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Calendar No. 35

115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 861


To provide for the compensation of Federal employees affected by lapses in appropriations.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 5 (legislative day, April 4), 2017

Mr. Cardin (for himself, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Blumenthal, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Carper, Mr. Warner, Mr. Markey, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Udall, Ms. Hirono, Mrs. Shaheen, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Kaine, Mrs. Murray, and Mr. Brown) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

April 7, 2017

Read the second time and placed on the calendar


A BILL

To provide for the compensation of Federal employees affected by lapses in appropriations.

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 “Federal Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Compensation for Federal employees affected by a lapse in appropriations.

Section 1341 of title 31, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking “An officer” and inserting “Except as specified in this subchapter or any other provision of law, an officer”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(c) (1) In this subsection—

“(A) the term ‘covered lapse in appropriations’ means any lapse in appropriations that begins on or after April 28, 2017; and

“(B) the term ‘excepted employee’ means an excepted employee or an employee performing emergency work, as such terms are defined by the Office of Personnel Management.

“(2) Each Federal employee furloughed as a result of a covered lapse in appropriations shall be paid for the period of the lapse in appropriations, and each excepted employee who is required to perform work during a covered lapse in appropriations shall be paid for such work, at the employee's standard rate of pay, at the earliest date possible after the lapse in appropriations ends, regardless of scheduled pay dates.

“(3) During a covered lapse in appropriations, each excepted employee who is required to perform work shall be entitled to use leave under chapter 63 of title 5, or any other applicable law governing the use of leave by the excepted employee, for which compensation shall be paid at the earliest date possible after the lapse in appropriations ends, regardless of scheduled pay dates.”.


Calendar No. 35

115th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 861

A BILL
To provide for the compensation of Federal employees affected by lapses in appropriations.

April 7, 2017
Read the second time and placed on the calendar