PUBLIC LAW 100-504—OCT. 18, 1988
102 STAT. 2531
from issuing any subpena during the course of any audit or investigation. "(b) The Inspector General may be removed from office by the Public Printer. The Public Printer shall, promptly upon such removal, communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal to each House of the Congress. "§ 3903. Duties, responsibilities, authority, and reports "(a) Sections 4, 5, 6 (other than subsection (a)(7) and (8) thereof), and 7 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-452; 5 U.S.C. App. 3) shall apply to the Inspector General of the Government Printing Office and the Office of such Inspector General and such sections shall be applied to the Government Printing Office and the Public Printer by substituting— "(1) 'Government Printing Office' for 'establishment'; and "(2) 'Public Printer' for 'head of the establishment'. "(b) The Inspector General, in carrying out the provisions of this chapter, is authorized to select, appoint, and employ such officers and employees as may be necessary for carrying out the functions, powers, and duties of the Office of Inspector General subject to the provisions of this title governing selections, appointments, and employment in the Government Printing Office (and any regulations thereunder).". SEC. 203. TRANSFER OF OFFICE.
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(a) IN GENERAL.—There is transferred to the Office of Inspector General established pursuant to 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 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, 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. SEC. 204. AMENDMENT TO TABLE OF CHAPTERS.
The table of chapters for title 44, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new item: "39. Government Printing Office: Office of Inspector General
SEC. 205. PAYMENT AUTHORITY SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS.
Any authority to make payments under this title shall be effective only to such extent as provided in appropriations Acts.
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