Summary: H.Res.549 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/29/1984)

Fair Employment Relations Resolution - Declares that the purpose of this resolution is to implement specified clauses of rule XLIII (prohibiting a Member, officer, or employee of the House from engaging in employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin) and rule XI (requiring that professional committee staff members be appointed without regard to race, creed, sex, or age and solely on the basis of fitness to perform their duties) of the Rules of the House of Representatives.

Title I: Fair Employment Relations Board - Establishes the House Fair Employment Relations Board to: (1) make policies and guidelines for the implementation and enforcement of such rules; (2) supervise the operation of the House Fair Employment Relations Office; and (3) hear and determine complaints alleging violations of such rules.

Title II: House Fair Employment Relations Office - Establishes the House Fair Employment Relations Office, headed by a Director (appointed by the Board), to: (1) develop procedures to implement the policies and guidelines of the Board; and (2) report to the House on information maintained on each category of individuals afforded equal employment opportunity by such rules. Directs the Office to utilize such information to identify discriminatory wage-setting practices.

Requires the Office, upon request, to recommend to House committees improvements in their employment practices.

Directs the Office to report to the House, by January 3, 1985, on the continuation or improvement of the procedures for settling complaints.

Title III: Complaints of Violations of Equal Employment Opportunity - Sets forth procedures for individuals who allege discrimination in violation of rules XLIII or rule XI, including counseling and conciliation, formal complaints and hearings, and appeals to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.