20 U.S. Code § 9517 - Commissioners of the National Education Centers
(a) Appointment of Commissioners
(1) In general
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, each of the National Education Centers shall be headed by a Commissioner appointed by the Director. In appointing Commissioners, the Director shall seek to promote continuity in leadership of the National Education Centers and shall consider individuals recommended by the Board. The Director may appoint a Commissioner to carry out the functions of a National Education Center without regard to the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive service, and the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates.
(2) Pay and qualifications
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, each Commissioner shall—
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, each Commissioner shall report to the Director. A Commissioner shall serve for a period of not more than 6 years, except that a Commissioner—
(b) Appointment of Commissioner for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics shall be headed by a Commissioner for Education Statistics who shall be appointed by the President and who shall—
(1) have substantial knowledge of programs assisted by the National Center for Education Statistics;
Each Commissioner of a National Education Center shall coordinate with each of the other Commissioners of the National Education Centers in carrying out such Commissioner’s duties under this subchapter.
Source(Pub. L. 107–279, title I, § 117,Nov. 5, 2002, 116 Stat. 1952; Pub. L. 112–166, § 2(d)(2),Aug. 10, 2012, 126 Stat. 1284.)
References in Text
Level IV of the Executive Schedule, referred to in subsecs. (a)(2)(A) and (b)(2), is set out in section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
2012—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–166struck out “, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,” after “President” in introductory provisions.
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–166effective 60 days after Aug. 10, 2012, and applicable to appointments made on and after that effective date, including any nomination pending in the Senate on that date, see section 6(a) ofPub. L. 112–166, set out as a note under section 113 of Title 6, Domestic Security.
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