Statutory Law - US Code - 50 USC 403x. Separation pay program for voluntary separation from service


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50 USC § 403x. Separation pay program for voluntary separation from service

*Current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

(a) Definitions
For purposes of this section—
(1) the term “Director” means the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency;
(2) the term “employee” means an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, serving under an appointment without time limitation, who has been currently employed for a continuous period of at least 12 months, except that such term does not include—
(A) a reemployed annuitant under subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter 84 of title 5 or another retirement system for employees of the Government; or
(B) an employee having a disability on the basis of which such employee is or would be eligible for disability retirement under any of the retirement systems referred to in subparagraph (A).
(b) Establishment of program
In order to avoid or minimize the need for involuntary separations due to downsizing, reorganization, transfer of function, or other similar action, the Director may establish a program under which employees may be offered separation pay to separate from service voluntarily (whether by retirement or resignation). An employee who receives separation pay under such program may not be reemployed by the Central Intelligence Agency for the 12-month period beginning on the effective date of the employee's separation. An employee who receives separation pay under this section on the basis of a separation occurring on or after March 30, 1994, and accepts employment with the Government of the United States within 5 years after the date of the separation on which payment of the separation pay is based shall be required to repay the entire amount of the separation pay to the Central Intelligence Agency. If the employment is with an Executive agency (as defined by section 105 of title 5), the Director of the Office of Personnel Management may, at the request of the head of the agency, waive the repayment if the individual involved possesses unique abilities and is the only qualified applicant available for the position. If the employment is with an entity in the legislative branch, the head of the entity or the appointing official may waive the repayment if the individual involved possesses unique abilities and is the only qualified applicant available for the position. If the employment is with the judicial branch, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts may waive the repayment if the individual involved possesses unique abilities and is the only qualified applicant available for the position.
(c) Bar on certain employment
(1) Bar
An employee may not be separated from service under this section unless the employee agrees that the employee will not—
(A) act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, any other person (except the United States) in any formal or informal appearance before, or, with the intent to influence, make any oral or written communication on behalf of any other person (except the United States) to the Central Intelligence Agency; or
(B) participate in any manner in the award, modification, extension, or performance of any contract for property or services with the Central Intelligence Agency,

during the 12-month period beginning on the effective date of the employee's separation from service.
(2) Penalty
An employee who violates an agreement under this subsection shall be liable to the United States in the amount of the separation pay paid to the employee pursuant to this section times the proportion of the 12-month period during which the employee was in violation of the agreement.
(d) Limitations
Under this program, separation pay may be offered only—
(1) with the prior approval of the Director; and
(2) to employees within such occupational groups or geographic locations, or subject to such other similar limitations or conditions, as the Director may require.
(e) Amount and treatment for other purposes
Such separation pay—
(1) shall be paid in a lump sum;
(2) shall be equal to the lesser of—
(A) an amount equal to the amount the employee would be entitled to receive under section 5595(c) of title 5, if the employee were entitled to payment under such section; or
(B) $25,000;

(3) shall not be a basis for payment, and shall not be included in the computation, of any other type of Government benefit; and
(4) shall not be taken into account for the purpose of determining the amount of any severance pay to which an individual may be entitled under section 5595 of title 5 based on any other separation.
(f) Regulations
The Director shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.
(g) Reporting requirements
(1) Offering notification
The Director may not make an offering of voluntary separation pay pursuant to this section until 30 days after submitting to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a report describing the occupational groups or geographic locations, or other similar limitations or conditions, required by the Director under subsection (d) of this section.
(2) Annual report
At the end of each of the fiscal years 1993 through 1997, the Director shall submit to the President and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a report on the effectiveness and costs of carrying out this section.

(Pub. L. 103–36, §2, June 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 104; Pub. L. 103–226, §8(b), Mar. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 118; Pub. L. 104–93, title IV, §401, Jan. 6, 1996, 109 Stat. 968; Pub. L. 104–293, title IV, §401, Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3468; Pub. L. 106–120, title IV, §402, Dec. 3, 1999, 113 Stat. 1616; Pub. L. 107–108, title IV, §402, Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1403; Pub. L. 107–306, title IV, §401, Nov. 27, 2002, 116 Stat. 2403; Pub. L. 108–458, title I, §1071(d), Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3691; Pub. L. 108–487, title IV, §401(a), (b)(1), Dec. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 3945, 3946.)