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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 6016, Government Employee Accountability Act   [open pdf - 19KB]

"CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that implementing H.R. 6016 would not have a significant impact on federal spending. Enacting the bill could affect revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that any effects would be insignificant for each year. H.R. 6016 would allow agencies to place Senior Executive Service (SES) employees on unpaid administrative leave for up to 180 days if they are accused of misappropriation of funds, misconduct, neglect of duty, or malfeasance. Currently, investigations of such offenses generally require agencies to initially place employees on paid leave, but later those employees may be suspended indefinitely without pay. Since administrative leave for misconduct is not tracked separately it is difficult to quantify the number of instances that it has occurred, but according to the Office of Personnel Management and other federal agencies, it is very uncommon. CBO assumes that citations for such misconduct will continue to be uncommon and therefore only a few SES employees would be subject to unpaid leave over the 2013-2022 period."

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2012-09-14
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Congressional Budget Office: http://cbo.gov/
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