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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2638

PUBLIC LAW 100-527—OCT. 25, 1988

38 USC 201 note.

SEC. 4. ASSISTANT SECRETARIES.

President of U.S.

(a) EsTABusHMENT OF POSITIONS.—There shall be in the Department of Veterans Affairs not more than 6 Assistant Secretaries, each of whom shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. (b) FUNCTIONS OF ASSISTANT SECRETARIES.—The Secretary shall assign to Assistant Secretaries such functions as the Secretary considers appropriate, including the following functions: (1) Budgetary and financial functions. (2) Personnel management and labor relations functions. (3) Planning, studies, and evaluations. (4) Management, productivity, and logistic support functions. (5) Information management functions as required by section 3506 of title 44, United States Code. (6) Capital facilities and real property program functions. (7) Equal opportunity functions. (8) Functions regarding the investigation and adjudication of complaints of employment discrimination within the Department. (9) Functions regarding intergovernmental, public, and consumer information and affairs. (10) Procurement functions. (c) CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.—(1) The Secretary shall designate the Assistant Secretary whose functions include budgetary and financial functions as the Chief Financial Officer of the Department. (2) The Chief Financial Officer shall— (A) advise the Secretary on financial management of the Department; (B) develop and maintain a financial management system for the Department (including accounting and related transaction systems, internal control systems, and financial reporting systems) which provides for— (i) development and maintenance of consistent, compatible, and useful data; (ii) development and reporting of cost information; and (iii) integration of accounting and budgeting information; (C) supervise and coordinate all financial management system activities and operations of the Department; and (D) direct and manage financial management activities and operations of the Department, including— (i) the development of financial management budgets; and (ii) the approval and mansigement of financial management system design or enhancement projects.

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(d) CHIEF INFORMATION RESOURCES OFFICER.—(1) The

Secretary

shall designate the Assistant Secretary whose functions include information memagement functions as required by section 3506 of title 44, United States Code, as the Chief Information Resources Officer of the Department. (2) The Chief Information Resources Officer shall— (A) advise the Secretary on information management activities of the Department as required by section 3506 of title 44, United States Code; (B) develop and maintain an information resources management system for the Department which provides for—