H.R.903 - Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] (Introduced 02/05/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Oversight and Reform|
|Committee Meetings:||07/28/21 9:00AM|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/28/2021 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 11. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.903 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/05/2021)
Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act of 2021 or the Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2021
This bill modifies the workplace rights, protections, and benefits applicable to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel.
Specifically, the bill
- within 180 days, eliminates personnel authorities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation governing the conditions of employment for TSA employees, thus making TSA employees subject to the personnel management system applicable to other federal employees;
- sets forth transition rules that protect the pay rates, leave rights, and other rights of TSA employees; and
- requires DHS to consult with the labor organization certified by the Federal Labor Relations Authority to carry out the conversion of such positions.
The bill also
- directs the TSA to consult with public and private entities associated with the Federal Air Marshal Service to address concerns regarding federal air marshals, including mental health and suicide rates;
- prohibits TSA employees from using or installing the social media video application TikTok on U.S. government-issued mobile devices;
- requires DHS to prioritize the hiring of veterans, including disabled veterans; and
- directs the TSA to ensure its employees are provided proper guidance regarding prevention and protections against the coronavirus (i.e., the virus that causes COVID-19).