Lawmakers to vote on bill that extends probationary period
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Nov 29, 2017
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill that would extend the probationary period for members of the senior executive service from one year to two years, Federal Times.
The bill, ‘’Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act of 2017,” would require a probationary period of at least two years for most members of the civil service, the article notes.
According to the report, it raised some controversy during its committee hearing because Republicans said that the two-year period would allow for more accurate evaluations of employee performance while Democrats said that there was not sufficient evidence that an extended probationary period would be beneficial.