Summary: H.R.858 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/08/1999)

District of Columbia Court Employees Act of 1999 - Treats nonjudicial employees of the District of Columbia court as Federal employees solely for purposes of Federal law (relating to employees' right to petition Congress).

Allows such employees or former employees to file civil actions, constituting their exclusive remedies under Federal or District laws, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for relief of violation of this Act (with regard to an adverse personnel action for communications with Congress) if: (1) they reasonably believe that such violation has occurred; (2) the individuals file a grievance relating to such violation with the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration of the District within 270 days after the violation occurred; (3) the Committee makes a final decision or makes no decision within 60 days after the filing; and (4) the individuals file the civil action within one year after the date of the violation. Specifies judicial relief for such individuals, including reinstatement to former position and reinstatement of full fringe benefits and seniority rights, as well as compensation for lost wages and benefits.