24 U.S. Code § 225d - Transition provisions for employees of Hospital
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(a) Retirement opportunity
Employees of the Hospital directly affected by the assumption of programs and functions by the District government who meet the requirements for immediate retirement under the provisions of section 8336 (d) of title 5 shall be accorded the opportunity to retire during the 30-day period prior to the assumption of such programs and functions.
(b) Specific number and types of positions; transfer to District employment
(1) The system implementation plan shall prescribe the specific number and types of positions needed by the District government at the end of the service coordination period.
(c) Retention list; reemployment priority list; right-of-first-refusal; retention registers; employee appeals
(1) While on the retention list or the District or Federal agency reemployment priority list, the system implementation plan shall provide to Hospital employees a right-of-first-refusal to District employment in positions for which such employees may qualify,
(A) created under the system implementation plan in the comprehensive District mental health system,
(2) In accordance with Federal regulations, the Secretary shall establish retention registers of Hospital employees and provide such retention registers to the District government. Employment in positions identified in the system implementation plan under subsection (b) of this section shall be offered to Hospital employees by the District government according to each such employee’s relative standing on the retention registers.
(3) Employee appeals concerning the retention registers established by the Secretary shall be in accordance with Federal regulations.
(d) Federal agency reemployment priority list; right-of-first-refusal; Department of Health and Human Services; separation; maintenance of lists; District agency reemployment priority list; refusal of employment offer; acceptance of nontemporary employment
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, employees of the Hospital, while on the Federal agency reemployment priority list, shall have a right-of-first-refusal to employment in comparable available positions for which they qualify within the Department of Health and Human Services in the Washington metropolitan area.
(2) If necessary to separate employees of the Hospital from Federal employment, such employees may be separated only under Federal reduction-in-force procedures.
(3) A Federal agency reemployment priority list and a displaced employees program shall be maintained for employees of the Hospital by the Secretary and the Office of Personnel Management in accordance with Federal regulations for Federal employees separated by reduction-in-force procedures.
(4) The Mayor shall create and maintain, in consultation with the Secretary, a District agency reemployment priority list of those employees of the Hospital on the retention registers who are not offered employment under subsection (c) of this section. Individuals who refuse an offer of employment under subsection (c) of this section shall be ineligible for inclusion on the District agency reemployment priority list. Such reemployment priority list shall be administered in accordance with procedures established pursuant to the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 (D.C. Law 2–139).
(e) Contracts; mental health services; preferences
Any contract entered into by the District of Columbia for the provision of mental health services formerly provided by or at the Hospital shall require the contractor or provider, in filling new positions created to perform under the contract, to give preference to qualified candidates on the District agency reemployment priority list created pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. An individual who is offered nontemporary employment with a contractor shall have his or her name remain on the District agency reemployment priority list under subsection (d) of this section for not more than 24 months from the date of acceptance of such employment.
Source(Pub. L. 98–621, § 6,Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3374.)
References in Text
The District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, referred to in subsecs. (c)(4) and (d)(4), is D.C. Law 2–139, Mar. 3, 1979, as amended, which is not classified to the Code.
Continued Coverage Under Certain Federal Employee Benefits Programs for Certain Employees of Saint Elizabeths Hospital