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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2696

PUBLIC LAW 100-533—OCT. 25, 1988

relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that no individual so appointed may receive pay in excess of the^^ annual rate of basic pay payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule. (b) The Council may procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5 of the United States Code, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the daily equivalent of the maximum annual rate of basic pay payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule. (c) Upon request of the Chairperson, the head of any Federal department or agency may detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such agency to the Council to assist the Council in carrying out its duties under this title without regard to section 3341 of title 5 of the United States Code. SEC. 405. POWERS OF THE COUNCIL.

Mail.

(a) The Council may, for the purpose of carrying out this title sit and act at such times and places, hold such hearings, take such testimony, receive such evidence, and consider such information, as the Council considers appropriate. The Council may administer oaths or affirmations for the receipt of such testimony. (b) Any member or person within the employ of the Council may, if so authorized by the Council, take any action which the Council is authorized to take by this section. (c) Except as otherwise prohibited by law, the Council may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States information necessary to enable it to carry out its duties under this Act. Upon the request of the Chairperson of the Council, the head of such department or agency shall promptly furnish such information to the Council. (d) The Council may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as departments and agencies of the United States. (e) The Administrator of the General Services Administration shall provide to the Council, on a reimbursable basis, such administrative support services as the CouncU may request. In addition, the Administrator shall, as appropriate, provide to the Council, upon its request, access to and use of such Federal facilities as may be necessary for the conduct of its business. SEC. 406. REPORTS.

The Council shall transmit to the President and to each House of the Congress a report no less than once in every twelve-month period. The first such report shall be submitted no later than December 31, 1989. Such reports shall contain a detailed statement on the activities of the Council, and the findings and conclusions of the Council, tc^ether with its recommendations for such legislation and administrative actions as it considers appropriate based upon its reviews conducted under section 402. SEC. 407. AUTHORIZATION.

Contracts.

Termination date.

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this title and they may remain available until expended. New spending authority or authority to enter into contracts as authorized in this Act shall be effective only to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts. This title shall cease to be effective five years after the date of enactment.