Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 6.djvu/234

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110 STAT. 4056 PUBLIC LAW 104-331—OCT. 26, 1996 "In addition, the waiver provisions of section 7(f) of such Act shall apply to covered emploj^es. " (3) DISABILITIES DISCRIMINATION.— The remedy for a violation of subsection (a)(3) shall be— "(A) such damages as would be appropriate if awarded under section 505(a)(1) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or section 107(a) of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and "(B) such compensatory damages as would be appropriate if awarded under sections 1977A(a)(2), 1977A(a)(3), 1977A(b)(2), and, irrespective of the size of the employing office, 1977A(b)(3)(D) of the Revised Statutes. "(c) DEFINITIONS. — Except as otherwise specifically provided in this section, as used in this section: "(1) COVERED EMPLOYEE.—The term 'covered employee' means any employee of a unit of the executive branch, including the Executive Office of the President, whether appointed by the President or by any other appointing authority in the executive branch, who is not otherwise entitled to bring an action under any of the statutes referred to in subsection (a), but does not include any individual— "(A) whose appointment is made by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; "(B) who is appointed to an advisory committee, as defined in section 3(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act; or ' "(C) who is a member of the uniformed services. "(2) EMPLOYING OFFICE.— The term 'employing office', with respect to a covered employee, means the office, agency, or other entity in which the covered employee is employed (or sought employment or was employed in the case of an applicant or former employee, respectively). " (d) REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT SECTION.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— The President, or the designee of the President, shall issue regulations to implement paragraphs (1) and (3) of subsection (a) and paragraphs (1) and (3) of subsection (b). "(2) AGENCY REGULATIONS.—The regulations issued under paragraph (1) shall be the same as substantive regulations promulgated by the appropriate officer of an executive agency to implement the statutory provisions referred to in paragraphs (1) and (3) of subsection (a) and paragraphs (1) and (3) of subsection (b)— "(A) except to the extent that the President or designee may determine, for good cause shown and stated together with the regulation, that a modification of such regulations would be more effective for the implementation of the rights and protections under this section; and "(B) except that the President or designee may, at the discretion of the President or designee, issue regulations to implement a provision of section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that applies to employees in the executive branch of the Federal Government in lieu of an analogous statutory provision referred to in paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection (a) or paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection (b), if the issuance of such regulations—