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Passed House amended (09/04/1996)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Amendments to Laws Authorizing Auditing, Reporting,

and Other Functions by General Accounting Office

Title II: Conforming Amendments to Enact Transfers and

Delegations of Functions Under Other Laws

General Accounting Office Act of 1996 - Title I: Amendments to Laws Authorizing Auditing, Reporting, and Other Functions by General Accounting Office - Specifies that in any case in which a provision of law authorizes the performance of a function by the Comptroller General of the United States or General Accounting Office (GAO) is amended by this title to substitute another Federal officer, employee, or agency in that authorization the authority to perform that function is transferred to the other Federal officer, employee, or agency. Prohibits personnel transferred under this title from being separated or reduced in classification or compensation for one year after such transfer, except for cause.

(Sec. 102) Amends specified Federal laws and the District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act to revise or repeal over 100 existing statutory mandates and other provisions regarding auditing, reporting, and other functions performed by the Comptroller General or GAO.

Title II: Conforming Amendments to Enact Transfers and Delegations of Functions Under Other Laws - States that the purpose of this title is to amend provisions of law to reflect, update, and enact specified transfers and delegations of functions from GAO made under the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996. Repeals implemented provisions of such Act and directs under such Act that personnel transferred prior to the effective date of this title not be separated or reduced in classification or compensation for one year after any such transfer, except for cause. Vests in the Director of the Office of Management and Budget the authority to make certain decisions concerning a function transferred, under such repealed provisions, to the Director. Makes conforming amendments.