H.R. 1132 would amend federal law regarding the hiring of former political appointees, as that term is defined in the bill. In general, the bill would codify the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM’s) current policies and practices regarding the hiring of political appointees, though CBO expects there would be some minor changes to OPM’s processes. Specifically, the bill would bar political appointees from holding civil service positions for two years unless certain criteria were met. CBO estimates that the cost of implementing H.R. 1132 would not be significant because it would not significantly change the government’s current employment procedures.
Enacting H.R. 1132 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1132 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.