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Referred in Senate (07/31/2017)

1st Session
H. R. 2772


July 31, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for requirements relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans Affairs senior executive employees.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “VA Senior Executive Accountability Act” or the “SEA Act”.

SEC. 2. Semiannual reports on reassignment of Department of Veterans Affairs senior executive employees.

(a) In general.—Subchapter I of chapter 7 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 723. Reassignment of senior executives

“(a) Approval of reassignments.—No individual employed in a senior executive position at the Department may be reassigned to another such position at the Department unless such reassignment is approved in writing and signed by the Secretary.

“(b) Semiannual reports required.—Not later than June 30 and December 31 of each year, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the reassignment of individuals employed in senior executive positions at the Department to other such positions at the Department during the period covered by the report. Each such report shall describe the purpose of each such reassignment and the costs associated with such reassignment.

“(c) Senior executive position defined.—In this section, the term ‘senior executive position’ has the meaning given such term in section 713(g)(3) of this title.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 723 the following new item:

“724. Reassignment of senior executives.”.

Passed the House of Representatives July 28, 2017.

    Attest: karen l. haas,