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sistent with the provisions of this chapter as the Board shall delegate.

(b) The Executive Secretary of the Foundation shall be compensated at the rate specified for employees placed in grade 18 of the General Schedule set forth in section 5332 of Title 5. (Pub. L. 93–642, $ 12, Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2280.)

average rate of interest, computed as to the end of the calendar month next preceding the date of such issue, borne by all marketable interest-bearing obligations of the United States then forming a part of the public debt; except that where such average rate is not a multiple of one-eighth of 1 per centum, the rate of interest of such special obligations shall be the multiple of one-eighth of 1 per centum next lower than such average rate. Such special obligations shall be issued only if the Secretary determines that the purchase of other interest-bearing obligations of the United States, or of obligations guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States or original issue or at the market price, is not in the public interest. (c) Sale and redemption of obligations.

Any obligation acquired by the fund (except special obligations issued exclusively to the fund) may be sold by the Secretary at the market price, and such special obligations may be redeemed at par plus accrued interest.

(d) Credit to the fund of interest and proceeds of sale

or redemption. The interest on, and the proceeds from the sale or redemption of, any obligations held in the fund shall be credited to and form a part of the fund. (Pub. L. 93–642, § 10, Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2279.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT The Second Liberty Bond Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is act Sept. 24, 1917, ch. 56, 40 Stat. 288, as amended, which was classified to section 745, former section 747, sections 752, 752a, 753, 754, 754a, 754b, 757, 757b, and 757c, former section 757c-1, sections 757c-2, 757c-3, 757c4, 757d, 757e, 758, 760, and 764, former section 765, and sections 766, 769, 771, 773, 774, and 801 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

& 2012. Administrative provisions.

(a) In order to carry out the provisions of this chapter, the Foundation is authorized to

(1) appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, except that in no case shall employees other than the Executive Secretary be compensated at a rate to exceed the rate provided for employees in grade 15 of the General chedule set forth in section 5332 of Title 5;

(2) procure temporary and intermittent seryices of experts and consultants as are necessary to the extent authorized by section 3109 of Title 5, but at rates not to exceed the rate specified at the time of such service for grade GS-18 in section 5332 of such title;

(3) prescribe such regulations as it deems necessary governing the manner in which its functions shall be carried out;

(4) receive money and other property donated, bequeathed, or devised, without condition or restriction other than it be used for the purposes of the Foundation; and to use, sell, or otherwise dispose of such property for the purpose of carrying out its functions;

(5) accept and utilize the services of voluntary and noncompensated personnel and reimburse them for travel expenses, including per diem, as authorized by section 5703 of Title 5;

(6) enter into contracts, grants, or other arrangements, or modifications thereof, to carry out the provisions of this chapter, and such contracts or modifications thereof may, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the Board, be entered into without performance or other bonds, and without regard to section 5 of Title 41;

(7) make advances, progress, and other payments which the Board deems necessary under this chapter without regard to the provisions of section 529 of Title 31;

(8) rent office space in the District of Columbia; and

(9) make other necessary expenditures. (b) The Foundation shall submit to the President and to the Congress an annual report of its operations under this chapter. (Pub. L. 93–642, § 13, Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2280.)

8 2010. Same; expenditures and audit.

(a) The Secretary is authorized to pay to the Foundation from the interest and earnings of the fund such sums as the Board determines are necessary and appropriate to enable the Foundation to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(b) The activities of the Foundation under this chapter may be audited by the General Accounting Office under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Comptroller General of the United States. The representatives of the General Accounting Office shall have access to all books, accounts, records, reports, and files and all other papers, things, or property belonging to or in use by the Foundation, pertaining to such activities and necessary to facilitate the audit. (Pub. L. 93–642, § 11, Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2279.)

8 2011. Same; Executive Secretary; functions and

compensation. (a) There shall be an Executive Secretary of the Foundation who shall be appointed by the Board. The Executive Secretary shall be the chief executive officer of the Foundation and shall carry out the functions of the Foundation subject to the supervision and direction of the Board. The Executive Secretary shall carry out such other functions con

& 2013. Authorization of appropriations.

There are authorized to be appropriated $30,000,000 to the fund. (Pub. L. 93–642, & 14, Jan, 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2280.)

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in section 2009 of this title.

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