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S. 2798 - Defense Officer Personnel Pay Reform Act of 2018

Sponsor: Mike Rounds (R)
Introduced: 2018-05-08
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2798


    To require a proposal for a pay table for commissioned officers of the Armed Forces using steps in grade based on time in grade rather than time in service.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 8, 2018

    Mr. Rounds introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

    To require a proposal for a pay table for commissioned officers of the Armed Forces using steps in grade based on time in grade rather than time in service.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Defense Officer Personnel Pay Reform Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Department of Defense proposal for pay table for commissioned officers of the Armed Forces using steps in grade based on time in grade rather than time in service.

(a) Proposal required.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth a proposal for a pay table for commissioned officers of the Armed Forces that uses steps in grade for each pay grade based on time of service within such pay grade rather than on time of service in the Armed Forces as a whole.

(b) Comptroller General assessment.—Not later than March 1, 2019, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth an assessment by the Comptroller General of the proposed pay table required pursuant to subsection (a), including an assessment of the effects of using the proposed pay table, rather than the current pay table for commissioned officers of the Armed Forces, on recruitment and retention of commissioned officers of the Armed Forces as a whole and on recruitment and retention of commissioned officers of the Armed Forces with particular sets of skills (including cyber and other technical skills).

(c) Congressional defense committees defined.—In this section, the term “congressional defense committees” has the meaning given that term in section 101(a)(16) of title 10, United States Code.


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