As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on July 30, 2014
S. 2323 would expand preferred eligibility for federal jobs to the fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans. CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would not have any significant effect on the federal budget. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
Under current law, mothers of certain veterans are eligible to claim preferences for civil service positions if their children are permanently disabled or deceased. S. 2323 would expand that preference to include such veterans’ fathers. We estimate that the legislation would have no significant budgetary effect because, while it would expand the pool of people eligible for federal job preferences, it would not change the total number of federal jobs available or the salaries paid to federal employees.
S. 2323 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.