110 STAT. 1321-99 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 "(1) four years for an employee who qualified for veteran's preference under this Act, and "(2) three years for an employee who qualified for residency preference under this Act. "(i) Separation pursuant to this section shall not affect an employee's rights under either the Agency Remployment Priority Program or the Displaced Employee Program established pursuant to Chapter 24 of the District Personnel Manual. "(j) The Mayor shall submit to the Council a listing of all positions to be abolished by agency and responsibility center by March 1, 1996, or upon the delivery of termination notices to individual employees. "(k) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1708 or section 2402(d), the provisions of this Act shall not be deemed negotiable. "(1) A personnel authority shall cause a 30-day termination notice to be served, no later than September 1, 1996, on any incumbent employee remaining in any position identified to be abolished pursuant to subsection (b) of this section". OPERATING EXPENSES AND GRANTS SEC. 150. (a) CEILING ON TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES. — Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total amount appropriated in this Act for operating expenses for the District of Columbia for fiscal year 1996 under the caption "Division of Expenses" shall not exceed $4,994,000,000 of which $165,339,000 shall be from intra-District funds. (b) ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF GRANTS NOT INCLUDED IN CEIL- ING. — (1) IN GENERAL.— Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Mayor of the District of Columbia may accept, obligate, and expend Federal, private, and other grants received by the District government that are not reflected in the amounts appropriated in this Act. (2) REQUIREMENT OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER REPORT AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY APPROVAL. — No such Federal, private, or other grant may be accepted, obligated, or expended pursuant to paragraph (1) until— (A) the Chief Financial Officer of the District submits to the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority established by Public Law 104-8 (109 Stat. 97) a report setting forth detailed information regarding such grant; and (B) the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority has reviewed and approved the acceptance, obligation, and expenditure of such grant in accordance with review and approval procedures consistent with the provisions of Public Law 104- 8. (3) PROHIBITION ON SPENDING IN ANTICIPATION OF APPROVAL OR RECEIPT. —No amount may be obligated or expended from the general fund or other funds of the District government in anticipation of the approval or receipt of a grant under paragraph (2)(B) or in anticipation of the approval or receipt of a Federal, private, or other grant not subject to such paragraph.