BILL WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO ASK FEDERAL JOB APPLICANTS ABOUT CONVICTIONS EARLY IN THE PROCESS
There is Bipartisan Support for the Measure to "Ban the Box."
Agency and contractor managers could still ask about convictions, but not in the first stages of the application process. The Obama administration instituted similar rules for federal agencies. This bill would codify those regulations and extend them to federal contractors. The legislation has generated strong levels of bipartisan support that would have been unheard of not too many years ago, when many Republicans wouldn’t touch measures like this.
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