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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (03/14/2016)

Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) This bill prohibits a federal agency from awarding a bonus to any employee for five years after the end of a fiscal year in which the agency makes an adverse finding relating to the employee. An "adverse finding" is a determination that an employee's conduct violated: (1) a policy of the agency for which the employee may be removed or suspended for at least 14 days, or (2) a law for which the employee may be imprisoned for more than one year.

The bill requires an agency to issue an order directing an employee to repay a bonus awarded in any year in which such a finding is made. As a condition of receiving a bonus awarded after this Act's enactment, an employee must certify that he or she shall repay the bonus in accordance with such an order.

An employee deemed to be ineligible for a bonus or against whom a repayment order is issued may appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
03/14/2016 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-226.
03/16/2015 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date
03/14/2016 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 386.
Action By: Senate
03/14/2016 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-226.
Action By: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
06/24/2015 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. Markup report CQ
Action By: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
03/16/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Titles (3)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Reported to Senate:

Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced:

Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act of 2015

Official Titles:

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced:

A bill to appropriately limit the authority to award bonuses to employees.


Subjects (6)

  • Congressional oversight
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
  • Government studies and investigations

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]* 03/16/2015
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]* 03/16/2015
Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] 12/08/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs03/16/2015 Referred to
06/24/2015 Markup by
03/14/2016 Reported by S. Rept. 114-226

Related Bills (1)

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