S.742 - Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH] (Introduced 03/16/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 114-226|
|Latest Action:||03/14/2016 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 386. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.742 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.