S.696 - Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (Introduced 03/22/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 115-127|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/11/2017 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 167. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.696 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/22/2017)
Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act
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 an adverse finding is made. As a condition of receiving a bonus awarded after this bill's enactment, an employee must certify that he or she will repay the bonus in accordance with such an order.