PUBLIC LAW 100-527—OCT. 25, 1988
102 STAT. 2647
act at such times and places, as the Commission considers appropriate. (2) The Commission may adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to establish procedures and to govern the manner of the operation, organization, and personnel of the Commission. (3)(A) The Commission may request from the head of any department, agency, or other instrumentality of the Federal Government such information as the Commission may require for the purpose of carrying out this section. The head of such department, agency, or instrumentality shall, to the extent otherwise permitted by law, furnish such information to the Commission upon request made by the Chairman. (B) Upon request of the Chairman of the Commission, the head of any department, agency, or other instrumentality of the Federal Government shall, to the extent possible and subject to the discretion of such head— (i) make any of the facilities and services of such department, agency, or instrumentality available to the Commission; and (ii) detail any of the personnel of such department, agency, or instrumentality to the Commission, on a nonreimbursable basis, to assist the Commission in carrying out the duties of the Commission under this section. (4) The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. (5) The Commission may, to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in appropriations Acts, enter into contracts with State agencies, private firms, institutions, and individuals for the purpose of conducting research or surveys necessary to enable the Commission to discharge the duties of the Commission under this section. (6) Subject to such rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Commission, the Chairman of the Commission may appoint, terminate, and fix the pay of an Executive Director and of such additional staff as the Chairman considers appropriate to assist the Commission. The Chairman may fix the pay of personnel appointed under this paragraph without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code (relating to the number or classification of employees and to rates of pay), the provisions of such title governing appointments in the competitive service, and any other similar provision of law; except that no rate of pay fixed under this paragraph may exceed a rate equal to the rate of pay payable for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of such title. (g) APPLICABILITY OF THE FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT.—The
Commission shall be an advisory committee for purposes of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). (h) TERMINATION OF COMMISSION.—The Commission shall cease to exist on the date that is 30 days after the date on which the Commission submits the report required under subsection (e). (i) PREPARATION FOR THE COMMISSION.—Not later than 90 days after the effective date of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States, the Director of the Congressional Research Service, the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, and the Director of the Office of Technology Assessment shall each submit to the Commission established under this section an index to and synopses of materials of the organization of the official that such official considers useful to the Commission. Subject to laws governing the classified information.