(a) In General.—
The Secretary may waive the limitation under subsection (a) and extend the administrative leave or other paid non-duty status without charge to leave of a covered individual placed on such leave or status under subsection (a) if the Secretary submits to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a detailed explanation of the reasons the individual was placed on administrative leave or other paid non-duty status without charge to leave and the reasons for the extension of such leave or status. Such explanation shall include the job title and grade of the covered individual and the location where the individual is employed.
(c) Covered Individual.—In this section, the term “covered individual” means an employee of the Department—
who is subject to an investigation for purposes of determining whether such individual should be subject to any disciplinary action under this title or title 5; or