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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-527—OCT. 25, 1988

102 STAT. 2637

(iii) Two persons who have experience in the management of veterans benefits programs or programs of similar content and scope. (iv) The Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (v) The Chairman of the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education formed under section 1792 of title 38, United States Code. (vi) One person who has held the position of Chief Benefits Director, if the Secretary determines that it is desirable for such person to be a member of the Commission. (C) A commission established under this paragraph shall recommend at least three individuals for appointment to the position of Chief Benefits Director. Such commission shall submit all recommendations to the Secretary, The Secretary shall forward such recommendations to the President with any comments the Secretary considers appropriate. Thereafter, the President may request such commission to recommend additional individuals for appointment. (D) The Assistant Secretary or Deputy Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs who performs personnel management and labor relations functions shall serve as the executive secretary of a commission established under this paragraph. (d) DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL CEMETERY SYSTEM.—There shall be in

the Department of Veterans Affairs a Director of the National Cemetery System, who— (1) shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; (2) shall serve as the head of the National Cemetery System provided for in section 1000 of title 38, United States Code; and (3) shall perform such functions as may be assigned by the Secretary. (e) CONTINUATION OF SERVICE OF ADMINISTRATOR AND DEPUTY

ADMINISTRATOR.—The individuals serving as Administrator and Deputy Administrator of Veterans' Affairs on the effective date of this Act may act as Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Department, respectively, until the date an individual is appointed under this Act to the office concerned, or until the end of the 120-day period provided for in section 3348 of title 5, United States Code (relating to limitations on the period of time a vacancy may be filled temporarily), whichever is earlier. (f) CONTINUATION OF SERVICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR.—The

individual serving as Chief Medical Director on the effective date of this Act may continue to serve in that capacity until the expiration of the term prescribed by section 41030bXl) of title 38, United States Code, unless removed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for cause in accordance with section 41O30t)X3) of such title. (g) CONTINUATION OF SERVICE OF CHIEF BENEFITS DIRECTOR.—The

individual serving as Chief Benefits Director on the effective date of this Act may continue to serve in that capacity until an individual is appointed under this Act to that office. (h) CONTINUATION OF SERVICE OF DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CEMETERY

SYSTEM.—The individual serving as Director, National Cemetery System on the effective date of this Act may act as the Director of the National Cemetery System until an individual is appointed under this Act to that office.

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