Federal - HR 7107

PLUM Act of 2020

Introduced

June 4, 2020

Description

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to require the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to establish and maintain a public directory of the individuals occupying Government policy and supporting positions, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 3

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  • Sept. 16, 2020 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

    Sept. 16, 2020 — Committee Vote: Plum Book Publication — Personally Identifiable Information
      Hice, R-Ga. —

    Amendment to the Maloney, D-N.Y., substitute amendment, that would add a provision to prohibit the publication of personally identifiable information of individuals who serve in a presidentially-appointed position on a website established by the bill.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    Sept. 16, 2020 — Committee Vote: Plum Book Publication — National Security Officials
      Grothman, R-Wis. —

    Amendment to the Maloney, D-N.Y., substitute amendment, that would grant an exception allowing the Office of Management and Budget director to not publish the names of individuals who serve in positions that are sensitive to national security on a website established by the bill with a listing of all individuals who serve in a presidentially-appointed position.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    Sept. 16, 2020 — Committee Vote: Plum Book Publication — Substitute Amendment
      C. Maloney, D-N.Y. —

    Substitute amendment that would redesignate the bill's short title as the "Periodically Listing Updates to Management Act" or the "PLUM Act."

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Sept. 16, 2020 — Committee Vote: Plum Book Publication — Vote to Report

    Require the Office of Personnel Management director, within one year of the bill's enactment, to establish and maintain a website that lists each individual who is serving or served in a position that requires appointment by the president, with or without Senate approval. It also would require the website to list a positions level, grade or rate of pay and vacant positions.

    It also would require each federal agency to provide the director with information the director determines is necessary to establish and maintain the website. It also would require the director, within one year of the bill's enactment, to issue instructions to agencies regarding the submission of such information.

    It also would require agency heads, no later than 90 days after the website is established and once every 30 days when necessary, to update such personnel information.

    It also would require the director in coordination with the White House Office of Presidential Personnel to semiannually confirm the information on the website is accurate.

    It would authorize $10 million for developing the website. It also would require the Government Accountability Office, within one year after the website is established, to conduct a review and issue a briefing or report on the bill's implementation.

    It also would designate such a website beginning 2024 as the public directory for presidentially-appointed positions and would cease publication of the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • Sept. 11, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Norton, (D-D.C.)
  • June 4, 2020 — Original cosponsor(s): 2

    Connolly, (D-Va.)Sarbanes, (D-Md.)
  • June 4, 2020 — Read twice and referred to: House Administration, House Oversight and Reform.Congressional Record p. H2367