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Pursuant to section 3349(b) of title 5 of the United States Code, we are reporting a violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (herein "the Vacancies Reform Act") at the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC), Department of Justice, with respect to the Director position. Until passage of the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 (herein "the Streamlining Act"), the position of Director of OVC was a Presidential appointment subject to Senate confirmation under the provision of 42 U.S.C. 10605, and thus was subject to the Vacancies Reform Act. Specifically, we are reporting that the service of Joye E. Frost as Acting Director of OVC beginning November 17, 2009, until October 9, 2012, was in violation of the Act. Since there is no current violation due to the position no longer being subject to the Vacancies Reform Act, we believe no further action on this issue is necessary.

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