113 STAT. 1598 PUBLIC LAW 106-117—NOV. 30, 1999 Office of the United States Courts may waive repayment by the individual under that subsection if the individual involved possesses unique abilities and is the only qualified applicant available for the position. (c) EMPLOYMENT DEFINED. —for purposes of this section, the term "employment" includes— (1) for purposes of subsections (a) and (b), employment of any length or under any type of appointment, but does not include employment that is without compensation; and (2) for purposes of subsection (a), emplojmtient with any agency of the Government through a personal services contract. 5 USC 5597 note. SEC, 1105. ADDITIONAL AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS TO CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND. (a) REQUIREMENT.—In addition to any other payments which it is required to make under subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, the Secretary shall remit to the Office of Personnel Management for deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund an amount equal to 26 percent of the final basic pay of each employee of the Department who is covered under subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, to whom a voluntary separation incentive is paid under this title. (b) FINAL BASIC PAY DEFINED. — For purposes of this section, the term "final basic pay", with respect to an employee, means the total amount of basic pay that would be payable for a year of service by the employee, computed using the employee's final rate of basic pay, and, if last serving on other than a full-time basis, with appropriate adjustment therefor. SEC. 1106. CONTINUED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE. Section 8905a(d) of title 5, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking "paragraph (4)" and inserting "paragraphs (4) and (5)"; (2) in paragraph (2), by striking "(1) or (4)" and inserting " (1), (4), or (5)"; and (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(5)(A) If the basis for continued coverage under this section is an involuntary separation from a position in or under the Department of Veterans Affairs due to a reduction in force or a title 38 staffing readjustment— "(i) the individual shall be liable for not more than the employee contributions referred to in paragraph (l)(A)(i); and "(ii) the agency which last employed the individual shall pay the remaining portion of the amount required under paragraph (1)(A). Applicability. "(B) This paragraph shall only apply with respect to individuals whose continued coverage is based on a separation occurring on or after the date of the enactment of this paragraph.". 5 USC 5597 note. SEC. 1107. PROHIBITION OF REDUCTION OF FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYMENT LEVEL. (a) PROHIBITION.— The total full-time equivalent employment in the Department may not be reduced by reason of the separation of an employee (or any combination of employees) receiving a voluntary separation incentive payment under this title.
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