Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 98 Part 3.djvu/967

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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-620—NOV. 8, 1984

98 STAT. 3339

(i) Regular meetings of the Board shall be held quarterly. Special meetings shall be held from time to time upon the call of the chairman, acting at his own discretion or pursuant to the petition of any seven members. (j) All meetings of the Board, any executive committee of the Board, and any council established in connection with this title, shall be open and subject to the requirements and provisions of section 552b of title 5, United States Code, relating to open meetings. (k) In its direction and supervision of the activities of the Institute, the Board shall— (1) establish policies and develop such programs for the Institute that will further the achievement of its purpose and performance of its functions; (2) establish policy and funding priorities and issue rules, regulations, guidelines, and instructions pursuant to such priorities; (3) appoint and fix the duties of the Executive Director of the Institute, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board and shall be a nonvoting ex officio member of the Board; (4) present to other Government departments, agencies, and instrumentalities whose programs or activities relate to the administration of justice in the State judiciaries of the United States, the recommendations of the Institute for the improvement of such programs or activities; (5) consider and recommend to both public and private agencies aspects of the operation of the State courts of the United States considered worthy of special study; and (6) award grants and enter into cooperative agreements or contracts pursuant to section 206(a). OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

SEC. 205. (a)(1) The Director, subject to general policies established by the Board, shall supervise the activities of persons employed by the Institute and may appoint and remove such employees as he determines necessary to carry out the purposes of the Institute. The Director shall be responsible for the executive and administrative operations of the Institute, and shall perform such duties as are delegated to such Director by the Board and the Institute. (2) No political test or political qualification shall be used in selecting, appointing, promoting, or taking any other personnel action with respect to any officer, agent, or employee of the Institute, or in selecting or monitoring any grantee, contractor, person, or entity receiving financial assistance under this title. (b) Officers and employees of the Institute shall be compensated at rates determined by the Board, but not in excess of the rate of level V of the Executive Schedule specified in section 5316 of title 5, United States Code. (c)(1) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this title, the Institute shall not be considered a department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Government. (2) This title does not limit the authority of the Office of Management and Budget to review and submit comments upon the Institute's annual budget request at the time it is transmitted to the Congress.

42 USC 10704.