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§ 3901. —  Purpose and establishment of the Office of Inspector General.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 44USC3901]

 
                 TITLE 44--PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS
 
   CHAPTER 39--GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
 
Sec. 3901. Purpose and establishment of the Office of Inspector 
        General
        
    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.

(Added Pub. L. 100-504, title II, Sec. 202, Oct. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 
2530.)


                             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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