The Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance drafts and adopts regulations to implement statutory requirements under the laws incorporated in the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA). As part of the drafting process, the Board and Executive Staff engage in a collaborative process with the agency's stakeholders to develop the regulations within the practices and policies of the Congressional workplace. Congress must approve regulations adopted by the Board. In most cases, the U.S. Department of Labor regulations will serve as the default regulations until the regulations adopted by the Board are approved by Congress. 

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)

​On September 16, 2015, the Board of Directors issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and requested comments from interested parties on regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), as applied in the CAA. The notice and comment period ended on November 16, 2015.

On June 22, 2016, the Board of Directors issued a notice of adoption of substantive regulations regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as applied in the CAA, for congressional approval, which appeared in the Congressional Record.​

History of Adopted FMLA Regulations by the Board of Directors

Notice of Adoption of Substantive Regulations Regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as Applied in the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 - June 22, 2016

Congressional Record: House | Senate

FMLA Forms: 

   Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition

   Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition

   Notice of Eligibility Rights and Responsibilities

   Designation Notice

   Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave

   Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Servicemember – for Military Family Leave

   Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave

Notice of Proposed Regulations Extending Rights and Protections Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) Modifying the Rights and Protections - September 16, 2015

Congressional Record: House | Senate

Comments Received on Proposed Rulemaking on Family and Medical Leave Act

   Office of the Architect of the Capitol

   United States Capitol Police

   United States House of Representatives

   United States Senate

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

On September 9, 2014, a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments from interested parties was issued by the Board of Directors extending rights and protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) relating to public services and accommodations. The notice and comment period ends 30 days from September 9, 2014. 

ADA Regulations Adopted by the Board of Directors

Notice of Adoption of Substantive Regulations Regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act - February 3, 2016

Congressional Record:  House | Senate

History of ADA Proposed Regulations

Comments Received on Proposed Rulemaking on the Americans with Disabilities Act relating to public services and accommodations

  The Office of the Architect of the Capitol

  United States Capitol Police

  United States House of Representatives

  United States Senate

Notice of Proposed Regulations extending rights and protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) relating to public services and accommodations  - September 9, 2014

Congressional Record: House | Senate

 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The regulations, adopted by the Board of Directors, implementing exemptions from overtime pay requirements under FLSA have not yet been approved by Congress.

Final FLSA Regulations Adopted by the Board of Directors

Proposed Replacement of Regulations Implementing Exemptions From the Overtime Pay Requirements Under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA)

Congressional Record: House | Senate

 

History of FLSA Proposed Regulations

Comments Received on Proposed Rulemaking on Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations

  Architect of the Capitol

  Office of the House Employment Counsel

  Senate Chief Counsel for Employment

  United States Capitol Police

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations - September 29, 2004

Congressional Record: House | Senate

 

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

The USERRA regulations adopted by the Board of Directors have not yet been approved by Congress

Final USERRA Regulations Adopted by the Board of Directors

Text of Adopted USERRA Regulations

Senate Version

House Version

Other Employing Offices Version

Index to Adopted USERRA Regulations

History of USERRA Proposed Regulations

Notice of Adoption of Substantive Regulations regarding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) - December 3, 2008

Comments Received on Proposed Regulations implementing the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, June 9, 2008.

Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment

House Committee on Administration

United States Capitol Police: Office of Employment Counsel

 

The proposed USERRA regulations were published in the Congressional Record (House, full text; Senate, by reference to April 21 full text publication) on May 8, 2008. Comments are due not later than Monday, June 9, 2008.

 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comment: regulations implementing certain provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA") - April 16, 2008

 Proposed Regulations: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA") - April 16, 2008

 Index to proposed Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA") regulations - April 16, 2008