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113 STAT. 1596 PUBLIC LAW 106-117—NOV. 30, 1999 5 USC 5597 note. SEC. 1102. PLAN FOR PAYMENT OF VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCEN- TIVE PAYMENTS. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall, before obligating any funds for the payment of voluntary separation incentive payments under this title, submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget an operational plan outlining the proposed use of such incentive payments and a proposed organizational chart for the elements of the Department of Veterans Affairs covered by the plan once the payment of such incentive payments has been completed. (b) CONTENTS.— The plan under subsection (a) shall— (1) take into account the limitations on elements, and personnel within elements, of the Department specified in subsection (c); (2) specify the positions to be reduced or eliminated and functions to be restructured or reorganized, identified by element of the Department, geographic location, occupational category, and grade level; (3) specify the manner in which the plan will improve operating efficiency, or meet actual or anticipated levels of budget or staffing resources, of each element covered by the plan and of the Department generally; and (4) include a description of how each element of the Department covered by the plan will operate without the functions or positions affected by the implementation of the plgm. (c) LIMITATION ON ELEMENTS AND PERSONNEL. —The plan under subsection (a) shall be limited to the elements of the Department, and the number of positions within such elements, as follows: (1) The Veterans Health Administration, 4,400 positions. (2) The Veterans Benefits Administration, 240 positions. (3) Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Offices, 45 positions. (4) The National Cemetery Administration, 15 positions. (d) APPROVAL. —(1) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall approve or disapprove the plan submitted under subsection (a). (2) In approving the plan, the Director may make such modifications to the plan as the Director considers appropriate with respect to the following: (A) The number and amounts of voluntary incentive pay- ments that may be paid under the plan. (B) Any other matter that the Director considers appropriate. (3) In the event of the disapproval of a plan by the Director under paragraph (1), the Secretary may modify and resubmit the Applicability. plan to the Director. The provisions of this section shall apply to any plan submitted to the Director under this paragraph as if such plan were the initial plan submitted to the Director under subsection (a). 5 USC 5597 note. SEC. 1103. VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENTS. (a) AUTHORITY TO PAY VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAY- MENTS. —(1) The Secretary may pay a voluntary separation incentive payment to an eligible employee only— (A) to the extent necessary to reduce or restructure the positions and functions identified by the plan approved under section 1102; and