H.R. 6599 would allow the National Park Service (NPS) to resume its previous policy of hiring and rehiring temporary seasonal workers at different parks. Prior to May 2018, the NPS allowed temporary seasonal employees to work the winter season in one park and the summer season in a different park. The Office of Personnel Management determined that this practice was a violation of federal regulations and in May 2018 directed the NPS to make operational changes to ensure compliance with the regulations that govern the hiring and rehiring of temporary seasonal workers.
Using information from the NPS, CBO estimates that the cost of implementing H.R. 6599 would not be significant.
Enacting H.R. 6599 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6599 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 6599 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.