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[121 STAT. 359]
[121 STAT. 359]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 359

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‘‘(A) report to, and be under the general supervision of, the Secretary; and ‘‘(B) coordinate activities with the Inspector General of the Department in order to avoid duplication of effort. ‘‘(2) COORDINATION WITH THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.— ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the senior official appointed under subsection (a) may investigate any matter relating to possible violations or abuse concerning the administration of any program or operation of the Department relevant to the purposes under this section. ‘‘(B) COORDINATION.— ‘‘(i) REFERRAL.—Before initiating any investigation described under subparagraph (A), the senior official shall refer the matter and all related complaints, allegations, and information to the Inspector General of the Department. ‘‘(ii) DETERMINATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS BY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.— ‘‘(I) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 30 days after the receipt of a matter referred under clause (i), the Inspector General shall— ‘‘(aa) make a determination regarding whether the Inspector General intends to initiate an audit or investigation of the matter referred under clause (i); and ‘‘(bb) notify the senior official of that determination. ‘‘(II) INVESTIGATION NOT INITIATED.—If the Inspector General notifies the senior official under subclause (I)(bb) that the Inspector General intended to initiate an audit or investigation, but does not initiate that audit or investigation within 90 days after providing that notification, the Inspector General shall further notify the senior official that an audit or investigation was not initiated. The further notification under this subclause shall be made not later than 3 days after the end of that 90-day period. ‘‘(iii) INVESTIGATION BY SENIOR OFFICIAL.—The senior official may investigate a matter referred under clause (i) if— ‘‘(I) the Inspector General notifies the senior official under clause (ii)(I)(bb) that the Inspector General does not intend to initiate an audit or investigation relating to that matter; or ‘‘(II) the Inspector General provides a further notification under clause (ii)(II) relating to that matter. ‘‘(iv) PRIVACY TRAINING.—Any employee of the Office of Inspector General who audits or investigates any matter referred under clause (i) shall be required to receive adequate training on privacy laws, rules, and regulations, to be provided by an entity approved by the Inspector General in consultation with the senior official appointed under subsection (a).

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