PUBLIC LAW 105-389—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3489 (2) RESTRICTION.— (A) IN GENERAL.— A contract, lease, or other legal agreement made or entered into by the Commission may not extend beyond the date of the termination of the Commission. (B) FEDERAL SUPPORT.— The Commission shall obtain property, equipment, and office space from the General Services Administration or the Smithsonian Institution, unless other office space, property, or equipment is less costly. (3) SUPPLIES AND PROPERTY POSSESSED BY COMMISSION AT TERMINATION. —Any supplies and property, except historically significant items, that are acquired by the Commission under this Act and remain in the possession of the Commission on the date of the termination of the Commission shall become the property of the General Services Administration upon the date of termination. (d) MAILS. —The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as any other Federal agency. SEC. 7. STAFF AND SUPPORT SERVICES. 36 USC 143 note. (a) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. — There shall be an Executive Director appointed by the Commission and chosen from among detailees from the agencies and organizations represented on the Commission. The Executive Director may be paid at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate of basic pay payable for the Senior Executive Service. (b) STAFF. —The Commission may appoint and fix the pay of any additional personnel that it considers appropriate, except that an individual appointed under this subsection may not receive pay in excess of the maximum rate of basic pay payable for GS- 14 of the General Schedule. (c) iNAPPLICABILrrY OF CERTAIN CiVIL SERVICE LAWS. —-The Executive Director and staff of the Commission may be appointed without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and may be paid vsdthout regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title, relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except as provided under subsections (a) and (b) of this section. (d) MERIT SYSTEM PRINCIPLES.— The appointment of the Executive Director or any personnel of the Commission under subsection (a) or (b) shall be made consistent with the merit system principles under section 2301 of title 5, United States Code. (e) STAFF OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.— Upon request by the Chairperson of the Commission, the head of any Federal department or agency may detail, on either a nonreimbursable or reimbiu*sable basis, any of the personnel of the department or agency to the Commission to assist the Commission to carry out its duties under this Act. (f) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES.— (1) REIMBURSABLE SERVICES.—The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution may provide to the Commission on a reimbursable basis any administrative support services that are necessary to enable the Commission to carry out this Act.