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105 STAT. 198 PUBLIC LAW 102-40—MAY 7, 1991 dentists under this subchapter and the cost of those rates compared with the cost of the special pay rates in effect under this subchapter at the time the budget is transmitted. "§ 7440. Annual report "The Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives an annual report on the use of the authorities provided in this subchapter. The report shall be submitted each year as part of the budget justification documents submitted by the Secretary in support of the budget of the President submitted pursuant to section 1105 of title 31 that year. Each such report shall include the following: "(1) A review of the use of the authorities provided in this subchapter (including the Secretary's and Chief Medical Director's actions, findings, recommendations, and other activities under this subchapter) during the preceding fiscal year and the fiscal year during which th^ report is submitted. "(2) The plans for the use of the authorities provided in this subchapter for the next fiscal year. "(3) A description of the amounts of special pay paid during the preceding fiscal year, shown by category of pay. "(4) A list of those geographic areas, and those scarce specialties, for which special pay was paid during the preceding fiscal year, those for which special pay is being paid during the current fiscal year, and those for which special pay is expected to be paid during the next fiscal year, together with a summary of any differences among those three lists. "(5) The number of physicians and dentists (A) who left employment with the Veterans Health Administration during the preceding year, (B) who cheinged from full-time status to part-time status, (C) who changed from part-time status to fulltime status, as well as (D) a summary of the reasons therefor. "(6) By specialty, the number of positions created and the number of positions abolished during the preceding fiscal year and a summary of the reasons for such actions. "(7) The number of unfilled physician and dentist positions in each specialty in the Veterans Health Administration, the average and maximum lengths of time that such positions have been unfilled, and a summary of the reasons that such positions remain unfilled and, in the case of any specialty not designated as a scarce specialty for purposes of special pay under this subchapter, an explanation (including comparisons with other specialties that have been so designated) of why the specialty has not been so designated.". SEC. 103. OTHER COMPENSATION BENEFITS. (a) IN GENERAL. — Subchapter I of chapter 74 (as added by section 401(b)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following sections: "§ 7410. Additional pay authorities "The Secretary may authorize the Chief Medical Director to pay advance payments, recruitment or relocation bonuses, and retention allowances to the personnel described in paragraph (1) of section 7401 of this title, or interview expenses to candidates for appointment as such personnel, in the same manner, and subject to the same limitations, as in the case of the authority provided under sections 5524a, 5706b, 5753, and 5754 of title 5.