Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 111 Part 1.djvu/762

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Ill STAT. 738 PUBLIC LAW 105-33 —AUG. 5, 1997 and accountable for determining how these funds shall be used for renovation and construction, including type, security level, and location of new facilities. (3) ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTS.—The District of Columbia Department of Corrections and the Bureau of Prisons shall maintain accountability for funds reimbursed from the Corrections Trustee, and shall provide expense reports by project at the request of the Corrections Trustee. (d) COMPENSATION AND DETAILEES.— The Corrections Trustee shall be compensated at a rate not to exceed the basic pay payable for Level IV of the Executive Schedule. The Corrections Trustee may appoint and fix the pay of additional staff without regard to the provisions of the District of Columbia Code governing appointments and salaries, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates. Upon request of the Corrections Trustee, the head of any Federal department or agency may, on a reimbursable or non reimbursable basis, provide services and detail any personnel of that department or agency to the Corrections Trustee to assist in carrying out his duties. (e) PROCUREMENT AND JUDICIAL REVIEW.— The provisions of the District of Columbia Code governing procurement shall not apply to the Corrections Trustee. The Corrections Trustee may seek judicial enforcement of his authority to carry out his duties. (f) PRESERVATION OF RETIREMENT AND CERTAIN OTHER RIGHTS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WHO BECOME EMPLOYED BY THE CORREC- TIONS TRUSTEE. — (1) IN GENERAL.—^A Federal employee who, within 3 days after separating from the Federal Government, is appointed Corrections Trustee or becomes employed by the Corrections Trustee— (A) shall be treated as an employee of the Federal Government for purposes of chapters 83, 84, 87, and 89 of title 5 of the United States Code; and (B) if, after serving with the Trustee, such employee becomes reemployed by the Federal Government, shall be entitled to credit for the full period of such individual's service with the Trustee, for purposes of determining the applicable leave accrual rate. (2) REGULATIONS. — The Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this subsection. SEC. 11203. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE DIS- TRICT OF COLUMBIA. (a) ESTABLISHMENT. —As soon as practicable after appointment, the Bureau of Prisons, working with the Corrections Trustee, shall establish a priority consideration program to facilitate employment placement for employees of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections who are scheduled to be separated from service as a result of closing the Lorton Correctional Complex. (b) PROVISIONS.—The priority consideration program shall include provisions under which a vacant federal correctional institution position established as a result of this Act and identified for external hiring shall not be filled by the appointment of any