5 U.S. Code CHAPTER 54— HUMAN CAPITAL PERFORMANCE FUND
A prior chapter 54, consisting of sections 5401 to 5410, related to performance management and recognition system, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–89, § 3(a)(1), (c), Sept. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 981, 983, eff. Nov. 1, 1993.
Treatment of Employees Covered by Performance Management and Recognition System as of Termination Date
“(a) Definitions.—For purposes of this section—
the term ‘performance management and recognition system’ means the performance management and recognition system under [former] chapter 54 of title 5, United States Code;
the term ‘pay rate’, as used in clauses (iii) through (v) of subsection (c)(2)(B), is used in the same way as such term is used under section 5335(a) of title 5, United States Code; and
the term ‘FEPCA’ means the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 [section 529 [§§ 1–412] of Pub. L. 101–509, see Short Title of 1990 Amendment; Rules of Construction note set out under section 5301 of this title] (contained in the Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101–509; 104 Stat. 1427)).
“(b) Applicability.—Notwithstanding section 5332(a)(1) of title 5, United States Code (as amended by section 3(b)(1)(F)), or any other provision of law, the rate of basic pay for an employee covered by the performance management and recognition system on October 31, 1993, shall be determined in accordance with this section so long as such employee continues, without a break in service of more than 3 days, to occupy any position—
to which the provisions of [former] chapter 54 of title 5, United States Code (as in effect on October 31, 1993) would apply if such provisions had remained in effect.
“(c) Special Rules.—
“(1) In general.—
“(2) Adjustments.—Adjustments in the rate of basic pay for an employee who is subject to this section shall be made in accordance with the relevant provisions of title 5, United States Code, or otherwise applicable provisions of law, subject to the following:
“(A) Deem rates and positions to be under the general schedule.—For purposes of applying subchapters I and III of chapter 53 of such title (and the provisions of section 302 [set out as a note under section 5304 of this title] and title IV [see Short Title set out in a note under section 5305 of this title] of FEPCA with respect to any payment under any of those provisions)—
the rate of basic pay determined under this section for an employee shall be treated as a rate of basic pay described in section 5302(8) of such title;
the position then currently occupied by an employee who is subject to this section shall be deemed to be a ‘General Schedule position’ within the meaning of section 5302(9) of such title; and
“(B) Special rules relating to provisions governing step-increases.—For purposes of applying the provisions of sections 5335 and 5336 of title 5, United States Code, with respect to any employee who is subject to this section—
any reference in such provisions to a ‘step-increase’ shall be considered to mean an increase equal to one-ninth of the difference between the minimum and maximum rates of pay for the applicable grade of the General Schedule;
any reference in such provisions to the ‘next higher rate within the grade’ shall be considered to mean the rate of basic pay which exceeds such employee’s then current rate of basic pay by the amount of a step-increase;
The Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe any regulations which may be necessary for the administration of this section.”