(a) Individuals accepting employment; without service breaks
Each individual accepting employment without a break in service with the District government pursuant to section
225d of this title shall—
(1)except as specifically provided in this subchapter, be required to meet all District qualifications other than licensure requirements for appointment required of other candidates, and shall become District employees in the comparable District service subject to the provisions of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, and all other statutes and regulations governing District personnel;
(2)meet all licensure requirements within 18 months of appointment by the District government;
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5, transfer accrued annual and sick leave balances pursuant to title XII of the District of Columbia Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978;
(4)have the grade and rate of pay determined in accordance with regulations established pursuant to title XI of the District of Columbia Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, except that no employee shall suffer a loss in the basic rate of pay or in seniority;
(5)if applicable, retain a rate of pay including the physician’s comparability allowance under the provisions of section
5948 of title
5, and continue to receive such allowance under the terms of the then prevailing agreement until its expiration or for a period of 2 years from the date of appointment by the District government, whichever occurs later;
(6)be entitled to the same health and life insurance benefits as are available to District employees in the applicable service;
(7)if employed by the Federal Government before January 1, 1984, continue to be covered by the United States Civil Service Retirement System, under chapter
83 of title
5, to the same extent that such retirement system covers District Government  employees; and
(8)if employed by the Federal Government on or after January 1, 1984, be subject to the retirement system applicable to District government employees pursuant to title XXVI, Retirement, of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978.
(b) Exemption from residency requirements
An individual appointed to a position in the District government without a break in service, from the retention list, or from the District or Federal agency reemployment priority lists shall be exempt from the residency requirements of title VIII of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978.
(c) Compensation; work related injuries
An individual receiving compensation for work injuries pursuant to chapter
81 of title
(1)continue to have the claims adjudicated and the related costs paid by the Federal Government until such individual recovers and returns to duty;
(2)if medically recovered and returned to duty, have any subsequent claim for the recurrence of the disability determined and paid under the provisions of title XXIII of the District of Columbia Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978.
(d) Actions by District against individuals accepting employment
The District government may initiate or continue an action against an individual who accepts employment under section
225d(c) of this title for cause related to events that occur prior to the end of the service coordination period. Any such action shall be conducted in accordance with such Federal laws and regulations under which action would have been conducted had the assumption of function by the District not occurred.
(e) Commissioned public health service officers
Commissioned public health service officers detailed to the District of Columbia mental health system shall not be considered employees for purposes of any full-time employee equivalency total of the Department of Health and Human Services.
(f) Former patient employees
For purposes of this section, Hospital employees shall include former patient employees occupying career positions at the Hospital.
 So in original. Probably should not be capitalized.
The District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1), (3), (4), (8), (b), and (c)(2), is D.C. Law 2–139, Mar. 3, 1979, as amended, which is not classified to the Code.
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