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TITLE VI—GENERAL PROVISIONS
DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES,

AND

CORPORATIONS

SEC. 601. Funds appropriated in this or any other Act may be
used to pay travel to the United States for the immediate family
of employees serving abroad in cases of death or life threatening
illness of said employee.
SEC. 602. No department, agency, or instrumentality of the United
States receiving appropriated funds under this or any other Act for
fiscal year ø1999¿ 2000 shall obligate or expend any such funds,
unless such department, agency, or instrumentality has in place,
and will continue to administer in good faith, a written policy designed to ensure that all of its workplaces are free from the illegal
use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances (as defined
in the Controlled Substances Act) by the officers and employees of
such department, agency, or instrumentality.
øSEC. 603. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1345, any agency, department, or instrumentality of the United States which provides or proposes to provide child care services for Federal employees may, in
fiscal year 1999 and thereafter, reimburse any Federal employee or
any person employed to provide such services for travel, transportation, and subsistence expenses incurred for training classes, conferences, or other meetings in connection with the provision of such
services: Provided, That any per diem allowance made pursuant to
this section shall not exceed the rate specified in regulations prescribed pursuant to section 5707 of title 5, United States Code.¿
SEC. ø604¿ 603. Unless otherwise specifically provided, the maximum amount allowable during the current fiscal year in accordance
with section 16 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 810), for
the purchase of any passenger motor vehicle (exclusive of buses,
ambulances, law enforcement, and undercover surveillance vehicles),
is hereby fixed at $8,100 except station wagons for which the maximum shall be $9,100: Provided, That these limits may be exceeded
by not to exceed $3,700 for police-type vehicles, and by not to exceed
$4,000 for special heavy-duty vehicles: Provided further, That the
limits set forth in this section may not be exceeded by more than
5 percent for electric or hybrid vehicles purchased for demonstration
under the provisions of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research,
Development, and Demonstration Act of 1976: Provided further, That
the limits set forth in this section may be exceeded by the incremental cost of clean alternative fuels vehicles acquired pursuant to Public
Law 101–549 over the cost of comparable conventionally fueled vehicles.
SEC. ø605¿ 604. Appropriations of the executive departments and
independent establishments for the current fiscal year available for
expenses of travel, or for the expenses of the activity concerned,
are hereby made available for quarters allowances and cost-of-living
allowances, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5922–5924.
SEC. ø606¿ 605. Unless otherwise specified during the current fiscal
year, no part of any appropriation contained in this or any other
Act shall be used to pay the compensation of any officer or employee
of the Government of the United States (including any agency the
majority of the stock of which is owned by the Government of the
United States) whose post of duty is in the continental United States
unless such person: (1) is a citizen of the United States; (2) is a
person in the service of the United States on the date of enactment
of this Act who, being eligible for citizenship, has filed a declaration
of intention to become a citizen of the United States prior to such
date and is actually residing in the United States; (3) is a person
who owes allegiance to the United States; (4) is an alien from Cuba,
Poland, South Vietnam, the countries of the former Soviet Union,
or the Baltic countries lawfully admitted to the United States for
permanent residence; (5) is a South Vietnamese, Cambodian, or Laotian refugee paroled in the United States after January 1, 1975;
or (6) is a national of the People’s Republic of China who qualifies
for adjustment of status pursuant to the Chinese Student Protection
Act of 1992: Provided, That for the purpose of this section, an affidavit signed by any such person shall be considered prima facie evidence that the requirements of this section with respect to his or
her status have been complied with: Provided further, That any person making a false affidavit shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon
conviction, shall be fined no more than $4,000 or imprisoned for

not more than 1 year, or both: Provided further, That the above
penal clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for,
any other provisions of existing law: Provided further, That any payment made to any officer or employee contrary to the provisions
of this section shall be recoverable in action by the Federal Government. This section shall not apply to citizens of Ireland, Israel, or
the Republic of the Philippines, or to nationals of those countries
allied with the United States in a current defense effort, or to international broadcasters employed by the United States Information
Agency, or to temporary employment of translators, or to temporary
employment in the field service (not to exceed 60 days) as a result
of emergencies.
SEC. ø607¿ 606. Appropriations available to any department or
agency during the current fiscal year for necessary expenses, including maintenance or operating expenses, shall also be available for
payment to the General Services Administration for charges for space
and services and those expenses of renovation and alteration of buildings and facilities which constitute public improvements performed
in accordance with the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (73 Stat. 749),
the Public Buildings Amendments of 1972 (87 Stat. 216), or other
applicable law.
SEC. ø608¿ 607. In addition to funds provided in this or any other
Act, all Federal agencies are authorized to receive and use funds
resulting from the sale of materials, including Federal records disposed of pursuant to a records schedule recovered through recycling
or waste prevention programs. Such funds shall be available until
expended for the following purposes:
(1) Acquisition, waste reduction and prevention, and recycling
programs as described in Executive Order No. ø12873 (October
20, 1993)¿ 13101 (September 14, 1998), including any such programs adopted prior to the effective date of the Executive order.
(2) Other Federal agency environmental management programs,
including, but not limited to, the development and implementation
of hazardous waste management and pollution prevention programs.
(3) Other employee programs as authorized by law or as deemed
appropriate by the head of the Federal agency.
SEC. ø609¿ 608. Funds made available by this or any other Act
for administrative expenses in the current fiscal year of the corporations and agencies subject to chapter 91 of title 31, United States
Code, shall be available, in addition to objects for which such funds
are otherwise available, for rent in the District of Columbia; services
in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3109; and the objects specified under
this head, all the provisions of which shall be applicable to the expenditure of such funds unless otherwise specified in the Act by
which they are made available: Provided, That in the event any
functions budgeted as administrative expenses are subsequently
transferred to or paid from other funds, the limitations on administrative expenses shall be correspondingly reduced.
øSEC. 610. No part of any appropriation for the current fiscal year
contained in this or any other Act shall be paid to any person for
the filling of any position for which he or she has been nominated
after the Senate has voted not to approve the nomination of said
person.¿
øSEC. 611. No part of any appropriation contained in this or any
other Act shall be available for interagency financing of boards (except Federal Executive Boards), commissions, councils, committees,
or similar groups (whether or not they are interagency entities) which
do not have a prior and specific statutory approval to receive financial
support from more than one agency or instrumentality.¿
SEC. ø612¿ 609. Funds made available by this or any other Act
to the Postal Service Fund (39 U.S.C. 2003) shall be available for
employment of guards for all buildings and areas owned or occupied
by the Postal Service and under the charge and control of the Postal
Service, and such guards shall have, with respect to such property,
the powers of special policemen provided by the first section of the
Act of June 1, 1948, as amended (62 Stat. 281; 40 U.S.C. 318),
and, as to property owned or occupied by the Postal Service, the
Postmaster General may take the same actions as the Administrator
of General Services may take under the provisions of sections 2
and 3 of the Act of June 1, 1948, as amended (62 Stat. 281; 40
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U.S.C. 318a and 318b), attaching thereto penal consequences under
the authority and within the limits provided in section 4 of the
Act of June 1, 1948, as amended (62 Stat. 281; 40 U.S.C. 318c).
øSEC. 613. None of the funds made available pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall be used to implement, administer, or enforce
any regulation which has been disapproved pursuant to a resolution
of disapproval duly adopted in accordance with the applicable law
of the United States.¿
SEC. ø614¿ 610. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
and except as otherwise provided in this section, no part of any
of the funds appropriated for fiscal year ø1999¿ 2000, by this or
any other Act, may be used to pay any prevailing rate employee
described in section 5342(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code—
(1) during the period from the date of expiration of the limitation
imposed by section 614 of the Treasury and General Government
Appropriations Act, ø1998¿ 1999, until the normal effective date
of the applicable wage survey adjustment that is to take effect
in fiscal year ø1999¿ 2000, in an amount that exceeds the rate
payable for the applicable grade and step of the applicable wage
schedule in accordance with such section 614; and
(2) during the period consisting of the remainder of fiscal year
ø1999¿ 2000, in an amount that exceeds, as a result of a wage
survey adjustment, the rate payable under paragraph (1) by more
than the sum of—
(A) the percentage adjustment taking effect in fiscal year
ø1999¿ 2000 under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code,
in the rates of pay under the General Schedule; and
(B) the difference between the overall average percentage
of the locality-based comparability payments taking effect in
fiscal year ø1999¿ 2000 under section 5304 of such title (whether by adjustment or otherwise), and the overall average percentage of such payments which was effective in fiscal year
ø1998¿ 1999 under such section.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no prevailing rate
employee described in subparagraph (B) or (C) of section 5342(a)(2)
of title 5, United States Code, and no employee covered by section
5348 of such title, may be paid during the periods for which subsection (a) is in effect at a rate that exceeds the rates that would
be payable under subsection (a) were subsection (a) applicable to
such employee.
(c) For the purposes of this section, the rates payable to an employee who is covered by this section and who is paid from a schedule
not in existence on September 30, ø1998¿ 1999, shall be determined
under regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management.
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rates of premium
pay for employees subject to this section may not be changed from
the rates in effect on September 30, ø1998¿ 1999, except to the
extent determined by the Office of Personnel Management to be consistent with the purpose of this section.
(e) This section shall apply with respect to pay for service performed after September 30, ø1998¿ 1999.
(f) For the purpose of administering any provision of law (including
any rule or regulation that provides premium pay, retirement, life
insurance, or any other employee benefit) that requires any deduction
or contribution, or that imposes any requirement or limitation on
the basis of a rate of salary or basic pay, the rate of salary or
basic pay payable after the application of this section shall be treated
as the rate of salary or basic pay.
(g) Nothing in this section shall be considered to permit or require
the payment to any employee covered by this section at a rate in
excess of the rate that would be payable were this section not in
effect.
(h) The Office of Personnel Management may provide for exceptions
to the limitations imposed by this section if the Office determines
that such exceptions are necessary to ensure the recruitment or retention of qualified employees.
SEC. ø615¿ 611. During the period in which the head of any department or agency, or any other officer or civilian employee of the
Government appointed by the President of the United States, holds
office, no funds may be obligated or expended in excess of $5,000
to furnish or redecorate the office of such department head, agency
head, officer, or employee, or to purchase furniture or make improvements for any such office, unless advance notice of such furnishing
or redecoration is øexpressly approved by¿ transmitted to the Committees on Appropriations. For the purposes of this section, the word
‘‘office’’ shall include the entire suite of offices assigned to the individ-

ual, as well as any other space used primarily by the individual
or the use of which is directly controlled by the individual.
øSEC. 616. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no executive
branch agency shall purchase, construct, and/or lease any additional
facilities, except within or contiguous to existing locations, to be used
for the purpose of conducting Federal law enforcement training without the advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations, except
that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is authorized
to obtain the temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract,
or other agreement for training which cannot be accommodated in
existing Center facilities.¿
SEC. ø617¿ 612. Notwithstanding section 1346 of title 31, United
States Code, øor section 611 of this Act,¿ funds made available for
fiscal year ø1999¿ 2000 by this or any other Act shall be available
for the interagency funding of national security and emergency preparedness telecommunications initiatives which benefit multiple Federal departments, agencies, or entities, as provided by Executive
Order No. 12472 (April 3, 1984).
SEC. ø618¿ 613. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this or
any other Act may be obligated or expended by any Federal department, agency, or other instrumentality for the salaries or expenses
of any employee appointed to a position of a confidential or policydetermining character excepted from the competitive service pursuant
to section 3302 of title 5, United States Code, without a certification
to the Office of Personnel Management from the head of the Federal
department, agency, or other instrumentality employing the Schedule
C appointee that the Schedule C position was not created solely
or primarily in order to detail the employee to the White House.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to Federal employees or members of the armed services detailed to or from—
(1) the Central Intelligence Agency;
(2) the National Security Agency;
(3) the Defense Intelligence Agency;
(4) the offices within the Department of Defense for the collection
of specialized national foreign intelligence through reconnaissance
programs;
(5) the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department
of State;
(6) any agency, office, or unit of the Army, Navy, Air Force,
and Marine Corps, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the
Drug Enforcement Administration of the Department of Justice,
the Department of Transportation, the Department of the Treasury,
and the Department of Energy performing intelligence functions;
and
(7) the Director of Central Intelligence.
SEC. ø619¿ 614. No department, agency, or instrumentality of the
United States receiving appropriated funds under this or any other
Act for fiscal year ø1999¿ 2000 shall obligate or expend any such
funds, unless such department, agency, or instrumentality has in
place, and will continue to administer in good faith, a written policy
designed to ensure that all of its workplaces are free from discrimination and sexual harassment and that all of its workplaces are not
in violation of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended,
the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
øSEC. 620. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act
may be used to pay for the expenses of travel of employees, including
employees of the Executive Office of the President, not directly responsible for the discharge of official governmental tasks and duties:
Provided, That this restriction shall not apply to the family of the
President, Members of Congress or their spouses, Heads of State
of a foreign country or their designees, persons providing assistance
to the President for official purposes, or other individuals so designated by the President.¿
øSEC. 621. For purposes of each provision of law amended by section 704(a)(2) of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989 (5 U.S.C. 5318 note),
no adjustment under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code,
shall be considered to have taken effect in fiscal year 1999 in the
rates of basic pay for the statutory pay systems.¿
SEC. ø622¿ 615. None of the funds appropriated in this or any
other Act shall be used to acquire information technologies which
do not comply with part 39.106 (Year 2000 compliance) of the Federal
Acquisition Regulation, unless an agency’s Chief Information Officer
determines that noncompliance with part 39.106 is necessary to the
function and operation of the requesting agency or the acquisition
is required by a signed contract with the agency in effect before
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Information Officer shall be reported to the Office of Management
and Budget, and copies shall be provided to Congress.
SEC. ø623¿ 616. None of the funds made available in this Act
for the United States Customs Service may be used to allow the
importation into the United States of any good, ware, article, or
merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor, as determined pursuant to section 307 of the Tariff
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1307).
øSEC. 624. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no part
of any funds provided by this Act or any other Act beginning in
fiscal year 1999 and thereafter shall be available for paying Sunday
premium pay to any employee unless such employee actually performed work during the time corresponding to such premium pay.¿
SEC. ø625¿ 617. No part of any appropriation contained in this
or any other Act shall be available for the payment of the salary
of any officer or employee of the Federal Government, who—
(1) prohibits or prevents, or attempts or threatens to prohibit
or prevent, any other officer or employee of the Federal Government
from having any direct oral or written communication or contact
with any Member, committee, or subcommittee of the Congress
in connection with any matter pertaining to the employment of
such other officer or employee or pertaining to the department
or agency of such other officer or employee in any way, irrespective
of whether such communication or contact is at the initiative of
such other officer or employee or in response to the request or
inquiry of such Member, committee, or subcommittee; or
(2) removes, suspends from duty without pay, demotes, reduces
in rank, seniority, status, pay, or performance of efficiency rating,
denies promotion to, relocates, reassigns, transfers, disciplines, or
discriminates in regard to any employment right, entitlement, or
benefit, or any term or condition of employment of, any other officer
or employee of the Federal Government, or attempts or threatens
to commit any of the foregoing actions with respect to such other
officer or employee, by reason of any communication or contact
of such other officer or employee with any Member, committee,
or subcommittee of the Congress as described in paragraph (1).
øSEC. 626. Section 626(b) of the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1997, as contained in section
101(f) of Public Law 104–208 (110 Stat. 3009–360), the Omnibus
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997, is amended to read as follows:
‘‘(b) Until September 30, 1999, or until the end of the current FTS
2000 contracts, whichever is earlier, subsection (a) shall continue
to apply to the use of the funds appropriated by this or any other
Act.’’.¿
SEC. ø627¿ 618. (a) DEFINITIONS.—In this section—
(1) the term ‘‘crime of violence’’ has the meaning given that
term in section 16 of title 18, United States Code; and
(2) the term ‘‘law enforcement officer’’ means any employee described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 8401(17) of title
5, United States Code; and any special agent in the Diplomatic
Security Service of the Department of State.
(b) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Notwithstanding any other provision
of law, for purposes of chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code,
or any other provision of law relating to tort liability, a law enforcement officer shall be construed to be acting within the scope of his
or her office or employment, if the officer takes reasonable action,
including the use of force, to—
(1) protect an individual in the presence of the officer from a
crime of violence;
(2) provide immediate assistance to an individual who has suffered or who is threatened with bodily harm; or
(3) prevent the escape of any individual who the officer reasonably believes to have committed in the presence of the officer a
crime of violence.
øFEDERAL FIREFIGHTERS OVERTIME PAY REFORM ACT

OF

1998¿

øSEC. 628. (a) IN GENERAL.—Subchapter V of chapter 55 of title
5, United States Code, is amended—
(1) in section 5542 by adding at the end the following new subsection:
‘‘(f) In applying subsection (a) of this section with respect to a
firefighter who is subject to section 5545b—
‘‘(1) such subsection shall be deemed to apply to hours of work
officially ordered or approved in excess of 106 hours in a biweekly
pay period, or, if the agency establishes a weekly basis for overtime
pay computation, in excess of 53 hours in an administrative workweek; and
‘‘(2) the overtime hourly rate of pay is an amount equal to one
and one-half times the hourly rate of basic pay under section 5545b

(b)(1)(A) or (c)(1)(B), as applicable, and such overtime hourly rate
of pay may not be less than such hourly rate of basic pay in
applying the limitation on the overtime rate provided in paragraph
(2) of such subsection (a).’’; and
(2) by inserting after section 5545a the following new section:
‘‘§ 5545b. Pay for firefighters
‘‘(a) This section applies to an employee whose position is classified
in the firefighter occupation in conformance with the GS–081 standard published by the Office of Personnel Management, and whose
normal work schedule, as in effect throughout the year, consists of
regular tours of duty which average at least 106 hours per biweekly
pay period.
‘‘(b)(1) If the regular tour of duty of a firefighter subject to this
section generally consists of 24-hour shifts, rather than a basic 40hour workweek (as determined under regulations prescribed by the
Office of Personnel Management), section 5504(b) shall be applied
as follows in computing pay—
‘‘(A) paragraph (1) of such section shall be deemed to require
that the annual rate be divided by 2756 to derive the hourly rate;
and
‘‘(B) the computation of such firefighter’s daily, weekly, or biweekly rate shall be based on the hourly rate under subparagraph
(A);
‘‘(2) For the purpose of sections 5595(c), 5941, 8331(3), and 8704(c),
and for such other purposes as may be expressly provided for by
law or as the Office of Personnel Management may by regulation
prescribe, the basic pay of a firefighter subject to this subsection
shall include an amount equal to the firefighter’s basic hourly rate
(as computed under paragraph (1)(A)) for all hours in such firefighter’s regular tour of duty (including overtime hours).
‘‘(c)(1) If the regular tour of duty of a firefighter subject to this
section includes a basic 40-hour workweek (as determined under regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management), section
5504(b) shall be applied as follows in computing pay—
‘‘(A) the provisions of such section shall apply to the hours within
the basic 40-hour workweek;
‘‘(B) for hours outside the basic 40-hour workweek, such section
shall be deemed to require that the hourly rate be derived by
dividing the annual rate by 2756; and
‘‘(C) the computation of such firefighter’s daily, weekly, or biweekly rate shall be based on subparagraphs (A) and (B), as each
applies to the hours involved.
‘‘(2) For purposes of sections 5595(c), 5941, 8331(3), and 8704(c),
and for such other purposes as may be expressly provided for by
law or as the Office of Personnel Management may by regulation
prescribe, the basic pay of a firefighter subject to this subsection
shall include—
‘‘(A) an amount computed under paragraph (1)(A) for the hours
within the basic 40-hour workweek; and
‘‘(B) an amount equal to the firefighter’s basic hourly rate (as
computed under paragraph (1)(B)) for all hours outside the basic
40-hour workweek that are within such firefighter’s regular tour
of duty (including overtime hours).
‘‘(d)(1) A firefighter who is subject to this section shall receive
overtime pay in accordance with section 5542, but shall not receive
premium pay provided by other provisions of this subchapter.
‘‘(2) For the purpose of applying section 7(k) of the Fair Labor
Standards Act of 1938 to a firefighter who is subject to this section,
no violation referred to in such section 7(k) shall be deemed to have
occurred if the requirements of section 5542(a) are met, applying
section 5542(a) as provided in subsection (f) of that section: Provided,
That the overtime hourly rate of pay for such firefighter shall in
all cases be an amount equal to one and one-half times the firefighter’s hourly rate of basic pay under subsection (b)(1)(A) or (c)(1)(B)
of this section, as applicable.
‘‘(3) The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe regulations, with respect to firefighters subject to this section, that would
permit an agency to reduce or eliminate the variation in the amount
of firefighters’ biweekly pay caused by work scheduling cycles that
result in varying hours in the regular tours of duty from pay period
to pay period. Under such regulations, the pay that a firefighter
would otherwise receive for regular tours of duty over the work scheduling cycle shall, to the extent practicable, remain unaffected.’’.
(b) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for chapter 55 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by
inserting after the item relating to section 5545a the following:
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Continued

OF

1998¿—

‘‘§ 5545b. Pay for firefighters—Continued
(c) TRAINING.—Section 4109 of title 5, United States Code, is
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
‘‘(d) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(1), a firefighter who is subject
to section 5545b of this title shall be paid basic pay and overtime
pay for the firefighter’s regular tour of duty while attending agency
sanctioned training.’’.
(d) INCLUSION IN BASIC PAY FOR FEDERAL RETIREMENT.—Section
8331(3) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
(1) by striking ‘‘and’’ after subparagraph (D);
(2) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (G);
(3) by inserting the following:
‘‘(E) with respect to a criminal investigator, availability pay
under section 5545a of this title;
‘‘(F) pay as provided in section 5545b (b)(2) and (c)(2); and
’’; and
(4) by striking ‘‘subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), and (E)’’ and inserting ‘‘subparagraphs (B) through (G)’’.
(e) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall
take effect on the first day of the first applicable pay period which
begins on or after October 1, 1998.
(f) REGULATIONS.—Under regulations prescribed by the Office of
Personnel Management, a firefighter subject to section 5545b of title
5, United States Code, as added by this section, whose regular tours
of duty average 60 hours or less per workweek and do not include
a basic 40-hour workweek, shall, upon implementation of this section,
be granted an increase in basic pay equal to 2 step-increases of
the applicable General Schedule grade, and such increase shall not
be an equivalent increase in pay. If such increase results in a change
to a longer waiting period for the firefighter’s next step increase,
the firefighter shall be credited with an additional year of service
for the purpose of such waiting period. If such increase results in
a rate of basic pay which is above the maximum rate of the applicable
grade, such resulting pay rate shall be treated as a retained rate
of basic pay in accordance with section 5363 of title 5, United States
Code.
(g) NO REDUCTION IN REGULAR PAY.—Under regulations prescribed
by the Office of Personnel Management, the regular pay (over the
established work scheduling cycle) of a firefighter subject to section
5545b of title 5, United States Code, as added by this section, shall
not be reduced as a result of the implementation of this section.¿
øSEC. 629. (1) Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment
of this Act, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy,
the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Attorney General shall conduct
a joint review of Federal efforts and submit to the appropriate congressional committees, including the Committees on Appropriations,
a plan to improve coordination among the Federal agencies with
responsibility to protect the borders against drug trafficking. The
review shall also include consideration of Federal agencies’ coordination with State and local law enforcement agencies. The plan shall
include an assessment and action plan, including the activities of
the following departments and agencies:
(A) Department of the Treasury;
(B) Department of Justice;
(C) United States Coast Guard;
(D) Department of Defense;
(E) Department of Transportation;
(F) Department of State; and
(G) Department of Interior.
(2) The purpose of the plan under paragraph (1) is to maximize
the effectiveness of the border control efforts in achieving the objectives of the national drug control strategy in a manner that is also
consistent with the goal of facilitating trade. In order to maximize
the effectiveness, the plan shall:
(A) specify the methods used to enhance cooperation, planning
and accountability among the Federal, State, and local agencies
with responsibilities along the Southwest border;
(B) specify mechanisms to ensure cooperation among the agencies, including State and local agencies, with responsibilities along
the Southwest border;
(C) identify new technologies that will be used in protecting the
borders including conclusions regarding appropriate deployment of
technology;
(D) identify new initiatives for infrastructure improvements;

(E) recommend reinforcements in terms of resources, technology
and personnel necessary to ensure capacity to maintain appropriate
inspections;
(F) integrate findings of the White House Intelligence Architecture Review into the plan; and
(G) make recommendations for strengthening the HIDTA program along the Southwest border.¿
øSEC. 630. (a) FLEXIPLACE WORK TELECOMMUTING PROGRAMS.—
For fiscal year 1999 and each fiscal year thereafter, of the funds
made available to each Executive agency for salaries and expenses,
at a minimum $50,000 shall be available only for the necessary
expenses of the Executive agency to carry out a flexiplace work telecommuting program.
(b) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this section:
(1) EXECUTIVE AGENCY.—The term ‘‘Executive agency’’ means the
following list of departments and agencies: Department of State,
Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior, Labor, Health and Human
Services, Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development,
Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans’ Affairs, General Services Administration, Office of Personnel Management, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Postal Service.
(2) FLEXIPLACE WORK TELECOMMUTING PROGRAM.—The term
‘‘flexiplace work telecommuting program’’ means a program under
which employees of an Executive agency are permitted to perform
all or a portion of their duties at a flexiplace work telecommuting
center established under section 210(l) of the Federal Property and
Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 490(l)) or other
Federal law.¿
øSEC. 631. (a) MERITORIOUS EXECUTIVE.—Section 4507(e)(1) of title
5, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘$10,000’’ and inserting
‘‘an amount equal to 20 percent of annual basic pay’’.
(b) DISTINGUISHED EXECUTIVE.—Section 4507(e)(2) of title 5, United
States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘$20,000’’ and inserting ‘‘an
amount equal to 35 percent of annual basic pay’’.
(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall
take effect on October 1, 1998, or the date of enactment of this
Act, whichever is later.¿
øSEC. 632. (a) CAREER SES PERFORMANCE AWARDS.—Section
5384(b)(3) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
(1) by striking ‘‘3 percent’’ and inserting ‘‘10 percent’’; and
(2) by striking ‘‘15 percent’’ and inserting ‘‘20 percent’’.
(b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall
take effect on October 1, 1998, or the date of enactment of this
Act, whichever is later.¿
øSEC. 633. (a) INTERNATIONAL POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS.—Section
407 of title 39, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
‘‘§ 407. International Postal Arrangements.
‘‘(a)(1) The Secretary of State shall have primary responsibility
for formulation, coordination and oversight of policy with respect
to United States participation in the Universal Postal Union, including the Universal Postal Convention and other Acts of the Universal
Postal Union, amendments thereto, and all postal treaties and conventions concluded within the framework of the Convention and such
Acts.
‘‘(2) Subject to subsection (d), the Secretary may, with the consent
of the President, negotiate and conclude treaties, conventions and
amendments referred to in paragraph (1).
‘‘(b)(1) Subject to subsections (a), (c), and (d), the Postal Service
may, with the consent of the President, negotiate and conclude postal
treaties and conventions.
‘‘(2) The Postal Service may, with the consent of the President,
establish rates of postage or other charges on mail matter conveyed
between the United States and other countries.
‘‘(3) The Postal Service shall transmit a copy of each postal treaty
or convention concluded with other governments under the authority
of this subsection to the Secretary of State, who shall furnish a
copy to the Public Printer for publication.
‘‘(c) The Postal Service shall not conclude any treaty or convention
under the authority of this section or any other arrangement related
to the delivery of international postal services that is inconsistent
with any policy developed pursuant to subsection (a).
‘‘(d) In carrying out their responsibilities under this section, the
Secretary and the Postal Service shall consult with such federal agencies as the Secretary or the Postal Service considers appropriate,
private providers of international postal services, users of international postal services, the general public, and such other persons
as the Secretary or the Postal Service considers appropriate.’’.

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(b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of Congress that any
treaty, convention or amendment entered into under the authority
of section 407 of title 39 of the United States Code, as amended
by this section, should not grant any undue or unreasonable preference to the Postal Service, a private provider of postal services,
or any other person.
(c) TRADE-IN-SERVICE PROGRAMS.—The second sentence of paragraph (5) of section 306(a) of the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 (19
U.S.C. 2114b(5)) is amended by inserting ‘‘postal and delivery services,’’ after ‘‘transportation.’’
(d) TRANSFER OF FUNDS.—In fiscal year 1999 and each fiscal year
hereafter, the Postal Service shall allocate to the Department of State
from any funds available to the Postal Service such sums as may
be reasonable, documented and auditable for the Department of State
to carry out the activities of Section 407 of title 39 of the United
States Code.¿
SEC. ø634¿ 619. Notwithstanding any provision of law, the President, or his designee, must certify to Congress, annually, that no
person or persons with direct or indirect responsibility for administering the Executive Office of the President’s Drug-Free Workplace Plan
are themselves subject to a program of individual random drug testing.
øSEC. 635. (a) None of the funds made available in this or any
other Act may be obligated or expended for any employee training
that—
(1) does not meet identified needs for knowledge, skills, and abilities bearing directly upon the performance of official duties;
(2) contains elements likely to induce high levels of emotional
response or psychological stress in some participants;
(3) does not require prior employee notification of the content
and methods to be used in the training and written end of course
evaluation;
(4) contains any methods or content associated with religious
or quasi-religious belief systems or ‘‘new age’’ belief systems as
defined in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Notice N–
915.022, dated September 2, 1988; or
(5) is offensive to, or designed to change, participants’ personal
values or lifestyle outside the workplace.
(b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit, restrict, or otherwise
preclude an agency from conducting training bearing directly upon
the performance of official duties.¿
øSEC. 636. No funds appropriated in this or any other Act for
fiscal year 1999 may be used to implement or enforce the agreements
in Standard Forms 312 and 4355 of the Government or any other
nondisclosure policy, form, or agreement if such policy, form, or agreement does not contain the following provisions: ‘‘These restrictions
are consistent with and do not supersede, conflict with, or otherwise
alter the employee obligations, rights, or liabilities created by Executive Order No. 12958; section 7211 of title 5, United States Code
(governing disclosures to Congress); section 1034 of title 10, United
States Code, as amended by the Military Whistleblower Protection
Act (governing disclosure to Congress by members of the military);
section 2302(b)(8) of title 5, United States Code, as amended by
the Whistleblower Protection Act (governing disclosures of illegality,
waste, fraud, abuse or public health or safety threats); the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 (50 U.S.C. 421 et seq.) (governing disclosures that could expose confidential Government agents);
and the statutes which protect against disclosure that may compromise the national security, including sections 641, 793, 794, 798,
and 952 of title 18, United States Code, and section 4(b) of the
Subversive Activities Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b)). The definitions,
requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, and liabilities created by
said Executive order and listed statutes are incorporated into this
agreement and are controlling.’’: Provided, That notwithstanding the
preceding paragraph, a nondisclosure policy form or agreement that
is to be executed by a person connected with the conduct of an
intelligence or intelligence-related activity, other than an employee
or officer of the United States Government, may contain provisions
appropriate to the particular activity for which such document is
to be used. Such form or agreement shall, at a minimum, require
that the person will not disclose any classified information received
in the course of such activity unless specifically authorized to do
so by the United States Government. Such nondisclosure forms shall
also make it clear that they do not bar disclosures to Congress or
to an authorized official of an executive agency or the Department
of Justice that are essential to reporting a substantial violation of
law.¿

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SEC. ø637¿ 620. No part of any funds appropriated in this or
any other Act shall be used by an agency of the executive branch,
other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, and for the preparation,
distribution or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, radio,
television or film presentation designed to support or defeat legislation pending before the Congress, except in presentation to the Congress itself.
SEC. ø638¿ 621. (a) IN GENERAL.—For calendar year 2000, the
Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall prepare and
submit to Congress, with the budget submitted under section 1105
of title 31, United States Code, an accounting statement and associated report containing—
(1) an estimate of the total annual costs and benefits (including
quantifiable and nonquantifiable effects) of Federal rules and paperwork, to the extent feasible—
(A) in the aggregate;
(B) by agency and agency program; and
(C) by major rule;
(2) an analysis of impacts of Federal regulation on State, local,
and tribal government, small business, wages, and economic
growth; and
(3) recommendations for reform.
(b) NOTICE.—The Director of the Office of Management and Budget
shall provide public notice and an opportunity to comment on the
statement and report under subsection (a) before the statement and
report are submitted to Congress.
(c) GUIDELINES.—To implement this section, the Director of the
Office of Management and Budget shall issue guidelines to agencies
to standardize—
(1) measures of costs and benefits; and
(2) the format of accounting statements.
(d) PEER REVIEW.—The Director of the Office of Management and
Budget shall provide for independent and external peer review of
the guidelines and each accounting statement and associated report
under this section. Such peer review shall not be subject to the
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).
øSEC. 639. None of the funds appropriated by this Act or any
other Act, may be used by an agency to provide a Federal employee’s
home address to any labor organization except when it is made
known to the Federal official having authority to obligate or expend
such funds that the employee has authorized such disclosure or that
such disclosure has been ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.¿
SEC. ø640¿ 622. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to
establish scientific certification standards for explosives detection canines, and shall provide, on a reimbursable basis, for the certification
of explosives detection canines employed by Federal agencies, or other
agencies providing explosives detection services at airports in the
United States.
øSEC. 641. None of the funds made available in this Act or any
other Act may be used to provide any non-public information such
as mailing or telephone lists to any person or any organization outside of the Federal Government without the approval of the Committees on Appropriations.¿
SEC. ø642¿ 623. No part of any appropriation contained in this
or any other Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes
within the United States not heretofore authorized by the Congress.
øSEC. 643. The Director of the United States Marshals Service
is directed to conduct a quarterly threat assessment on the Director
of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.¿
øSEC. 644. Section 636(c) of Public Law 104–208 is amended as
follows:
(1) In subparagraph (1) by inserting after ‘‘United States Code’’
the following: ‘‘any agency or court in the Judicial Branch,’’;
(2) In subparagraph (2) by amending ‘‘prosecution, or detention’’
to read: ‘‘prosecution, detention, or supervision’’; and
(3) In subparagraph (3) by inserting after ‘‘title 5,’’ the following:
‘‘and, with regard to the Judicial Branch, mean a justice or judge
of the United States as defined in 28 U.S.C. 451 in regular active
service or retired from regular active service, other judicial officers
as authorized by the Judicial Conference of the United States,
and supervisors and managers within the Judicial Branch as authorized by the Judicial Conference of the United States,’’.¿
øSEC. 645. (a) In this section the term ‘‘agency’’—
(1) means an Executive agency as defined under section 105
of title 5, United States Code;

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THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000
DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES,

AND

CORPORATIONS—Continued

øFEDERAL FIREFIGHTERS OVERTIME PAY REFORM ACT
Continued

OF

‘‘(2) SUNSET.—Effective 15 years’’.¿

1998¿—

‘‘§ 407. International Postal Arrangements.—Continued
(2) includes a military department as defined under section 102
of such title, the Postal Service, and the Postal Rate Commission;
and
(3) shall not include the General Accounting Office.
(b) Unless authorized in accordance with law or regulations to
use such time for other purposes, an employee of an agency shall
use official time in an honest effort to perform official duties. An
employee not under a leave system, including a Presidential appointee exempted under section 6301(2) of title 5, United States Code,
has an obligation to expend an honest effort and a reasonable proportion of such employee’s time in the performance of official duties.¿
øSEC. 646. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to, upon submission of proper
documentation (as determined by the Secretary), reimburse importers
of large capacity military magazine rifles as defined in the Treasury
Department’s April 6, 1998 ‘‘Study on the Sporting Suitability of
Modified Semiautomatic Assault Rifles’’, for which authority had been
granted to import such firearms into the United States on or before
November 14, 1997, and released under bond to the importer by
the U.S. Customs Service on or before February 10, 1998: Provided,
That the importer abandons title to the firearms to the United States:
Provided further, That reimbursements are submitted to the Secretary for his approval within 120 days of enactment of this provision.
In no event shall reimbursements under this provision exceed the
importers cost for the weapons, plus any shipping, transportation,
duty, and storage costs related to the importation of such weapons.
Money made available for expenditure under 31 U.S.C. section
1304(a) in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 shall be available
for reimbursements under this provision: Provided, That accepting
the compensation provided under this provision is final and conclusive
and constitutes a complete release of any and all claims, demands,
rights, and causes of action whatsoever against the United States,
its agencies, officers, or employees arising from the denial by the
Department of the Treasury of the entry of such firearms into the
United States. Such compensation is not otherwise required by law
and is not intended to create or recognize any legally enforceable
right to any person.¿
øSEC. 647. (a) The adjustment in rates of basic pay for the statutory
pay systems that takes effect in fiscal year 1999 under sections 5303
and 5304 of title 5, United States Code, shall be an increase of
3.6 percent.
(b) Funds used to carry out this section shall be paid from appropriations which are made to each applicable department or agency
for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 1999.¿
øINTERNATIONAL MAIL REPORTING REQUIREMENT¿
øSEC. 648. (a) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 36 of title 39, United States
Code, is amended by adding after section 3662 the following:
‘‘§ 3663. Annual report on international services
‘‘(a) Not later than July 1 of each year, the Postal Rate Commission
shall transmit to each House of Congress a comprehensive report
of the costs, revenues, and volumes accrued by the Postal Service
in connection with mail matter conveyed between the United States
and other countries for the previous fiscal year.
‘‘(b) Not later than March 15 of each year, the Postal Service
shall provide to the Postal Rate Commission such data as the Commission may require to prepare the report required under subsection
(a) of this section. Data shall be provided in sufficient detail to enable
the Commission to analyze the costs, revenues, and volumes for each
international mail product or service, under the methods determined
appropriate by the Commission for the analysis of rates for domestic
mail.’’.
(b) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for chapter 63 of title 39, United States Code, is amended
by adding after the item relating to section 3662 the following:
‘‘3663. Annual report on international services.’’.≈
øSEC. 649. EXTENSION OF SUNSET PROVISION. Section 2(f)(2) of the
Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. 922 note) is amended
by striking ‘‘(2)’’ and all that follows through ‘‘10 years’’ and inserting
the following:

øIMPORTATION

OF

CERTAIN GRAINS¿

øSEC. 650. (a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that—
(1) importation of grains into the United States at less than
the cost to produce those grains is causing injury to the United
States producers of those grains;
(2) importation of grains into the United States at less than
the fair value of those grains is causing injury to the United States
producers of those grains;
(3) the Canadian Government and the Canadian Wheat Board
have refused to disclose pricing and cost information necessary
to determine whether grains are being exported to the United
States at prices in violation of United States trade laws or agreements.
(b) REQUIREMENTS.—
(1) The Customs Service, consulting with the United States Trade
Representative and the Department of Commerce, shall conduct
a study of the efficiency and effectiveness of requiring that all
spring wheat, durum or barley imported into the United States
be imported into the United States through a single port of entry.
(2) The Customs Service shall report to the Committees on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance and the House
Committee on Ways and Means not later than ninety days after
the effective date of this Act on the results of the study required
by paragraph (1).¿
øDESIGNATION

OF

EUGENE J. MCCARTHY POST OFFICE BUILDING¿

øSEC. 651. (a) IN GENERAL.—The building of the United States
Postal Service located at 180 East Kellogg Boulevard in Saint Paul,
Minnesota, shall be known and designated as the ‘‘Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office Building’’.
(b) REFERENCES.—Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the building
referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to
the ‘‘Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office Building’’.¿
øSEC. 652. The Administrator of General Services may provide,
from government-wide credit card rebates, up to $3,000,000 in support of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program as
approved by the Chief Financial Officer’s Council.¿
øSEC. 653. Section 6302(g) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after ‘‘chapter 35’’ the following: ‘‘or section 3595’’.¿
øASSESSMENT

OF

FEDERAL REGULATIONS
FAMILIES¿

AND

POLICIES

ON

øSEC. 654. (a) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this section are to—
(1) require agencies to assess the impact of proposed agency
actions on family well-being; and
(2) improve the management of executive branch agencies.
(b) DEFINITIONS.—In this section—
(1) the term ‘‘agency’’ has the meaning given the term ‘‘Executive
agency’’ by section 105 of title 5, United States Code, except such
term does not include the General Accounting Office; and
(2) the term ‘‘family’’ means—
(A) a group of individuals related by blood, marriage, adoption, or other legal custody who live together as a single household; and
(B) any individual who is not a member of such group, but
who is related by blood, marriage, or adoption to a member
of such group, and over half of whose support in a calendar
year is received from such group.
(c) FAMILY POLICYMAKING ASSESSMENT.—Before implementing policies and regulations that may affect family well-being, each agency
shall assess such actions with respect to whether—
(1) the action strengthens or erodes the stability or safety of
the family and, particularly, the marital commitment;
(2) the action strengthens or erodes the authority and rights
of parents in the education, nurture, and supervision of their children;
(3) the action helps the family perform its functions, or substitutes governmental activity for the function;
(4) the action increases or decreases disposable income or poverty
of families and children;
(5) the proposed benefits of the action justify the financial impact
on the family;
(6) the action may be carried out by State or local government
or by the family; and

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(7) the action establishes an implicit or explicit policy concerning
the relationship between the behavior and personal responsibility
of youth, and the norms of society.
(d) GOVERNMENTWIDE FAMILY POLICY COORDINATION AND REVIEW.—
(1) CERTIFICATION AND RATIONALE.—With respect to each proposed policy or regulation that may affect family well-being, the
head of each agency shall—
(A) submit a written certification to the Director of the Office
of Management and Budget and to Congress that such policy
or regulation has been assessed in accordance with this section;
and
(B) provide an adequate rationale for implementation of each
policy or regulation that may negatively affect family wellbeing.
(2) OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET.—The Director of the
Office of Management and Budget shall—
(A) ensure that policies and regulations proposed by agencies
are implemented consistent with this section; and
(B) compile, index, and submit annually to the Congress the
written certifications received pursuant to paragraph (1)(A).
(3) OFFICE OF POLICY DEVELOPMENT.—The Office of Policy Development shall—
(A) assess proposed policies and regulations in accordance
with this section;
(B) provide evaluations of policies and regulations that may
affect family well-being to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; and
(C) advise the President on policy and regulatory actions
that may be taken to strengthen the institutions of marriage
and family in the United States.
(e) ASSESSMENTS UPON REQUEST BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.—Upon
request by a Member of Congress relating to a proposed policy or
regulation, an agency shall conduct an assessment in accordance with
subsection (c), and shall provide a certification and rationale in accordance with subsection (d).
(f) JUDICIAL REVIEW.—This section is not intended to create any
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by
a party against the United States, its agencies, its officers, or any
person.¿
SEC. ø655¿ 624. None of the funds appropriated pursuant to this
Act or any other provision of law may be used for any system to
implement section 922(t) of title 18, United States Code, unless the
system allows, in connection with a person’s delivery of a firearm
to a Federal firearms licensee as collateral for a loan, the background
check to be performed at the time the collateral is offered for delivery
to such licensee: Provided, That the licensee notifies local law enforcement within 48 hours of the licensee receiving a denial on the person
offering the collateral: Provided further, That the provisions of section
922(t) shall apply at the time of the redemption of the firearm.
SEC. ø656¿ 625. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act
may be used to enter into or renew a contract which includes a

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provision providing prescription drug coverage, except where the contract also includes a provision for contraceptive coverage.
(b) Nothing in this section shall apply to a contract with—
(1) any of the following religious plans:
(a) øSelectCare¿ Providence Health Plan;
(b) øPersonal CaresHMO¿ Personal Care’s HMO;
(c) Care Choices;
(d) OSF Health Plans, Inc.;
(e) Yellowstone Community Health Plan; and
(2) any existing or future plan, if the plan objects to such coverage on the basis of religious beliefs.
(c) In implementing this section, any plan that enters into or
renews a contract under this section may not subject any individual
to discrimination on the basis that the individual refuses to prescribe
contraceptives because such activities would be contrary to the individual’s religious beliefs or moral convictions.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require coverage
of abortion or abortion-related services.
SEC. 626. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346, funds made available
for fiscal year 2000 by this or any other Act shall be available for
the interagency funding of specific projects, workshops, studies, and
similar efforts to carry out the purposes of the National Science and
Technology Council (authorized by Executive Order No. 12881), which
benefit multiple Federal departments, agencies, or entities.
SEC. 627. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346, funds made available
for fiscal year 2000 by this or any other Act to any department or
agency, which is a member of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP), shall be available to finance an appropriate share of JFMIP administrative costs, as determined by the
JFMIP, but not to exceed a total of $600,000 including the salary
of the Executive Director and staff support.
SEC. 628. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346, the head of each Executive department and agency is hereby authorized to transfer to the
‘‘Policy and Operations’’ account, General Services Administration,
with the approval of the Director of the Office of Management and
Budget, funds made available for fiscal year 2000 by this or any
other Act, including rebates from charge card and other contracts.
These funds will be administered by the Administrator of General
Services to support government-wide financial, information technology,
procurement, and other management innovations, initiatives and activities, as approved by the Director of the Office of Management
and Budget, in consultation with the appropriate interagency groups
designated by the Director (including the Chief Financial Officers
Council and the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program
for financial management initiatives and the Chief Information Officers Council for information technology initiatives). The total funds
transferred shall not exceed $7,000,000. Such transfers may only be
made 15 days following notification of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriation by the Director of the Office of Management
and Budget. (Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act,
1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(h)).


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