Summary: H.R.4797 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4797. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/09/2004)

Continuity of Operations Demonstration Project Act - Directs the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, in order to test the preparedness of the Government to continue to operate in the event of an extended emergency situation, to establish a demonstration project under which, through agreements with two or more agencies, a representative range of Government services and operations (both essential and nonessential) shall be performed under circumstances simulating a situation in which Federal employees are, as a result of a sudden and unexpected contingency, required to work: (1) from home or other sites apart from their usual and customary duty station; and (2) for a continuous period of not less than 30 days.

Directs the Council, in carrying out the demonstration project, to ensure that specified requirements are met with respect to: (1) communications; (2) access to technologies, information, or other resources; (3) participation (limited to those employees who would otherwise have been eligible to telework); and (4) coordination with otherwise existing Federal telework policies, requirements, and funding.