Summary

To strengthen employee cost savings suggestions programs within the Federal Government. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Mar 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To strengthen employee cost savings suggestions programs within the Federal Government.

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 ``Employees of America Streamlining for Your Savings Act of 2012'' or the ``EASY Savings Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. COST SAVINGS ENHANCEMENTS.

(a) In General.--Section 4512 of title 5, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)-- (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting ``or identification of surplus funds or unnecessary budget authority'' after ``mismanagement''; (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``or identification'' after ``disclosure''; and (C) in the matter following paragraph (2), by inserting ``or identification'' after ``disclosure''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(c) The Inspector General of an agency or other agency employee designated under subsection (b) shall refer to the Chief Financial Officer of the agency any potential surplus funds or unnecessary budget authority identified by an employee, along with any recommendations of the Inspector General or other agency employee. ``(d)(1) If the Chief Financial Officer of an agency determines that rescission of potential surplus funds or unnecessary budget authority identified by an employee would not hinder the effectiveness of the agency, except as provided in subsection (e), the head of the agency shall transfer the amount of the surplus funds or unnecessary budget authority from the applicable appropriations account to the general fund of the Treasury. ``(2)...

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