H.R. 6302 would remove certain limits on premium pay earned by special agents of the Secret Service who provided protective services in calendar year 2016; the bill’s provisions would not apply to years after 2016. The agency expects the legislation to benefit about 1,200 agents who would be paid about $13,000 more, on average, for hours worked in 2016.
Based on that information provided by the Secret Service, CBO estimates that enacting the bill would increase direct spending by $16 million in fiscal year 2017. The cost could be more depending on the number of hours worked by agents in December. The retroactive pay authorized by H.R. 6302 would be considered an entitlement for federal employees who have already performed the work for which the bill would provide compensation. Thus, the bill would increase direct spending and pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the legislation would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6302 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 6302 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.