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113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4031


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 22, 2014

Received


AN ACT

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal of Senior Executive Service employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance, 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 “Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Removal of Senior Executive Service employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance.

(a) In general.—Chapter 7 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 713. Senior Executive Service: removal based on performance

“(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may remove any individual from the Senior Executive Service if the Secretary determines the performance of the individual warrants such removal. If the Secretary so removes such an individual, the Secretary may—

“(1) remove the individual from Federal service; or

“(2) transfer the individual to a General Schedule position at any grade of the General Schedule the Secretary determines appropriate.

“(b) Notice to Congress.—Not later than 30 days after removing an individual from the Senior Executive Service under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives notice in writing of such removal and the reason for such removal.

“(c) Manner of removal.—A removal under this section shall be done in the same manner as the removal of a professional staff member employed by a Member of Congress.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“713. Senior Executive Service: removal based on performance.”.

Passed the House of Representatives May 21, 2014.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk