is enacted, shall be deemed to apply to offices and employees covered by this Act, subject to exception.

(Sec. 5) Amends the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991 to repeal its rights, protections, and remedies with respect to employment of Presidential appointees.