PUBLIC LAW 102-22—MAR. 28, 1991 105 STAT. 71 Public Law 102-22 102d Congress An Act To amend chapter 54 of title 5, United States Code, to extend and improve the Performance Management and Recognition System, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Performance Management and Recognition System Amendments of 1991". SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS. (a) STATEMENT OF WORK OBJECTIVES.—Section 4302a of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "(h) Notwithstanding subsections (a)(2) and (b)(2)-(4), an agency performance appraisal system may utilize a written statement of the work objectives of the employee's position to establish performance requirements related to the position and to evaluate job performance against such requirements. Such statement of work objectives shall be jointly developed by the supervising official and the employee, sind may be used in lieu of, or in addition to, critical elements and performance standards.". (b) PERFORMANCE AWARDS. — Section 5406 of title 5, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking subsections (a) and (b) and inserting the following: "(a) Any employee who is covered by this chapter, and whose performance for an appraisal period is rated under section 4302a (or an equivalent rating system) at the fully successful level or higher may be paid a performance award for such period. "(b) The amount of a performance award under this section shall be determined by the appropriate agency head, except that any such award shall not be more than 10 percent of the employee's annual rate of basic pay, unless the agency head determines that a higher amount is warranted by unusually outstanding performance, in which case an award of not to exceed 20 percent of the employee's annual rate of basic pay may be paid."; (2) in subsection (c)(1) by striking "Subject to subsections (a)(2) and (b)(2) of this section, the" and inserting "The"; (3) by amending subsection (c)(2)(A)(i) to read as follows: "(2)(A)(i) The applicable minimum percentage for each fiscal year during which this chapter is in effect shall be 1.15 percent."; and (4) by striking subsection (c)(3). (c) PROGRAM EXTENSION.— Section 5410 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking "March 31, 1991" and inserting "September 30, 1993". (d) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendments made by this section shall be effective as of April 1, 1991. Mar. 28, 1991 [H.R. 1316] Performance Management and Recognition System Amendments of 1991. Government employees. 5 USC 5401 note. 5 USC 4302a note.