What is the CAA Reform Act?

The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA) was enacted on December 21, 2018. Among its many significant changes to the 1995 Act, the Reform Act renamed the Office of Compliance (OOC) the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR) to better reflect the mission of the Office. The Reform Act also revised the process to resolve workplace claims and extended protections of the Act to unpaid staff. Notably, the Reform Act requires Members of Congress to be personally liable for awards and settlements resulting from acts of harassment and retaliation committed by them, and requires offices to post notices informing employees of their rights and protections under the Act and to implement anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and training programs.

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Bill information via Congress.gov

Revised information about the Administrative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Process and Chart explaining the new process for filing a claim