Rules of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (formerly Office of Compliance ) govern the procedures for consideration and resolution of alleged violations of the laws made applicable under Parts A, B, C, and D of title II of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. The rules include administrative dispute resolution procedures, including filing a civil action in a United States District Court. The rules also address procedures for variances and compliance; investigation and enforcement under Part C of title II; conduct of hearings held as a result of the filing of a complaint; and for appeals to the Board of Directors from Hearing Officer decisions. The rules include other matters of general applicability to the dispute resolution process and to the OCWR's operations. The OCWR applies the rules in a manner that expedites the resolution of disputes.
In accordance with the CAA Reform Act of 2018, the OCWR is proposing amendments to its 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 of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights.
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
Final Procedural Rules
History of Final Procedural Rules
Comments Received on Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of September 9, 2014