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109 STAT. 460 PUBLIC LAW 104-50—NOV. 15, 1995 49 USC 106 note. 49 USC 40110 note. contracts. Small business. of this Act, the Secretary shall report to Congress its findings, conclusions, and recommendations regarding telecommuting developed under this section. SEC. 346. Notwithstanding section 1003(c) of Public Law 102- 240, authorizations for the Indian Reservation Roads under section 1003(a)(6)(A) of Public Law 102-240 shall be exempt from any reduction in authorizations for budget compliance. SEC. 347. (a) In consultation with the employees of the Federal Aviation Administration and such non-governmental experts in personnel management systems as he may employ, and notwithstanding the provisions of title 5, United States Code, and other Federal personnel laws, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall develop and implement, not later than January 1, 1996, a personnel management system for the Federal Aviation Administration that addresses the unique demands on the agency's workforce. Such a new system shall, at a minimum, provide for greater flexibility in the hiring, training, compensation, and location of personnel. (b) The provisions of title 5, United States Code, shall not apply to the new personnel management system developed and implemented pursuant to subsection (a), with the exception of— (1) section 2302(b), relating to whistleblower protection; (2) sections 3308-3320, relating to veterans' preference; (3) section 7116(b)(7), relating to limitations on the right to strike; (4) section 7204, relating to antidiscrimination; (5) chapter 73, relating to suitability, security, and conduct; (6) chapter 81, relating to compensation for work injury; and (7) chapters 83-85, 87, and 89, relating to retirement, unemployment compensation, and insurance coverage. (c) This section shall take effect on April 1, 1996. SEC. 348. (a) In consultation with such non-governmental experts in acquisition management systems as he may employ, and notwithstanding provisions of Federal acquisition law, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall develop and implement, not later than January 1, 1996, an acquisition management system for the Federal Aviation Administration that addresses the unique needs of the agency and, at a minimum, provides for more timely and cost-effective acquisitions of equipment and materials. (b) The following provisions of Federal acquisition law shall not apply to the new acquisition management system developed and implemented pursuant to subsection (a): (1) Title III of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 252-266). (2) The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 401 et seq.). (3) The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355). (4) The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.), except that all reasonable opportunities to be awarded contracts shall be provided to small business concerns and small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. (5) The Competition in Contracting Act.