WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed with unanimous support the Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act (H.R. 2465). The legislation updates the federal workers’ compensation program to better protect taxpayer resources and modernizes benefits to reflect the realities of today’s economy.
“I am pleased we’ve been able to work together and move forward with commonsense reforms that will improve the efficiency of the federal workers’ compensation program and promote better use of taxpayer dollars,” said Chairman John Kline. “We can no longer afford to leave government programs on autopilot. I appreciate the bipartisan work of my colleagues, and look forward to building upon today’s effort to further strengthen this program.”
On May 12, the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg, held a hearing to examine weaknesses in the current federal workers’ compensation program. As Rep. Walberg noted today, “The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act has long represented our commitment to the men and women who serve our nation in the federal workforce.” Rep. Walberg continued, “I am delighted to be a part of this bipartisan initiative to update and improve this important program.”
More info on H.R. 2465 is available here.
Source: Committee on Education & the Workforce