DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ACT OF 1990 AMENDED THRU FY 2003 Page: 3 of 39

(i) STAFF.--(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Director, with the approval of the
Commission, may appoint and fix the pay of additional personnel.
(2) The Director may make such appointments without regard to the provisions of title 5,
United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and any personnel so
appointed may be paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of
chapter 53 of that title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that an
individual so appointed may not receive pay in excess of the annual rate of basic pay payable for
GS-18 of the General Schedule.
(3)(A) Not more than one-third of the personnel employed by or detailed to the
Commission may be on detail from the Department of Defense.
(B)(i) Not more than one-fifth of the professional analysts of the Commission staff may
be persons detailed from the Department of Defense to the Commission.
(ii) No person detailed from the Department of Defense to the Commission may be
assigned as the lead professional analyst with respect to a military department or defense agency.
(C) A person may not be detailed from the Department of Defense to the Commission if,
within 12 months before the detail is to begin, that person participated personally and
substantially in any matter within the Department of Defense concerning the preparation of
recommendations for closures or realignments of military installations.
(D) No member of the Armed Forces, and no officer or employee of the Department of
Defense, may--
(i) prepare any report concerning the effectiveness, fitness, or efficiency of the
performance on the staff of the Commission of any person detailed from the Department
of Defense to that staff;
(ii) review the preparation of such a report; or
(iii) approve or disapprove such a report.
(4) Upon request of the Director, the head of any Federal department or agency may
detail any of the personnel of that department or agency to the Commission to assist the
Commission in carrying out its duties under this part.
(5) The Comptroller General of the United States shall provide assistance, including the
detailing of employees, to the Commission in accordance with an agreement entered into with
the Commission.
(6) The following restrictions relating to the personnel of the Commission shall apply
during 1992 and 1994:
(A) There may not be more than 15 persons on the staff at any one time.
(B) The staff may perform only such functions as are necessary to prepare for the
transition to new membership on the Commission in the following year.
(C) No member of the Armed Forces and no employee of the Department of
Defense may serve on the staff.
(j) OTHER AUTHORITY.--(1) The Commission may procure by contract, to the extent
funds are available, the temporary or intermittent services of experts or consultants pursuant to
section 3109 of title 5, United States Code.
(2) The Commission may lease space and acquire personal property to the extent funds
are available.

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United States. Department of Defense. DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ACT OF 1990 AMENDED THRU FY 2003, text, September 12, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc21751/m1/3/ocr/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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