Passed in 2016, the Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act established exemptions for Secret Service employees from the premium pay limitations that are common for other federal government employees. These exemptions only ran until the end of 2016.
On April 3, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act. Among other things, it seeks to guarantee that Secret Service employees are paid for the overtime hours worked in 2017 and 2018. Prior to the law’s enactment, more than 1,000 Secret Service agents had reached a statutory cap that barred them from collecting pay for any additional overtime worked. With this new law, the cap has been raised from $164,200 to $187,000 for unpaid overtime work in 2017 and to $189,000 for overtime work performed in 2018.
If you are a member of the Secret Service and have been denied pay for overtime work performed in 2017 or 2018, you might have a compensation claim in court for the amount of overtime work owed. We can help. At Alan Lescht & Associates P.C., we offer strategic and results-driven legal services to federal government employees. Give us a call today at (202) 463-6036, email us, or visit our website.