10 U.S. Code § 5020 - Naval Inspector General: detail; duties

(a) There is in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy the Office of the Naval Inspector General. The Naval Inspector General shall be detailed from officers on the active-duty list in the line of the Navy serving in grades above captain.
(b) The Naval Inspector General, when directed, shall inquire into and report upon any matter that affects the discipline or military efficiency of the Department of the Navy. He shall make such inspections, investigations, and reports as the Secretary of the Navy or the Chief of Naval Operations directs.
(c) The Naval Inspector General shall cooperate fully with the Inspector General of the Department of Defense in connection with the performance of any duty or function by the Inspector General of the Department of Defense under the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 App. U.S.C. 3) regarding the Department of the Navy.
(d) The Naval Inspector General shall periodically propose programs of inspections to the Secretary of the Navy and shall recommend additional inspections and investigations as may appear appropriate.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 283, § 5088; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 503(7),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2911; renumbered § 5020 and amended Pub. L. 99–433, title V, § 511(c)(5),Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1047.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
5088(a), (b), (c) 5 U.S.C. 423f. Mar. 5, 1948, ch. 98, § 6, 62 Stat. 68.
5088(d) 5 U.S.C. 423k (as applicable to the Naval Inspector General). Mar. 5, 1948, ch. 98, § 11, 62 Stat. 69 (as applicable to the Naval Inspector General).

In subsection (a) the words “In addition to the divisions herein created” are omitted as surplusage. The word “detailed” is added in order to show that the position of the Inspector General is not an appointive office.
In subsection (c) the words “from time to time” are omitted as surplusage.
Subsection (d) is worded to make clear that the Naval Inspector General may be designated, under 34 U.S.C. 211d, as an officer who performs unusual or special duty, and, if so designated, is entitled to the grade, pay, and retirement privilege accompanying the special designation. The words “under section 5231 of this title” are substituted for the words “grade, rank, pay, and allowances provided under any provision of law heretofore or hereafter enacted which authorizes such grade, rank, pay, and allowances for officers so designated”.
References in Text

The Inspector General Act of 1978, referred to in subsec. (c), is Pub. L. 95–452, Oct. 12, 1978, 92 Stat. 1101, as amended, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–433, § 511(c)(5)(A), substituted “Office of the Secretary of Navy” for “Office of the Chief of Naval Operations”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99–433, § 511(c)(5)(B), (C), added subsec. (c). Former subsec. (c) redesignated (d).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99–433, § 511(c)(5)(B), redesignated former subsec. (c) as (d) and substituted “Secretary of the Navy” for “Chief of Naval Operations”.
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–513, § 503(7)(A), substituted “active-duty list” for “active list”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 96–513, § 503(7)(B), struck out subsec. (d) which authorized the President to designate the Naval Inspector General as an officer who performs special or unusual duty or duty of great importance and responsibility under section 5231 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Sept. 15, 1981, see section 701 ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

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