A separate bill by Rep. Carson, HR 1850, would make a number of other reforms to FPS to security at federal buildings, including:
Increase the number of FPS employees to at least 1,870, including at least 1,318 in-service field staff, up from the current floor of 1,400 total employees;
Allow FPS to deploy more law enforcement officers in the field by excluding desk-bound managers from the definition of in-service field staff;
Clarify that FPS is the law enforcement agency responsible for protecting and policing all civilian, non-atomic federal facilities, not just those owned or controlled by the General Services Administration;
Mandate a training compliance tracking system for contracted security guards;
Require a report on the feasibility of converting all or part of the protective security officer workforce to federal employees;
Clarify the right of FPS officers to carry their firearms while off-duty;
Require agencies to install security countermeasures recommended by FPS.