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      Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    IntroducedApril 15th, 2013

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Title

Essential Services Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to provide flexibility to agencies on determining what employees are essential personnel in implementing the sequester.

Summary

Essential Services Act of 2013 - Requires executive agency heads to exempt essential employees from furloughs required by sequestration. Defines "essential employee" as an employee that performs work involving the safety of human life or the protection of property. Allows agencies to transfer their budgetary resources to carry out this Act, but only to maintain essential employees.

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