50 USC 403e1 - Eligibility for incentive awards

(a) Scope of authority with respect to Federal employees and members of Armed Forces 
The Director of Central Intelligence may exercise the authority granted in section 4503 of title 5, with respect to Federal employees and members of the Armed Forces detailed or assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency or to the Intelligence Community Staff, in the same manner as such authority may be exercised with respect to the personnel of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Intelligence Community Staff.
(b) Time for exercise of authority 
The authority granted by subsection (a) of this section may be exercised with respect to Federal employees or members of the Armed Forces detailed or assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency or to the Intelligence Community Staff on or after a date five years before December 9, 1983.
(c) Exercise of authority with respect to members of Armed Forces assigned to foreign intelligence duties 
During fiscal year 1987, the Director of Central Intelligence may exercise the authority granted in section 4503 (2) of title 5 with respect to members of the Armed Forces who are assigned to foreign intelligence duties at the time of the conduct which gives rise to the exercise of such authority.
(d) Payment and acceptance of award 
An award made by the Director of Central Intelligence to an employee or member of the Armed Forces under the authority of section 4503 of title 5 or this section may be paid and accepted notwithstanding

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(1) section 5536 of title 5; and
(2) the death, separation, or retirement of the employee or the member of the Armed Forces whose conduct gave rise to the award, or the assignment of such member to duties other than foreign intelligence duties.