Congressional Accountability Act

Congressional Accountability Act of 1995

The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA), one of the first pieces of legislation passed by the 104th United States Congress, applied several civil rights, labor, and workplace safety and health laws to the U.S. Congress and its associated agencies, requiring them to follow many of the same employment and workplace safety laws applied to businesses and the federal government. Previously, agencies in the legislative branch had been exempt to these laws. The act also established a dispute resolution procedure as an alternative to filing claims in federal court.

The act is administered and enforced by the United States Congress Office of Compliance.

Specific laws applied

The CAA applies twelve specific laws to the U.S. Congress and its associated agencies, giving various rights to the 30,000 employees in the legislative branch.

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