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House Proceeding on Oct 8th, 2009 :: 0:43:05 to 0:46:15
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:01 to 0:43:21( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: authorization bill like every defense authorization bill for at least a decade that dealt with defense and those who defendur country, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch. mr. lynch: i thank the gentlelady for her courtesy and

Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:05 to 0:46:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:22 to 0:43:43( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the time. mr. speaker, i rise in support of the rule for h.r. 2647, the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2010. in addition to the bill's robust support of our national defense and national security programs, h.r. 2647 includes several key federal employee initiatives which will -- which come under my jurisdiction as

Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:44 to 0:44:05( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the chairman of the federal work force, postal service and district of columbia subcommittee. i'm pleased to report that the bill significantly enhances the federal government's recruitment and retention capabilities as well as further bolesering agency management and federal worker productivity. the underlying bill will now allow the federal employees retirement system to provide employees with retiremen

Stephen F. Lynch

0:44:06 to 0:44:27( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: credit for unused sick time. under the current system, we have half-hour employees that are allowed to get credit for unused sick time and the others are encouraged to use their sick time whether they need it or not. under this new system, under this bill federal workers, managers a the flexibility they have long called for.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:44:28 to 0:44:49( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: this is a great change in our personnel management system. additionally, this legislation fixes a civil service retirement annuity calculation problems for those employees who wish to phase down to part time at the end of their working careers. under the existing system, if a senior employee, many times our most valuable senior employees,

Stephen F. Lynch

0:44:50 to 0:45:10( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: are forced to simply retire and not work part time at the end of their career in order to train their successors because of the calculation would hurt their pension if they work part time at the end of their career, this change will obviously correct that inequity. the office of personnel

Stephen F. Lynch

0:45:11 to 0:45:32( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: management supports this fix who help employees who are nearing the end of their careers and who want to work part time to help train future agency leaders. also, included is a provision that includes a small number of d.c. court employees that will be compensated properly for loss of time and credit when they work -- madam, can i get another minute?

Stephen F. Lynch

0:45:33 to 0:45:53( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: ms. slaughter: let me yield another minute to the gentleman. . mr. lynch: 2647 will also terminate d.o.d.'s disastrous so-called pay for performance personnel system. i would like to extend my

Stephen F. Lynch

0:45:54 to 0:46:15( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: gratitude to ike skelton, and buck mckeon, as well as members jim moran from virginia, mr. connolly from virginia, mr. van hollen from maryland, and congresswoman eleanor holmes norton from the district of columbia and majority leader steny hoyer for their efforts on behalf of federal work force. mr. speaker, i conclude my

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