House Passes Two Oversight Committee Bills

Published: May 24, 2017

Bills address Official Time Transparency and Social Security Number Fraud Prevention 

“While OPM may request that agencies provide data related to official time, OPM does not have any set standards or procedures prescribing the collection of official time data. Considering the burden that official time puts on the taxpayer, more stringent reporting is necessary.”  

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two House Oversight and Government Reform Committee bills that address official time reporting by the federal government, and social security number fraud prevention. Both bills passed on voice vote.

Bill information below:

H.R. 1293, To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees

(Sponsor: Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL)

  • Requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by federal employees.   

H.R. 624, the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017

(Sponsor: Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)

  • Prohibits federal agencies from sending SSNs through the mail unless necessary and requires major agencies to issue regulations specifying the circumstances under which sending an SSN by mail is necessary.

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