Description: TO PASS H.R. 6227, A BILL TO PROVIDE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR MISCONDUCT THE RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION.
Bill summary: States that Federal employees under investigation for misconduct which could lead to suspension, removal, or reduction in rank or pay shall not be required to answer questions about such misconduct unless the employee has been advised in writing of the charges pending against him, and has been provided with reasonable time to obtain a representative of his choice to be present during questioning,
Provides such employees with the right to appeal adverse decisions to the Civil Service Commission.
Stipulates that under regulations prescribed by the Commission, the employee shall be entitled to appear personally or through a representative of his choice.
States that employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency or the Federal Bureau of Investigation against whom such adverse actions are taken may appeal such actions solely to the President.
Directs the Civil Service Commission to prescribe regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. (Adds 5 U.S.C. 7171-7173)
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Bill titles: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide Federal employees under investigation for misconduct the right to representation during questioning regarding such misconduct.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 121-157, p. H10307;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov