House Oversight Committee Considers Official Time Bills

ominious-legislationTomorrow, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a markup to consider a variety of legislation. Included on the Committee’s agenda are two newly-introduced bills in the first session of the 115th Congress on official time. H.R. 1293, introduced by Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) is a bill requiring an annual report from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on agencies’ use of official time*—it is a bill that has been introduced and has passed the House in several previous Congresses. Additionally, Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10) introduced a bill yesterday that seeks to substantially limit official time—by not providing retirement credit to individuals who spend more than 80% of their regular work hours on official time. Continue reading “House Oversight Committee Considers Official Time Bills”