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Essential Services Act of 2013

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A bill to provide flexibility to agencies on determining what employees are essential personnel in implementing the sequester.


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04/15/2013Introduced in Senate

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04/15/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
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Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs04/15/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (04/15/2013)

Essential Services Act of 2013 - Requires executive agency heads to exempt essential employees from furloughs required by sequestration. Defines "essential employee" as an employee that performs work involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.

Allows agencies to transfer their budgetary resources to carry out this Act, but only to maintain essential employees.