PUBLIC LAW 107-347—DEC. 17, 2002 116 STAT. 2925 encourage employees to participate in occupational information technology training. (9) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —T here are authorized to be appropriated to the Office of Personnel Management for the implementation of this subsection, $15,000,000 in fiscal year 2003, and such sums as are necessary for each fiscal year thereafter. ': (10) EXECUTIVE AGENCY DEFINED. —For purposes of this subsection, the term "Executive agency" has the meaning given the term "agency" under section 3701 of title 5, United States Code (as added by subsection (c)). (c) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE PROGRAM.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Subpart B of part III of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "CHAPTER 37—INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE PROGRAM "Sec "3701. Definitions. "3702. General provisions. "3703. Assignment of employees to private sector organizations. "3704. Assignment of employees from private sector organizations. "3705. Appucation to Office of the Chief Technology Officer of the District of Columbia. "3706. Reporting requirement. ' .; .- "3707. Regulations. ,
- § 3701. Definitions
"For purposes of this chapter— "(1) the term 'agency' means an Executive agency, but does not include the General Accounting Office; and "(2) the term 'detail' means— "(A) the assignment or loan of an employee of an agency to a private sector orgsuiization without a change of position from the agency that employs the individual, or "(B) the assignment or loan of an employee of a private sector organization to an agency without a change of position from the private sector organization that employs the individual, whichever is appropriate in the context in which such term is used.
- § 3702. General provisions
"(a) ASSIGNMENT AUTHORITY.—On request from or with the agreement of a private sector organization, and with the consent of the employee concerned, the head of an agency may arrange for the assignment of an employee of the agency to a private sector organization or an employee of a private sector organization to the agency. An eligible employee is an individual who— "(1) works in the field of information technology management; "(2) is considered an exceptional performer by the individual's ciurent employer; and "(3) is expected to assume increased information technology management responsibilities in the future. An employee of an agency shall be eligible to participate in this Eligibility. program only if the employee is employed at the GS-11 level