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PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 110 STAT. 3009 -384 shall submit to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of the House of Representatives a strategic plan outlining the intended use of such incentive payments and a proposed organizational chart for the agency once such incentive pay- ments have been completed. (2) CONTENTS. — The agency's plan shall include— (A) the positions and functions to be reduced or eliminated, identified by organizational unit, geographic location, occupational category and grade level; (B) the number and amounts of voluntary separation incentive payments to be offered; and (C) a description of how the agency will operate without the eliminated positions and functions. (c) AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—^A voluntary separation incentive payment under this section may be paid by an agency to any employee only to the extent necessary to eliminate the positions and functions identified by the strategic plan. (2) AMOUNT AND TREATMENT OF PAYMENTS. — A voluntary separation incentive payment— (A) shall be paid in a lump sum after the employee's separation; (B) shall be paid from appropriations or funds available for the payment of the basic pay of the employees; (C) shall be equal to the lesser of— (i) an amount equal to the amount the employee would be entitled to receive under section 5595(c) of title 5, United States Code; or (ii) an amount determined by the agency head not to exceed $25,000; (D) may not be made except in the case of any qualify- ing employee who voluntarily separates (whether by retirement or resignation) before December 31, 1997; (E) shall not be a basis for payment, and shall not be included in the computation, of any other type of Government benefit; and (F) shall not be taken into account in determining the amount of any severance pay to which the employee may be entitled under section 5595 of title 5, United States Code, based on any other separation. (d) ADDITIONAL AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE RETIREMENT FUND. — (1) IN GENERAL.— In addition to any other payments which it is required to make under subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, an agency shall remit to the Office of Personnel Management for deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund an amount equal to 15 percent of the final basic pay of each employee of the agency who is covered under subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, to whom a voluntary separation incentive has been paid under this section. (2) DEFINITION. —For the purpose of paragraph (1), the term "final basic pay", with respect to an employee, means