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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 3240

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PUBLIC LAW 99-574—OCT. 28, 1986

(c)(1) For the purpose of this subsection, the term "compensation" means the total value of the various forms of compensation provided, including— (A) basic pay; (B) bonuses; . . . (C) allowances; t (D) retirement benefits; (E) health insurance benefits; (F) life insurance benefits; and (G) leave benefits. (2) The Director of the National Bureau of Standards shall, by contract or otherwise, provide for the preparation of reports which, based on appropriate surveys— (A) shall include findings as to—

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(i) the extent to which, as of the commencement of the demonstration project, the overall average level of compensation provided with respect to positions under the demonstration project is deficient in comparison to the overall average level of compensation generally provided ... with respect to positions involving the same types and levels of work in the private sector; and ^. r,^ (ii) with respect to each year thereafter, any net incresise

' occurring during such year in the extent of the deficiency „ in the overall average level of compensation provided with respect to positions under the demonstration project, as compared to the overall average level of compensation generally provided with respect to positions involving the same types and levels of work in the private sector; and (B) shall recommend a single percentage by which basic pay for all positions under the demonstration project must be in^. creased so that, when considered in conjunction with the other forms of compensation generally provided, any net increase determined under subparagraph (A)(ii) will be eliminated. (3) Whenever the Director of the National Bureau of Standards receives a recommendation under paragraph (2)(B), the Director— (A) shall increase the minimum and maximum rates of basic pay for each such pay band by the lesser of— (i) the percentage recommended; or (ii) the overall average percentage of the adjustment in the rates of pay under the General Schedule under section 5305 of title 5, United States Code, for the period involved; and (B) if and to the extent that funds are available for that purpose, may further increase those minimum and maximum rates— (i) to make up for any part of the difference between the respective percentages under subparagraph (A), if the percentage under subparagraph (A)(ii) is the lesser; and (ii) after making up for the entirety of any difference determined under clause (i) (including from any previous year), to eliminate any part of any remaining deficiency as originally determined under paragraph (2)(A)(i). (4)(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section— ^^ (i) the maximum rate of basic pay payable under any pay • band may not exceed the rate of basic pay payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule; and