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(Pub. L. 95–452, § 3, Oct. 12, 1978, 92 Stat. 1101; Pub. L. 110–409, §§ 3(a), 4 (a)(1), 5, 6 (a), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4302, 4305.)

Amendments

2008—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–409, § 3(a), substituted “If an Inspector General is removed from office or is transferred to another position or location within an establishment, the President shall communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal or transfer to both Houses of Congress, not later than 30 days before the removal or transfer. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit a personnel action otherwise authorized by law, other than transfer or removal.” for “The President shall communicate the reasons for any such removal to both Houses of Congress.”
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 110–409, § 4(a)(1), added subsec. (e).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 110–409, § 5, added subsec. (f).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 110–409, § 6(a), added subsec. (g).

Construction

Pub. L. 110–409, § 6(c), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4305, provided that: “Nothing in the amendments made by this section [amending this section and section 8G of Pub. L. 95–452, set out in this Appendix] shall be construed to alter the duties and responsibilities of the counsel for any establishment or designated Federal entity, except for the availability of counsel as provided under sections 3(g) and 8G(g) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) (as amended by this section). The Counsel to the Inspector General shall perform such functions as the Inspector General may prescribe.”

Pay of Inspectors General

Pub. L. 110–409, § 4(a)(3), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4303, as amended by Pub. L. 111–259, title IV, § 405(b), Oct. 7, 2010, 124 Stat. 2719, provided that:
“(A) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the annual rate of basic pay of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction shall be that of an Inspector General as defined under section 12(3) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) (as amended by section 7(a) of this Act).
“(B) Prohibition of cash bonus or awards.—Section 3(f) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) (as amended by section 5 of this Act) shall apply to the Inspectors General described under subparagraph (A).”
Pub. L. 110–409, § 4(b)–(d), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4304, provided that:
“(b) Inspectors General of Designated Federal Entities.—
“(1) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Inspector General of each designated Federal entity (as those terms are defined under section 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.)) shall, for pay and all other purposes, be classified at a grade, level, or rank designation, as the case may be, at or above those of a majority of the senior level executives of that designated Federal entity (such as a General Counsel, Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer, or Chief Acquisition Officer). The pay of an Inspector General of a designated Federal entity (as those terms are defined under section 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.)) shall be not less than the average total compensation (including bonuses) of the senior level executives of that designated Federal entity calculated on an annual basis.
“(2) Limitation on adjustment.—
“(A) In general.—In the case of an Inspector General of a designated Federal entity whose pay is adjusted under paragraph (1), the total increase in pay in any fiscal year resulting from that adjustment may not exceed 25 percent of the average total compensation (including bonuses) of the Inspector General of that entity for the preceding 3 fiscal years.
“(B) Sunset of limitation.—The limitation under subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any adjustment made in fiscal year 2013 or each fiscal year thereafter.
“(c) Savings Provision for Newly Appointed Inspectors General.—
“(1) In general.—The provisions of section 3392 of title 5, United States Code, other than the terms ‘performance awards’ and ‘awarding of ranks’ in subsection (c)(1) of such section, shall apply to career appointees of the Senior Executive Service who are appointed to the position of Inspector General.
“(2) Nonreduction in pay.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, career Federal employees serving on an appointment made pursuant to statutory authority found other than in section 3392 of title 5, United States Code, shall not suffer a reduction in pay, not including any bonus or performance award, as a result of being appointed to the position of Inspector General.
“(d) Savings Provision.—Nothing in this section [amending this section, section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, and section 12651e of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, and enacting provisions set out as a note under this section] shall have the effect of reducing the rate of pay of any individual serving on the date of enactment of this section [Oct. 14, 2008] as an Inspector General of—
“(1) an establishment as defined under section 12(2) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) (as amended by section 7(a) of this Act);
“(2) a designated Federal entity as defined under section 8G(2) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.);
“(3) a legislative agency for which the position of Inspector General is established by statute; or
“(4) any other entity of the Government for which the position of Inspector General is established by statute.”

Acting Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Pub. L. 105–277, div. C, title I, § 101, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–584, as amended by Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(5) [title II, § 239(a)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–302, provided that:
“(a) In General.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President may appoint an acting Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to serve during the period—
“(1) beginning on the date of the enactment of this section [Oct. 21, 1998] (or, if later, the date of the appointment), and
“(2) ending on the earlier of—
“(A) April 30, 1999, or
“(B) the date on which the first Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration takes office (other than pursuant to this section).
“(b) Duties Before January 18, 1999.—The acting Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration appointed under subsection (a) shall, before January 18, 1999, take only such actions as are necessary to begin operation of the Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, including—
“(1) making interim arrangements for administrative support for the Office,
“(2) establishing interim positions in the Office into which personnel will be transferred upon the transfer of functions and duties to the Office on January 18, 1999,
“(3) appointing such acting personnel on an interim basis as may be necessary upon the transfer of functions and duties to the Office on January 18, 1999, and
“(4) providing guidance and input for the fiscal year 2000 budget process for the Office.
“(c) Actions Not To Limit Authority of IG.—None of the actions taken by an individual appointed under subsection (a) shall affect the future authority of any Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration not appointed under subsection (a).
“(d) Limitations.—
“(1) Nomination.—No individual appointed under subsection (a) may serve on or after January 19, 1999, unless on or before such date the President has submitted to the Senate his nomination of an individual to serve as the first Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
“(2) Treasury inspector general may not serve.—No individual appointed under subsection (a) may serve during any period such individual is serving as the Inspector General of the Treasury of the United States or the acting Inspector General of the Treasury of the United States.
“(3) Employment restrictions.—The provisions of section 8D(j) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to any individual appointed under subsection (a).”
[Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(5) [title II, § 239(b)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–302, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending section 101 of Pub. L. 105–277, set out above] shall be effective as if included in the enactment of section 101 of title I of division C of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 [Pub. L. 105–277].”]

Transitional Provisions Relating to Appointment of Inspector General of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Pub. L. 103–204, § 23(c), Dec. 17, 1993, 107 Stat. 2408, provided that:
“(1) Current service.—Except as otherwise provided by law, the individual serving as the Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation before the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 17, 1993] may continue to serve in such position until the earlier of—
“(A) the date on which the President appoints a successor under section 3(a) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 [subsec. (a) of this section]; or
“(B) the date which is 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act.
“(2) Definition.—For purposes of paragraph (1), the term ‘successor’ may include the individual holding the position of Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on or after the date of enactment of this Act.”

Executive Order No. 12993

Ex. Ord. No. 12993, Mar. 21, 1996, 61 F.R. 13043, which related to administrative allegations against Inspectors General, was omitted from the Code pursuant to Pub. L. 110–409, § 7(c)(2), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4313, which provided that Ex. Ord. No. 12933 (probably meaning Ex. Ord. No. 12993), as in effect before Oct. 14, 2008, was to have no force or effect on and after the earlier of either the date on which the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency becomes effective and operational or the last day of the 180-day period beginning on Oct. 14, 2008. See section 7(c)(2) of Pub. L. 110–409, set out as an Effective Date; Existing Executive Orders note under section 11 of this Appendix.

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