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Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act

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A bill to require the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to create a classification that more accurately reflects the vital role of wildland firefighters.


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Date
04/26/2017Introduced in Senate

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Date
04/26/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2561)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 04/26/2017
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 12/06/2017

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Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs04/26/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (04/26/2017)

Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act

This bill requires the Office of Personnel Management to develop a distinct wildland firefighter occupational series. The series must apply to the following positions:

  • forestry technician;
  • range technician;
  • other positions related to significant prevention, preparedness, control, suppression, or management activities for wildland firefighters; and
  • other positions conducting activities necessary to meet any other emergency incident.

The Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture must use the series in the advertising and hiring of a wildland firefighter.

The bill requires an employee in a wildland firefighter occupational series to receive a pay differential based on the unusual physical hardship or hazardous nature of the position.

An individual employed as a wildland firefighter on the date on which the occupational series takes effect may: (1) remain in the occupational series in which the individual is working, or (2) be included in the wildland firefighter occupational series.