2 U.S. Code § 1805 - Deputy Architect of the Capitol/Chief Operating Officer

(a) Establishment of Deputy Architect of the Capitol
There shall be a Deputy Architect of the Capitol who shall serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol. The Deputy Architect of the Capitol shall be appointed by the Architect of the Capitol and shall report directly to the Architect of the Capitol and shall be subject to the authority of the Architect of the Capitol. The Architect of the Capitol shall appoint the Deputy Architect of the Capitol not later than 180 days after February 20, 2003. The Architect of the Capitol shall consult with the Comptroller General or his designee before making the appointment.
(b) Qualifications
The Deputy Architect of the Capitol shall have strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability in management, including in such areas as strategic planning, performance management, worker safety, customer satisfaction, and service quality.
(c) Responsibilities
(1) In general
The Deputy Architect of the Capitol shall be responsible to the Architect of the Capitol for the overall direction, operation, and management of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, including implementing the Office’s goals and mission; providing overall organization management to improve the Office’s performance; and assisting the Architect of the Capitol in promoting reform, and measuring results.
(2) Responsibilities
The Deputy Architect’s responsibilities include—
(A) developing, implementing, annually updating, and maintaining a long-term strategic plan covering a period of not less than 5 years for the Office of the Architect of the Capitol;
(B) developing and implementing an annual performance plan that includes annual performance goals covering each of the general goals and objectives in the strategic plan and including to the extent practicable quantifiable performance measures for the annual goals;
(C) proposing organizational changes and staffing needed to carry out the Office of the Architect of the Capitol’s mission and strategic and annual performance goals; and
(D) reviewing and directing the operational functions of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.
(d) Additional responsibilities
The Architect of the Capitol may delegate to the Deputy Architect such additional duties as the Architect determines are necessary or appropriate.
(e) Action plan
(1) In general
No later than 90 days after the appointment, the Deputy Architect shall prepare and submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, an action plan describing the policies, procedures, and actions the Deputy Architect will implement and timeframes for carrying out the responsibilities under this section.
(2) Action plan
The action plan shall be—
(A) approved and signed by both the Architect of the Capitol and the Deputy Architect; and
(B) developed concurrently and consistent with the development of a strategic plan.
(f) Evaluation
The Government Accountability Office shall evaluate annually the implementation of the action plan and provide the results of the evaluation to the Architect of the Capitol, the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.
(g) Removal
The Deputy Architect of the Capitol may be removed by the Architect of the Capitol for misconduct or failure to meet performance goals set forth in the performance agreement in subsection (i) of this section. Upon the removal of the Deputy Architect of the Capitol, the Architect of the Capitol shall immediately notify in writing the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate, and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, stating the specific reasons for the removal.
(h) Compensation
The Deputy Architect of the Capitol shall be paid at an annual rate of pay to be determined by the Architect but not to exceed $1,500 less than the annual rate of pay for the Architect of the Capitol.
(i) Annual performance report
The Deputy Architect of the Capitol shall prepare and transmit to the Architect of the Capitol an annual performance report. This report shall contain an evaluation of the extent to which the Office of the Architect of the Capitol met its goals and objectives.
(j) Termination of role
As of October 1, 2006, the role of the Comptroller General and the Government Accountability Office, as established by this section, will cease.

Source

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, § 1203,Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 373; Pub. L. 108–11, title II, § 2601(a),Apr. 16, 2003, 117 Stat. 599; Pub. L. 108–271, § 8(b),July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 111–316, § 1(b),Dec. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 3452.)
Codification

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of Pub. L. 108–7.
Amendments

2010—Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 111–316struck out par. (3). Text read as follows: “Notwithstanding section 1849 (a) of this title, as amended by section 129(c) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002, the Architect of the Capitol may fix the rate of basic pay for not more than 3 additional positions at a rate not to exceed the highest total rate of pay for the Senior Executive Service under subchapter VIII of chapter 53 of title 5 for the locality involved.”
2004—Subsecs. (f), (j). Pub. L. 108–271substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.
2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–11, substituted “not later than 180 days” for “not later than 90 days”.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–316, § 1(c),Dec. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 3452, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and section 1849 of this title] shall apply with respect to pay periods beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 18, 2010].”
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–11, title II, § 2601(b),Apr. 16, 2003, 117 Stat. 599, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003 [Pub. L. 108–7, div. H].”

 

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