ERIC Number: ED317138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-27
Public Service Education Assistance Act of 1989. Hearing on H.R. 2544, a Bill To Amend Title 5, United States Code To Allow Degree Training for Federal Employees in Critical Skills Occupations, To Allow for Repayment of Student Loans for Certain Federal Employees, and for Other Purposes, before the Subcommittee on the Civil Service of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. House of Representatives. One Hundred First Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
The hearing was held to examine H.R. 2544, the Public Service Education Assistance Act of 1989, which provides Federal agencies the flexibility to pay or reimburse employees for degree training in critical skills occupations and authorizes agencies to pay all or part of student loan debt for certain Federal employees. The bill is designed to assist the Federal government in competing with the private sector to recruit top talent. At the hearing, Constance Newman, director of the Office of Personnel Management, discussed the office's support of the degree training provisions of the bill but urged that provisions for student loan debt repayment be rejected. L. Bruce Laingen, Executive Director of the National Commission on the Public Service, spoke on behalf of the Volcker Commission in support of the bill. John Dean, special counsel of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), presented the views of the association's Educating Funding Committee and of CBA in fully endorsing the bill. (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government Employees, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Loan Repayment, Public Service, Recruitment, Student Loan Programs
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.