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the chairman of said joint committee, and shall be served by any person designated by him. Amounts appropriated for the expenses of the joint committee shall be disbursed one-half by the Secretary of the Senate and one-half by the Clerk of the House. (Feb. 3, 1937, sec. 3, 50 Stat. 8; 5 U. S. C., sec. 137.)

115-44. Officers and employees; appointment and compensation.—The joint committee shall have power to employ and fix the compensation of such officers, experts, and employees as it deems necessary for the performance of its duties, but the compensation so fixed shall not exceed the compensation fixed under the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, for comparable duties. Officers and employees of the Government shall be detailed to the service of the joint committee, on its request, without additional compensation, and such officers and employees shall be paid from the appropriations regularly available for their salaries. (Feb. 3, 1937, sec. 4, 50 Stat. 8; 5 U. S. C., sec. 138.)

115-45. Jury duty; leave of absence for.—That the compensation of any employee of the United States or of the District of Columbia who may be called upon for jury service in any State court or court of the United States shall not be diminished during the term of such jury service by reason of such absence, except as provided in section 3, nor shall such period of service be deducted from the time allowed for any leave of absence authorized by law. (June 29, 1940, sec. 1, 54 Stat. 689.)

115–46. Same; no compensation payable in federal courts.—Any employee specified in section 1 who may be called upon for jury service in any court of the United States shall not receive any compensation for such service. (June 29, 1940, sec. 2, 54 Stat. 689.)

115–47. Same; Compensation from State courts deducted from salaries.There shall be credited against the amount of compensation payable by the United States to any employee specified in section 1 for such period as such employee may be absent on account of jury service in the court of any State any amounts which such employee may receive from such State on account of such jury service. (June 29, 1940, sec. 3, 54 Stat. 689.)

115-48. Remains, families, and effects of officers and employees dying abroad returnable at Government expense.—That in case any civilian officer or employee of the United States dies (1) while in a travel status away from his official station in the United States or (2) while performing official duties in a Territory or possession of the United States or in a foreign country or in transit thereto or therefrom, the head of the department, independent establishment, agency, or federally owned or controlled corporation, hereinafter called department, in the service of which such officer or employee was engaged, is hereby authorized, under regulations to be prescribed by the President and except as otherwise provided by law, to pay from the appropriation available for the activity in which he was engaged

(a) In case of the death of the officer or employee in such travel status in the United States, or in the case of the death of the officer or employee while performing official duties in a Territory or possession of the United States or in a foreign country or in transit thereto or therefrom, the expenses of preparing and transporting the remains

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of such officer or employee to his home or official station or such other place as the head of the department concerned shall determine to be the appropriate place of interment.

(b) In case of the death of the officer or employee while performing official duties in a Territory or possession of the United States or in a foreign country or in transit thereto or therefrom, the transportation expenses of his dependents, including expenses incurred in packing, crating, drayage, and transportation of household effects and other personal property to his former home or such other place as the head of the department shall determine. (July 8, 1940, Sec. 1, 54 Stat. 743.)

115 49. Same; temporary absence from duty no bar to relief.—The benefits of section 1 of this Act shall not be denied in any case on the ground that the deceased was temporarily absent from duty when death occurred. (July 8, 1940, Sec. 2, 54 Stat. 744.)

115–50. Same; effective date. This Act shall become effective sixty days after its enactment. (July 8, 1940, Sec. 3, 54 Stat. 774.)

115–51. Transportation of household goods of civilian officers and employees.—That expenses which now or hereafter may be authorized by law to be paid from Government funds for the packing, crating, drayage, and transportation of household goods and personal effects of civilian officers and employees of any of the executive departments or establishments of the United States when transferred from one official station to another for permanent duty shall hereafter be allowed and paid, when specifically authorized or approved by the head of the department or establishment concerned, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the President, which regulations shall prescribe, among other matters, the maximum weight of the property, not to exceed five thousand pounds gross or the equivalent thereof when transportation charges are based on cubic measurement, which may be packed, crated, hauled, transported, and unpacked at Government expense: Provided, That no part of such expenses shall be paid from Government funds where the transfer is made at the request and primarily for the convenience or benefit of the officer or employee: Provided further, That nothing herein shall affect the allowance and payment of expenses for, or incident to, the transportation of effects of officers and employees of the Foreign Service, Department of State, except where the transfer is made at the request and primarily for the convenience or benefit of the officer or employee. (Oct. 10, 1940, 54 Stat. 1105.)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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189–1. Under Secretary of Agriculture; duties.—That the Under Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to exercise the functions and perform the duties of the first assistant of the Secretary of Agriculture within the meaning of section 177 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (U. S. C., title 5, sec. 4) and shall perform such other duties as may be required by law or prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. (June 5, 1939, 53 Stat. 809; 5 U. S. C., sec. 514b.)

189–2. Delegation to Director of Finance or other officer of power to sign requisitions.—That the Secretary of Agriculture may designate in

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writing the Director of Finance of the Department of Agriculture or, in his absence, the officer acting in his stead, to sign requisitions upon the Secretary of the Treasury for disbursing funds, and such requisitions shall be as valid as if they had been signed by the Secretary of Agriculture. (Aug. 11, 1939, 53 Stat. 1417; 5 U. S. C., sec. 514c.)

189–3. Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to delegate certain regulatory functions; definitions. That as used in this Act,

(a) The term "regulatory order" means an order, marketing agreement, standard, permit, license, registration, suspension or revocation of a permit, license, or registration, certificate, award, rule, or regulation, if it has the force and effect of law, and if it may be made, prescribed, issued, or promulgated only after notice and hearing or opportunity for hearing have been given.

(b) The term "regulatory function" means the making, prescribing, issuing, or promulgating, of a regulatory order; and includes (1) determining whether such making, prescribing, issuing, or promulgating is authorized or required by law, and (2) any action which is required or authorized to be performed before, after, or in connection with, such determining, making, prescribing, issuing, or promulgating. (Apr. 4, 1940, sec. 1, 54 Stat. 81.)

189-4. Regulatory functions of Secretary delegable to Departmental officers or employees allocated in grades not lower than Professional grade 7, and C. A. F. grade 14.—Whenever the Secretary of Agriculture deems that the delegation of the whole or any part of any regulatory function which the Secretary is, now or hereafter, required or authorized to perform will result in the more expeditious discharge of the duties of the Department of Agriculture, he is authorized to make such delegation to any officer or employee designated under this section. The Secretary is authorized to designate officers or employees of the Department to whom functions may be delegated under this section and to assign to appropriate titles to such officers or employees. The position held by any officer or employee while he is designated under this section, and vested with a regulatory function or part thereof delegated under this section, shall be allocated to a grade, not lower than grade 7, in the professional and scientific service provided for by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, or to a grade, not lower than grade 14, in the clerical, administrative, and fiscal service provided for by such Act, as amended. There shall not be in the Department at any one time more than two officers or employees designated under this section and vested with a regulatory function or part thereof delegated under this section. The Secretary may at any time revoke the whole or any part of a delegation or designation made by him under this section. (Apr. 4, 1940, sec. 2, 54 Stat. 81.)

189–5. Retroactive revocation of delegations barred. Whenever & delegation is made under section 2, all provisions of law shall be construed as if the regulatory function or the part thereof delegated had (to the extent of the delegation) been vested by law in the indi: vidual to whom the delegation is made, instead of in the Secretary of Agriculture. A revocation of delegation shall not be retroactive, and each regulatory function or part thereof performed (within the scope of the delegation) by such individual prior to the revoca

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tion shall be considered as having been performed by the Secretary. (Apr. 4, 1940, sec. 3, 54 Stat. 82.)

189-6. Other delegation powers of Secretary not affected. The provisions of section 2 shall not be deemed to prohibit the delegation, under authority of any other provision of law, of the whole or any part of any regulatory function or other function to any officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture. (Apr. 4, 1940, sec. 4, 54 Stat. 82.)

189–7. Appropriation authorizations. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. (Apr. 4, 1940, sec, 5, 54 Stat. 82.)

189-8. Use of field work funds for employment of men with equipment, etc.—That hereafter funds available for field work in the Department of Agriculture shall be available for employment by contract or otherwise of men with equipment, boats, work animals, animaldrawn, and motor-propelled vehicles. (June 4, 1936, 49 Stat. 1422; 5 U. S. C., sec. 542a.)

189–9. Use of field work funds for purchase of arms and ammunition.That hereafter funds available for field work in the Department of Agriculture may be used for the purchase of arms and ammunition whenever the individual purchase does not exceed $50, and for individual purchases exceeding $50, when such arms and ammunition cannot advantageously be supplied by the Secretary of War pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1879 (20 Stat. 412). (June 4, 1936, 49 Stat. 1422; 5 U. S. C., sec. 542b.)

189–10. Statistics relating to turpentine and rosin.—That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to collect and/or compile and publish annually, and at such other times, and in such form and on such date or dates as he shall prescribe, statistics and essential information relating to spirits of turpentine and rosin produced, held, and used in the domestic and foreign commerce of the United States. (Aug. 15, 1935, 49 Stat. 653; 5 U. S. C., sec. 556b.)

189–11. Secretary of Agriculture authorized to extend lease to Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company for ten years.—That the Secretary of Agriculture be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to extend and renew for a term of ten years that certain lease to the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railway Company, bearing date the 26th day of June 1926, of a tract of land in the United States Department of Agriculture Range Livestock Experiment Station, in the State of Montana, containing an approximate area of two hundred and forty-one and sixty-seven one-hundredths acres, and also a strip of land for a right-of-way to said tract, executed by the Secretary of Agriculture under the authority of the Act of Congress approved June 9, 1926, upon the terms and conditions contained in said lease, or such other terms and conditions as the Secretary of Agriculture may deem proper; said renewal and extension to inure to the benefit of Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad Company (successor of said railway company), its trustees in bankruptcy, and of the corporation succeeding to the ownership of its railroad and property. (June 25, 1936, 49 Stat.

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION AND CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE

192a. Duties of civil service commissioners.—That it shall be the duty of said commissioners : (6) Political coercion.

Sixth. That no person in said service has any right to use his official authority or influence to coerce the political action of any person or body. And no person shall be discriminated against in any case because of his or her marital status in examination, appointment, reappointment, reinstatement, reemployment, promotion, transfer, retransfer, demotion, removal, or retirement. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. (As amended July 26, 1937, 50 Stat. 533; 5 U. S. C., sec. 633.)

201. Applications for examination; certificate of residence.--Hereafter every application for examination before the Civil Service Commission for appointment in the departmental service in the District of Columbia shall be accompanied by a certificate of an officer, with his official seal attached, of the county and State of which the applicant claims to be a citizen, that such applicant was, at the time of making such application, a legal or voting resident of said county, and had been such resident for a period of not less than one year next preceding, but this provision shall not apply to persons who may be in the service with civil-service status and seek promotion or appointment in other branches of the Government. (July 11, 1890, sec. 1, 26 Stat. 235; May 15, 1937, 50 Stat. 168; 5 U. S. C., sec. 643.)

209-1. Duties of Commission as to Official Register.—That the United States Civil Service Commission shall cause to be compiled, edited, indexed, and published each year an Official Register of the United States, which shall contain a full and complete list of all persons occupying administrative and supervisory positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Government, including the District of Columbia, in connection with which salaries are paid from the Treasury of the United States. The register shall show the name; official title; salary, compensation, and emoluments; legal residence and place of employment for each person listed therein: Provided, however, That the Official Register shall not contain the name of any postmaster or assistant postmaster, or any officer of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, unless such officer is assigned as an administrative officer.

To enable the United States Civil Service Commission to compile and publish the Official Register of the United States as early as practicable after the first of June of each year, the Executive Office, the legislative and judicial branches of the Government, the Commisşioners of the District of Columbia, and the head of each executive department, independent office, establishment, and commission of the Government shall, as of the 1st day of May of each year, beginning with May 1, 1936, supply to the United States Civil Service Commis, sion the data required by this Act, upon forms approved and furnished by the Commission, in due time to permit the publication of the Official Register as herein provided; and no extra compensation shall be allowed to any officer, clerk, or employee of the United States Civil Service Commission for compiling the Official Register. (Aug. 28, 1935, secs. 1, 2, 49 Stat. 956, 957; 5 U. S. C., sec. 652a.)

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