Bill to fund overtime pay for Secret Service agents OK'd
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Sep 14, 2017
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this week passed legislation that will fund salary and overtime pay to Secret Service agents.
According to the Secret Service, more than 1,000 agents—one third of the workforce—have “maxed out” their annual overtime and salary under the pay cap that prohibits agents from being paid for overtime after reaching the maximum annual salary for the pay rate of GS-15.
The bill—H.R. 3731, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.)— would allow the Secret Service to cover additional overtime earned this year and the next up to level II of the Executive Schedule. It would also require the agency to submit a report to Congress on recruitment and retention efforts.
“The men and women of the Secret Service deserve to be paid for the hours they work, period,” Katko and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, said in a statement, continuing, “They put their lives on the line every day and make tremendous personal sacrifices for our country. We cannot expect the Secret Service to recruit and retain the best of the best if they are not being compensated for the additional work that is demanded of them.”