H.R.1392 - TechCorps Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 03/07/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Oversight and Government Reform; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/07/2017 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Ways and Means, 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. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1392 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/07/2017)
This bill requires the Office of Personnel Management to establish and maintain an electronic database of job vacancies across the government relating to information technology (IT). The database shall be published on the USAJobs website and shall describe such vacancies as TechCorps-eligible positions.
The National and Community Service Act of 1990 is amended to direct the Corporation for National and Community Service to enter into an agreement with a federal agency to carry out a TechCorps program, under which:
- individuals apply to service as TechCorps members prior to or after graduating from a program of study at an institution of education leading to a degree or certificate relating to IT,
- individuals are recruited in their last academic year,
- TechCorps members commit to employment with the federal agency in an IT-related job for at least two years, and
- individuals accepting such employment shall be TechCorps members for up to four years.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 is amended to provide that a borrower of a loan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program shall be eligible to defer payments for any period during which the borrower is serving as a TechCorps member. The Department of Education shall carry out a program of canceling a specified amount of the loan obligation amount of borrowers who: (1) serve as a TechCorps member for at least two years, and (2) are not in default.
The Government Accountability Office shall study and report to Congress on projected staffing needs for IT-related jobs in the federal government over the next ten years.