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[121 STAT. 2241]
[121 STAT. 2241]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–161—DEC. 26, 2007

121 STAT. 2241

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(1) conduct and supervise audits and investigations relating to the Architect of the Capitol; (2) provide leadership and coordination and recommend policies to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness; and (3) provide a means of keeping the Architect of the Capitol and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of programs and operations of the Architect of the Capitol. (c) APPOINTMENT OF INSPECTOR GENERAL; SUPERVISION; REMOVAL.— (1) APPOINTMENT AND SUPERVISION.— (A) IN GENERAL.—There shall be at the head of the Office of Inspector General, an Inspector General who shall be appointed by the Architect of the Capitol, in consultation with the Inspectors General of the Library of Congress, Government Printing Office, Government Accountability Office, and United States Capitol Police. The appointment shall be made without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of integrity and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, public administration, or investigations. The Inspector General shall report to, and be under the general supervision of, the Architect of the Capitol. (B) AUDITS, INVESTIGATIONS, REPORTS, AND OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.—The Architect of the Capitol shall have no authority to prevent or prohibit the Inspector General from— (i) initiating, carrying out, or completing any audit or investigation; (ii) issuing any subpoena during the course of any audit or investigation; (iii) issuing any report; or (iv) carrying out any other duty or responsibility of the Inspector General under this section. (2) REMOVAL.—The Inspector General may be removed from office by the Architect of the Capitol. The Architect of the Capitol shall, promptly upon such removal, communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal to each House of Congress. (3) COMPENSATION.—The Inspector General shall be paid at an annual rate of pay equal to $1,500 less than the annual rate of pay of the Architect of the Capitol. (d) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AUTHORITY, AND REPORTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Sections 4, 5 (other than subsections (a)(13) and (e)(1)(B) thereof), 6 (other than subsection (a)(7) and (8) thereof), and 7 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) shall apply to the Inspector General of the Architect of the Capitol and the Office of such Inspector General and such sections shall be applied to the Office of the Architect of the Capitol and the Architect of the Capitol by substituting— (A) ‘‘Office of the Architect of the Capitol’’ for ‘‘establishment’’; and (B) ‘‘Architect of the Capitol’’ for ‘‘head of the establishment’’. (2) EMPLOYEES.—The Inspector General, in carrying out this section, is authorized to select, appoint, and employ such

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