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Public Law No: 115-188 (06/21/2018)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 188]
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Public Law 115-188
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for requirements 
 relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans Affairs senior 
      executive employees. <<NOTE: June 21, 2018 -  [H.R. 2772]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Department of 
Veterans Affairs Senior Executive Accountability Act of 2018. 38 USC 101 
note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Veterans Affairs Senior 
Executive Accountability Act of 2018'' or the ``SEA Act of 2018''.
SEC. 2. SEMIANNUAL REPORTS ON REASSIGNMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF 
                    VETERANS AFFAIRS SENIOR EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEES.

    (a) In General.--Subchapter I of chapter 7 of title 38, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec.  <<NOTE: 38 USC 727.>> 727. Reassignment of senior 
                executives

    ``(a) Approval of Reassignments.--No individual employed in a senior 
executive position at the Department may be reassigned to another such 
position at the Department unless such reassignment is approved in 
writing and signed by the Secretary.
    ``(b) Semiannual Reports Required.--(1) Not later than June 30 and 
December 31 of each year, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a 
report on the reassignment of individuals employed in senior executive 
positions at the Department to other such positions at the Department 
during the period covered by the report.
    ``(2) Each report submitted under paragraph (1) shall describe the 
purpose of each reassignment and the costs associated with such 
reassignment.
    ``(3) For purposes of paragraph (2), costs associated with a 
reassignment may only include the following:
            ``(A) A salary increase.
            ``(B) Temporary travel expenses for the individual or the 
        family of the individual.
            ``(C) Moving expenses.
            ``(D) A paid incentive.

    ``(c) Senior Executive Position Defined.--In this section, the term 
`senior executive position' has the meaning given such term in section 
713(d) of this title.''.

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    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
such chapter is <<NOTE: 38 USC 701 prec.>>  amended by inserting after 
the item relating to section 725 the following new item:

``727. Reassignment of senior executives.''.

    Approved June 21, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2772:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-248 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 163 (2017):
                                    July 28, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 164 (2018):
                                    May 16, considered and passed 
                                        Senate, amended.
                                    June 7, House concurred in Senate 
                                        amendment.

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