Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/251

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-104 "(B) the appropriate office or agency of the government of the District of Columbia, to the extent that any program administered by such office or agency is involved; and "(C) the Executive Director referred to in section 8474 of title 5, United States Code, to the extent that the Thrift Savings Plan is involved.". (2) OTHER INDIVIDUALS.— Section 102 of such Act is further amended by adding at the end the following: "(f) FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR OTHERS. — "(1) IN GENERAL. — The Office of Personnel Management, in conjunction with each corresponding office or agency of the government of the District of Columbia and in consultation with the Authority, shall prescribe regulations under which any individual who becomes employed by the Authority (under circumstances other than as described in subsection (e)) may elect either— "(A) to be deemed a Federal employee for purposes of the programs referred to in subsection (e)(2)(A)(i)-(iii); or "(B) to participate in 1 or more of the corresponding programs offered by the government of the District of Columbia. "(2) EFFECT OF ^^ ELECTION. —An individual who elects the option under subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) shall be disqualified, while such election remains in effect, from participating in any of the programs referred to in the other such subparagraph. " (3) DEFINITION OF 'CORRESPONDING OFFICE OR AGENCY'. — For purposes of paragraph (1), the term 'corresponding office or agency of the government of the District of Columbia' means, with respect to any program administered by the Office of Personnel Management, the office or agency responsible for administering the corresponding program (if any) offered by the government of the District of Columbia. "(4) THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN.— To the extent that the Thrift Savings Plan is involved, the preceding provisions of this subsection shall be applied by substituting 'the Executive Director referred to in section 8474 of title 5, United States Code' for 'the Office of Personnel Management'.". (3) "Effective date; additional election for former federal employees serving on date of enactment; election for employees appointed during interim period.— (A) EFFECTI\^ DATE.— Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, there shall be prescribed in consultation with the Authority (and take effect)— (i) regulations to carry out the amendments made by this subsection; and (ii) any other regulations necessary to carry out this subsection. (B) ADDITIONAL ELECTION FOR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES SERVING ON DATE OF ENACTMENT.— (i) IN GENERAL.— Any former Federal employee employed by the Authority on the effective date of the regulations referred to in subparagraph (A)(i) may, within such period as may be provided for under those regulations, make an election similar, to the maximum extent practicable, to the election provided for under