Procedural Rules

Rules of the 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 procedures for counseling, mediation, and for electing between filing a complaint with the Office of Compliance and filing a civil action in a district court of the United States. The rules also address the procedures for variances and compliance, investigation and enforcement under Part C of title II and procedures for the conduct of hearings held as a result of the filing of a complaint and for appeals to the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance from Hearing Officer decisions, as well as other matters of general applicability to the dispute resolution process and to the operations of the Office of Compliance. It is the policy of the Office that these rules shall be applied with due regard to the rights of all parties and in a manner that expedites the resolution of disputes.

Proposed Procedural Rules

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.

Regulations Proposed by the Executive Director and Approved by the Board of Directors

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History of Proposed Procedural Rules

Comments are Forthcoming

 

Final Procedural Rules

History of Proposed Procedural Rules

  • Comments Received on Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of February 26, 2004

Senate Chief Counsel for Employment
United States Capitol Police
Council 26/AFSCME
Library of Congress Professional Guild – AFSCME Local 2910
Committee on House Administration

Congressional Record: House | Senate

  • Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure – September 4, 2003

Congressional Record: House | Senate

Congressional Record: House | Senate

  • Comments Received on Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of September 4, 2003

Committee on House Administration
Jeffrey H. Leib
Architect of the Capitol
Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives
Senate Chief Counsel for Employment
Capitol Police Board

Congressional Record: House | Senate

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-Extension of Period for Comment – October 2, 2003

Congressional Record: House | Senate