98 STAT. 3214
5 USC 5408.
5 USC 5409.
5 USC 5410.
PUBLIC LAW 98-615—NOV. 8, 1984 award is proposed was made or performed while the employee was covered by this chapter. "§ 5408. Report "The Office of Personnel Management shall submit an annual report to the President and each House of the Congress evaluating the effectiveness of the performance management and recognition system established by this chapter. Each such report shall be prepared after consultation with the respective heads of a sufficient range of agencies so as to permit an adequate basis for making a meaningful evaluation. "§ 5409. Regulations "The Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe regulations to carry out this chapter. "§ 5410. Termination "This chapter and any regulations prescribed under this chapter shall cease to be effective after September 30, 1989.". (b) The table of chapters at the beginning of part III of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking out the item relating to chapter 54 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "54. Performance Management and Recognition System
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEMS
SEC. 202. (a) Chapter 43 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 4302 the following new section: 5 USC 4302a.
Ante, p. 3207.
"§ 4302a. Establishment of performance appraisal systems for performance management and recognition system employees "(a) Each agency shall develop one or more performance appraisal systems for employees covered by chapter 54 of this title which— "(1) provide for periodic appraisals of job performance of such employees; "(2) require the joint participation of the supervising official and the employee in developing performance standards with authority for establishing standards resting with the supervising official; and "(3) use the results of performance appraisals as a basis— "(A) for adjusting the base pay and making performance award decisions with respect to any such employee in accordance with the applicable provisions of such chapter 54; and "(B) for training, rewarding, reassigning, promoting, reducing in grade, retaining, and removing any such employee. "(b) Under regulations which the Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe, each performance appraisal system under this section shall provide for— "(1) five levels of summary performance ratings as follows: "(A) two levels which are above the fully successful level; "(B) a fully successful level; and "(C) two levels which are below the fully successful level; "(2) establishing, in writing, the critical elements of each employee's position and the performance standards for the fully