From barring employee bonuses to ending “official time,” there’s been no shortage of legislation introduced this year affecting the federal workforce. Federal News Radio’s Bill Tracker follows the bills affecting federal pay and benefits, the size of the workforce and more.
This page will be regularly updated. Check back for status changes and the addition of new bills.
(Last updated: Oct. 8, 2013)
Impact on feds
ENSURES BACKPAY FOR FEDS FURLOUGHED DURING THE SHUTDOWN
Would guarantee both those employees required to work through the shutdown and those placed on unpaid leave receive backpay once Congress restores funding. Read the full story
Passed unanimously by the House, awaiting vote in the Senate (10/5/13/td>
REQUIRES ALL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE FROM AFFORDABLE CARE ACT EXCHANGES
Would amend the Affordable Care Act to require that all federal employees purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act exchanges. Currently, only members of Congress and their staffers are required to do so.