PUBLIC LAW 107-296—NOV. 25, 2002 116 STAT. 2311 (e) EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS. — (1) Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing (including subsections (a) and (d)), in and for the Department the Secretary may, in regulations prescribed jointly with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, adopt the rules, procedures, terms, and conditions, established by statute, rule, or regulation before the effective date of this Act, relating to employment in any agency transferred to the Department pursuant to this Act; and (2) except as otherwise provided in this Act, or under authority granted by this Act, the transfer pursuant to this Act of personnel shall not alter the terms and conditions of employment, including compensation, of any employee so transferred. (f) STATUTORY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. —Any statutory reporting requirement that applied to an agency, transferred to the Department under this Act, immediately before the effective date of this Act shall continue to apply following that transfer if the statutory requirement refers to the agency by name. SEC. 1513. TERMINATIONS. 6 USC 553. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, whenever all the functions vested by law in any agency have been transferred pursuant to this Act, each position and office the incumbent of which was authorized to receive compensation at the rates, prescribed for an office or position at level II, III, IV, or V, of the Executive Schedule, shall terminate. SEC. 1514. NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM NOT AUTHORIZED. 6 USC 554. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the development of a national identification system or card. SEC. 1515. CONTINUITY OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OVERSIGHT. 6 USC 555. Notwithstanding the transfer of an agency to the Department pursuant to this Act, the Inspector General that exercised oversight of such agency prior to such transfer shall continue to exercise oversight of such agency during the period of time, if any, between the transfer of such agency to the Department pursuant to this Act and the appointment of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security in accordance with section 103(b). SEC. 1516. INCIDENTAL TRANSFERS. 6 USC 556. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary, is authorized and directed to make such additional incidental dispositions of personnel, assets, and liabilities held, used, arising from, available, or to be made available, in connection with the functions transferred by this Act, as the Director may determine necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act. SEC. 1517. REFERENCE. 6 USC 557. With respect to any function transferred by or under this Act (including under a reorganization plan that becomes effective under section 1502) and exercised on or after the effective date of this Act, reference in any other Federal law to any department, commission, or agency or any officer or office the functions of which are so transferred shall be deemed to refer to the Secretary, other official, or component of the Department to which such function is so transferred.
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