Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/187

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PUBLIC LAW 106-303—OCT. 13, 2000 114 STAT. 1069 "(b) Senior-level positions under this section may include positions referred to in section 731(d), (e)(1), or (e)(2) of this title.". (2) NUMERICAL LIMITATION APPLIES. —Section 732(c)(4) of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (A) by inserting "(including senior-level positions under section 732a of this title)" after "129 positions"; and (B) by striking "title);" and inserting "title and seniorlevel positions described in section 732a(b) of this title);". (3) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for chapter 7 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 732 the following: "732a. Critical positions.". (b) REASSIGNMENT TO SENIOR-LEVEL POSITIONS. —Section 733(a) of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (6); (2) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (8); and (3) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following: "(7) allowing the Comptroller General to reassign an officer or employee in the Office Senior Executive Service to any senior-level position established under section 732a of this title, as the Comptroller General determines necessary and appropriate; and". SEC. 5. EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS. Section 731(e) of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (1) by striking "not more than 3 years" and inserting "terms of not more than 3 years, but which shall be renewable"; and (2) in paragraph (2) by striking "level V" and inserting "level IV". SEC. 6. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. 31 USC 719 note. (a) ANNUAL REPORTS.— The Comptroller General shall include in each report submitted to Congress under section 719(a) of title 31, United States Code, during the 5-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act— (1) a review of all actions taken pursuant to sections 1 through 3 of this Act during the period covered by the report, including— (A) the number of officers or employees who separated from service pursuant to section 1 or 2, or who were released pursuant to a reduction in force conducted under the amendment made by section 3, during such period; (B) an assessment of the effectiveness and usefulness of those sections in contributing to the agency's ability to carry out its mission, meet its performance goals, and fiilfill its strategic plan; and (C) with respect to the amendment made by section 3, an assessment of the impact such amendment has had with respect to preference eligibles, including— (i) whether a disproportionate number or percentage of preference eligibles were included among those who became subject to reduction-in-force actions as a result of such amendment; (ii) whether a disproportionate number or percentage of preference eligibles were in fact released pursuant to reductions in force under such amendment; and