[USC02] 2 USC CHAPTER 29, SUBCHAPTER I, Part B: Compensation and Other Personnel Matters
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2 USC CHAPTER 29, SUBCHAPTER I, Part B: Compensation and Other Personnel Matters
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 29—CAPITOL POLICESUBCHAPTER I—ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

Part B—Compensation and Other Personnel Matters

§1921. Repealed. Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1018(h)(2), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 369

Section, R.S. §1822, provided that Capitol Police would be paid on the order of the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate or the House.

Codification

Section was classified to section 207 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective Feb. 20, 2003, and applicable to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 1907(i) of this title.

§1921a. Sole and exclusive authority of Board and Chief to determine rates of pay

(a) In general

The Capitol Police Board and the Chief of the Capitol Police shall have the sole and exclusive authority to determine the rates and amounts for each of the following for members of the Capitol Police:

(1) The rate of basic pay (including the rate of basic pay upon appointment), premium pay, specialty assignment and proficiency pay, and merit pay.

(2) The rate of cost-of-living adjustments, comparability adjustments, and locality adjustments.

(3) The amount for recruitment and relocation bonuses.

(4) The amount for retention allowances.

(5) The amount for educational assistance payments.

(b) No review or appeal permitted

The determination of a rate or amount described in subsection (a) may not be subject to review or appeal in any manner.

(c) Rule of construction

Nothing in this section may be construed to affect—

(1) any authority provided under law for a committee of the House of Representatives or Senate, or any other entity of the legislative branch, to review or approve any determination of a rate or amount described in subsection (a);

(2) any rate or amount described in subsection (a) which is established under law; or

(3) the terms of any collective bargaining agreement.

(d) Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2005 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §1004, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3180.)

Codification

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005.

§1922. Unified payroll administration

Payroll administration for the Capitol Police and civilian support personnel of the Capitol Police shall be carried out on a unified basis by a single disbursing authority. The Capitol Police Board, with the approval of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, acting jointly, shall, by contract or otherwise, provide for such unified payroll administration.

(July 31, 1946, ch. 707, §9C, as added Pub. L. 102–397, title I, §102, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1950; amended Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §221(12), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1750.)

Codification

Section was classified to section 207a of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Amendments

1996Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "House Oversight" for "House Administration".

Change of Name

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 102–397, title I, §104, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1950, as amended by Pub. L. 102–392, title III, §321, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1726, provided that: "The unified payroll administration under the amendment made by section 102 [enacting this section] shall apply with respect to pay periods beginning after September 30, 1993."

[Pub. L. 102–392, title III, §321, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1726, provided that the amendment made by that section to section 104 of Pub. L. 102–397, set out above, is effective Oct. 6, 1992.]

§1923. Unified schedules of rates of basic pay and leave system

(a) Rates of basic pay

(1) The Capitol Police Board shall establish and maintain unified schedules of rates of basic pay for members and civilian employees of the Capitol Police which shall apply to both members and employees whose appointing authority is an officer of the Senate and members and employees whose appointing authority is an officer of the House of Representatives.

(2) The Capitol Police Board may, from time to time, adjust any schedule established under paragraph (1) to the extent that the Board determines appropriate to reflect changes in the cost of living and to maintain pay comparability.

(3) A schedule established or revised under paragraph (1) or (2) shall take effect only upon approval by the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(4) A schedule approved under paragraph (3) shall have the force and effect of law.

(b) Leave system

(1) The Capitol Police Board shall prescribe, by regulation, a unified leave system for members and civilian employees of the Capitol Police which shall apply to both members and employees whose appointing authority is an officer of the Senate and members and employees whose appointing authority is an officer of the House of Representatives. The leave system shall include provisions for—

(A) annual leave, based on years of service;

(B) sick leave;

(C) administrative leave;

(D) leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.);

(E) leave without pay and leave with reduced pay, including provisions relating to contributions for benefits for any period of such leave;

(F) approval of all leave by the Chief or the designee of the Chief;

(G) the order in which categories of leave shall be used;

(H) use, accrual, and carryover rules and limitations, including rules and limitations for any period of active duty in the Armed Forces;

(I) advance of annual leave or sick leave after a member or civilian employee has used all such accrued leave;

(J) buy back of annual leave or sick leave used during an extended recovery period in the case of an injury in the performance of duty;

(K) the use of accrued leave before termination of the employment as a member or civilian employee of the Capitol Police, with provision for lump sum payment for unused annual leave; and

(L) a leave-sharing program.


(2) The leave system under this section may not provide for the accrual of either annual or sick leave for any period of leave without pay or leave with reduced pay.

(3) All provisions of the leave system established under this subsection shall be subject to the approval of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate. All regulations approved under this subsection shall have the force and effect of law.

(c) Lump sum payments

(1) Upon the approval of the Capitol Police Board, a member or civilian employee of the Capitol Police who is separated from service may be paid a lump sum payment for the accrued annual leave of the member or civilian employee.

(2) The lump sum payment under paragraph (1)—

(A) shall equal the pay the member or civilian employee would have received had such member or employee remained in the service until the expiration of the period of annual leave;

(B) shall be paid from amounts appropriated to the Capitol Police;

(C) shall be based on the rate of basic pay in effect with respect to the member or civilian employee on the last day of service of the member or civilian employee;

(D) shall not be calculated on the basis of extending the period of leave described under subparagraph (A) by any holiday occurring after the date of separation from service;

(E) shall be considered pay for taxation purposes only; and

(F) shall be paid only after the Chairman of the Capitol Police Board certifies the applicable period of leave to the Secretary of the Senate or the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, as appropriate.


(3) A member or civilian employee of the Capitol Police who enters active duty in the Armed Forces may—

(A) receive a lump sum payment for accrued annual leave in accordance with this subsection, in addition to any pay or allowance payable from the Armed Forces; or

(B) elect to have the leave remain to the credit of such member or civilian employee until such member or civilian employee returns from active duty.


(4) The Capitol Police Board may prescribe regulations to carry out this subsection. No lump sum payment may be paid under this subsection until such regulations are approved by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives. All regulations approved under this subsection shall have the force and effect of law.

(d) Effect on appointment authority

Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the appointing authority of any officer of the Senate or the House of Representatives.

(Pub. L. 105–55, title I, §111, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1186.)

References in Text

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, referred to in subsec. (b)(1)(D), is Pub. L. 103–3, Feb. 5, 1993, 107 Stat. 6, as amended, which enacted sections 60m and 60n of this title, sections 6381 to 6387 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, and chapter 28 (§2601 et seq.) of Title 29, Labor, amended section 2105 of Title 5, and enacted provisions set out as notes under section 2601 of Title 29. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2601 of Title 29 and Tables.

Codification

Section was classified to section 207b of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Change of Name

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

§1924. Repealed. Pub. L. 111–145, §5(a)(2)(A), Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 53

Section, Pub. L. 92–184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 636; Pub. L. 93–245, ch. VI, §600, Jan. 3, 1974, 87 Stat. 1079; Pub. L. 93–554, title I, ch. III, Dec. 27, 1974, 88 Stat. 1777; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §221(10), (11), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1750, related to emergency duty overtime pay from funds disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer.

Codification

Section was classified to section 206b of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Subsecs. (a) to (f) of this section were based on section 3 of H. Res. No. 449, Ninety-second Congress, June 2, 1971, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 92–184, as amended by H. Res. No. 398, Ninety-third Congress, June 4, 1973, eff. Jan. 3, 1974, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 93–245, and H. Res. No. 1309, Ninety-third Congress, Oct. 10, 1974, eff. Dec. 27, 1974, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 93–554.

Subsec. (g) of this section was based on section 3 of H. Res. No. 1309, Ninety-third Congress, Oct. 10, 1974, eff. Dec. 27, 1974, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 93–554, and was repealed by Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §221(11)(B), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1750.

As originally codified, this section consisted of two undesignated pars. based on sections 3 and 5 of H. Res. No. 449, Ninety-second Congress, June 2, 1971, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 92–184. Section 5 of H. Res. No. 449 was superseded by section 3 of H. Res. No. 1309, formerly set out as subsec. (g) of this section, and was subsequently repealed by Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §221(11)(B), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1750.

§1925. Repealed. Pub. L. 111–145, §5(a)(2)(B), Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 53

Section, Pub. L. 92–51, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 130; Pub. L. 93–145, Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 93–371, §5, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 430, related to emergency duty overtime pay from funds disbursed by Secretary of the Senate.

Codification

Section was classified to section 206c of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

§1926. Educational assistance program for employees

(a) Establishment

In order to recruit or retain qualified personnel, the Chief of the Capitol Police may establish an educational assistance program for employees of the Capitol Police under which the Capitol Police may agree—

(1) to repay (by direct payments on behalf of the participating employee) all or any portion of a student loan previously taken out by the employee;

(2) to make direct payments to an educational institution on behalf of a participating employee or to reimburse a participating employee for all or any portion of any tuition or related educational expenses paid by the employee.

(b) Special rules for student loan repayments

(1) Application of regulations under executive branch program

In carrying out subsection (a)(1), the Chief of the Capitol Police may, by regulation, make applicable such provisions of section 5379 of title 5 as the Chief determines necessary to provide for such program.

(2) Restrictions on prior reimbursements

The Capitol Police may not reimburse any individual under subsection (a)(1) for any repayments made by the individual prior to entering into an agreement with the Capitol Police to participate in the program under this section.

(3) Use of recovered amounts

Any amount repaid by, or recovered from, an individual under subsection (a)(1) and its implementing regulations shall be credited to the appropriation account available for salaries or general expenses of the Capitol Police at the time of repayment or recovery. Such credited amount may be used for any authorized purpose of the account and shall remain available until expended.

(c) Limit on amount of payments

The total amount paid by the Capitol Police with respect to any individual under the program under this section may not exceed $40,000.

(d) No review of determinations

Any determination made under the program under this section shall not be reviewable or appealable in any manner.

(e) Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 107–117, div. B, §908, Jan. 10, 2002, 115 Stat. 2319; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1007, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 358.)

Codification

Section was classified to section 207b–1 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Amendments

2003Pub. L. 108–7 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section consisted of subsecs. (a) to (f) relating to student loan repayment program.

Deadline for Regulations

Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1020, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 370, provided that: "Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Feb. 20, 2003], the Chief of the Capitol Police shall promulgate any regulations required by sections 1004, 1006, 1007, and 1011 of this Act [enacting section 1931 of this title and amending this section and section 1927 of this title]."

§1927. Bonuses, retention allowances, and additional compensation

(a) Recruitment and relocation bonuses

(1) Authorization of payment

The Capitol Police Board (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Board") may authorize the Chief of the United States Capitol Police (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Chief") to pay a bonus to an individual who is newly appointed to a position as an officer or employee of the Capitol Police, and to pay an additional bonus to an individual who must relocate to accept a position as an officer or employee of the Capitol Police, if the Chief, in the Chief's sole discretion, determines that such a bonus will assist the Capitol Police in recruitment efforts.

(2) Amount of payment

The amount of a bonus under this subsection shall be determined by regulations of the Board, but the amount of any bonus paid to an individual under this subsection may not exceed 25 percent of the annual rate of basic pay of the position to which the individual is being appointed.

(3) Minimum period of service required

Payment of a bonus under this subsection shall be contingent upon the individual entering into an agreement with the Capitol Police to complete a period of employment with the Capitol Police, with the required period determined pursuant to regulations of the Board. If the individual voluntarily fails to complete such period of service or is separated from the service before completion of such period of service for cause on charges of misconduct or delinquency, the individual shall repay the bonus on a pro rata basis.

(4) Bonus not considered part of basic pay

A bonus under this subsection shall be paid as a lump sum, and may not be considered to be part of the basic pay of the officer or employee.

(5) Payment permitted prior to commencement of duty

Under regulations of the Board, a bonus under this subsection may be paid to a newly-hired officer or employee before the officer or employee enters on duty.

(6) Determination not appealable or reviewable

Any determination of the Chief under this subsection shall not be appealable or reviewable in any manner.

(b) Retention allowances

(1) Authorization of payment

The Board may authorize the Chief to pay an allowance to an officer or employee of the United States Capitol Police if the Chief, in the Chief's sole discretion, determines that such a bonus will assist the Capitol Police in retention efforts.

(2) Amount of payment

A retention allowance, which shall be stated as a percentage of the rate of basic pay of the officer or employee, may not exceed 25 percent of such rate of basic pay.

(3) Payment not considered part of basic pay

A retention allowance may not be considered to be part of the basic pay of an officer or employee, and any determination of the Chief under this subsection, or the reduction or elimination of a retention allowance, shall not be appealable or reviewable in any manner. The preceding sentence shall not be construed to extinguish or lessen any right or remedy under any of the laws made applicable to the Capitol Police pursuant to section 1302 of this title.

(4) Time and manner of payment

A retention allowance under this subsection shall be paid at the same time and in the same manner as the officer's or employee's basic pay is paid.

(c) Lump sum incentive and merit bonus payments

(1) In general

The Board may pay an incentive or merit bonus to an officer or employee of the United States Capitol Police who meets such criteria for receiving the bonus as the Board may establish.

(2) Bonus not considered part of basic pay

A bonus under this subsection shall be paid as a lump sum, and may not be considered to be part of the basic pay of the officer or employee.

(d) Service step increases for meritorious service for officers

Upon the approval of the Chief—

(1) an officer of the United States Capitol Police in a service step who has demonstrated meritorious service (in accordance with criteria established by the Chief or the Chief's designee) may be advanced in compensation to the next higher service step, effective with the first pay period which begins after the date of the Chief's approval; and

(2) an officer of the United States Capitol Police in a service step who has demonstrated extraordinary performance (in accordance with criteria established by the Chief or the Chief's designee) may be advanced in compensation to the second next higher service step, effective with the first pay period which begins after the date of the Chief's approval.

(e) Regulations

(1) In general

The payment of bonuses, allowances, step increases, compensation, and other payments pursuant to this section shall be carried out in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Board.

(2) Repealed. Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1004(2), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 358

(f) Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 107–117, div. B, §909, Jan. 10, 2002, 115 Stat. 2320; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §§1004, 1006, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 358.)

Codification

Section was classified to section 207b–2 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Amendments

2003—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 108–7, §1004(1)(A), substituted "the Chief, in the Chief's sole discretion, determines that such a bonus will assist the Capitol Police in recruitment efforts" for "the Board determines that the Capitol Police would be likely, in the absence of such a bonus, to encounter difficulty in filling the position".

Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 108–7, §1004(1)(B), added par. (6).

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 108–7, §1006(1), substituted "if the Chief, in the Chief's sole discretion, determines that such a bonus will assist the Capitol Police in retention efforts." for "if—" and struck out pars. (A) and (B) which read as follows:

"(A) the unusually high or unique qualifications of the officer or employee or a special need of the Capitol Police for the officer's or employee's services makes it essential to retain the officer or employee; and

"(B) the Chief determines that the officer or employee would be likely to leave in the absence of a retention allowance."

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 108–7, §1006(2), which directed the substitution of "any determination of the Chief under this subsection, or the reduction or elimination of a retention allowance, shall not be appealable or reviewable in any manner" for "the reduction or the elimination of a retention allowance may not be appealed", was executed by making the substitution for "the reduction or elimination of a retention allowance may not be appealed", to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 108–7, §1004(2), (3), redesignated subsec. (f) as (e) and struck out former subsec. (e) which related to additional compensation for field training officers.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 108–7, §1004(3), redesignated subsec. (g) as (f). Former subsec. (f) redesignated (e).

Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 108–7, §1004(2), struck out heading and text of par. (2). Text read as follows: "The regulations prescribed pursuant to this subsection shall be subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives, and the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives."

Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 108–7, §1004(3), redesignated subsec. (g) as (f).

Capitol Police Longevity Compensation

Pub. L. 88–454, §104(c), Aug. 20, 1964, 78 Stat. 550, provided that: "Any member of the Capitol Police who by reason of the provision repealed by subsection (b) [subsec. (c) of section 4507 of this title] was receiving immediately prior to the effective date of this section [Sept. 1, 1964], longevity compensation provided by [former] section 105 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1959 [Pub. L. 85–570, 72 Stat. 453], shall, on and after such effective date, receive in lieu thereof a longevity increase under section 106(b) of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1963 [2 U.S.C. 4507(b)], in addition to any other such increases (not to exceed three) to which he may otherwise be entitled under such section. In computing the length of service of such member for the purpose of such other increases, only service performed subsequent to the date on which he began receiving longevity compensation in accordance with such [former] section 105 shall be counted."

[Section 4507 of this title, referred to above, not to apply, on or after Oct. 1, 1983, to any individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate except for individuals entitled to longevity compensation prior to Oct. 1, 1983, on the basis of service performed prior to such date, see section 4509 of this title.]

[Pub. L. 88–454, §104(d), Aug. 20, 1964, 78 Stat. 550, provided that: "This section [amending section 4507 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note above] shall become effective on the first day of the month following the date of enactment of this Act [Aug. 20, 1964]."]

§1928. Repealed. Pub. L. 111–145, §2(a)(4)(B)(i), Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 50

Section, R.S. §1823; Mar. 3, 1921, ch. 124, §1, 41 Stat. 1291, related to suspension of members of the force.

Codification

Section was classified to section 208 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

R.S. §1823 derived from acts Mar. 3, 1873, ch. 226, 17 Stat. 488; June 20, 1874, ch. 328, 18 Stat. 86; Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 129, 18 Stat. 345.

§1929. Repealed. Pub. L. 111–145, §2(a)(4)(B)(ii), Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 50

Section, Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 129, 18 Stat. 345, related to pay of members under suspension.

Codification

Section was classified to section 209 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Section was based on a proviso in act Mar. 3, 1875, popularly known as the "Legislature, Executive, and Judicial Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1876".

§1930. Applicable pay rate upon appointment

(a) In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the rate of basic pay payable to an individual upon appointment to a position with the Capitol Police shall be at a rate within the minimum and maximum pay rates applicable to the position.

(b) Effective date

This section shall apply to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1008, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 359.)

Codification

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of Pub. L. 108–7.

§1931. Additional compensation for employees with specialty assignments and proficiencies

(a) Establishment of positions

The Chief of the Capitol Police may establish and determine, from time to time, positions in salary classes of employees of the Capitol Police to be designated as employees with specialty assignments or proficiencies, based on the experience, education, training, or other appropriate factors required to carry out the duties of such employees.

(b) Additional compensation

In addition to the regularly scheduled rate of basic pay, each employee holding a position designated under this section shall receive an amount determined by the Chief, except that—

(1) such amount may not exceed 25 percent of the employee's annual rate of basic pay; and

(2) such amount may not be paid in a calendar year to the extent that, when added to the total basic pay paid or payable to such employee for service performed in the year, such amount would cause the total to exceed the annual rate of basic pay payable for level II of the Executive Schedule, as of the end of such year.

(c) Manner of payment

The additional compensation authorized by this subsection shall be paid to an employee in a manner determined by the Chief or his designee except when the employee ceases to be assigned to the specialty assignment or ceases to maintain the required proficiency. The loss of such additional compensation shall not constitute an adverse action for any purpose.

(d) Determination not appealable or reviewable

Any determination under section 1 (a) shall not be appealable or reviewable in any manner.

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1011, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 360.)

References in Text

Level II of the Executive Schedule, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is set out in section 5313 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Codification

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of Pub. L. 108–7.

1 So in original. Probably should be "subsection".

§1932. Application of premium pay limits on annualized basis

(a) In general

Any limits on the amount of premium pay which may be earned by officers and members of the Capitol Police during emergencies (as determined by the Capitol Police Board) shall be applied by the Chief of the Capitol Police on an annual basis and not on a pay period basis. Any determination under this subsection shall not be reviewable or appealable in any manner.

(b) Effective date

Subsection (a) shall apply with respect to hours of duty occurring on or after September 11, 2001.

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1012, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 361.)

Codification

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of Pub. L. 108–7.

§1933. Clarification of authorities regarding certain personnel benefits

(a) No lump-sum payment permitted for unused compensatory time

(1) In general

No officer or employee of the United States Capitol Police whose service with the United States Capitol Police is terminated may receive any lump-sum payment with respect to accrued compensatory time off, except to the extent permitted under section 1313(c)(4) of this title.

(2) Omitted

(b) Overtime compensation for officers and employees exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

(1) Criteria under which compensation permitted

The Chief of the Capitol Police may provide for the compensation of overtime work of exempt individuals which is performed on or after March 4, 2010, in the form of additional pay or compensatory time off, only if—

(A) the overtime work is carried out in connection with special circumstances, as determined by the Chief;

(B) the Chief has established a monetary value for the overtime work performed by such individual; and

(C) the sum of the total amount of the compensation paid to the individual for the overtime work (as determined on the basis of the monetary value established under subparagraph (B)) and the total regular compensation paid to the individual with respect to the pay period involved may not exceed an amount equal to the cap on the aggregate amount of annual compensation that may be paid to the individual under applicable law during the year in which the pay period occurs, as allocated on a per pay period basis consistent with premium pay regulations of the Capitol Police Board.

(2) Exempt individuals defined

In this subsection, an "exempt individual" is an officer or employee of the United States Capitol Police—

(A) who is classified under regulations issued pursuant to section 1313 of this title as exempt from the application of the rights and protections established by subsections (a)(1) and (d) of section 206, section 207, and section 212(c) of title 29; or

(B) whose annual rate of pay is not established specifically under any law.

(3) Conforming amendment

(A) Omitted

(B) Effective date

The amendment made by subparagraph (A) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, except that the amendment shall not apply with respect to any overtime work performed prior to March 4, 2010.

(Pub. L. 111–145, §5, Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 52.)

References in Text

The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, referred to in subsec. (b)(3)(B), is div. H of Pub. L. 108–7, which was approved Feb. 20, 2003.

Codification

Section is comprised of section 5 of Pub. L. 111–145. Subsec. (a)(2) of section 5 of Pub. L. 111–145 repealed sections 1924 and 1925 of this title. Subsec. (b)(3)(A) of section 5 of Pub. L. 111–145 repealed section 1009 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, 117 Stat. 359, which is not classified to the Code.

§1934. Waiver by Chief of Capitol Police of claims arising out of erroneous payments to officers and employees

(a) Waiver of claim

Subject to the joint approval of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate, the Chief of the United States Capitol Police may waive in whole or in part a claim of the United States against a person arising out of an erroneous payment of any pay or allowances, other than travel and transportation expenses and allowances, to an officer, member, or employee of the United States Capitol Police, if the collection of the claim would be against equity and good conscience and not in the best interests of the United States.

(b) Investigation of application; report

The Chief shall investigate each application for the waiver of a claim under subsection (a) and shall submit a written report of the investigation, including a description of the facts and circumstances of the claim, to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate, except that if the aggregate amount of the claim involved exceeds $1,500, the Comptroller General may also investigate the application and submit a written report of the investigation, including a description of the facts and circumstances of the claim, to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate.

(c) Prohibition of waiver under certain circumstances

The Chief may not exercise the authority to waive a claim under subsection (a) if—

(1) in the Chief's opinion, there exists in connection with the claim an indication of fraud, misrepresentation, fault, or lack of good faith on the part of the officer, member, or employee involved or of any other person having an interest in obtaining a waiver of the claim; or

(2) the Chief receives the application for the waiver after the expiration of the 3-year period that begins on the date on which the erroneous payment of pay or allowances was discovered.

(d) Credit for waiver

In the audit and settlement of accounts of any accountable officer or official, full credit shall be given for any amounts with respect to which collection by the United States is waived under subsection (a).

(e) Effect of waiver

An erroneous payment, the collection of which is waived under subsection (a), is deemed a valid payment for all purposes.

(f) Construction with other laws

This section does not affect any authority under any other law to litigate, settle, compromise, or waive any claim of the United States.

(g) Rules and regulations

Subject to the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate, the Chief shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out this section.

(h) Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to payments of pay and allowances made at any time after the Chief became the disbursing officer for the United States Capitol Police pursuant to section 1907(a) of this title.

(Pub. L. 112–74, div. G, title I, §1102, Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1125.)

Codification

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.