HOUSE PASSES BILL TO EXTEND PROBATIONARY PERIOD FOR TWO YEARS FOR FEDS - December 1, 2017
House paves way for 2-year probationary periods for federal employees
By Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
New federal employees are one step closer to getting longer probationary periods.
House lawmakers passed the Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act with a 213-204 vote Thursday afternoon. The bill, which Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) introduced in October, will extend the probationary period for most federal employees and senior executives from one year to two.