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§ 1435.
Savings provisions
(a)
Transition provisions for employees of House of Representatives and of Senate
(1)
Claims arising before effective date

If, as of the date on which section 1311 of this title takes effect, an employee of the Senate or the House of Representatives has or could have requested counseling under section 305 1

1
 See References in Text note below.
of the Government Employees Rights Act of 1991 or Rule LI of the House of Representatives, including counseling for alleged violations of family and medical leave rights under title V of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the employee may complete, or initiate and complete, all procedures under the Government Employees Rights Act of 1991 and Rule LI, and the provisions of that Act and Rule shall remain in effect with respect to, and provide the exclusive procedures for, those claims until the completion of all such procedures.

(2)
Claims arising between effective date and opening of Office
If a claim by an employee of the Senate or House of Representatives arises under section 1311 or 1312 of this title after the effective date of such sections, but before the opening of the Office for receipt of requests for counseling or mediation under sections 1402 and 1403 of this title, the provisions of the Government Employees Rights Act of 1991 and Rule LI of the House of Representatives relating to counseling and mediation shall remain in effect, and the employee may complete under that Act or Rule the requirements for counseling and mediation under sections 1402 and 1403 of this title. If, after counseling and mediation is completed, the Office has not yet opened for the filing of a timely complaint under section 1405 of this title, the employee may elect—
(A)
to file a complaint under section 307 of the Government Employees Rights Act of 1991 1 or Rule LI of the House of Representatives, and thereafter proceed exclusively under that Act or Rule, the provisions of which shall remain in effect until the completion of all proceedings in relation to the complaint, or
(B)
to commence a civil action under section 1408 of this title.
(3)

With respect to payments of awards and settlements relating to Senate employees under paragraph (1) of this subsection, section 1207a 1 of this title remains in effect.

(b)
Transition provisions for employees of Architect of Capitol
(1)
Claims arising before effective date

If, as of the date on which section 1311 of this title takes effect, an employee of the Architect of the Capitol has or could have filed a charge or complaint regarding an alleged violation of section 1831(e)(2) 1 of this title, the employee may complete, or initiate and complete, all procedures under section 1831(e) 1 of this title, the provisions of which shall remain in effect with respect to, and provide the exclusive procedures for, that claim until the completion of all such procedures.

(2)
Claims arising between effective date and opening of Office
If a claim by an employee of the Architect of the Capitol arises under section 1311 or 1312 of this title after the effective date of those provisions, but before the opening of the Office for receipt of requests for counseling or mediation under sections 1402 and 1403 of this title, the employee may satisfy the requirements for counseling and mediation by exhausting the requirements prescribed by the Architect of the Capitol in accordance with section 1831(e)(3) 1 of this title. If, after exhaustion of those requirements the Office has not yet opened for the filing of a timely complaint under section 1405 of this title, the employee may elect—
(A)
to file a charge with the General Accounting Office Personnel Appeals Board 2
2
 See Change of Name note below.
pursuant to section 1831(e)(3) 1 of this title, and thereafter proceed exclusively under section 1831(e) 1 of this title, the provisions of which shall remain in effect until the completion of all proceedings in relation to the charge, or
(B)
to commence a civil action under section 1408 of this title.
(c)
Transition provision relating to matters other than employment under section 12209 of title 42

With respect to matters other than employment under section 12209 1 of title 42, the rights, protections, remedies, and procedures of section 12209 1 of title 42 shall remain in effect until section 1331 of this title takes effect with respect to each of the entities covered by section 12209 1 of title 42.

(Pub. L. 104–1, title V, § 506, Jan. 23, 1995, 109 Stat. 42.)
cite as: 2 USC 1435