Bill barring bad feds from receiving bonuses advances
- By FederalSoup Staff
- May 17, 2017
A Senate committee on May 17 advanced a bill recently reintroduced that would prevent federal employees who have committed egregious wrongdoing from receiving bonuses.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act (S. 696) along with 17 other bills.
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-sponsored the bill with Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).
It bill would prohibit agency leaders from awarding bonuses to employees who have committed a felony or violated a policy for which they could be removed or suspended no less than 14 days. It would also require employees who engage in such misconduct to repay bonuses they have already received.
An amendment by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) that would allow the use of installment plans for repayment was accepted by the committee.
The bill will now go to the full Senate.