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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-615—NOV. 8, 1984

98 STAT. 3217

EFFECTIVE DATE; TRANSITION PROVISIONS

SEC. 205. (a) The amendments made by this title shall be effective 5 USC 5401 note. as of October 1, 1984, and shall apply with respect to pay periods commencing on or after that date. (b) The rate of basic pay for any individual serving in a position— (1) which is in the merit pay system before the date on which the amendments made by this title take effect, but (2) which does not become covered by the performance management and recognition system, shall not be reduced on account of such position not becoming so covered. (c) The rate of basic pay for any individual serving in a position which ceases to be covered by the performance management and recognition system as a result of the termination of such system under section 5410 of title 5, United States Code, as amended by this title, shall not be reduced on account of such termination. Ante, p. 3214. (d)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), any agency or unit of an agency which, immediately before the date of enactment of this Act, was excluded from coverage under the merit pay system shall be excluded from coverage under the performance management and recognition system for the 12-month period beginning on such date of enactment. (2) An exclusion under paragraph (1) may be revoked at any time in accordance with section 5402(b)(5) of title 5, United States Code, as amended by this Act. ^«^e, p. 3208. TITLE III—SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE

Continuation.

CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS

SEC. 301. The Congress finds that the Senior Executive Service should be continued indefinitely.

5 USC 3131 note.

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

SEC. 302. Subsection (b) of section 5384 of title 5, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (2), by striking out "exceed" and inserting in lieu thereof "be less than 5 percent nor more than"; and (2) by amending paragraph (3) of such subsection to read as follows: "(3) The aggregate amount of performance awards paid under this section by an agency during any fiscal year may not exceed the greater of— "(A) an amount equal to 3 percent of the aggregate amount of basic pay paid to career appointees in such agency during the preceding fiscal year; or "(B) an amount equal to 15 percent of the average of the annual rates of basic pay paid to career appointees in such agency during the preceding fiscal year.". REDUCTIONS IN FORCE

SEC. 303. (a) Section 3593(c)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting "before October 1, 1984," after "title", (b) Section 3594(b) of such title is amended to read as follows:

5 USC 3594.