Summary: H.R.4332 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/30/1981)

Air Traffic Controller Act of 1981 - Redefines the terms "air traffic controller" and "controller," for purposes of civil service provisions, to mean air traffic control specialists of the GS-2152 series, excluding management officials.

Establishes a workweek of four consecutive eight-hour days for controllers.

Directs the Office of Personnel Management to issue regulations providing that: (1) a controller shall be eligible for full retirement after 20 years of service as a controller actively engaged in the control of air traffic; (2) payment of the controller's retirement annuity shall commence within 30 days after the retirement date; and (3) the controller shall qualify for vested rights in the retirement program after five years of service.

Declares that controllers shall accrue one day of sick leave for each biweekly pay period.

Grants the controllers' exclusive representative the right to bargain collectively with their employer concerning wages, hours, and other conditions of employment.

Establishes a salary classification system for controllers. Provides for differential payments for hours worked during a night shift, weekend, or an assignment as an on-the-job instructor. Exempts the salary of an air traffic controller from provisions limiting the pay of Federal employees.