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114th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 4138

  To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recoup relocation 
    expenses paid to or on behalf of employees of the Department of 
                           Veterans Affairs.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            December 1, 2015

 Mr. Miller of Florida (for himself, Mr. Bridenstine, and Mr. Costello 
 of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to 
the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 
   Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
  To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recoup relocation 
    expenses paid to or on behalf of employees of the Department of 
                           Veterans Affairs.

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

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO RECOUP RELOCATION EXPENSES PAID TO OR ON BEHALF 
              OF EMPLOYEES OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 7 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 715. Recoupment of relocation expenses paid on behalf of 
              employees of Department
    ``(a) Recoupment.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Secretary may direct an employee of the Department to repay the amount, 
or a portion of the amount, paid to or on behalf of the employee under 
title 5 for relocation expenses, including any expenses under section 
5724 or 5724a of such title, or this title if--
            ``(1) the Secretary determines such repayment appropriate 
        pursuant to regulations prescribed under subsection (c); and
            ``(2) before such repayment, the employee is afforded 
        notice and an opportunity for a hearing conducted by another 
        department or agency of the Federal Government.
    ``(b) Review.--A decision regarding a repayment by an employee 
pursuant to subsection (a)(2) is final and may not be reviewed by any 
department or agency or any court.
    ``(c) Regulations.--The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to 
carry out this section.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
such chapter is further amended by adding at the end the following new 
item:

``715. Recoupment of relocation expenses paid to or on behalf of 
                            employees of Department.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--Section 715 of title 38, United States Code, 
as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to an amount paid 
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to or on behalf of an employee of 
the Department of Veterans Affairs for relocation expenses before, on, 
or after the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (d) Construction.--Nothing in this Act or the amendments made by 
this Act may be construed to modify the certification issued by the 
Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Management and Budget 
regarding the performance appraisal system of the Senior Executive 
Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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