Among recently offered bills in Congress is S-2225, to put into law terms of a Trump administration executive order — which the Biden administration has not revoked — downplaying the role of educational credentials in federal job qualifications standards.

The bill would generally remove requirements for such credentials except for occupations that require a certain level of occupation to perform; require that position descriptions and job vacancy announcements be based on the specific skills and competencies to perform the job; and require OPM to work with agencies to assure that candidates are assessed on whether they possess the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities.


Also recently introduced were:

S-1993, to require the TSP to take national security considerations into account when selecting available investment funds, including by excluding companies on a Commerce Department list of restricted companies.

HR-4042, to shield the FAA from any future partial government shutdowns caused by funding lapses by allowing the agency to temporarily borrow on an aviation trust fund for operating money.

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