Bill Summary: The Federal Prison Oversight Act would create an inspections regime within the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to conduct periodic, risk-based, comprehensive inspections of all Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facilities. The bill would also task the Attorney General with creating an Ombudsman within the Department of Justice to conduct targeted investigations of complaints regarding the wellbeing of incarcerated individuals and BOP staff and contractors.
Bill Summary: To require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to address deficiencies and make necessary upgrades to the security camera and radio systems of the Bureau of Prisons to ensure the health and safety of employees and inmates.
Bill Summary: To modify the appointment procedures and term of service for the Director of the Bureau of Prisons. Currently, the director is appointed by the Attorney General. This bill requires the director to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The bill also limits the director to a single term of 10 years.
Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting
OPM is taking these actions today to implement Executive Order (EO) 14019 on Promoting Access to Voting, issued by President Biden on March 7, 2021. Section 6 of E.O. 14019 required OPM to coordinate with the heads of executive agencies to provide recommendations to the President, through the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.