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An authorization bill for intelligence community agencies (S-3905) that has cleared the committee level in the Senate would focus on a number of personnel issues in those agencies, including ordering a report on why different categories employees separate from service or applicants to IC positions withdraw from the hiring process after they have been issued a conditional offer of employment.”

“Such reasons may include an alternative job opportunity, a loss of interest in joining the IC, or the length of time to complete the clearance process,” a report on the bill says, ordering a breakdown by factors including demographics, specialties and length of service.

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It also would order a report on how IC elements are using special hiring and other personnel policies available to them and any obstacles they are encountering in using them; a report on the use of student loan reimbursements as a retention tool and the potential for improvement; and a report on the supply and demand for child care services for IC employees.

It further would strengthen protections for IC community whistleblowers in several ways, including by making a knowing, willful or negligent disclosure that reveals an IC whistleblower’s identity without consent a prohibited personnel practice; creating a new private right of action if such a disclosure is made as an act of reprisal; and requiring that an adverse security clearance or access determination against a whistleblower must be supported by “clear and convincing evidence” that the agency would have made the same decision in the absence of a disclosure.

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