§ 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]
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
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.
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].''
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;
``(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