Summary: H.R.5387 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5387. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/17/2002)

Federal Bureau of Investigation Reform Act of 2002 - Rewrites provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978 to: (1) authorize the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing or administrative misconduct by DOJ employees, or to refer such allegations to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) or the appropriate internal affairs office; (2) direct the IG to refer to OPR counsel certain allegations of misconduct involving DOJ personnel; and (3) direct the Attorney General to ensure that any DOJ component receiving a non-frivolous allegation of criminal wrongdoing or administrative misconduct by a DOJ employee reports that information to the IG.

Requires the IG to direct that one official of the IG's office be responsible for supervising and coordinating independent oversight of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) programs and operations until September 30, 2003. Allows continued individual oversight after that date. Directs the IG to submit a plan for FBI oversight.

Expands the scope of FBI whistle-blower protections.

Directs: (1) the Attorney General to establish policies and procedures regarding persons serving in FBI security positions, and a counterintelligence screening polygraph program for the FBI; and (2) the FBI Director, acting through a Director of Security, to establish a security career program board.

Authorizes: (1) the Director to establish a permanent FBI police force to protect persons and property within FBI buildings and grounds; and (2) disciplinary suspensions of members of the Senior Executive Service for any length of time (currently for more than 14 days).