Text: H.R.1541 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 1541 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1541

To establish limitations, for fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015 on the 
 total amount in awards or other discretionary monetary payments which 
                  may be paid to any Federal employee.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 12, 2013

 Mr. Meadows (for himself, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Collins of 
  Georgia, and Mr. Stutzman) introduced the following bill; which was 
      referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
To establish limitations, for fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015 on the 
 total amount in awards or other discretionary monetary payments which 
                  may be paid to any Federal employee.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Common Sense in Compensation Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act--
            (1) the term ``employee'' means an employee (as defined by 
        section 2105(a) of title 5, United States Code) holding a 
        position in or under an Executive agency;
            (2) the term ``Executive agency'' has the meaning given 
        such term by section 105 of title 5, United States Code;
            (3) the term ``discretionary monetary payment'' means--
                    (A) any award or other monetary payment under 
                chapter 45, or section 5753 or 5754, of title 5, United 
                States Code; and
                    (B) any step-increase under section 5336 of title 
                5, United States Code;
            (4) the term ``covered compensation'', as used with respect 
        to an employee in connection with any period, means the sum 
        of--
                    (A) the basic pay, and
                    (B) any discretionary monetary payments (excluding 
                basic pay),
        payable to such employee during such period; and
            (5) the term ``basic pay'' means basic pay for service as 
        an employee.

SEC. 3. LIMITATIONS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no discretionary 
monetary payment may be made to an employee--
            (1) during the period beginning on the date of the 
        enactment of this Act and ending as of the close of fiscal year 
        2013; or
            (2) during fiscal year 2014 or 2015, to the extent that 
        such payment would cause the total covered compensation of such 
        employee for such fiscal year to exceed 105 percent of the 
        total amount of basic pay payable to such individual (before 
        the application of any step-increase in such fiscal year under 
        section 5336 of title 5, United States Code) for such fiscal 
        year.

SEC. 4. REGULATIONS.

    The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe regulations to 
carry out this Act.
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