118 STAT. 814 PUBLIC LAW 108–271—JULY 7, 2004 employees of the Office. Regulations to carry out any such program— ‘‘(1) shall include provisions (consistent with sections 3702 through 3704 of title 5) as to matters concerning— ‘‘(A) the duration and termination of assignments; ‘‘(B) reimbursements; and ‘‘(C) status, entitlements, benefits, and obligations of program participants; ‘‘(2) shall limit— ‘‘(A) the number of officers and employees who are assigned to private sector organizations at any one time to not more than 15; and ‘‘(B) the number of employees from private sector organizations who are assigned to the Office at any one time to not more than 30; ‘‘(3) shall require that an employee of a private sector organization assigned to the Office may not have access to any trade secrets or to any other nonpublic information which is of commercial value to the private sector organization from which such employee is assigned; ‘‘(4) shall require that, before approving the assignment of an officer or employee to a private sector organization, the Comptroller General shall determine that the assignment is an effective use of the Office’s funds, taking into account the best interests of the Office and the costs and benefits of alter native methods of achieving the same results and objectives; and ‘‘(5) shall not allow any assignment under this subsection to commence after the end of the 5 year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this subsection. ‘‘(i) An employee of a private sector organization assigned to the Office under the executive exchange program shall be considered to be an employee of the Office for purposes of— ‘‘(1) chapter 73 of title 5; ‘‘(2) sections 201, 203, 205, 207, 208, 209, 603, 606, 607, 643, 654, 1905, and 1913 of title 18; ‘‘(3) sections 1343, 1344, and 1349(b) of this title; ‘‘(4) chapter 171 of title 28 (commonly referred to as the ‘Federal Tort Claims Act’) and any other Federal tort liability statute; ‘‘(5) the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.); ‘‘(6) section 1043 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and ‘‘(7) section 27 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 423).’’. SEC. 8. REDESIGNATION. (a) IN GENERAL.—The General Accounting Office is hereby redesignated the Government Accountability Office. (b) REFERENCES.—Any reference to the General Accounting Office in any law, rule, regulation, certificate, directive, instruction, or other official paper in force on the date of enactment of this Act shall be considered to refer and apply to the Government Accountability Office. SEC. 9. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. Paragraph (1) of section 732(d) is amended to read as follows: Government organization. 31 USC 702 note.
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