Sunday, November 20, 2016

Secret Service agents should be paid overtime

Joe Davidson of the Washington Post reports on the way Secret Service agents are paid – on salary, and forced to work grueling overtime to protect the president, candidates, an others connected to the president, om demand, without pay.

That’s pretty much how being on-call for batch production cycles worked for mainframe IT during my career.  Some people took comp time.  People without kids sometimes worked for free for colleagues with families (or when having babies).  I did that a whole weekend in October 1993.

So paid family leave enters the debate.

In the meantime, just for national security, Congress needs to compensate the Secret Service properly.

HR 6302 is the Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act, as proposed.

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