U.S. Code, Title 20, Education

Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 1417. Administration

(a) Responsibilities of Secretary

     In carrying out this subchapter, the Secretary shall—

     (1) cooperate with, and (directly or by grant or contract) furnish technical assistance necessary to, the State in matters relating to—

     (A) the education of children with disabilities; and

     (B) carrying out this subchapter; and

     (2) provide short-term training programs and institutes.

(b) Rules and regulations

     In carrying out the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary shall issue regulations under this chapter only to the extent that such regulations are necessary to ensure that there is compliance with the specific requirements of this chapter.

(c) Confidentiality

     The Secretary shall take appropriate action, in accordance with the provisions of section 1232g of this title, to assure the protection of the confidentiality of any personally identifiable data, information, and records collected or maintained by the Secretary and by State and local educational agencies pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter.

(d) Personnel

     The Secretary is authorized to hire qualified personnel necessary to carry out the Secretary’s duties under subsection (a) of this section and under sections 1418, 1461, and 1473 of this title (or their predecessor authorities through October 1, 1997) without regard to the provisions of title 5 relating to appointments in the competitive service and without regard to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and general schedule pay rates, except that no more than twenty such personnel shall be employed at any time.

(Pub. L. 91–230, title VI, § 617, as added Pub. L. 105–17, title I, § 101, June 4, 1997, 111 Stat. 100.)

References in Text

     The provisions of title 5 relating to appointments in the competitive service, referred to in subsec. (d), are classified generally to section 3301 et seq. of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Prior Provisions

     A prior section 1417, Pub. L. 91–230, title VI, § 617, as added Pub. L. 94–142, § 5(a), Nov. 29, 1975, 89 Stat. 791; amended Pub. L. 98–199, § 3(b), Dec. 2, 1983, 97 Stat. 1358; Pub. L. 100–630, title I, § 102(g), Nov. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 3295; Pub. L. 101–476, title IX, § 901(b)(77), (78), Oct. 30, 1990, 104 Stat. 1145; Pub. L. 102–119, § 25(a)(7), (b), Oct. 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 606, 607, related to Secretary’s administrative duties, prior to the general amendment of subchapters I to IV of this chapter by Pub. L. 105–17.

Effective Date

     Section effective Oct. 1, 1997, see section 201(a)(2)(B) of Pub. L. 105–17, set out as a note under section 1400 of this title.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in sections 1412, 1415, 1442 of this title.