(a) In general
In order to carry out the provisions of this chapter, the Center may—
(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 Director be compensated at a rate to exceed the maximum rate for employees in grade GS–15 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5;
(2) procure temporary and intermittent services 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 under section 5332 of such title;
(3) prescribe such regulations as it considers necessary governing the manner in which its functions shall be carried out;
(4) solicit and receive money and other property donated, bequeathed, or devised, without condition or restriction other than it be used for the purposes of the Center, 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 6101 of title 41;
(7) make expenditures for official reception and representation expenses as well as expenditures for meals, entertainment and refreshments in connection with official training sessions or other authorized programs or activities;
(8) apply for, receive and use for the purposes of the Center grants or other assistance from Federal sources;
(9) establish, receive and use for the purposes of the Center fees or other charges for goods or services provided in fulfilling the Center’s purposes to persons not enumerated in section 1104(b) of this title;
(10) invest, as specified in section 1105(b) of this title, moneys authorized to be received under this section; and
(11) make other necessary expenditures.
CODIFICATION In subsec. (a)(6), "section 6101 of title 41" substituted for "section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5)" on authority of Pub. L. 111–350, §6(c), Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts. Subsection (b), which required the Center to submit an annual report to Congress on its operations under this chapter, terminated, effective May 15, 2000, pursuant to section 3003 of Pub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance. See, also, page 143 of House Document No. 103–7.AMENDMENTS 1990—Subsec. (a)(6) to (11). Pub. L. 101–520 struck out "and" at end of par. (6), added pars. (7) to (11), and struck out former par. (7) which read as follows: "To make other necessary expenditures including official reception and representation expenses." 1989—Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 101–163 substituted "To make other necessary expenditures including official reception and representation expenses" for "make other necessary expenditures".REFERENCES IN OTHER LAWS TO GS–16, 17, OR 18 PAY RATES References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529 [title I, §101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a note under section 5376 of Title 5.
2 U.S.C. § 1108 (2018)