Bill to fund overtime pay for Secret Service agents OK'd

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.”

Reader comments

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Why is this bill only directed at the USSS? There are plenty of us out here who hit the pay cap as well.

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 Michigan

?-4-U:Why is he already campaigning for a 2nd term when he hasn't yet done the job of the 1st All the trips, how many family mbrs do SS have to protect these days? He needs to stay in DC and do the job elected for, B-4 spending T/P $ to get support to re-elect him.

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