It is the purpose of this chapter that, under control and supervision of the Secretary, the Service shall function as an independent unit in the Department and shall have exclusive control over all its activities including sales, procurement and supply, finance, including disbursements, and personnel management, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
1991—Pub. L. 102–40 renumbered section 4208 of this title as this section.
Pub. L. 102–83 substituted "Secretary" for "Administrator" and "Department" for "Veterans' Administration".
1982—Pub. L. 97–295 substituted "provided in this chapter" for "herein provided".