98 STAT. 3208
PUBLIC LAW 98-615—NOV. 8, 1984
"CHAPTER 54—PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND RECOGNITION SYSTEM "Sec. "5401. Purpose. "5402. Coverage. "5403. General pay increases. "5404. Merit increases. "5405. Pay administration. "5406. Performance awards. "5407. Cash award program. "5408. Report. "5409. Regulations. "5410. Termination. 5 USC 5401.
"§ 540L Purpose "It is the purpose of this chapter to provide for a performance management and recognition system which shall— "(1) use performance appraisals as the basis for (a) determining adjustments in basic pay by general pay increases and merit increases, and (b) making performance award determinations; "(2) within available funds, recognize and reward quality performance by varying amounts of performance and cash awards; "(3) within available funds, provide for training to improve accuracy, objectivity, and fairness in the evaluation of performance; "(4) regulate the costs of performance awards by establishing funding level requirements; and "(5) provide the means to reduce or withhold certain pay increases for less than fully successful performance.
"§ 5402. Coverage "(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) or (c) of this section, this chapter shall apply to any supervisor or management official (as 5 USC 7103. defined in paragraphs (10) and (11) of section 7103(a) of this title, respectively) who is in a position within grade GS-13, GS-14, or GS5 USC 5104, 15 of the General Schedule described in section 5104 of this title. 5332. "(b)(1) Upon request filed under paragraph (3) of this subsection, Exclusions. the President may, in writing, exclude an agency, any unit of an agency, or any class of employees within any such unit, from the application of this chapter, if the President considers such exclusion to be required as a result of conditions arising from— "(A) the recent establishment of the agency, unit, or class, or the implementation of a new program; "(B) an emergency situation; or "(C) any other situation or circumstance. Effective date. "(2) Any exclusion under this subsection shall not take effect President of U.S. earlier than 30 calendar days after the President transmits to each Report. House of the Congress a report describing the agency, unit, or class to be excluded and the reasons therefor. "(3) A request for exclusion of an agency, any unit of an agency, or any class of employees within any such unit, under this subsection shall be filed by the head of the agency with the Office of Personnel Management, and shall set forth reasons why the agency, unit, or class should be excluded from the application of this chapter. The Office shall review the request and reasons therefor, undertake such 5 USC 5402.