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PUBLIC LAW 102-83 —AUG. 6, 1991 105 STAT. 381 "(d)(1) Whenever a vacancy in the position of Chief Benefits Director occurs or is anticipated, the Secretary shall establish a commission to recommend individuals to the President for appointment to the position. "(2) A commission established under this subsection shall be composed of the following members appointed by the Secretary: "(A) Three persons representing education and training, real estate, mortgage finance, and related industries, and survivor benefits activities affected by the Veterans Benefits Administration. "(B) Two persons representing veterans served by the Veterans Benefits Administration. "(C) Two persons who have experience in the management of veterans benefits programs or programs of similar content and scope. "(D) The Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. "(E) The chairman of the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education formed under section 3692 of this title. "(F) One person who has held the position of Chief Benefits Director (including service as Chief Benefits Director of the Veterans' Administration), if the Secretary determines that it is desirable for such person to be a member of the Commission. "(3) A commission established under this subsection shall recommend at least three individuals for appointment to the position of Chief Benefits Director. The commission shall submit all recommendations to the Secretary. The Secretary shall forward the recommendations to the President with any comments the Secretary considers appropriate. Thereafter, the President may request the commission to recommend additional individuals for appointment. "(4) 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 subsection. "§ 307. Director of the National Cemetery System "There is in the Department a Director of the National Cemetery System, who is appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director is the head of the National Cemetery System as established in section 2400 of this title and shall perform such functions as may be assigned by the Secretary. "§ 308. Assistant Secretaries; Deputy Assistant Secretaries "(a) There shall be in the Department not more than six Assistant Secretaries. Each Assistant Secretary shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. "(b) The Secretary shall assign to the Assistant Secretaries responsibility for the administration of such functions and duties 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. "(6) Capital facilities and real property program functions.