(a) Designation and classification of positions to be occupied; noticeNot later than 15 days after February 15, 1981, the Secretary of Agriculture shall—
provide written notice to individuals holding those positions of such designation and classification of the personnel category under section 3903 of this title which will apply to such individual.
(b) Election to convertEach employee serving in a position at the time it is designated under subsection (a) shall, not later than 120 days after notice of such designation, elect—
to accept conversion to the Foreign Service, in which case such employee shall be converted in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c); or
to decline conversion to the Foreign Service and have the provisions of subsection (d) apply.
(c) Recommendations for appointment
The Secretary of Agriculture shall recommend to the President for appointment to the appropriate class (as determined under paragraph (2)), by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, those employees who elect conversion under subsection (a)(1).
(d) Results of declining to convert