U.S Code last checked for updates: Dec 06, 2021
§ 4421.
Transfer of functions
(a)
Institute of American Indian Arts

There are hereby transferred to the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Art Development, and such Institute shall perform, the functions of the Institute of American Indian Arts established by the Secretary in 1962.

(b)
Certain matters relating to transferred functions
(1)
Subject to subsection (d), all personnel, liabilities, contracts, real property (including the collections of the museum located on the site known as the “Santa Fe Indian School” but not the museum building), personal property, assets, and records as are determined by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to be employed, held, or used primarily in connection with any function transferred under the provisions of this chapter (regardless of the administrative entity providing the services on the date before the transfer) shall be transferred to the Institute.
(2)
Personnel engaged in functions transferred by this chapter shall be transferred in accordance with applicable laws and regulations relating to the transfer of functions, except that such transfer shall be without reduction in classification or compensation for one year after such transfer.
(c)
References in other laws

All laws and regulations relating to the Institute of American Indian Arts established by the Secretary in 1962 shall, insofar as such laws and regulations are appropriate, and not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, remain in full force and effect and apply with respect to the Institute. All references in any other Federal law to the Institute of American Indian Arts, or any officer transferred to the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development under subsection (b), shall be deemed to refer to the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development or an officer of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development.

(d)
Forgiveness of amounts owed; hold harmless
(1)
Subject to paragraph (2)—
(A)
the Institute shall be responsible for all obligations of the Institute incurred after June 2, 1988, and
(B)
the Secretary shall be responsible for all obligations of the Institute incurred on or before June 2, 1988, including those which accrued by reason of any statutory, contractual, or other reason prior to June 2, 1988, which became payable within two years of June 2, 1988.
(2)
With respect to all programs of the Federal Government, in whatever form or from whatever source derived, the Institute shall only be held responsible for actions and requirements, either administrative, regulatory, or statutory in nature, for events which occurred after July 1, 1988, including the submission of reports, audits, and other required information. The United States may not seek any monetary damages or repayment for the commission of events, or omission to comply with either administrative or regulatory requirements, for any action which occurred prior to June 2, 1988.
(Pub. L. 99–498, title XV, § 1514, Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1608; Pub. L. 100–153, § 8, Nov. 5, 1987, 101 Stat. 887; Pub. L. 100–297, title V, § 5406(d), Apr. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 418; Pub. L. 101–644, title V, § 503, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4669; Pub. L. 102–325, title XIII, § 1331(f), July 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 807.)
cite as: 20 USC 4421