Congressional Accountability Act

Congressional Accountability Act

Congressional Accountability Act

The Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) applies thirteen civil rights, labor, and workplace safety & health laws to the United States Congress and its Legislative Branch agencies, requiring them to follow many of the same employment and workplace laws applied to the private and public sectors. The CAA established the Office of Compliance (OOC) as an independent, non-partisan agency to administer and enforce these laws.  The CAA provides for a mandatory dispute resolution process of counseling and mediation for the settling of disputes before disputes can proceed to an administrative hearing or civil action. If the parties involved are not able to resolve their disputes through counseling and mediation, then an employee may either pursue a non-judicial administrative hearing process with the Office of Compliance (OOC) or file suit in United States District Court.

How we can help:

  • Initial consultation in evaluating your CAA complaint;
  • Filing requests for counseling with the Office of Compliance (OOC);
  • Representation during OOC counseling and/or mediation;
  • Filing formal complaints with OOC;
  • Representation throughout the OOC administrative hearing process; and
  • Appeals of final decisions of the Hearing Officer to the Board of Directors.