20 U.S. Code § 4353 - Audit

(a) Government Accountability Office authority
All financial transactions and accounts of the corporation or institution of higher education, as the case may be, in connection with the expenditure of any moneys appropriated by any law of the United States—
(1) for the benefit of Gallaudet University or for the construction of facilities for its use; or
(2) for the benefit of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf or for the construction of facilities for its use,
shall be settled and adjusted in the Government Accountability Office.
(b) Independent financial and compliance audit
(1) In general
Gallaudet University shall have an annual independent financial and compliance audit made of the programs and activities of the University, including the national mission and school operations of the elementary and secondary education programs at Gallaudet. The institution of higher education with which the Secretary has an agreement under section 4332 of this title shall have an annual independent financial and compliance audit made of the programs and activities of such institution of higher education, including NTID, and containing specific schedules and analyses for all NTID funds, as determined by the Secretary.
(2) Compliance
As used in paragraph (1), compliance means compliance with sections 4302 (b), 4305 (b)(4), 4332 (b)(5), 4353 (c), [1] 4357 (b)(2) of this title, subsections (c) through (f) ofsection 4357 of this title, and subsections (a), (b), and (c) ofsection 4359a of this title.
(3) Submission of audits
A copy of each audit described in paragraph (1) shall be provided to the Secretary and the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate within 15 days of acceptance of the audit by the University or the institution authorized to establish and operate the NTID under section 4332 (a) of this title, as the case may be, but not later than January 10 of each year.
(c) Limitations regarding expenditure of funds
(1) In general
No funds appropriated under this chapter for Gallaudet University, including the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, or for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf may be expended on the following:
(A) Alcoholic beverages.
(B) Goods or services for personal use.
(C) Housing and personal living expenses (but only to the extent such expenses are not required by written employment agreement).
(D) Lobbying, except that nothing in this subparagraph shall be construed to prohibit the University and NTID from educating the Congress, the Secretary, and others regarding programs, projects, and activities conducted at those institutions.
(E) Membership in country clubs and social or dining clubs and organizations.
(2) Policies
(A) Not later than 180 days after October 16, 1992, the University and NTID shall develop policies, to be applied uniformly, for the allowability of expenditures for each institution. These policies should reflect the unique nature of these institutions. The principles established by the Office of Management and Budget for costs of educational institutions may be used as guidance in developing these policies. General principles relating to allowability and reasonableness of all costs associated with the operations of the institutions shall be addressed. These policies shall be submitted to the Secretary for review and comments, and to the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate.
(B) Policies under subparagraph (A) shall include the following:
(i) Noninstitutional professional activities.
(ii) Fringe benefits.
(iii) Interest on loans.
(iv) Rental cost of buildings and equipment.
(v) Sabbatical leave.
(vi) Severance pay.
(vii) Travel.
(viii) Royalties and other costs for uses of patents.
(C) The Secretary is not authorized to add items to those specified in subparagraph (B).


[1]  So in original. Probably should be followed by “and”.

Source

(Pub. L. 99–371, title II, § 203, formerly title IV, § 403,Aug. 4, 1986, 100 Stat. 790; renumbered title II, § 203, and amended Pub. L. 102–421, title I, §§ 101(b)(5), (6), 133,Oct. 16, 1992, 106 Stat. 2151, 2156; Pub. L. 103–73, title II, §§ 202, 204(b),Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 732, 734; Pub. L. 105–244, title IX, § 916,Oct. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1830; Pub. L. 108–271, § 8(b),July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 110–315, title IX, § 905,Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3452; Pub. L. 111–39, title VIII, § 802(b),July 1, 2009, 123 Stat. 1957.)
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to this section were contained in section 691f of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–371.
Amendments

2009—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 111–39substituted “and subsections (a), (b), and (c) ofsection 4359a of this title.” for “and subsections (b) and (c) ofsection 4359a of this title.”
2008—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–315, § 905(1)(A), substituted “sections 4302 (b), 4305 (b)(4), 4332 (b)(5), 4353 (c), 4357 (b)(2) of this title, subsections (c) through (f) ofsection 4357 of this title, and subsections (b) and (c) ofsection 4359a of this title” for “sections 4302 (b), 4305 (b)(4), 4332 (b)(5) of this title, and subsection (c) of this section, paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 4357 (b) of this title, subsections (b)(2), (b)(3), and (c) through (f), ofsection 4357 of this title, and subsections (b) and (c) ofsection 4359a of this title”.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 110–315, § 905(1)(B), inserted “and the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate” after “Secretary”.
Subsec. (c)(2)(A). Pub. L. 110–315, § 905(2), substituted “Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate” for “Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate”.
2004—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–271substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office” in heading and text.
1998—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–244amended heading and text of subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Gallaudet University shall have an annual independent financial audit made of the programs and activities of the University. The institution of higher education with which the Secretary has an agreement under section 4332 of this title shall have an annual independent financial audit made of the programs and activities of such institution of higher education, including NTID, and containing specific schedules and analyses for all NTID funds, as determined by the Secretary.”
1993—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–73, § 204(b), amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “Gallaudet University and the institution of higher education operating the National Technical Institute for the Deaf shall have an annual independent audit made of the programs and activities of the University and of NTID, respectively.”
Pub. L. 103–73, § 202, substituted “NTID” for “the Institute”.
1992—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–421, § 133, added subsec. (c).
Change of Name

Committee on Education and Labor of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Education and the Workforce of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Jan. 5, 2011.
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–39effective as if enacted on the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–315(Aug. 14, 2008), see section 3 ofPub. L. 111–39, set out as a note under section 1001 of this title.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–244effective Oct. 1, 1998, except as otherwise provided in Pub. L. 105–244, see section 3 ofPub. L. 105–244, set out as a note under section 1001 of this title.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–421effective Oct. 1, 1992, see section 161 ofPub. L. 102–421, set out as a note under section 4301 of this title.

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