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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

93 STAT. 682 92 Stat. 1177.

5 USC 5101 et seq., 5331.

5 USC 5332 note. Limited-term appointees.

Indian preference law application.

"eivilian component."

PUBLIC LAW 96-88—OCT. 17, 1979 (5) For purposes of section 414(a)(3)(A) of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, an individual appointed under this subsection shall be deemed to occupy the same position as the individual occupied on the day preceding the effective date of this Act. (c) The Secretary may appoint, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointment in the competitive service, up to 175 scientific, technical, or professional employees of the Office created by section 209 of this Act and may compensate employees so appointed without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates. The rate of basic compensation for such employees shall not be equal to or in excess of the minimum rate of pay currently paid for GS-16 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of such title. (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall establish positions within the Senior Executive Service for 15 limited-term appointees. The Secretary shall appoint individuals to such positions as provided by section 3394 of title 5, United States Code. Such positions shall expire on the later of three years after the effective date of this Act or three years after the initial appointment to each position. Positions in effect under this subsection shall be taken into account in applying the limitations on positions prescribed under section 3134(e) and section 5108 of such title. (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the application of any Indian preference law in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act to any function or office transferred by this Act and subject to any such law on the day before the date of enactment of this Act. Any function or office transferred by this Act and subject to any such law shall continue to be subject to any such law. (f) For purposes of any status of forces agreement between the United States and any other country or any international organization, any reference to "civilian component" shall be deemed to include a reference to overseas personnel of the overseas dependents' education system. EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS

20 USC 3462.

5 USC 5332 note.

SEC. 402. The Secretary may as provided in appropriation Acts obtain the services of experts and consultants in accordance with the provisions of section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, and may compensate such experts and consultants at rates not to exceed the daily rate prescribed for GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of such title. PERSONNEL REDUCTION AND ANNUAL LIMITATIONS

20 USC 3463. "

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Reports to Congress.

SEC. 403. (a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, there shall be included in each appropriation Act containing appropriations for the administration of the Department for any fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1981 (other than an appropriation Act containing only supplemental appropriations for the Department), an annual limitation on the total number of work-years for the personnel of the Department. (2) The Secretary shall prescribe the allocation of the work-years available under paragraph (1) among the organizational units and components of the Department and shall, within 120 days after the enactment of an appropriation Act containing a work-year limitation, prepare and transmit to the Congress a report on such allocation. Such report shall include explanations and justifications for the