PUBLIC LAW 101-509 —NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1457 "§ 5371. Health care positions "(a) For the purposes of this section, 'health care' means direct patient-care services or services incident to direct patient-care services. "(b) The Office of Personnel Management may, with respect to any employee described in subsection (c), provide that 1 or more provisions of chapter 73 of title 38 shall apply— "(1) in lieu of any provision of chapter 51 or 61, or any other provision of this chapter; or "(2) notwithstanding any lack of specific authority for a matter with respect to which chapter 51 or 61, or this chapter, relates. "(c) Authority under subsection (b) may be exercised with respect to any employee holding a position— (1) to which chapter 51 applies, excluding any Senior Executive Service position and any position in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration Senior Executive Service; and (2) which involves health care responsibilities.". (b) TABLE OF SECTIONS.—The table of sections for chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 5371 and inserting the following: "5371. Health care positions.". SEC. 206. TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES FOR CANDIDATES AND NEW APPOINTEES. (a) INTERVIEW EXPENSES. — (1) Chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 5706a the following new section: "§ 5706b. Interview expenses "An individual being considered for employment by an agency may be paid travel or transportation expenses under this subchapter for travel to and from pre-employment interviews determined necessary by the agency.". (2) The table of sections for chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 5706a the following new item: "5706b. Interview expenses.". (b) OTHER EXPENSES.— Section 5723(a)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is gmaended— (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking "a position" through "shortage," and inserting "any position,'; and (2) in subparagraph (C), by striking "the minimum rate of pay prescribed for GS-16; and" and inserting "the minimum rate of pay payable for a position classified above GS-15 pursuant to section 5108; and". SEC. 207. PERFORMANCE-BASED CASH AWARDS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Chapter 45 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 4505 the following new section: "§ 4505a. Performance-based cash awards "(a)(l) An employee whose most recent performance rating was at the fully successful level or higher (or the equiveilent thereof) may be paid a cash award under this section.