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105 STAT. 338 PUBLIC LAW 102-73—JULY 25, 1991 "(h) MAILS.— The Board and the Institute may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the United States. "(i) STAFF.— The Interagency Group, after considering recommendations made by the Board, shall appoint and fix the pay of a Director. " (j) APPLICABILTTY OF CERTAIN CIVIL SERVICE LAWS.— The Director and staff of the Institute may be appointed without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code,^ governing appointments in the competitive service, and may be paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of that title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that an individual so appointed may not receive pay in excess of the annual rate of basic pay payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule. "(k) EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS. — The Board and the Institute may procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code. "(1) REPORT. —The Institute shall submit a report to the Congress in each of the first 2 years in which it receives assistance under this section, and shall submit a report biennially thereafter. Each report submitted under this subsection shall include— "(1) a comprehensive and detailed description of the Institute's operations, activities, financial condition, and accomplishments in the field of literacy for such fiscal year; "(2) a description of how plans for the operation of the Institute for the succeeding fiscal year will facilitate achievement of the goals of the Institute and the goals of the literacy programs within the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services; and "(3) any additional minority, or dissenting views submitted by members of the Board. "(m) NoNDUPLiCATiON.—The Institute shall not duplicate any functions carried out by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (a) or (b). This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit the Secretary from delegating such functions to the Institute. "(n) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— (1) There are authorized to be appropriated for purposes of operating the Institute established by subsection (c) $15,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995. "(2) Any amounts appropriated to the Secretary, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or any other department that participates in the Institute for purposes that the Institute is authorized to perform under this section may be provided to the Institute for such purposes.". SEC. 103. STATE LITERACY RESOURCE CENTERS. Part B of the Adult Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1203 et seq.) is amended— (1) by redesignating subpart 7 as subpart 8; and (2) by inserting after subpart 6 the following: