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title 5 in rates of pay under the General Schedule), the President pro tempore of the Senate may, notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule, or regulation, adjust the rate of pay (and any minimum or maximum rate, limitation, or allowance) applicable to personnel whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate to the extent necessary to maintain the same pay relationships that existed on December 31, 1986, between personnel and Senators and between positions.

(b) Adjustments made by the President pro tempore under this section shall be made in such manner as he considers advisable and shall have the force and effect of law. (Pub. L. 101-520, title III, § 315, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2283; Pub. L. 102-90, title III, § 308, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 466.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT The General Schedule, referred to in subsec. (a), is set out under section 5332 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

CODIFICATION Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991.

justment under section 5303 becomes effective with respect to rates of pay under the General Schedule,” for “(a) Whenever a pay adjustment by the President under section 5305 of title 5 is made effective pursuant to subsection (a)(2), or subsections (c) to (m), inclusive, as the case may be, of such section 5305, or section 3(c) of this Act, then".

Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 101-509, $ 529 [title I, § 101(b)(10)], made technical correction to Pub. L 92-298 and Pub. L. 92-392, see 1972 Amendment note below.

Pub. L. 101-509, $ 529 [title I, § 101(b)(4)(F)(ii)], in closing provisions, substituted "adjustment under such section 5303;" for “pay adjustment made by the President;".

Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 101-509, $ 529 [title I, § 101(b)(4)(F)(ii)), substituted "adjustment)" for “pay adjustment by the President)".

1972–Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 92-298 and Pub. L. 92-392, as amended by Pub. L. 101-509, $ 529 (title I, $ 101(b)(10)], made identical substitutions in introductory provisions of "effective on the first day of the month in which such pay adjustments by the President" for "effective at the beginning of the first pay period commencing on or after the day on which such pay adjustment by the President".

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EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1990 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 101-509 effective on such date as the President shall determine, but not earlier than 90 days, and not later than 180 days, after Nov. 5, 1990, see section 529 [title III, § 305] of Pub. L. 101-509, set out as a note under section 5301 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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AMENDMENTS 1991-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102-90 substituted "5303" for "5305”.

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8 60a-2. House of Representatives pay adjustments;

action by Clerk of House (a) Whenever an adjustment under section 5303 of title 5 becomes effective with respect to rates of pay under the General Schedule, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, in such manner as he considers advisable

(1) effective on the first day of the month in which such pay adjustment by the President is made effective as described above, shall adjust

(A) each minimum and maximum rate of pay applicable to any employee or class of employees whose pay is disbursed by the Clerk of the House (other than a maximum rate equal to or greater than the maximum rate then currently being paid under the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5 as a result of such adjustment); and

[See main edition for text of (B)] by an amount rounded to the nearest $100 and computed on the basis of a percentage equal or equivalent, insofar as practicable and with such variations as the Clerk considers appropriate, to the percentage of the adjustment under such section 5303;

8 60a-2a. Rates of compensation disbursed by Clerk

of House; adjustments by Speaker; “Member of

the House of Representatives" defined (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, or any other provision of law, rule, or regulation, on and after December 22, 1987, each time the President pro tempore of the Senate exercises any authority pursuant to any of the amendments made by this section with respect to rates of pay or any other matter relating to personnel whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate, or whenever any of the events described in paragraph (2) occurs, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may adjust the rates of pay (and any minimum or maximum rate, limitation, or allowance) applicable to personnel whose pay is disbursed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives to the extent necessary to ensure

(A) appropriate pay levels and relationships between and among positions held by personnel of the House of Representatives; and (B) appropriate pay relationships between

(i) positions referred to in subparagraph (A); and

(ii)(I) positions under subparagraphs (A) through (D) of section 356 of this title;

(II) positions held by personnel whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate; and

(III) positions to which the General Schedule applies.

(See main edition for text of (2) and (3); (b) to

(e)] (As amended Pub. L. 101-509, title V, $ 529 (title I, § 101(b)(4)(F), (10)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1440, 1442; Pub. L. 102-378, § 5(b), Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1358.)

AMENDMENTS 1992-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102-378 inserted “of title 5" after "section 5303".

1990-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101-509, $ 529 [title I, $ 101(b)(4)F)(i)), substituted "(a) Whenever an ad

(2) The other events permitting an exercise of

DEFINITION authority under this section are either

SECTION 1. For the purposes of this Order, the term (A) an adjustment under section 5303 of

"employee" includes an Officer of the House (other title 5 in rates of pay under the General than a Member of the House of Representatives). Schedule; or (B) an adjustment in rates of pay for Mem

ANNUAL SALARY RATES FOR SPECIFIED POSITIONS bers of the House of Representatives (other SECTION 2. (a) That annual rates of compensation of than an adjustment which occurs by virtue of the Director of Non-Legislative and Financial Services, an adjustment described in subparagraph Clerk, Sergeant-At-Arms, Doorkeeper, Director of (A)).

Postal Services, Director of House Information Sery

ices, Chaplain, Parliamentarian, Legislative Counsel, (3) For the purpose of this section, the term Law Revision Counsel and the General Counsel to the "Member of the House of Representatives" House shall be $122,932. means a Member of the House of Representa- (b) The annual rates of compensation of the Deputy tives, a Delegate to the House of Representa

Director of Non-legislative Services, Deputy Sergeant

At-Arms, Deputy Clerk, Deputy Director of House Intives, and the Resident Commissioner from

formation Systems and the Deputy General Counsel Puerto Rico.

to the House shall be $116,251. (As amended Pub. L. 101-520, title III, § 308,

CERTAIN MAXIMUM RATES OF COMPENSATION
Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2277; Pub. L. 102-90, title
III, § 308, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 466.)

SECTION 3. (a) The following individuals are author

ized to increase the annual rates of compensation of REFERENCES IN TEXT

the employees specified, subject to applicable limitaThis Act, referred to in par. (1), probably means the

tions adjusted by subsection 3(b) of this Order: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1988, Pub. L.

(1) The Speaker, for any employee under his juris100-202, $ 101(i), Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329-290. For

diction;

(2) The Minority Leader for the six (6) employees complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

referred to in Section 115 of Public Law 95-94 (2 Tables. The amendments made by this section, referred to

U.S.C. 74c) and for the Republican position referred

to in H. Res. 625 of the 89th Cong., 80 Stat. 369; in par. (1), means the amendments made by section 101(i) (title III, § 311) of Pub. L. 100-202, Dec. 22, 1987,

(3) The Majority and Minority Leaders, for any 101 Stat. 1329-290, 1329-310, which enacted this sec

employee under their respective jurisdictions; tion, amended section 60a-1 of this title, and enacted

(4) The Majority and Minority Whips, for any emprovisions set out as a note under section 60a-1 of this

ployee under their respective jurisdictions; title.

(5) The Chief Deputy Majority and Minority The General Schedule, referred to in pars.

Whips, for any employee under their respective ju

risdiction; (1)(BXIX(III) and (2XA), is set out under section 5332

(6) The Chairman of the Steering and Policy Comof Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

mittee, for any employee under his jurisdiction; AMENDMENTS

(7) The Chairmen of the Democratic Caucus and

the Republican Conference, for any employee under 1991-Par. (2)(A). Pub, L. 102-90 substituted “5303"

their respective jurisdictions except for ne Republic for "5305".

can position referred to in H. Res. 625 of the 89th 1990--Pub. L. 101-520 designated existing provisions

Cong., 80 Stat. 369; as par. (1), inserted or whenever any of the events de

(8) The Parliamentarian, for any employee under scribed in par. (2) occurs," after "Secretary of the

his jurisdiction (subject to the approval of the Senate,", substituted "may adjust the rates of pay

Speaker); (and any minimum or maximum rate, limitation, or al

(9) The Legislative Counsel, for any employee lowance) applicable to personnel whose pay is dis- under his jurisdiction (subject to the approval of the bursed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives

Speaker); to the extent necessary to ensure—" and subpars. (A)

(10) The Law Revision Counsel, for any employee and (B) for "may, with respect to personnel whose pay

under his jurisdiction (subject to the approval of the is disbursed by the Clerk of the House of Representa

Speaker). tives, exercise the same authority to the extent neces

(b) The authority granted in subsection 3(a) of this sary to ensure parity of treatment between personnel

Order shall be subject to the following limitations: of the respective Houses of Congress having compara

(1) For any employee whose maximum annual rate ble duties and responsibilities.", and added pars. (2)

of compensation is established in Section 3(a) of the and (3).

Order of the Speaker dated January 20, 1988 or

whose rate of compensation is limited by law, rule or TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

regulation to an annual rate of compensation not in Certain functions of Clerk of House of Representa- excess of the annual rate of pay provided for Levels tives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Fi. III or IV of the Executive Schedule and for the posinancial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. tions referred to in H. Res. 625 of the 89th Congress 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

and H. Res. 119 of the 95th Congress (2 U.S.C. 74c);

80 Stat. 369; 82 Stat. 413; and, 77 Stat. 417[817), the ORDER OF THE SPEAKER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE

annual rate of pay shall not exceed $122,932; OF REPRESENTATIVES

(2) For any employee whose maximum annual rate

of compensation is established in Section 3(b) of the MAY 11, 1993

Order of the Speaker dated January 20, 1988 or Pursuant to the authority vested in the Speaker by whose rate of compensation is limited by law, rule or section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations regulation to an annual rate of pay not in excess of Act, 1988, enacted by Public Law 100-202, as amended the annual rate of pay provided for Level V of the by Public Law 101-520 (this section), in order to Executive Schedule the annual rate of pay shall not ensure parity of treatment between personnel of the exceed $108,234. House of Representatives and certain other positions (c) The following individuals are authorized to inwithin the Government of the United States, it is crease the annual rates of compensation of the emhereby

ployee specified, subject to the limitation provided in Ordered

subsection 3(d) of this Order:

Prior Orders of the Speaker of the House of Representatives were issued on the following dates:

Feb. 27, 1992, increases effective Jan. 1, 1992.
Jan. 28, 1991, increases effective Jan. 1, 1991.
Feb. 8, 1990, increases effective Feb. 1, 1990.
Jan. 20, 1988, increases effective Jan. 1, 1988.

8 60d. Officers and employees paid by Clerk of House;

payment of December salary

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Certain functions of Clerk of House of Representatives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

8 60e. Payment of salary for months other than De

cember by Clerk of House to officers and employees

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

(1) The Chairman of any standing, special, select or joint committee of the House or, in the case of joint committees of the House and Senate, for any employee of their respective committee; and

(2) Each Member of the House, for any employee of his office.

(d) The maximum rate of compensation for any individual whose rate of compensation is set pursuant to the authority provided in subsection 3(c) of this order is $108,234 except that each Committee Chairman may set the rate of compensation of three (3) committee employees at a maximum rate of $122,932 (with one of the employees to be designated by the Ranking Minority Member of the Committee) and nine (9) committee employees (ten (10) for the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and nineteen (19) for the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations) at & maximum rate of $116,251 (with three (3) of the employees to be designated by the Ranking Minority Member, except for the Committee on Appropriations fow (sic) which six (6) of the employees shall be designated by the Ranking Minority Member).

(e) The Director of Non-Legislative Services is authorized to set the rate of compensation for two (2) employees under his jurisdiction, including the Chief of the Finance Office, at a maximum rate of $108,234 (subject to the approval of the Speaker).

(f) The Doorkeeper is authorized to set the rate of compensation for two (2) employees under his jurisdiction at a maximum rate of $108,234 (subject to the approval of the Speaker).

(g) The Clerk is authorized to set the rate of compensation of three (3) employees under his jurisdiction, including the Special Deputy to the Clerk/FEC, at a maximum rate of $108,234 (subject to the approval of the Speaker).

(h) The Sergeant-At-Arms is authorized to set the rate of compensation for two (2) employees under his jurisdiction, including the General Counsel to the Capitol Police Board, at a maximum rate of $108,234 (subject to the approval of the Speaker) and (3) three employees at a maximum rate equal to 75% of that rate (subject to the approval of the Speaker).

(1) The number of positions and the rates of compensations for the positions described in subsections (e) through (h) of this section may be adjusted at any time by the Speaker to accommodate the transfer of responsibilities to the Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services.

Certain functions of Clerk of House of Representatives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Fi. nancial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

8 60e-la. Withholding of State income tax by Clerk

and Sergeant at Arms of House

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Certain functions of Clerk and Sergeant at Arms of House of Representatives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

8 60e-1c. Withholding of charitable contributions by

Clerk of House

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Certain functions of Clerk of House of Representatives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

GENERAL LIMITATION

$ 60e-id. Withholding of charitable contributions;

definitions

SECTION 4. The maximum annual rate of compensation for any employee whose compensation is disbursed by the Clerk of the House and who is not otherwise provided for in this Order nor otherwise limited by provision of law, rule or regulation shall be $ 108,234.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

SHARED EMPLOYEES

Certain functions of Clerk of House of Representatives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

8 60g-2. Lyndon Baines Johnson congressional in

terns

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

SECTION 5. An employee who is, consistent with the applicable rules and regulations, paid from funds from two or more House sources, may receive compensation totaling the highest limitation applicable to any of the positions the employee occupies. This provision does not provide any additional funds to any office and does not increase the number of employees who can be compensated at levels higher than the general limitation provided for by Section 4.

SECTION 6. The Speaker and the Minority Leader may each designate one employee of one Legislative Service Organization who may be paid at a maximum rate of compensation of $116,251. This provision does not provide any additional funds to any office.

Certain functions of Clerk of House of Representatives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Fi. nancial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

8 60j. Longevity compensation

EFFECTIVE DATE SECTION 7. The provisions of this Order are effective May 1, 1993.

THOMAS S. FOLEY,

Speaker.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Certain functions of Clerk of House of Representatives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

8 601. Coverage of House and agencies of legislative

branch

8 603-2. Longevity compensation for telephone opera

tors on United States telephone exchange and members of Capitol Police paid by Clerk of House

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Certain functions of Clerk of House of Representatives transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second Congress, Apr. 9, 1992.

8 60k. Application of rights and protections of Fair

Labor Standards Act of 1938 to Congressional

and Architect of Capitol employees (a) House employees (1) In general

Not later than 180 days after the date the minimum wage rate prescribed by section 6(8X1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is increased pursuant to the amendment made by section 2, the rights and protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) shall apply with respect to any employee in an employment position in the House of Representatives and to any employing authority of the House of resentatives. (2) Administration

In the administration of this subsection, the remedies and procedures under the Fair Employment Practices Resolution shall be applied. As used in this paragraph, the term "Fair Employment Practices Resolution" means House Resolution 558, One Hundredth Congress, agreed to October 4, 1988, as continued in effect by House Resolution 15, One Hundred First Congress, agreed to January 3,

1989. (b) Architect of Capitol employees

Not later than 180 days after the date the minimum wage rate prescribed by section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is increased pursuant to the amendment made by section 2, the rights and protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) shall apply with respect to individuals employed under the Office of the Architect of the Capitol. (Pub. L. 101-157, 88, Nov. 17, 1989, 103 Stat. 944.)

(a) Coverage of House (1) In general

Notwithstanding any provision of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.) or of other law, the purposes of such title shall, subject to paragraph (2), apply in their entirety to the House of Representatives. (2) Employment in House (A) Application

The rights and protections under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.) shall, subject to subparagraph (B), appiy with respect to any employee in an employment position in the House of Representatives and any employing authority of the House of Representatives. (B) Administration (i) In general

In the administration of this paragraph, the remedies and procedures made applicable pursuant to the resolution described in clause (ii) shall apply exclusively. (ii) Resolution

The resolution referred to in clause (i) is the Fair Employment Practices Resolution (House Resolution 558 of the One Hundredth Congress, as agreed to October 4, 1988), as incorporated into the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Second Congress as Rule LI, or any other provision that continues in effect the provisions of such res

olution.
(C) Exercise of rulemaking power

The provisions of subparagraph (B) are enacted by the House of Representatives as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Representatives, with full recogni. tion of the right of the House to change its rules, in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of

the House. (b) Instrumentalities of Congress (1) In general

The rights and protections under this title ? and title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.) shall, subject to paragraph (2), apply with respect to the conduct of each instrumentality of the Congress. (2) Establishment of remedies and procedures by

instrumentalities The chief official of each instrumentality of the Congress shall establish remedies and procedures to be utilized with respect to the rights and protections provided pursuant to paragraph (1). Such remedies and procedures shall apply exclusively, except for the em

REFERENCES IN TEXT Section 2, referred to in text, is section 2 of Pub. L. 101-157, Nov. 17, 1989, 103 Stat. 938, which amended section 206(a)1) of Title 29, Labor, to increase the minimum wage.

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, referred to in text, is act June 25, 1938, ch. 676, 52 Stat. 1060, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 8 ($ 201 et seq.) of Title 29. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 201 of Title 29 and Tables.

House Resolution 558, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), was made applicable during the One Hundred Second Congress by Rule LI of the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Second Congress. For the One Hundred Third Congress, Rule LI was amended generally and, as so amended, contains provislons relating to fair employment practices.

1 See References in Text note below.

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TITLE 2-THE CONGRESS ployees who are defined as Senate employees,

Page 26 in section 1201(c)(1) of this title.

vided in subsections (d) and (e) of this sec(3) Report to Congress

tion

(A) apply with respect to an allegation of The chief official of each instrumentality of

a violation of a provision of sections 2611 the Congress shall, after establishing reme

through 2615 of title 29, with respect to dies and procedures for purposes of para

Senate employment of a Senate employee; graph (2), submit to the Congress a report de

and scribing the remedies and procedures.

(B) apply to such an allegation in the (4) Definition of instrumentalities

same manner and to the same extent as

such sections of the Government Employee For purposes of this section, instrumental- Rights Act of 1991 apply with respect to an ities of the Congress include the following:

allegation of a violation under such Act (2 the Architect of the Capitol, the Congression

U.S.C. 1201 et seq.).
al Budget Office, the General Accounting (2) Entity
Office, the Government Printing Office, the
Office of Technology Assessment, and the

Such an allegation shall be addressed by United States Botanic Garden.

the Office of Senate Fair Employment Prac

tices or such other entity as the Senate may (5) Construction

designate. Nothing in this section shall alter the enforcement procedures for individuals protect

(c) Rights of employees ed under section 717 of title VII for the Civil

The Office of Senate Fair Employment PracRights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-16).

tices shall ensure that Senate employees are in

formed of their rights under sections 2611 (Pub. L. 102-166, title I, § 117, Nov. 21, 1991, 105

through 2615 of title 29. Stat. 1080.)

(d) Limitations REFERENCES IN TEXT

A request for counseling under section 305 of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsecs.

such Act (2 U.S.C. 1205) by a Senate employee (a)(1), (2)(A) and (b)(1), is Pub. L. 88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 252, as amended. Title VII of the Act is classi

alleging a violation of a provision of sections fied generally to subchapter VI ($ 2000e et seq.) of 2611 through 2615 of title 29 shall be made not chapter 21 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. later than 2 years after the date of the last For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see event constituting the alleged violation for Short Title note set out under section 2000a of Title

which the counseling is requested, or not later 42 and Tables.

than 3 years after such date in the case of a Rule LI of the Rules of the House of Representa

willful violation of section 2615 of title 29. tives, referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(B)(ii), was amended generally for the One Hundred Third Congress and, as

(e) Applicable remedies so amended, contains provisions relating to fair em

The remedies applicable to individuals who ployment practices.

This title, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), is title I of demonstrate a violation of a provision of secPub. L. 102-166, Nov. 21, 1991, 105 Stat. 1071, which tions 2611 through 2615 of title 29 shall be such enacted this section and section 1981a of Title 42, The remedies as would be appropriate if awarded Public Health and Welfare, amended section 626 of

under paragraph (1) or (3) of section 2617(a) of Title 29, Labor, and sections 1981, 1988, 2000e, 2000e-1,

title 29. 2000e-2, 2000e-4, 2000e-5, 2000e-16, 12111, and 12112 of Title 42, and enacted provisions set out as notes (f) Exercise of rulemaking power under sections 1981, 2000e, and 2000e-4 of Title 42.

The provisions of subsections (b), (c), (d), and For complete classification of title I to the Code, see

(e) of this section, except as such subsections Tables.

apply with respect to section 309 of the GovernEFFECTIVE DATE

ment Employee Rights Act of 1991 (2 U.S.C. Section effective Nov. 21, 1991, except as otherwise 1209), are enacted by the Senate as an exercise provided, see section 402(a) of Pub. L. 102-166, set out of the rulemaking power of the Senate, with as an Effective Date of 1991 Amendment note under

full recognition of the right of the Senate to section 1981 of Title 42, The Public Health and Wel

change its rules, in the same manner, and to fare.

the same extent, as in the case of any other

rule of the Senate. No Senate employee may 8 60m. Leave for certain Senate employees

commence a judicial proceeding with respect to (a) Coverage

an allegation described in subsection (b)(1) of The rights and protections established under this section, except as provided in this section. sections 2611 through 2615 of title 29 shall

(g) Severability apply with respect to a Senate employee and an employing office. For purposes of such applica- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, tion, the term "eligible employee" means a if any provision of section 309 of the Govern. Senate employee and the term "employer" ment Employee Rights Act of 1991 (2 U.S.C. means an employing office.

1209), or of subsection (b)(1) of this section in

sofar as it applies such section 309 to an allega(b) Consideration of allegations

tion described in subsection (b)(1)(A) of this (1) Applicable provisions

section, is invalidated, both such section 309, The provisions of sections 304 through 313 and subsection (b)(1) of this section insofar as of the Government Employee Rights Act of it applies such section 309 to such an allegation, 1991 (2 U.S.C. 1204-1213) shall, except as pro- shall have no force and effect, and shall be con

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