H. Res. 1509: H.R. 1722 - Telework Improvements Act of 2009

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 6-2 on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 238-180 AFTER AFREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 232-184 on Wednesday, July 14, 2010.  

MANAGERS: McGovern/Foxx

111th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 1509

[Report No. 111-535]

 

H.R. 1722 - Telework Improvements Act of 2009

1.         Closed rule.       

2.         Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 

3.         Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  

4.         Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, now printed in the bill, as modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5.         Waives all points of order against the bill, as amended.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).     

6.         Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.       

7.         Tables House Resolution 1496.                                                                                 

RESOLUTION

            Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1722) to improve teleworking in executive agencies by developing a telework program that allows employees to telework at least 20 percent of the hours worked in every 2 administrative workweeks, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. House Resolution 1496 is laid on the table.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Text of the Amendment

Would exclude employees who have been disciplined for certain activities from teleworking, require OMB to issue guidelines to prevent inappropriate use of official time or resources for certain activities, limit the travel expenses test programs to telework programs, and make technical and clarifying changes. OMB is required under the amendment to issue guidelines to prevent inappropriate use of official time or resources that violates subpart G of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch by viewing, downloading, or exchanging pornography. Also, the amendment would add language providing that the legislation does not authorize telework for an employee who has been officially disciplined for violations of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch for viewing, downloading, or exchanging pornography.