US (United States) Code. Title 44. Chapter 39: Government Printing Office: Inspector General

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44 USC CHAPTER 39 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: OFFICE OF

INSPECTOR GENERAL 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 39 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

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CHAPTER 39 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: OFFICE OF INSPECTOR

GENERAL

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Sec.

3901. Purpose and establishment of the Office of Inspector

General.

3902. Appointment of Inspector General; supervision;

removal.

3903. Duties, responsibilities, authority, and reports.

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44 USC Sec. 3901 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 39 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

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Sec. 3901. Purpose and establishment of the Office of Inspector

General

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In order to create an independent and objective office -

(1) to conduct and supervise audits and investigations relating

to the Government Printing Office;

(2) to provide leadership and coordination and recommend

policies to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness; and

(3) to provide a means of keeping the Public Printer and the

Congress fully and currently informed about problems and

deficiencies relating to the administration and operations of the

Government Printing Office;

there is hereby established an Office of Inspector General in the

Government Printing Office.

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(Added Pub. L. 100-504, title II, Sec. 202, Oct. 18, 1988, 102

Stat. 2530.)

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 206 of title II of Pub. L. 100-504 provided that: "The

provisions of this title and the amendments made by this title

[enacting this chapter and provisions set out as notes under

sections 101 and 3901 of this title] shall take effect 180 days

after the date of the enactment of this title [Oct. 18, 1988]."

SHORT TITLE

For short title of title II of Pub. L. 100-504, which enacted

this chapter, as the "Government Printing Office Inspector General

Act of 1988", see section 201 of Pub. L. 100-504, set out as a

Short Title of 1988 Amendment note under section 101 of this title.

TRANSFER OF OFFICE

Section 203 of title II of Pub. L. 100-504 provided that:

"(a) In General. - There is transferred to the Office of

Inspector General established pursuant to this title [enacting this

chapter and provisions set out as notes under sections 101 and 3901

of this title], the office of the Government Printing Office

referred to as the 'Office of Inspector General'.

"(b) Related Provisions. - With respect to such transferred

office -

"(1) sections 9(b) and (c) of the Inspector General Act of 1978

[section 9(b), (c) of Pub. L. 95-452, 5 U.S.C. App.] shall apply;

and

"(2) all the functions, powers, and duties of the office

transferred by subsection (a) shall lapse.

"(c) Personnel. - Any person who, on the effective date of this

title [see Effective Date note above], held a position compensated

in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations that govern

selections, appointments, and employment within the Government

Printing Office, and who, without a break in service, is appointed

in the Office of Inspector General established by this title to a

position having duties comparable to those performed immediately

preceding such appointment shall continue to be compensated in the

new position at not less than the rate provided for the previous

position, for the duration of service in the new position."

PAYMENT AUTHORITY SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS

Section 205 of title II of Pub. L. 100-504 provided that: "Any

authority to make payments under this title [enacting this chapter

and provisions set out as notes under sections 101 and 3901 of this

title] shall be effective only to such extent as provided in

appropriations Acts."

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44 USC Sec. 3902 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 39 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

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Sec. 3902. Appointment of Inspector General; supervision; removal

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(a) There shall be at the head of the Office of Inspector

General, an Inspector General who shall be appointed by the Public

Printer without regard to political affiliation and solely on the

basis of integrity and demonstrated ability in accounting,

auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, public

administration, or investigations. The Inspector General shall

report to, and be under the general supervision of, the Public

Printer. The Public Printer shall have no authority to prevent or

prohibit the Inspector General from initiating, carrying out, or

completing any audit or investigation, or from issuing any subpena

during the course of any audit or investigation.

(b) The Inspector General may be removed from office by the

Public Printer. The Public Printer shall, promptly upon such

removal, communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal to

each House of the Congress.

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(Added Pub. L. 100-504, title II, Sec. 202, Oct. 18, 1988, 102

Stat. 2530.)

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44 USC Sec. 3903 01/06/03

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Sec. 3903. Duties, responsibilities, authority, and reports

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(a) Sections 4, 5, 6 (other than subsection (a)(7) and (8)

thereof), and 7 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law

95-452; 5 U.S.C. App. 3) shall apply to the Inspector General of

the Government Printing Office and the Office of such Inspector

General and such sections shall be applied to the Government

Printing Office and the Public Printer by substituting -

(1) "Government Printing Office" for "establishment"; and

(2) "Public Printer" for "head of the establishment".

(b) The Inspector General, in carrying out the provisions of this

chapter, is authorized to select, appoint, and employ such officers

and employees as may be necessary for carrying out the functions,

powers, and duties of the Office of Inspector General subject to

the provisions of this title governing selections, appointments,

and employment in the Government Printing Office (and any

regulations thereunder).

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(Added Pub. L. 100-504, title II, Sec. 202, Oct. 18, 1988, 102

Stat. 2531.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Sections 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the Inspector General Act of 1978,

referred to in subsec. (a), are sections 4, 5, 6, and 7 of Pub. L.

95-452, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

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