Text: H.R.237 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/14/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 237


To amend title 5, United States Code, to reduce the number of civil service positions within the executive branch, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 14, 2013

Mr. Marino introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to reduce the number of civil service positions within the executive branch, and for other purposes.

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 “Federal Hiring Freeze Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Reducing the number of Federal employees.

Section 3101 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “Each Executive agency” and inserting “(a) In general.—Subject to subsection (b), each Executive agency”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(b) Reduction in number of employees.—

“(1) HIRING FREEZE.—During each fiscal year which begins after the date of the enactment of this subsection and for which the Director of the Office of Management and Budget projects that there will be a Federal budget deficit, the head of an Executive agency may not appoint an individual to any position in the agency, except as otherwise provided in this subsection.

“(2) EXEMPTIONS.—The President may waive the application of paragraph (1) in any of the following circumstances or for any of the following reasons:

“(A) The existence of a state of war or other vital national security concern.

“(B) To make an appointment (including to a position within the Bureau of Prisons) for purposes relating to Federal law enforcement.

“(C) To carry out a written commitment made by the Government on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection.

“(D) To make 1 or more appointments involving only the reassignment of personnel within the same agency.

“(E) The appointment is to a position under the Executive Schedule.

“(F) The appointment is of a short-term, seasonal, or intermittent nature and consistent with the agency’s hiring pattern and personnel levels of the previous fiscal year.

“(G) The appointment is to a position in the Executive Office of the President and necessary to facilitate the orderly transition and operation of a new Presidential administration.

“(H) The appointment is to a position within the United States Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission.

“(I) The appointment is to a position within the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller.

“(3) REPORTS TO CONGRESS.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 90 days after the end of each quarter of a fiscal year, the President shall provide Congress with a report containing a list of each appointment approved by the President under this subsection during the quarter, broken down by Executive agency.

“(B) INFORMATION INCLUDED.—The list contained in a report provided to Congress under subparagraph (A) shall include a description of the position associated with each approved appointment, but shall not provide any information that may be used to identify the individual appointed to the position.

“(C) PUBLIC DISSEMINATION.—The President shall make each report provided to Congress under subparagraph (A) available to the public by posting the report on the official public website of the Executive Office of the President in a searchable, sortable, and down­load­able manner.

“(4) TERMINATION.—Paragraph (1) shall cease to apply after the date as of which the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines that a Federal budget deficit no longer exists.”.