42 U.S. Code § 5780a - Authority of Inspectors General

§ 5780a.
Authority of Inspectors General
(a) In generalAn Inspector General appointed under section 3 or 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) may authorize staff to assist the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children—
by conducting reviews of inactive case files to develop recommendations for further investigations; and
by engaging in similar activities.
(b) Limitations
(1) Priority

An Inspector General may not permit staff to engage in activities described in subsection (a) if such activities will interfere with the duties of the Inspector General under the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).

(2) Funding

No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section.

(Pub. L. 101–647, title XXXVII, § 3703, as added Pub. L. 110–344, § 9, Oct. 7, 2008, 122 Stat. 3936.)
References in Text

The Inspector General Act of 1978, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 95–452, Oct. 12, 1978, 92 Stat. 1101, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.


Section was enacted as part of the Crime Control Act of 1990, and not as part of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act which comprises this subchapter, nor as part of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 which comprises this chapter.


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