Summary: H.R.782 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (07/25/1996)

Federal Employee Representation Improvement Act of 1996 - Amends the Federal criminal code to permit a Government officer or employee, without compensation, to represent before the Government any cooperative, voluntary, professional, recreational, or similar organization or group not operated for profit, if a majority of the organization's or group's members are current officers or employees of the United States or the District of Columbia, except regarding a covered matter that: (1) is a claim against the Government; (2) is a judicial or administrative proceeding where the organization or group is a party; or (3) involves a grant, contract, or other agreement providing for the disbursement of Federal funds to the organization or group.

Provides that nothing in this Act prevents an employee from acting pursuant to specified provisions with respect to: (1) Federal labor-management relations; (2) employment with, or employee-management agreements in, the U.S. Postal Service; (3) labor-management provisions under the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 and the Foreign Service Act of 1980; or (4) any provision of any other Federal or District of Columbia law that authorizes labor-management relations between an agency or instrumentality of the United States or the District and any labor organization that represents its employees.