Background Documents and Information:
This hearing reviewed the use of special hiring authorities under Title 42 by the Department of Health and Human Services to appoint and compensate specialized science and research positions, many of which are well above the salary limits for federal employees. The Government Accountability Office recently completed a legal and management review of these practices, which the subcommittee will analyze and explore to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely.
To read the GAO review of implementation of Title 42, click here
To read the GAO legal opinion on the authority of Title 42, click here