(a)The General Accounting Office Personnel Appeals Board  shall select one of its members as Chairman. The Chairman is the chief executive and administrative officer of the Board.
(1)The Comptroller General shall appoint as General Counsel of the Board an individual the Chairman selects. The General Counsel serves at the pleasure of the Chairman.
(2)The Chairman shall fix the pay of the General Counsel. The rate of basic pay of the General Counsel may be not more than the maximum rate of basic pay payable for grade GS–16 of the General Schedule.
(3)The General Counsel shall—
(A)investigate an allegation about a prohibited personnel practice under section
732(b)(2) of this title to decide if there are reasonable grounds to believe the practice has occurred, exists, or will be taken by an officer or an employee of the Government Accountability Office;
(B)investigate an allegation about a prohibited political activity under section
732(b)(3) of this title;
(C)investigate a matter under the jurisdiction of the Board if the Board or a member of the Board requests; and
(D)help the Board carry out its duties and powers.
In subsection (a), the words “members of the” are omitted as surplus.
In subsection (b)(1), the words “(hereinafter referred to as the ‘General Counsel’)” are omitted because of the restatement. The words “shall be eligible for reappointment and” are omitted as surplus.
In subsection (b)(2), the word “annual” is added for clarity. The word “basic” is added for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code. The words “payable . . . of the General Schedule” are omitted as surplus.
In subsection (b)(3)(A), the words “to the extent necessary” are omitted as surplus. The words “officer or” are added for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the Code.
In subsection (b)(3)(D), the word “otherwise” is omitted as surplus. The words “duties and powers” are substituted for “functions” for consistency.
2004—Subsec. (b)(3)(A). Pub. L. 108–271substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.
1988—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 100–426substituted “The rate of basic pay of the General Counsel may be not more than the maximum rate of basic pay payable for grade GS–16 of the General Schedule” for “The annual rate of basic pay of the General Counsel may be not more than the maximum rate for GS–15”.
Change of Name
General Accounting Office redesignated Government Accountability Office. See section 8 ofPub. L. 108–271, set out as a note under section
702 of this title.
References in Other Laws to GS–16, 17, or 18 Pay Rates
References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section
529 [title I, § 101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a note under section
5376 of Title
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