(a)For the purposes of this section, “health care” means direct patient-care services or services incident to direct patient-care services.
(b)The Office of Personnel Management may, with respect to any employee described in subsection (c), provide that 1 or more provisions of chapter
74 of title
38 shall apply—
(1)in lieu of any provision of chapter 51 or 61, subchapter V of chapter 55, or any other provision of this chapter; or
(2)notwithstanding any lack of specific authority for a matter with respect to which chapter 51 or 61, subchapter V of chapter 55, or this chapter, relates.
(c)Authority under subsection (b) may be exercised with respect to any employee holding a position—
(1)to which chapter 51 applies, excluding any Senior Executive Service position and any position in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration Senior Executive Service; and
The authority to fix rates of pay is added on authority of former section
1161, which is carried into section
For repeal of the Act of Aug. 1, 1947, ch. 433, 61 Stat. 715, as amended, see revision note for section
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
1992—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–378substituted “chapter 74” for “chapter 73” in introductory provisions and inserted “subchapter V of chapter 55,” after “61,” in pars. (1) and (2).
1990—Pub. L. 101–509amended section generally, substituting designated provisions directing that Office of Personnel Management may provide that chapter
73 of title
38 provisions apply to certain health care professionals for undesignated text authorizing agency heads to fix pay rates for scientific and professional positions at between GS–16 and GS–18 rates.
1978—Pub. L. 95–454, § 906(a)(2), substituted “Office of Personnel Management” for “Civil Service Commission”.
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 101–509effective on such date as the President shall determine, but not earlier than 90 days, and not later than 180 days, after Nov. 5, 1990, see section
529 [title III, § 305] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out as a note under section
5301 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment
Amendment by section 906(a)(2) ofPub. L. 95–454effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 ofPub. L. 95–454, set out as a note under section
1101 of this title.
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