Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 1517: A bill to allow certain U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who serve under an overseas limited appointment for at least two years, and whose service is rated successful or higher throughout that time, to be converted to a permanent appointment in the competitive service [open pdf - 12KB]
This Cost Estimate published by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides an analysis of H.R. 1517, which "would authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Department of Homeland Security to change the employment status of certain individuals stationed overseas. The bill would change those employees' status from 'overseas limited appointment' to 'permanent appointment in the competitive service' to comply with certain international agreements between the United States and other countries. The legislation would apply to 35 employees who began service with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service. H.R. 1517 would not change the salaries or significantly alter the benefits of those individuals. Thus, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have no significant effect on spending by CBP."
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