The Secretary is authorized to establish in the Department the positions of—
(1)Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Relations;
(2)Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Administration; and
(3)Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights.
(b) Confirmation required
If the Secretary establishes any position of Assistant Secretary authorized under paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection (a), the Assistant Secretary shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(c) Duties of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights
The Secretary may delegate to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights responsibility for—
(1)ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related laws by all agencies and under all programs of the Department;
(2)coordinating administration of civil rights laws (including regulations) within the Department for employees of, and participants in, programs of the Department; and
(3)ensuring that necessary and appropriate civil rights components are properly incorporated into all strategic planning initiatives of the Department and agencies of the Department.
Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 107–171, § 10704(a)(2), added subsec. (d) and struck out former subsecs. (d) and (e), which amended section
5315 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees, and section
3128 of this title and repealed sections
2212c of this title and section 2 of Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1953, set out as a note under section
2201 of this title.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–277inserted “and” at end of par. (1), substituted a period for “; and” at end of par. (2), and struck out par. (3) which read as follows: “Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.”
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