PUBLIC LAW 98-183—NOV. 30, 1983 97 STAT. 1305 (c) The Commission shall submit reports to the Congress and the President at such times as the Commission, the Congress or the President shall deem desirable. (d) As used in this section, the term "handicap" means, with respect to an individual, a circumstance that would make that individual a handicapped individual as defined in the second sen- tence of section 7(6) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 706(6)). (e) Nothing in this or any other Act shall be construed as author- izing the Commission, its Advisory Committees, or any person under its supervision or control to appraise, or to study and collect infor- mation about, laws and policies of the Federal Government, or any other governmental authority in the United States, with respect to abortion. (f) The Commission shall appraise the laws and policies of the Federal Government with respect to denials of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution involving Americans who are mem- bers of egistern- and southern-European ethnic groups and shall report its findings to the Congress. Such reports shall include an analysis of the adverse consequences of affirmative action programs encouraged by the Federal Government upon the equal opportunity rights of these Americans. Reports to Congress and the President. "Handicap." Abortion. Reports to Congress. POWERS OF THE COMMISSION SEC. 6. (a)(1) There shall be a full-time staff director for the Commission who shall be appointed by the President with the concurrence of a majority of the Commission. (2)(A) Effective November 29, 1983, or on the date of enactment of this Act, whichever occurs first, all employees (other than the staff director and the members of the Commission) of the Commission on Civil Rights are transferred to the Commission established by sec- tion 2(a) of this Act. (B) Upon application of any individual (other than the staff direc- tor or a member of the Commission) who was an employee of the Commission on Civil Rights established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957 on September 30, 1983, the Commission shall appoint such individual to a position the duties and responsibilities of which and the rate of pay for which, are the same as the duties, responsibilities and rate of pay of the position held by such employee on September 30, 1983. (C)(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, employees transferred to the Commission under subparagraph (A) shall retain all rights and benefits to which they were entitled or for which they were eligible immediately prior to their transfer to the Commission. (ii) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commission shall be bound by those provisions of title 5, United States Code, to which the Commission on Civil Rights, established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, was bound. (3) Within the limitation of its appropriations, the Commission may appoint such other personnel as it deems advisable, in accord- ance with the civil service and classification laws, and may procure services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not in excess of the daily equivalent paid for positions at the maximum rate for GS-15 of the General Sched- ule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code. 42 USC 1975d. Effective date. Transfer of Commission on Civil Rights employees. 42 USC 1975 note.