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PUBLIC LAW 102-107—AUG. 17, 1991 105 STAT. 547 SEC. 9. ADVISORY COUNCIL ON UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION. 26 USC 3304 Section 908 of the Social Security Act is amended to read as ^g use 1108 follows: " ADVISORY COUNCIL ON UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION "SEC. 908. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—Not later than February 1, 1992, and every 4th year thereafter (but not before February 1 of such 4th year), the Secretary of Labor shall establish an advisory council to be known as the Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation (referred to in this section as the 'Council')- "(b) FUNCTION.—It shall be the function of each Council to evaluate the unemployment compensation program, including the purpose, goals, countercyclical effectiveness, coverage, benefit adequacy, trust fund solvency, funding of State administrative costs, administrative efficiency, and any other aspects of the program and to make recommendations for improvement. "(c) MEMBERS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Each Council shall consist of 11 members as follows: "(A) 5 members appointed by the President, to include representatives of business, labor, State government, and the public. "(B) 3 members appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate, in consultation with the Chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Finance. '(C) 3 members appointed by the Speaker of the House, in consultation with the Chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Ways and Means. "(2) QUALIFICATIONS.— In appointing members under subparagraphs (B) and (C), the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House shall each appoint— "(A) 1 representative of the interests of business, "(B) 1 representative of the interests of labor, and "(C) 1 representative of the interests of State governments. "(3) VACANCIES. — A vacancy in any C!ouncil shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. "(4) CHAIRMAN.— The President shall appoint the Chairman. President. "(d) STAFF AND OTHER ASSISTANCE. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— Each council may engage any technical assistance (including actuarial services) required by the Council to carry out its functions under this section. " (2) ASSISTANCE FROM SECRETARY OF LABOR. —The Secretary of Labor shall provide each Council with any staff, office facilities, and other assistance, and any data prepared by the Department of Labor, required by the Council to carry out its functions under this section. "(e) COMPENSATION.—Each member of Einy Council— "(1) shall be entitled to receive compensation at the rate of pay for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of title 5, United States Code, for each day (including travel time) during which such member is engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the Council, and "(2) while engaged in the performance of such duties away from such member's home or regular place of business, shall be allowed travel expenses (including per diem in lieu of subsist-