Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 3.djvu/719

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PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 106 STAT. 2513 leave associated with the lump-sum payment. Annual leave recredited under this subsection shall be credited to a separate leave account for the employee and shall be available for use by the employee until the last day of the second leave year following the leave year in which the leave is recredited. If the employee is separated from service, the annual leave recredited under this section that is unused and still available shall be available for a lump-sum payment. SEC. 1078. STUDY AND REPORT REGARDING EQUITY IN BENEFITS FOR TEMPORARY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Office of Personnel Management shall conduct a study and, not later than April 1, 1993, report to Congress, in writing, on the feasibility of providing to temporary employees of the Government the same health-insurance, life-insurance, and retirement benefits, and other rights or benefits, as are generally available t« those employed by the Government on a permanent basis. (b) MATTERS TO BE SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED.— The report under subsection (a) shall specifically address— (1) the various types of temporary appointments currently allowable under civil- service law and regulations, and the terms and conditions pertinent to each; (2) the circumstances in which, or the purposes for which, each of the various types of temporary appointments is appropriate; (3) the rights and benefits generally available to individuals employed by the Government on a permanent basis— (A) which are currently imavailable to some or all temporary employees; and (B) of those identified under subparagraph (A), which might appropriately be made available to one or more classes of temporary emplovees; (4) alternative means by which some or all of the temporary employees referred to in paragraph (3)(A) could be eifforded one or more of the rights or benefits identified under paragraph (3)(B); and (5) whether any of the alternatives identified under paragraph (4) could be implemented by the Office under existing law, and, if so— (A) when the Office intends to implement those measures; or (B) the reasons why the Office either does not intend to implement those measures or cannot provide a timetable for their implementation. (c) RECOMMENDATIONS. — <1) In addition to the results of the study, the Office's report shall include recommendations for any legislation or administrative action which the Office considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this section. (2) Any recommendation which involves the amending of existing statutes shall include draft legislation.