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ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED INFORMATION:  50 U.S.C. § 435.
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 103-753, Oct. 14, 1994
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 103-541, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 103-753, 1994 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2703
Synopsis: This Act delegates authority to the President to establish procedures to govern access to classified information.
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ADMINISTRATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ACT:  5 U.S.C. §§ 571 to 583
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 101-522, Nov. 15, 1990
Legislative History: 1990 Acts. Senate Report No. 101-543, see 1990 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p.3931, 1992 Acts. House Report No. 102-372, see 1992 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 830
Synopsis: The purpose of this Act is to permit Federal agencies to resolve administrative problems within the agency through the use of administrative dispute resolution proceedings.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT:   5 U.S.C. §§ 551 to 559, 701 to 706, 1305, 3105, 3344, 4301, 5335, 5372, 7521
Public Law Number: (APA) (June 11, 1946, ch. 324, 60 Stat. 237) June 11, 1946
Legislative History: 1974 Acts. Senate Report No. 93-1183, see 1974 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p.6916, 1975 Acts. Senate Report No. 94-540, see 1975 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2141, 1982 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3377, House Report No. 97-804, see 1982 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3435, 1983 Acts. Detailed Explanation prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, see 1982 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 4301, 1984 Acts. House Report No. 98-726 (Parts I and II), see 1984 U.S. Code Cong. Adm. News, p.3741, Senate Report No. 98-373 and House Conference Report No. 101-964, and Statement by President, see 1990 U.S. Code and Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2017, 1993 Acts. House Report No. 103-111 and House Conference Report No. 103-213, see 1993 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 378, 1996 Acts. House Report No. 104-394, see 1996 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p.3432, House Report No. 104-651 and House Conference Report No. 104-725, see 1996 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2183.
Synopsis: The purpose of this Act is to create a comprehensive statute governing the procedures agencies must follow when performing their functions.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990:   42 U.S.C § 12101 et seq.
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 101-336, July 26, 1990
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 101-485, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 101-596, 1990 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 267
Synopsis: The purposes of this Act are to establish a national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against persons with disabilities and to provide clear standards that address discrimination against persons with disabilities. The Department of Justice encourages the government to comply with the ADA.
ANTI-DEFICIENCY ACT:   31 U.S.C. § 1341(a)(1)(A), (B)
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982; Pub. L. 101-508, Nov. 5, 1990
Legislative History: 1990 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2017
Synopsis: An officer or employee of the U.S. Government may not expend funds in excess of the amount available in the appropriations fund or before an appropriation is made available.
ANTI-NEPOTISM ACT:  5 U.S.C. § 3110
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 90-206, Dec. 16, 1967; Pub. L. 95-454, Oct. 13, 1978
Legislative History: S. Rep. No. 801, H.R. Conf. Rep. No.1013, 1967 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2258; S. Rep. No. 95-969, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 95-1717, 1978 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2723
Synopsis: A public official is prohibited from employing, appointing, promoting, advancing or advocating for appointment, employment promotion or advancement any relative for a civilian position in the agency in which the public official is serving.
AUGMENTATION PROHIBITION:  31 U.S.C. §§ 1301 (a), 3302(b)
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982; Pub. L. 98-369, July 18, 1984; Pub. L. 103-272, July 5, 1994; Pub. L. 103-429, Oct. 31, 1994
Legislative History: 1984 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 697; 1994 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 818; 1994 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3579
Synopsis: This Act limits the use of appropriations only to those objects for which the appropriation was made. In addition, an agent of the Government, who receives money for the Government, shall deposit that money in the Treasury without deduction for any charge or claim.
DEBT COLLECTION ACT OF 1982:   31 U.S.C. §§ 3302, 3701, 3711, 3716 to 3719
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 97-365, October 25, 1982
Legislative History: For Pub. L. 97-452, see 1982 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 4301. For Pub. L. 98-369, see 1984 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p.697. See, also, Pub. L. 103-272, 1994 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p.818; Pub. L. 103-429, 1994 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3579
Synopsis: The Debt Collection Act expands the authority of agencies to recover general debts owed to the United States.
DEBT COLLECTION IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1996:   31 U.S.C. §§ 3720B to 3720D
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 104-134, Title III, ch. 10, § 31001, April 26, 1996
Legislative History:  
Synopsis: This act amends the Debt Collection Act of 1982.
DEPOSITORY LIBRARY PROGRAM:   44 U.S.C. §§ 1901 to 1916
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968; Pub. L. 92-368, Aug. 10, 1972; Pub. L. 95-261, Apr. 17, 1978
Legislative History: S. Rep. No. 1621, 1968 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 4438; H.R. Rep. No. 92-1201, 1972 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2919
Synopsis: Chapter 19 defines "Government Publication" and describes how these documents will be made available to the public through depository libraries. The statute explains how depository libraries are selected and the requirements to which they must adhere.
DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ABROAD:   22 U.S.C. § 1461
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 92-352, July 13, 1972, Pub. L. 96-60, August 15, 1979
Legislative History: 1948 Act. Senate Report No. 811, see 1948 U.S. Code Cong. Service, p. 1011, 1972 Act. House Report No. 92-1047, see 1972 U.S. Code Cong. and Admin. News, p. 982, 1979 Act. Senate Report No. 96-399, see 1979 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3
Synopsis: This Act governs the dissemination of information about the United States to foreign entities abroad.
ECONOMY IN GOVERNMENT ACT:   31 U.S.C. § 1535
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982; Pub. L. 98-216, Feb. 14, 1984
Legislative History: 1984 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3
Synopsis: This Act allows a government agency to place orders for goods or services with another Government agency provided the order cannot be filled as cheaply or conveniently by a commercial contractor.
ELECTRONIC FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1996:   5 U.S.C. § 552 note
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 104-231, Oct. 2, 1996
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 104-795, S. Rep. No. 104-272, 1996 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3448
Synopsis: EFOIA amends the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552), to provide for public access to information in an electronic format.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS:   42 U.S.C. § 5195
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 93-288; Pub. L. 103-337, Oct. 5, 1994
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 103-499, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 103-701, 1994 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2091
Synopsis: This Act creates a system of emergency preparedness for all hazards which present a threat to life and property, as a joint effort with the states.
EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT:   5 U.S.C. § 504
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 96-481, Oct. 21, 1980; Pub. L. 99-80, Aug. 5, 1985; Pub. L. 99-509, Oct. 21 1986; Pub. L. 99-514, Oct. 22, 1986; Pub. L. 100-647, Nov. 10, 1988; Pub. L. 1003-141, Nov. 16, 1993
Legislative History: S. Rep. No. 96-974, H.R. Rep. No. 96-1418, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 96-1434, 1980 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 4953; H.R. Rep. No. 99-120, 1985 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 132; H.R. Rep. No. 99-727, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 99-1012, 1985 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3607; H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 99-841, 1986 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 4075; S. Rep. No. 100-445, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 100-1104, 1988 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 4515; S. Rep. No. 103-111, 1993 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 1892
Synopsis: This Act permits a party, who prevails in an administrative proceeding against the United States, to request and receive fees and other expenses incurred by that party in connection with the proceedings. The request must be fully justified and documented, and the adjudicative officer of the agency may reduce or deny the amount to be awarded if the prevailing party acted unreasonably in incurring such costs.
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978:   5 U.S.C. App. 4 §§ 101 to 111, 5 U.S.C. App. 4 §§ 401 to 408, 5 U.S.C. App. 4 §§ 501 to 505, 28 U.S.C. § 591 to 598, 5 U.S.C. § 49, 28 U.S.C. § 528, 529, 2 U.S.C. § 288, 288(a) to (l), 2 U.S.C. §118(a), 2 U.S.C. § 288(m), 28 U.S.C. § 1365
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 95-521, Oct. 26, 1978
Legislative History: See Individual Sections Within the Statute
Synopsis: This Act creates the Federal system for regulating conflicts of interest.
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1982:   
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 97-409, Jan. 3, 1983
Legislative History: See Individual Sections Within the Statute
Synopsis: This Act amends the 1978 Act.
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1985:   
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 99-190, Title I, §148, Dec. 19, 1985
Legislative History: See Individual Sections Within the Statute
Synopsis: This Act amends the 1982 Act.
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1990:   
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 101-334, July 16, 1990
Legislative History: See Individual Sections Within the Statute
Synopsis: This Act amends the 1985 Act.
ETHICS REFORM ACT OF 1989:   5 U.S.C. App. 4 §§ 110 to 111, 31 U.S.C. § 1353, 5 U.S.C. § 7353, 18 U.S.C. § 216, 2 U.S.C. § 72a-1g, 26 U.S.C. § 1043, 5 U.S.C. § 3393a, 10 U.S.C. § 1601, 5 U.S.C. App. 4 §§ 501 to 505, 2 U.S.C. §§ 362 to 364, 2 U.S.C. § 29d
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 101-194, Nov. 30, 1989
Legislative History: See Individual Sections Within the Statute
Synopsis: This Act addresses abuses uncovered during the Watergate period.
EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIARY PRINTING AND BINDING:   44 U.S.C. §§ 1101 to 1123
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968; Pub. L. 97-164, Apr. 2, 1982; Pub. L. 94-273, Apr. 21, 1976; Pub. L. 98-216, Feb. 14, 1984
Legislative History: S. Rep. No. 1621, 1968 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 4438; S. Rep. No. 97-275, 1982 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 11; H.R. Rep. No. 2727, 1984 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3; H.R. Rep. No. 94-1000, 1976 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 690
Synopsis: Chapter 11 describes the procedures and policies with which the Executive and Judiciary branches must comply when printing public documents. This chapter specifically addresses the printing of periodicals and annual reports.
FEDERAL ACTIVITIES INVENTORY REFORM ACT:   38 U.S.C. § 501 note.
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 105-270, Oct. 19, 1998
Legislative History: S. Rep. No. 105-269
Synopsis: The FAIR Act provides a process for identifying the functions of the Federal Government that are not inherently Governmental functions. The Act also provides for the publication of lists of these functions in the Federal Register.
FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT:   5 U.S.C. App. 2 (1999)
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 92-463, October 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, as amended by Pub. L. 94- 409, §5(c), Sept. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 1247; Pub. L. 96-523, §2, Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 3040; Pub. L. 97-375, title II, §201(c), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1822; Pub. L. 105-153, §1, Dec. 17, 1997, 111 Stat 2688
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 92-1017, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 92-1403, see 1972 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3491.
Synopsis: The FACA regulates the formation and operation of advisory committees by Federal agencies in the Executive Branch.
FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT:   28 U.S.C. §§ 1291, 1346, 1402, 2401, 2402, 2411, 2412, 2671 to 2680
Public Law Number: (FTCA) (Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, Title IV, 60 Stat. 842)
Legislative History: 1948 Acts. Based on Title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §§ 225 (a), 933 (a)(1), and section 1356 of Title 48, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Territories and Insular Possessions, and sections 61 and 62 of Title 7 of the Canal Zone Code
Synopsis: This Act waives the sovereign immunity of the U.S. Government for specified torts, which allows claimants to bring suit for such torts.
GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT:   5 U.S.C. § 552b
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 91-409, Sept. 13, 1976; Pub. L. 104-66, Dec. 21, 1995
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 94-880, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 94-1441, 1976 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2183; H.R. Rep. No. 104-327, 1995 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 674.
Synopsis: This Act provides that every meeting held by an agency will be open to public observation. Certain meetings are exempt from this requirement, such as those which would disclose information that must remain secret as established by an Executive Order or statute, meetings involving information that relates solely to internal practices of the agency or meetings which would disclose information that would violate personal privacy.
GOVERNMENT PAPERWORK ELIMINATION ACT:   44 U.S.C. § 3504 note.
Public Law Number: Pub. L. No. 105-277, Div. C, Title XVII, §§ 1701 to 1710, Oct. 21, 1998
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 105-648, S. Rep. No. 105-249
Synopsis: The GPEA directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop procedures for the use and acceptance of electronic signatures by Executive agencies. The Act also directs the OMB to develop procedures to permit private employers to store and file electronically with Executive agencies forms containing information pertaining to the employees of such employers.
GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS ACT:   31 U.S.C. § 1101 note, 31 U.S.C. § 1115 note
Public Law Number: Pub. L. No. 103-62, Aug. 3, 1993
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 103-106, S. Rep. No. 103-58, 1993 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 327.
Synopsis: The GPRA provides for the establishment of strategic planning and performance measurement in the Federal Government. The Act requires Executive agency heads to submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congress a strategic plan for performance goals of their agency§s program activities.
HOBBY PROTECTION ACT:   15 U.S.C. § 2101
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 93-167, Nov. 29, 1973
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 93-159 1973 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2719
Synopsis: This Act prohibits the introduction into commerce of any imitation political or numismatic items that are not marked with the date of manufacture. The purpose of this Act is to protect the value of original political and numismatic items. The Federal Trade Commission, the agency responsible for enforcing this Act, has promulgated regulations which detail the marking requirements for these items.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT REFORM ACT:   40 U.S.C. §§ 1401 to 1503
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 104-106, Div. E, Feb. 10, 1996
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 104-131, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 104-450, S. Rep. No. 104-112, 1996 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 238.
Synopsis: The ITMRA, now known as the Clinger-Cohen Act, requires the heads of Federal agencies to link information technology investments to agency accomplishments. The Clinger-Cohen Act also requires that agency heads establish a process to select, manage, and control their information technology investments.
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT:   44 U.S.C. §§ 3501 to 3520
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 104-37, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 104-99, U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 164
Synopsis: There are several purposes of this Act. They are to minimize paperwork for individuals, businesses, and the Government; minimize the cost to the Government of collecting, maintaining, and disseminating information; maximizing the usefulness of information collected by the Government; create Federal law on the collection and dissemination of information uniform; reduce fraud and waste, and to assure the privacy and confidentiality are preserved; including the requirements of the Privacy Act.
PAY RATES AND SYSTEMS:   5 U.S.C. § 5314
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 104-293, Oct. 11, 1996
Legislative History: S. Rep. No. 104-258, 104-277, 104-337, H.R. Conf. Rep. No 104-832, 1996 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p 3945
Synopsis: This Act lists personnel, including the Archivist, to whom Level III of the Executive Schedule applies.
PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS:   44 U.S.C. Chapter 19
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 87-579, §1, Aug. 9, 1962
Legislative History: Senate Report No. 1621, see 1968 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 4438
Synopsis: This Act governs Government documents and their availability through depository library programs.
REGULATORY NEGOTIATION ACT:   5 U.S.C. § 561 et seq.
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 101-648, Nov. 29, 1990; Pub. L. 102-354, Aug. 26, 1992; Pub. L. 104-320, Oct. 19, 1996
Legislative History: H.R. Rep. No. 101-461, 1990 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 6697, H.R. Rep. No. 102-372, 1992 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 830.
Synopsis: This Act establishes a framework for negotiated rulemaking. Agencies may establish negotiated rulemaking committees to develop rules according to specific requirements set out in §565-568 of this Act.
REHABILITATION ACT:   29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 93-112, Sept. 26, 1973; Pub. L. 95-602, Nov. 6, 1978; Pub. L. 99-506, Oct. 21, 1986; Pub. L. 102-569, Oct. 29, 1992
Legislative History: H1973 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2076; 1978 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 7312; 1986
Synopsis: The purpose of the Act is to promote the Federal Government's involvement in employing individuals with disabilities.
USE OF GOVERNMENT VEHICLES:   31 U.S.C. § 1344
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982; Pub. L. 99-550, Oct. 27, 1986; Pub. L. 100-180, Dec. 4, 1987; Pub. L. 100-202, Dec. 22, 1987; Pub. L. 101-510, Nov. 5, 1990; Pub. L. 103-272, July 5, 1994; Pub. L. 104-91, Jan. 6, 1996; Pub. L. 104-99, Jan. 26, 1996
Legislative History: 1986 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 5171; 1990 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 2931; 1994 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 818
Synopsis: This Act limits the use of Government vehicles to official purposes. Use of Government vehicles for transportation from a residence to place of employment is not considered an official purpose, subject to certain exceptions (e.g., field work, when it is essential for the safe and efficient performance of intelligence and other related duties or for the transportation of specific Government officials).
WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT OF 1989:   5 U.S.C. §§ 1211 to 1219, 1221, 1222, 3352
Public Law Number: 101-12, April 10, 1989
Legislative History: 1978 Acts. Senate Report No. 95-969 and House Conference Report No. 95-1717, see 1978 U.S. Code and Adm. News, p.2723
Synopsis: This Act protects employees who disclose evidence of gross mismanagement or a violation of any rule, law or regulation.
WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION LAWS:   18 U.S.C. § 1031, 10 U.S.C. § 2409, 29 U.S.C. § 1855, 49 U.S.C. § 31105, 42 U.S.C. §§ 9610, 5851, 6971, 7622, 300j-9, 46 U.S.C. App. § 1506, 30 U.S.C. §§ 1293, 815, 15 U.S.C. §§ 2622, 2651, 33 U.S.C. § 1367
Public Law Number: Pub. L. 100-700, §2(a), Nov. 19, 1988; Pub. L. 101-123, §2(a), Oct. 23, 1989; Pub. L. 103-322, Title XXXIII, §330002(a), (f), September 13, 1994
Legislative History: 1989 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p.593; 1994 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p.1801
Synopsis: These laws pertain to the specific agencies and/or private industries as relevant to the Whistleblower Protection Act.
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