98 STAT. 2026
PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984
of this section, and the decisions as to the factors to be considered in establishment of categories of offenses and offenders pursuant to section 994(b). The Commission shall, with respect to its activities under subsections (a)(9), (a)(10), (a)(U), (a)(12), (a)(13), (a)(14), (a)(15), (a)(16), (a)(17), and (a)(18), to the extent practicable, utilize existing resources of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the Federal Judicial Center for the purpose of avoiding unnecessary duplication. "(c) Upon the request of the Commission, each Federal agency is authorized and directed to make its services, equipment, personnel, facilities, and information available to the greatest practicable extent to the Commission in the execution of its functions. "(d) A simple majority of the membership then serving shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business. Other than for the promulgation of guidelines and policy statements pursuant to section 994, the Commission may exercise its powers and fulfill its duties by the vote of a simple majority of the members present. "(e) Except as otherwise provided by law, the Commission shall maintain and make available for public inspection a record of the final vote of each member on any action taken by it. 28 USC 996
«§ 996. Director and staff "(a) The Staff Director shall supervise the activities of persons employed by the Commission and perform other duties assigned to him by the Commission. "(b) The Staff Director shall, subject to the approval of the Commission, appoint such officers and employees as are necessary in the execution of the functions of the Commission. The officers and employees of the Commission shall be exempt from the provisions of 5 USC 2101. part III of title 5, United States Code, except the following chapters: 5 USC 8101 et 81 (Compensation for Work Injuries), 83 (Retirement), 85 (Unemfboi e^^eo ^ 87oi plo3^™ent Compensation), 87 (Life Insurance), 89 (Health Insurance), et seq., 8901 et and 91 (Conflicts of Interest). seq.
28 USC 997.
"§ 997. Annual report "The Commission shall report annually to the Judicial Conference of the United States, the Congress, and the President of the United States on the activities of the Commission.
28 USC 998.
"§ 998. Definitions "As used in this chapter— "(a) 'Commission' means the United States Sentencing Commission; "(b) 'Commissioner' means a member of the United States Sentencing Commission; "(c) 'guidelines' means the guidelines promulgated by the Commission pursuant to section 994(a) of this title; and "(d) 'rules and regulations' means rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission pursuant to section 995 of this title.", (b) The chapter analysis of part III of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding after the item relating to chapter 57 the following new item: "58. United States Sentencing Commission