Section 303 of the CAA (2 U.S.C. 1383) directs the Executive Director of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR), as Chief Operating Officer, to adopt rules of procedure, subject to approval by the Board of Directors of the Office. The OCWR Rules of Procedure establish the process by which alleged violations of the 13 laws made applicable to the legislative branch under the CAA are considered and resolved.
In accordance with the CAA Reform Act of 2018, the OCWR has amended its Procedural Rules.
History of Final Procedural Rules
On April 9, 2019, a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments from interested parties was issued by the Executive Director with approval of the Board of Directors amending the Rules of Procedure.
Comments Received by May 10, 2019 on Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure:
- House Committee on Ethics
- House Chief Administrative Officer
- Office of House Employment Counsel
- Architect of the Capitol
- Library of Congress
- U.S. Capitol Police
- Fraternal Order of Police
- U.S. Senate Disbursing Office
- U.S. Senate Chief Counsel for Employment
Previous Procedural Rules
History of Previous Procedural Rules
Comments Received on Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of September 9, 2014
Proposed Procedural Rules (2014)
On September 9, 2014, a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments from interested parties was issued by the Executive Director with approval of the Board of Directors amending the Rules of Procedure of the Office of Compliance.
The notice and comment period ends 30 days from September 9, 2014.