PUBLIC LAW 100-504—OCT. 18, 1988
102 STAT, 2521
"(1) may initiate, conduct and supervise such audits and investigations in the Department of Justice as the Inspector General considers appropriate; "(2) shall give particular regard to the activities of the Counsel, Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department and the audit, internal investigative, and inspection units outside the Office of Inspector General with a view toward avoiding duplication and insuring effective coordination and cooperation; and "(3) shall refer to the Counsel, Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department for investigation, information or allegations relating to the conduct of an officer or employee of the Department of Justice employed in an attorney, criminal investigative, or law enforcement position that is or may be a violation of law, regulation, or order of the Department or any other applicable standard of conduct, except that no such referral shall be made if the officer or employee is employed in the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department. "(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the Attorney Gen- Reports. eral to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of the Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within the seven-day period specified under such section, to the Committees on the Judiciary and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committees on the Judiciary and Government Operations of the House of Representatives.. (g) DISCLOSURE OF TAX RETURNS AND RETURN INFORMATION.—
Section 5(e)(3) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 is amended by striking out "Nothing" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "Except to the extent and in the manner provided under section 6103(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, nothing".
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(h) TRANSFER OF 20 INVESTIGATION POSITIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.—No later than 90 days after the date of appoint-
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ment of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, the Inspector General shall designate 20 full-time investigation positions which the Attorney General may transfer from the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Justice to the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department of Justice for the performance of functions described under section 8D0))(3) of the Inspector General Act of 1978. Any personnel who are transferred pursuant to this subsection, and who, at the time of being so transferred, are protected from reduction in classification or compensation under section 9(c) of such Act, shall continue to be so protected for 1 year after the date of transfer pursuant to this subsection. SEC. 103. UNIFORM SALARIES FOR INSPECTORS GENERAL.
(a) UNIFORM SALARIES.—Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: "Inspector General, Department of Commerce. "Inspector General, Department of the Interior. "Inspector General, Department of Justice. "Inspector General, Department of the Treasury. "Inspector General, Agency for International Development. "Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency. "Inspector General, Federal Emergency Management Agency.