Oppose MERIT Act (H.R. 559)
DO NOT CONTACT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ON DUTY, OR ON OFFICIAL TIME, OR USING A GOVERNMENT PHONE, OR ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY, OR USING GOVERNMENT EQUIPMENT INCLUDING GOVERNMENT EMAIL ADDRESSES.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) approved H.R. 559, the MERIT Act, which if passed by the full House will prohibit using arbitrators for grievances, eliminates PIPs, lowers evidentiary standards for conduct cases at the MSPB to “substantial” evidence, reduces earned retirement benefits if fired for a felony (note: does not extend to Congress), extends probation to two years, claws back bonuses or awards retroactively for conduct or performance, prohibits MSPB from hearing furlough appeals, gives fired workers 10 days to appeal to MSPB, and more. TAKE ACTION NOW!!