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5 U.S. Code § 4702 - Research programs

The Office of Personnel Management shall—
establish and maintain (and assist in the establishment and maintenance of) research programs to study improved methods and technologies in Federal personnel management;
evaluate the research programs established under paragraph (1) of this section;
establish and maintain a program for the collection and public dissemination of information relating to personnel management research and for encouraging and facilitating the exchange of information among interested persons and entities; and
carry out the preceding functions directly or through agreement or contract.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 of Pub. L. 95–454, set out as an Effective Date of 1978 Amendment note under section 1101 of this title.