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Dhs Paid Administrative Leave Accountability Act Of 2015 June 23, 2015
Buddy Carter, R-GA
"From 2011 to 2013, over 200 DHS employees were placed on paid administrative leave. While administrative leave may be necessary on a case-by-case basis, more frequently, we hear of Federal employees who are under investigation for conduct-related actions. These investigations can last for several months, which can result in a substantial cost to taxpayers."
Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act—Continued June 23, 2015
Jerry Moran, R-KS
"In both of these contractor breaches, OPM was required to send out notifications to Federal employees who were affected. Clearly OPM knew about these breaches. Now we have learned that the credentials stolen in those original breaches were used to enter the OPM system and this time steal highly sensitive information. The information stolen was Social Security numbers, military records, veteran status, addresses, birth dates, job and pay history, health insurance, life insurance, pension, age, gender, race, and union status. So these three separate examples should have been the stark warning to secure this highly sensitive data."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions June 23, 2015
Susan Collins, R-ME
"The impact of these two provisions is most acute in 15 States, including Maine, which have state retirement plans that lack a Social Security component. However, it is important to point out that the GPO and WEP affect public employees and retirees in every state, including our emergency responders, other Federal employees, and postal workers. Nationwide, more than \1/3\ of teachers and educating employees, and more than \1/5\ of other public employees, are affected by the GPO and/or the WEP."
Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016 June 17, 2015
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"There are over 4.5 million federal employees and contractors with access to secret information, which is larger than the entire population of Los Angeles. I am concerned that the amount of information being reviewed by the intelligence community and number of people involved may actually be making us less safe."
Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 June 4, 2015
Marsha Blackburn, R-TN
"Mr. Chairman, let me tell you why this is the right approach. Our States, who can’t go print money in order to balance their budget, utilize across-the-board cuts. Look at Tennessee, Massachusetts, Washington State, New Jersey, and Colorado. They all employ this. Here is why, if you want to engage State employees and Federal employees, and bring the agencies into the process, you say: Okay. We have set your budget levels, we have appropriated your money, now we are coming to you. You are a part of the team, and we need you to engage in how we best save taxpayer money."

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