114 STAT. 2763A-100 PUBLIC LAW 106-554—APPENDIX B reimbursement shall be deposited in the Treasury for credit to this account; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Inspector General, $3,249,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, $806,000; for the Office of the Chaplain, $140,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, including the Parliamentarian and $2,000 for preparing the Digest of Rules, $1,201,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, $2,045,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House, $5,085,000; for salaries and expenses of the Corrections Calendar Office, $832,000; and for other authorized employees, $213,000. ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES For allowances and expenses as authorized by House resolution or law, $141,764,000, including: supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, $2,235,000; official mail for committees, leadership offices, and administrative offices of the House, $410,000; Government contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and other applicable employee benefits, $138,726,000; and miscellaneous items including purchase, exchange, maintenance, repair, and operation of House motor vehicles, interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities to heirs of deceased employees of the House, $393,000. CHILD CARE CENTER For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives Child Care Center, such amounts as are deposited in the account established by section 312(d)(1) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1992 (40 U.S.C. 184g(d)(l)), subject to the level specified in the budget of the Center, as sulDmitted to the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS SEC. 101. During fiscal year 2001 and any succeeding fiscal year, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives may— (1) enter into contracts for the acquisition of severable services for a period that begins in 1 fiscal year and ends in the next fiscal year to the same extent as the head of an executive agency under the authority of section 303L of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 2531); and (2) enter into multiyear contracts for the acquisitions of property and nonaudit-related services to the same extent as executive agencies under the authority of section 304B of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 254c). SEC. 102. (a) PERMITTING NEW HOUSE EMPLOYEES TO BE PLACED ABOVE MINIMUM STEP OF COMPENSATION LEVEL. — The House Employees Position Classification Act (2 U.S.C. 291 et seq.) is amended by striking section 10 (2 U.S.C. 299). (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to employees appointed on or after October 1, 2000.