Text: H.R.2061 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-73 (12/20/2011)
[112th Congress Public Law 73]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 112-73
To authorize the presentation of a United States flag on behalf of
Federal civilian employees who die of injuries incurred in connection
with their employment. <<NOTE: Dec. 20, 2011 - [H.R. 2061]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Civilian Service
Recognition Act of 2011. 5 USC 5570 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Civilian Service Recognition Act of
SEC. 2. PRESENTATION OF UNITED STATES FLAG ON BEHALF OF FEDERAL
CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES WHO DIE OF INJURIES
INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR EMPLOYMENT.
(a) Presentation Authorized.--Upon receipt of a request under
subsection (b), the head of an executive agency may give a flag of the
United States for an individual who--
(1) was an employee of the agency; and
(2) dies <<NOTE: President.>> of injuries incurred in
connection with such individual's employment with the Federal
Government, suffered as a result of a criminal act, an act of
terrorism, a natural disaster, or other circumstance as
determined by the President.
(b) Request for Flag.--The head of an executive agency may furnish a
flag for a deceased employee described in subsection (a) upon the
(1) the employee's widow or widower, child, sibling, or
(2) if no request is received from an individual described
in paragraph (1), an individual other than the next of kin as
determined by the Director of the Office of Personnel
(c) Classified Information.--The head of an executive agency may
disclose information necessary to show that a deceased individual is an
employee described in subsection (a) to the extent that such information
is not classified and to the extent that such disclosure does not
endanger the national security of the United States.
(d) Employee Notification of Flag Benefit.--The head of an executive
agency shall provide appropriate notice to employees of the agency of
the flag benefit provided for under this section.
(e) Regulations.--The Director of the Office of Personnel
Management, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the
Secretary of Homeland Security, may prescribe regulations to implement
this section. Any such regulations shall provide for the
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head of an executive agency to consider the conditions and circumstances
surrounding the death of an employee and nature of the service of the
(f) Definitions.--In this section:
(1) Employee.--The term ``employee'' has the meaning given
that term in section 2105 of title 5, United States Code, and
includes an officer or employee of the United States Postal
Service or of the Postal Regulatory Commission.
(2) Executive agency.--The term ``executive agency'' has the
meaning given that term in section 105 of title 5, United States
Code, and includes the United States Postal Service and the
Postal Regulatory Commission.
Approved December 20, 2011.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2061:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-149 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 157 (2011):
Nov. 2, considered and passed House.
Dec. 8, considered and passed Senate.