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PUBLIC LAW 102-40—MAY 7, 1991 105 STAT. 225 "(B) use the authority provided in subsection (c) for the promotion and advancement of Department employees serving in such positions. "(2) In using such authority to appoint individuals to such positions, the Secretary shall apply the principles of preference for the hiring of veterans and other persons established in subchapter I of chapter 33 of title 5. "(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title or other law, all matters relating to adverse actions, disciplinary actions, and grievance procedures involving individuals appointed to such positions (including similar actions and procedures involving an employee in a probationary status) shall be resolved under the provisions of title 5 as though such individuals had been appointed under that title. "(g)(1) The Secretary may appoint in the competitive civil service without regard to the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 33 of title 5 (other than sections 3303 and 3328 of such title) an individual who— "(A) has a recognized degree or certificate from an accredited institution in a health-care profession or occupation; and "(B) has successfully completed a clinical education program affiliated with the Department. "(2) In using the authority provided by this subsection, the Secretary shall apply the principles of preference for the hiring of veterans and other persons established in subchapter I of chapter 33 of title 5. "§ 7404. Grades and pay scales "(a) The annual rates or ranges of rates of basic pay for positions provided in section 7306 of this title shall be prescribed from time to time by Executive order as authorized by chapter 53 of title 5 or as otherwise authorized by law. "(b)(1) The grades for positions provided for in paragraph (1) of section 7401 of this title shall be as follows. The annual ranges of rates of basic pay for those grades shall be prescribed from time to time by Executive order as authorized by chapter 53 of title 5 or as otherwise authorized by law: "PHYSICIAN AND DENTIST SCHEDULE "Director grade. "Executive grade. "Chief grade. "Senior grade. "Intermediate grade. "Full grade. "Associate grade. "NURSE SCHEDULE "Director grade. "Senior grade. "Intermediate grade. | "Entry grade. I "CLINICAL PODIATRIST AND OPTOMETRIST SCHEDULE "Chief grade.