Pending Regulations

The Board drafts and adopts regulations to implement statutory requirements under the various laws that make up the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA). As part of the drafting process, the Board and Executive Staff of the Office of Compliance (OOC) engage in a collaborative process with the OOC’s stakeholders to develop the regulations to fit within the practices and policies of the Congressional workplace. Once the draft regulations are finalized, the Board adopts the regulations and Congress must approve the adopted regulations for them to be final and have legal effect. In most cases, U.S. Department of Labor regulations will serve as the default regulations until the regulations adopted by the Board are approved by Congress. The regulations below have been adopted by the Board and are awaiting approval by Congress.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

On September 9, 2014, a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments from interested parties was issued by the Board of Directors extending rights and protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) relating to public services and accommodations.  The notice and comment period ends 30 days from September 9, 2014. 

Regulations Proposed by the Board of Directors

Congressional Record: House | Senate

 

History of Proposed Regulations


Comments are Forthcoming. 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The regulations implementing exemptions from overtime pay requirements under FLSA, adopted by the Board of Directors, have not yet been approved by Congress.

Final Regulations Adopted by the Board of Directors

Congressional Record: House | Senate

 

History of Proposed Regulations

  • Comments Received on Proposed Rulemaking on Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations

Architect of the Capitol

Office of the House Employment Counsel

Senate Chief Counsel for Employment

United States Capitol Police

Congressional Record: House | Senate

 

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

The USERRA regulations adopted by the Board of Directors have not yet been approved by Congress

Final Regulations Adopted by the Board of Directors

Text of Adopted USERRA Regulations

Senate Version

House Version

Other Employing Offices Version

Index to Adopted USERRA Regulations

History of Proposed Regulations