(a) Staff. The Task Force may appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as the Task Force considers appropriate.

(b) Assistance. The Task Force shall have the administrative, technical, and legal assistance of the Human Rights Commission.

(c) Contracts. The Task Force may:

(1) procure supplies, services, and property by contract in accordance with applicable laws and rules; and

(2) enter into contracts with departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States; State agencies; and private firms, institutions, and agencies for the conduct of research or surveys, the preparation of reports, and other activities necessary for the discharge of the duties of the Task Force.