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house Bill H.R. 4832

One America, Many Voices Act

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      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedMarch 11th, 2010

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One America, Many Voices Act

Official Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that premium pay be paid to Federal employees whose official duties require the use of one or more languages besides English.


One America, Many Voices Act - Entitles an employee in a position requiring the use of one or more languages besides English to premium pay amounting to 5% of the employee's rate of basic pay. Declares that this requirement does not apply to an employee in a position the classification of which takes into account such language requirement, except: (1) to the extent that the rates of basic pay for the position are not at least 5% greater than the rates that would otherwise apply in the absence of the language requirement; and (2) in other circumstances as the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) may prescribe.

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