Not later than 90 days before exercising any of the workforce authorities made available under this chapter, the Administrator shall submit a written plan to the appropriate committees of Congress. Such plan shall be approved by the Office of Personnel Management.
(b) A workforce plan shall include a description of—
(A) the functions, approximate number, and classes or other categories of positions or employees that—
address critical needs; and
any critical need identified under paragraph (1) which would not be addressed by the authorities made available under this chapter; and
the safeguards or other measures that will be applied to ensure that this chapter is carried out in a manner consistent with merit system principles;
the means by which employees will be afforded the notification required under subsections (c) and (d)(1)(B);
the methods that will be used to determine if the authorities exercised under this chapter have successfully addressed each critical need identified under paragraph (1);
the recruitment methods used by the Administration before the enactment of this chapter to recruit highly qualified individuals; and
(B) the changes the Administration will implement after the enactment of this chapter in order to improve its recruitment of highly qualified individuals, including how it intends to use—
Any reference in this chapter or any other provision of law to the workforce plan shall be considered to include any modification made in accordance with this subsection.
(e) Before submitting any written plan under subsection (a) (or modification under subsection (d)) to the Office of Personnel Management, the Administrator shall—
give each representative 30 calendar days (unless extraordinary circumstances require earlier action) to review and make recommendations with respect to the proposed plan (or modification); and
None of the workforce authorities made available under this chapter may be exercised in a manner inconsistent with the workforce plan.
(h) Not later than 6 years after the date of enactment of this chapter, the Administrator shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress an evaluation and analysis of the actions taken by the Administration under this chapter, including—
an evaluation, using the methods described in subsection (b)(7), of whether the authorities exercised under this chapter successfully addressed each critical need identified under subsection (b)(1);
to the extent that they did not, an explanation of the reasons why any critical need (apart from the ones under subsection (b)(3)) was not successfully addressed; and
The budget request for the Administration for the first fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this chapter and for each fiscal year thereafter shall include a statement of the total amount of appropriations requested for such fiscal year to carry out this chapter.