Hearing on H.R. 307: Federal Protection Service Reform Act, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, September 6, 2001 [open pdf - 80KB]
The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management met to receive testimony on H.R. 307, the Federal Protective Service Reform Act. The Subcommittee will receive testimony from the primary sponsor of the legislation, Congressman Traficant, the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service of the General Services Administration, the Fraternal Order of Police and from the American Federation of Government Employees. The bill directs the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to conduct a survey of the pay and benefits of all other Federal police forces to determine disparities between the pay and benefits of such forces. The Director of OPM is to transmit the findings to Congress six months after the date of enactment. Also, within one year of enactment the minimum level of full time equivalent police officers is established at 730. The Commissioner of FPS is required to prescribe the minimum standards of suitability in contracting for security guards and will conduct a cost analysis on each security personnel contract. Title II of H.R. 307, amends the Public Buildings Act of 1959, concerning safety and security of children enrolled in childcare facilities located in Federal buildings. The bill instructs GSA to notify the parents or guardians enrolling their children in a childcare center located in a Federal building of the current Federal agencies occupying the building, the level of security of that particular Federal building and to notify parents of any change of Federal tenants in the building. It also requires GSA to submit a comprehensive report to Congress on childcare facilities under the control of the Administrator. Statements include those of Jim Traficant and Steven Bellew.