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105 STAT. 382 PUBLIC LAW 102-83—AUG. 6, 1991 "(7) Equal opportunity functions. "(8) Functions regarding the investigation of complaints of employment discrimination within the Department. "(9) Functions regarding intergovernmental, public, and consumer information and affairs. "(10) Procurement functions. President. "(c) Whenever the President nominates an individual for appointment as an Assistant Secretary, the President shall include in the communication to the Senate of the nomination a statement of the particular functions of the Department specified in subsection (b), and any other functions of the Department, the individual will exercise upon taking office. "(d)(1) There shall be in the Department such number of Deputy Assistant Secretaries, not exceeding 18, as the Secretary may determine. Each Deputy Assistant Secretary shall be appointed by the Secretary and shall perform such functions as the Secretary prescribes. "(2) At least two-thirds of the number of positions established and filled under paragraph (1) shall be filled by individuals who have at least five years of continuous service in the Federal civil service in the executive branch immediately preceding their appointment as a Deputy Assistant Secretary. For purposes of determining such continuous service of an individual, there shall be excluded any service by such individual in a position— "(A) of a confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character; "(B) in which such individual served as a noncareer appointee in the Senior Executive Service, as such term is defined in section 3132(a)(7) of title 5; or "(C) to which such individual was appointed by the President. "§ 309. Chief Financial Officer "The Secretary shall designate the Assistant Secretary whose functions include budgetary and financial functions as the Chief Financial Officer of the Department. The Chief Financial Officer shall advise the Secretary on financial management of the Department and shall exercise the authority and carry out the functions specified in section 902 of title 31. "§ 310. Chief Information Resources Officer "(a) The Secretary shall designate the Assistant Secretary whose functions include information management functions (as required by section 3506 of title 44) as the Chief Information Resources Officer of the Department. "(b) The Chief Information Resources Officer shall advise the Secretary on information and management activities of the Department as required by section 3506 of title 44. "(c) The Chief Information Resources Officer shall develop and maintain an information resources management system for the Department that provides for— "(1) the conduct of, and accountability for, any acquisitions made pursuant to a delegation of authority under section 111 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 759); "(2) the implementation of all applicable Governmentwide and Department information policies, principles, standards, and guidelines with respect to information collection, paperwork