44 U.S. Code § 3901 - Purpose and establishment of the Office of Inspector General
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In order to create an independent and objective office—
(2) to provide leadership and coordination and recommend policies to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness; and
(3) to provide a means of keeping the Public Printer and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration and operations of the Government Printing Office;
there is hereby established an Office of Inspector General in the Government Printing Office.
Source(Added Pub. L. 100–504, title II, § 202,Oct. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 2530.)
Pub. L. 100–504, title II, § 206,Oct. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 2532, provided that: “The provisions of this title and the amendments made by this title [enacting this chapter and provisions set out as notes under sections 101 and 3901 of this title] shall take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this title [Oct. 18, 1988].”
For short title of title II of Pub. L. 100–504, which enacted this chapter, as the “Government Printing Office Inspector General Act of 1988”, see section 201 ofPub. L. 100–504, set out as a Short Title of 1988 Amendment note under section 101 of this title.
Transfer of Office
“(a) In General.—There is transferred to the Office of Inspector General established pursuant to this title [enacting this chapter and provisions set out as notes under sections 101 and 3901 of this title], the office of the Government Printing Office referred to as the ‘Office of Inspector General’.
“(b) Related Provisions.—With respect to such transferred office—
“(1) sections 9(b) and (c) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 [section 9(b), (c) ofPub. L. 95–452, 5 U.S.C. App.] shall apply; and
“(2) all the functions, powers, and duties of the office transferred by subsection (a) shall lapse.
“(c) Personnel.—Any person who, on the effective date of this title [see Effective Date note above], held a position compensated in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations that govern selections, appointments, and employment within the Government Printing Office, and who, without a break in service, is appointed in the Office of Inspector General established by this title to a position having duties comparable to those performed immediately preceding such appointment shall continue to be compensated in the new position at not less than the rate provided for the previous position, for the duration of service in the new position.”
Payment Authority Subject to Appropriations
Pub. L. 100–504, title II, § 205,Oct. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 2531, provided that: “Any authority to make payments under this title [enacting this chapter and provisions set out as notes under sections 101 and 3901 of this title] shall be effective only to such extent as provided in appropriations Acts.”