Summary: H.R.249 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/11/2021)

Protecting Federal Workers Act

This bill nullifies certain executive orders concerning federal-employee collective bargaining, classifications, and training. Specifically, it rescinds orders and a memorandum that

  • limit the use of unrestricted grants for union activity,
  • specify objectives for agencies to negotiate collective-bargaining agreements and establish the Interagency Labor Relations Working Group,
  • establish principles for the removal and discipline of federal employees and other personnel issues,
  • prohibit government contractors and other entities from conducting specified workplace training related to race or sex,
  • place certain executive agency positions under a new schedule in the excepted service instead of the competitive service, and
  • delegate authority to the Secretary of Defense to exclude the Department of Defense from certain labor-relations requirements.