Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/499

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PUBLIC LAW 107-347—DEC. 17, 2002 116 STAT. 2927 dependents receive from the private sector organization any pay- ment under an insurance policy for which the premitmi is wholly paid by the private sector organization, or other benefit of smy kind on account of the same injury or death, then, the amount of such payment or benefit shall be credited against any compensation otherwise payable under subchapter I of chapter 81. "(c) REIMBURSEMENTS.— The assignment of an employee to a private sector organization under this chapter may be made with or without reimbursement by the private sector organization for the travel and transportation expenses to or from the place of assignment, subject to the same terms and conditions as apply with respect to an employee of a Federal agency or a State or local government under section 3375, and for the pay, or a part thereof, of the employee during assignment. Any reimbursements shall be credited to the appropriation of the agency used for paying the travel and transportation expenses or pay. "(d) TORT LIABILITY; SUPERVISION. —The Federal Tort Claims Act and any other Federal tort liability statute apply to an employee of an agency assigned to a private sector organization under this chapter. The supervision of the duties of an employee of an agency so assigned to a private sector organization may be governed by an agreement between the agency and the organization. " (e) SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—The head of each agency shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that, of the assignments made under this chapter from such agency to private sector organizations in each year, at least 20 percent are to small business concerns. "(2) DEFINITIONS. —For purposes of this subsection— "(A) the term 'small business concern' means a business concern that satisfies the definitions and stsindards specified by the Administrator of the Small Business Administration under section 3(a)(2) of the Small Business Act (as from time to time amended by the Administrator); "(B) the term 'year' refers to the 12-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this chapter, and each succeeding 12-month period in which any assignments under this chapter may be made; and "(C) the assignments 'made' in a year are those commencing in such year. "(3) REPORTING REQUIREMENT.—An agency which fails to Deadline. comply with paragraph (1) in a year shall, within 90 days after the end of such year, submit a report to the Committees on Government Reform and Small Business of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Governmentgd Affairs and Small Business of the Senate. The report shall include— "(A) the toted number of assignments made under this chapter from such agency to private sector orggoiizations in the year; "(B) of that total number, the number (and percentage) made to small business concerns; and "(C) the reasons for the agency's noncompliance with paragraph (1). "(4) EXCLUSION.—T h is subsection shall not apply to an agency in any year in which it makes fewer than 5 assignments under this chapter to private sector organizations.