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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-96 District of Columbia Public Schools employees shall be a nonnegotiable item for collective bargaining purposes. POSITION VACANCIES SEC. 144. (a) No agency, including an independent agency, shall fill a position wholly funded by appropriations authorized by this Act, which is vacant on October 1, 1995, or becomes vacant between October 1, 1995, and September 30, 1996, unless the Mayor or independent agency submits a proposed resolution of intent to fill the vacant position to the Council. The Council shall be required to take affirmative action on the Mayor's resolution within 30 legislative days. If the Council does not affirmatively approve the resolution within 30 legislative days, the resolution shall be deemed disapproved. (b) No reduction in the number of full-time equivalent positions or reduction-in-force due to privatization or contracting out shall occur if the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, established by section 101(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 97; Public Law 104-8), disallows the full-time equivalent position reduction provided in this act in meeting the maximum ceiling of 35,984 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996. (c) This section shall not prohibit the appropriate personnel authority from filling a vacant position with a District government employee currently occupying a position that is funded with appropriated funds. (d) This section shall not apply to local school-based teachers, school-based officers, or school-based teachers' aides; or court personnel covered by title 11 of the D.C. Code, except chapter 23. MODIFICATIONS OF BOARD OF EDUCATION REDUCTION-IN-FORCE PROCEDURES SEC. 145. The District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, (D.C. Code, sec. 1 -601.1 et seq.) is amended— (1) in section 301 (D.C. Code, sec. 1.603.1)— (A) by inserting after paragraph (13), the following new paragraph: "(13A) The term 'nonschool-based personnel' means any employee of the District of Columbia public schools who is not based at a local school or who does not provide direct services to individual students."; and (B) by inserting after paragraph (15), the following new paragraph: "(15A) The term 'school administrators' means principals, assistant principals, school program directors, coordinators, instructional supervisors, and support personnel of the District of Columbia public schools."; (2) in section 801A(b)(2) (D.C. Code, sec. 1-609. l(b)(2)(L)— (A) by striking "(L) reduction-in-force" and inserting "(L)(i) reduction-in-force"; and (B) by inserting after subparagraph (L)(i), the following new clause: