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H.R.568: To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Dennis Ross, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action July 16, 2013
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Bill Summary

Requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), not later than March 31 of each year, to report to Congress on the use of official time by federal employees. Requires each federal agency, not later than December 31 of each year, to submit to OPM information required for OPM's report to Congress.

Defines "official time" as any period of time granted to a federal employee to perform representational or consultative functions in labor-management relations during which the employee would otherwise be in a duty status.

Requires OPM's report to Congress to include: (1) the total amount of official time granted to employees, (2) the average amount of official time expended per bargaining unit employee, (3) the specific types of activities or purposes for which official time was granted and the impact which the granting of such official time had on agency operations, (4) the total number of employees to whom official time was granted and the total number of such employe...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 16, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 111.
July 16, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-154.
May 22, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 22, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.