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Houses, no further or other recess shall be taken list, and who is not under disability to discharge the by either House. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 powers and duties of the office of President shall act Stat. 676.)

as President: Secretary of State, Secretary of the

Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, & 17. Same; limit of debate in each House.

Postmaster General, Secretary of the Interior, SecreWhen the two Houses separate to decide upon an

tary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secreobjection that may have been made to the counting

tary of Labor. of any electoral vote or votes from any State, or other

(2) An individual acting as President under this question arising in the matter, each Senator and

subsection shall continue so to do until the expiration Representative may speak to such objection or ques of the then current Presidential term, but not after tion five minutes, and not more than once; but after

a qualified and prior-entitled individual is able to such debate shall have lasted two hours it shall be

act, except that the removal of the disability of an the duty of the presiding officer of each House to put

individual higher on the list contained in paragraph the main question without further debate. (June

(1) of this subsection or the ability to qualify on the 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 676.)

part of an individual higher on such list shall not § 18. Same; parliamentary procedure at joint meeting.

terminate his service.

(3) The taking of the oath of office by an individWhile the two Houses shall be in meeting ás pro

ual specified in the list in paragraph (1) of this subvided in this chapter, the President of the Senate

section shall be held to constitute his resignation shall have power to preserve order; and no debate

from the office by virtue of the holding of which he shall be allowed and no question shall be put by the

qualifies to act as President. presiding officer except to either House on a motion

(e) Subsections (a), (b), and (d) of this section to withdraw. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 676; Sept. 3, 1954, ch. 1263, § 3, 68 Stat. 1227.)

shall apply only to such officers as are eligible to the

ofice of President under the Constitution. SubsecAMENDMENTS

tion (d) of this section shall apply only to officers 1954—Act Sept. 3, 1954, amended section, substituting

appointed, by and with the advice and consent of "chapter" for “subchapter".

the Senate, prior to the time of the death, resigna8 19. Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice tion, removal from ofice, inability, or failure to qualPresident; officers eligible to act.

ify, of the President pro tempore, and only to officers - (a) (1) If, by reason of death, resignation, removal not under impeachment by the House of Representafrom ofice, inability, or failure to qualify, there is tives at the time the powers and duties of the office neither a President nor Vice President to discharge of President devolve upon them. the powers and duties of the office of President, then (f) During the period that any individual acts as the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall, President under this section, his compensation shall upon his resignation as Speaker and as Representa be at the rate then provided by law in the case of tive in Congress, act as President.

the President. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 677.) (2) The same rule shall apply in the case of the death, resignation, removal from office, or inability

§ 20. Resignation or refusal of office. of an individual acting as President under this sub

The only evidence of a refusal to accept, or of a section.

resignation of the office of President or Vice Presi(b) If, at the time when under subsection (a) of

dent, shall be an instrument in writing, declaring this section a Speaker is to begin the discharge of the same, and subscribed by the person refusing to the powers and duties of the office of President, there

accept or resigning, as the case may be, and delivis no Speaker, or the Speaker fails to qualify as Act

ered into the office of the Secretary of State. (June ing President, then the President pro tempore of the

25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678.) Senate shall, upon his resignation as President pro

Chapter 2.-OFFICE AND COMPENSATION OF tempore and as Senator, act as President.

PRESIDENT (c) An individual acting as President under subsection (a) or subsection (b) of this section shall

101. Commencement of term of office. continue to act until the expiration of the then cur 102. Compensation of the President. rent Presidential term, except that

103. Traveling expenses. (1) if his discharge of the powers and duties

104. Salary of the Vice President.

105. Compensation of secretaries and executive, adminisof the office is founded in whole or in part on the

trative, and staff assistants to President. failure of both the President-elect and the Vice- 106. Administrative assistants. President-elect to qualify, then he shall act only 107. Detail of employees of executive departments to omice

of President. until a President or Vice President qualifies; and

108. Repealed. (2) if his discharge of the powers and duties 109. Public property in and belonging to Executive of the office is founded in whole or in part on the

Mansion. inability of the President or Vice President, then

110. Furniture for White House.

111. Expense allowance of Vice President. he shall act only until the removal of the disability of one of such individuals.

$ 101. Commencemenı of term of office. (d) (1) If, by reason of death, resignation, re- The term of four years for which a President and moval from office, inability, or failure to qualify, Vice President shall be elected, shall, in all cases, there is no President pro tempore to act as President commence on the 20th day of January next succeedunder subsection (b) of this section, then the officering the day on which the votes of the electors have of the United States who is highest on the following been given. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678.)

Sec.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT The statement on Organization and Functions of the Executive Office of the President, 14 F. R. 7856, as amended 17 F. R. 6204; 18 F. R. 5668, provides: SEC. I. DIVISIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE

PRESIDENT The Executive Omce of the President consists of the divisions listed below.

SEC. II. WHITE HOUSE OFFICE The White House Omce comprises the oncors and employees of the staff of the President required in the performance of the detailed activities incident to his immediate office.

Sec. III. BUREAU OF THE BUDGET-(A) GENERAL The Bureau of the Budget serves the President in the preparation and administration of the budget, in the review of legislation and Executive orders, in the improvement of administrative management and organization, and in the coordination and improvement of Federal statistics.

(B) APPROVAL OF COLLECTION OF INFORMATION Under the Federal Reports Act of 1942 (sections 139 139f of Title 51, no Federal agency, with specified exemptions, may collect identical information from ten or more respondents without the Bureau's approval, which is indicated on the report form or questionnaire. This authority is exercised by the Assistant Director for Statistical Standards, with assistance from an Advisory Council on Federal Reports representing national business organizations.

Sec. IV. COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS The Council of Economic Advisors assists the President in the preparation of his economic reports to Congress; studies developments and trends in income, production, and employment; appraises activities of the Federal Gov. ernment bearing upon the growth and stability of the Nation's economy; and develops and recommends to the President national economic policies to foster a strong economy.

Sec. V. NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL The National Security Council advises the President with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and niilitary policies relating to the national security. The Central Intelligence Agency is under the Council's direction.

SEC. VI. OFFICE OF DEFENSE MOBILIZATION The Omce of Defense Mobilization directs, controls, and coordinates on behalf of the President all defense mobilization activities of the executive branch of the Govern. ment.

SEC. VII. OFFICE FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT The Omce for Emergency Management, when activated assists the President in dealing with public emergencies PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL

OFFICE SPACE Act Aug. 3. 1958, ch. 925, 70 Stat. 979, as amended by Pub. L. 85–3, Jan. 25, 1957, 71 Stat. 4, created a President's Advisory Commission on Presidential Office Space to study the problem of providing more adequate office space for the White House Office and the other agencies of the Executive Office of the President. Pursuant to section 1 (b) of act Aug. 3, 1956, the Commission was required to report to the President its findings and recommendations within 10 months after Aug. 3, 1956, and section 2 (g) of act Aug. 3, 1956 provided that the Commission should cease to exist 30 days after the submission of its final report.

expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his oficial duties, for which expense allowance no accounting, other than for income tax purposes, shall be made by him. He shall be entitled also to the use of the furniture and other effects belonging to the United States and kept in the Executive Mansion. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678; Jan. 19, 1949, ch. 2, § 1 (a), 63 Stat. 4; Oct. 20, 1951, 2:07 p. m., E. S. T., ch. 521, title VI, Š 619 (a), 65 Stat. 569.)

AMENDMENTS 1951--Act Oct. 20, 1951, amended section to make the President's expense allowance taxable.

1949—Act Jan. 19, 1949, amended section to increase the President's salary from $75,000 per year to $100,000 per year, and to give him a yearly expense account of $50,000 for which he shall make no accounting and which 18 tax free.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1951 AMENDMENT Section 619 (e) of act Oct. 20, 1951, provided in part that this amendment should become effective at noon on Jan. 20, 1953.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1949 AMENDMENT Section 3 of act Jan. 19, 1949, provided that this section, sections 104 and 111 of this title, sections 31 and 3lb of Title 2. The Congress, and section 693–1 note of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees, should take effect at noon on Jan. 20, 1949. FORMER PRESIDENTS; ALLOWANCE; SELECTION, COMPENSA

TION, AND STATUS OF OFFICE STAFF; OFFICE SPACE; MAILING PRIVILEGE; WIDOW'S PENSION

Pub. L. 85–745, Aug. 25, 1958, 72 Stat. 838, provided : "That (a) each former President of the United States shall be entitled, as long as he shall live, to receive a monetary allowance at the rate of $25,000 per annum, payable monthly by the Secretary of the Treasury.

“(b) The Administrator of General Services shall, without regard to the civil-service and classification laws, provide for each former President an office staff. Persons employed under this subsection shall be selected by the former President and shall be responsible only to him for the performance of their duties. Each former President shall fix basic rates of compensation for persons employed for him under this paragraph which in the aggregate shall not exceed $50,000 per annum. The rate of compensation payable to any such person shall not exceed the maximum aggregate rate of compensation payable to any individual employed in the office of a Senator. Each individual appointed under this subsection to a position on the office staff of a former President shall be held and considered to be an employee of the Government of the United States for the purposes of the Civil Service Retirement Act (chapter 30 of Title 5), the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (chapter 15 of Title 5), and the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Act of 1954 (chapter 24 of Title 5).

"(c) The Administrator of General Services shall furnish for each former President suitable office space appropriately furnished and equipped, as determined by the Administrator, at such place within the United States as the former President shall specify.

"(d) Each former President shall be entitled to conveyance within the United States and its Territories and possessions free of postage of all mail matter sent by him under his written autograph signature. The postal revenues shall be reimbursed each fiscal year out of the general funds of the Treasury in an amount equivalent to the postage which would otherwise be payable on such mall matter.

"(e) The widow of any former President of the United States shall be entitled to receive a pension at the rate of $10,000 per annum, payable monthly by the Secretary of the Treasury, if such widow shall waive the right to any annuity or pension under any other Act of Congress.

"(f) As used in this section, the term 'former President' means an individual who shall have held the office of President of the United States, and whose service in

§ 102. Compensation of the President.

The President shall receive in full for his services during the term for which he shall have been elected compensation in the aggregate amount of $100,000 a year, to be paid monthly, and in addition an expense allowance of $50,000 to assist in defraying

such office shall have been terminated other than by removal pursuant to section 4, article II, of the Con stitution."

8 103. Traveling expenses.

There may be expended for or on account of the traveling expenses of the President of the United States such suim as Congress may from time to time appropriate, not exceeding $40,000 per annum, such sum when appropriated to be expended in the discretion of the President and accounted for on his certificate solely. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678.)

of Title 6, Executive Departments and Government Of. ficers and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1949 AMENDMENT The increased compensation provided for by act Oct. 15, 1949, took effect on the first day of the first pay period which began after Oct. 15, 1949, by the provisions of section 9 of act Oct. 15, 1949, which is set out as a note under section 273 of Title 2, The Congress.

CROSS REFERENCES Former Presidents, office staff, see note set out under section 102 of this title.

8 104. Salary of the Vice President.

The Vice President shall receive in full for his services during the term for which he shall have been elected the sum of $35,000 a year, to be paid monthly. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678; Jan. 19, 1949, ch. 2, $ 1 (b), 63 Stat. 4; Mar. 2, 1955, ch. 9. $ 4 (c), 69 Stat. 11.)

AMENDMENTS 1955-Act Mar. 2, 1955, amended section by increasing the compensation of the Vice President from $30,000 to $35.000.

1949—Act Jan. 19, 1949, amended section by increasing the Vice President's salary from $20,000 per year to $30,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1955 AMENDMENT Amendment of section by act Mar. 2, 1955, as effective Mar. 1, 1955, see note under section 31 of Title 2, The Congress.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1949 AMENDMENT Amendment of section by act Jan. 19, 1949, as effective at noon on Jan. 20, 1949, see note set out under section 102 of this title.

LONG-DISTANCE TELEPHONE CALLS Sections 46c and 46d of Title 2, The Congress, relating to long-distance telephone calls for Senators are made applicable to the Vice President under the provisions of section 46d-1 of Title 2, The Congress.

106. Administrative assistants.

The President is authorized to appoint not to exceed six administrative assistants and to fix their compensation in accordance with section 105 of this title. Each such administrative assistant shall perform such duties as the President may prescribe. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678; Oct. 15, 1949, ch. 695, $ 2 (b), 63 Stat. 880.)

AMENDMENTS 1949—Act Oct. 16, 1949, amended first sentence to delete salary provisions which are now covered by section 105 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1949 AMENDMENT The increased compensation provided for by act Oct. 15, 1949, took effect on the first day of the first pay period which began after Oct. 15, 1949, by the provisions of section 9 of act Oct. 15, 1949, which is set out as a note under section 273 of Title 2, The Congress.

CROSS REFERENCES Former Presidents, office staff, see note set out under section 102 of this title. 8 107. Detail of employees of executive departments

to office of President. Employees of the executive departments and independent establishments of the executive branch of the Government may be detailed from time to time to the White House Office for temporary assistance. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 679.)

CROSS REFERENCES Former Presidents, office staff, see note set out under section 102 of this title.

$ 105. Compensation of secretaries and executive, ad

ministrative, and staff assistants to President. The President is authorized to fix the compensation of the six administrative assistants authorized to be appointed under section 106 of this title, of the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council, and of eight other secretaries or other immediate staff assistants in the White House Office, as follows: Two at rates not exceeding $22,500 per annum, three at rates not exceeding $21,000 per annum, seven at rates not exceeding $20,000 per annum, and three at rates not exceeding $17,500 per annum. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678; Oct. 15. 1949. ch. 695. $ 2 (a), 63 Stat. 880: July 31. 1956. ch. 804, title I, $ 109, 70 Stat. 740.)

8 108. Repealed. June 28, 1950, ch. 383, title IV, §

401 (j), 64 Stat. 271. Section, act June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 679, related to accommodations for vehicles.

ADDITIONAL REPEAL In so far as this section, by virtue of a former proviso in section 401 of act June 28, 1950, continued to remain in effect to the extent that it was applicable to the Depart. ment of the Air Force, and the United States Air Force, It was additionally repealed by act Sept. 19, 1951, ch. 407, title IV, $ 401 (a) (1), 65 Stat. 333.

REPEAL OF PRIOR LAW Act Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, $ 1 (2), 65 Stat. 701, repealed that part of act Mar. 4, 1911, ch. 285, § 1, 36 Stat. 1404. from which this former section, as enacted by act June 25, 1948, ch. 644, $ 1, 62 Stat. 672, had been derived. That part of the 1911 act had previously been repealed by section 3 of the 1948 act.

AMENDMENTS 1956-Act July 31, 1956, amended section to authorize the President to fix the compensation of an additional three secretaries or other immediate staff assistants, to increase compensation rates by substituting "$22,500" for "$20,000", "$21,000" for "$18,000", and "$20,000" for "315,000", and to provide for payment of three at rates not exceeding $17.500 per annum.

1949--Act Oct. 15. 1949, amended section to increase compensation of secretaries, and executive, administrative, and staff assistants.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1956 AMENDMENT Amendment of this section by act July 31, 1956, as effective at the beginning of the first pay period commencing after June 30, 1956. see note under section 2201

8 109. Public property in and belonging to Executive

Mansion.

The steward, housekeeper, or such other employee of the Executive Mansion as the President may designate, shall under the direction of the President, have the charge and custody of and be responsible for the plate, furniture, and public property therein, and shall, before entering upon the duties of the

office, give bond for the faithful discharge thereof, said bond to be in the sum of $10,000, and to be approved by the Director of the National Park Service. A complete inventory, in proper books, shall be made annually in the month of June, under the direction of the Director of the National Park Service, of all the public property in and belonging to the Executive Mansion, showing when purchased, its cost, condition, and final disposition. This inventory shall be submitted to the President for his approval, and shall then be kept for reference in the office of the Director of the National Park Service, which shall furnish a copy thereof to the steward, housekeeper, or other employee responsible for the property. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 679.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Oficers and Employees.

8111. Expense allowance of Vice President.

There shall be paid to the Vice President in equal monthly installments an expense allowance of $10,000 per annum to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his official duties, for which no accounting, other than for income tax purposes, shall be made by him. (Added Jan. 19, 1949, ch. 2, § 1 (c), 63 Stat. 4; Oct. 20, 1951, 2:07 p. m., E. S. T., ch. 521, title VI, § 619 20. 1951. 2:07 pm. E (b). 65 Stat. 570.)

AMENDMENTS 1951-Act Oct. 20, 1951, amended section to make the Vice President's expense allowance taxable.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1951 AMENDMENT Section 619 (e) of act Oct. 20, 1951, provided in part that this amendment should become effective at noon on Jan. 20, 1953.

ETTECTIVE DAT? Section as effective at noon on Jan. 20, 1949, see note set out under section 102 of this title.

Chapter 3.-PROTECTION OF THE PRESIDENT;

THE WHITE HOUSE POLICE Sec. 202. White House Police; establishment, control, and

supervision; privileges, powers, and duties. 203. Personnel, appointment, and vacancies. 204. Grades, salaries, and transfers of appointees. 205. Appointment in accordance with civil-service laws. 206. Privileges of civil-service appointees. 207. Participation in police and firemen's relief fund. 208. Appropriation to carry out provisions.

AMENDMENTS 1951—Act July 16, 1951, ch. 226, $ 5 (b), 65 Stat. 122, amended analysis by striking out Item 201. & 201. Repealed. July 16, 1951, ch. 226, 8 5 (a), 65 Stat.

122. Section, act June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 680. related to protection of President and family, and is now covered by section 3056 of Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

$110. Furniture for White House.

All furniture purchased for the use of the President's House shall be, as far as practicable, of domestic manufacture. With a view to conserving in the White House the best specimens of the early American furniture and furnishings, and for the purpose of maintaining the interior of the White House in keeping with its original design, the Director of the National Park Service is authorized and directed, with the approval of the President, to accept donations of furniture and furnishings for use in the White House, all such articles thus donated to become the property of the United States and to be accounted for as such. The said Director of the National Park Service is further authorized and directed, with the approval of the President, to appoint a temporary committee composed of one representative of the American Federation of Arts, one representative of the National Commission of Fine Arts, one representative of the National Academy of Design, one member of the American Institute of Architects, and five members representing the public at large; the said committee to have full power to select and pass on the articles in question and to recommend the same for acceptance. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 679.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all other officers of the Department of the Interior and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with two exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such of ficers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 3, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in note under section 481 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

COMMISSION ON RENOVATION OF THE EXECUTIVE MANSION

Act Apr. 14, 1949, ch. 51, 63 Stat. 45, authorized appointment of a commission of six to supervise and approve all construction plans and work necessary to remedy the present unsafe conditions in the Executive Mansion and to modernize same.

8 202. White House Police; establishment, control, and

supervision; privileges, powers, and duties.

There is hereby created and established for the protection of the Executive Mansion and grounds in the District of Columbia a permanent police force, to be known as the "White House Police". Such force shall be under the control and direct supervision of the Chief of the Secret Service Division. The members of such force shall possess privileges and powers and perform duties similar to those of the members of the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia, and such additional privileges and duties as the Chief of the Secret Service Division may prescribe. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 680.) 1951 SALARY INCREASE FOR WHITE HOUSE POLICE AND UNITED

STATES PARK POLICE; EFFECTIVE DATE Section 1 of act Oct. 25, 1951, ch. 560, 65 Stat. 636, provided in part for an additional increase of 10 per centum, (plus 8 per centum of such 10 per centum as additional in lieu of overtime pay and night pay dllferential) except that in no case shall such compensation be increased by less than $300 or more than $800 per annum and that no omcer shall, by reason of this section be paid with respect to any pay period, basic salary. or basic salary plus additional compensation at a rate in excess of $11,130 per annum.

Section 4 of said act Oct. 25, 1951, provided that:

"(a) This Act (Act Oct. 25, 1951) shall become effective as of the first day of the first pay period which began after June 30, 1951.

TEMPORARY EXCEPTIONS TO LIMITATION Acts Aug. 11, 1951, ch. 301, title I, $ 101, 65 Stat. 185; June 30, 1952, ch. 523, title I, § 101, 66 Stat. 289, made appropriations for salaries and expenses of the White House Police force for fiscal years 1952 and 1953, and provided that the appropriations should be available for additional personnel without regard for the limitation contained in this section. The provisions were not repeated in the Treasury Department Appropriation Act, 1954, act June 18, 1953, ch. 132, title I, 67 Stat. 67.

"(b) No retroactive compensation or salary shall be payable by reason of the enactment of this Act in the case of any individual not in the service of the United States (including service in the Armed Forces of the United States) or of the municipal government of the District of Columbia on the date of enactment of this Act (Oct. 25, 1951), except that such retroactive compensation or salary shall be paid & retired officer or employee for services rendered during the period beginning with the first day of the first pay period which began after June 30, 1951, and ending with the date of his retirement."

OVERTIME FOR HOLIDAY PAY Section 1 of act Oct. 24, 1951, ch. 544, 65 Stat. 607, provides double time for holiday duty when required to work six or more hours. Section 2 defines holidays as January 1, February 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, November 11, Thanksgiving, December 25, and such other days designated by Executive Order Section 3 makes this act applicable to the White House Police force and United States Park Police force. FIVE-DAY WEEK FOR OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF WHITE

HOUSE POLICE FORCE Section 1 of act Aug. 15, 1950, ch. 715, 64 Stat. 448, as amended Mar. 27, 1951, ch. 20, $ 1,65 Stat, 27; Aug. 4, 1955, ch. 549, $1, 69 Stat. 491, grants every officer and every member of the Metropolitan Police force and the White House Police force 2 days off in each 7 days which shall be in addition to annual and sick leave to which he is entitled by law, and provides compensation for duty voluntarily performed on days off, and for duty performed on days off when such days off are suspended. The days off may be canceled in the event of an emergency.

Section 2 of act Mar. 27, 1951, provided that the amendment should become effective on Apr. 1, 1951.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS All functions of all officers of the Department of the Treasury, and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department, were transferred, with certain exceptions, to the Secretary of the Treasury, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions, by any of such officers agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 26, SI 1, 2, eff. July 31, 1950, 15 F. R. 4935, 64 Stat. 1280, set out in note under section 241 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees. The Secret Service, referred to in this section, is an agency in the Treasury Department. 8 203. Personnel, appointment, and vacancies.

(a) The White House Police force shall consist of such number of officers, with grades corresponding to similar officers of the Metropolitan Police force, and of such number of privates, with grade corresponding to that of private of the highest grade in the Metropolitan Police force, as may be necessary but not exceeding one hundred and seventy in number. Members of the White House Police shall be appointed from the members of the Metropolitan Police force and the United States Park Police force from lists furnished by the officers in charge of such forces. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner.

(b) Any vacancy in the Metropolitan Police force or in the United States Park Police force caused by appointments to the White House Police force shall be filled in the manner provided by law. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 680; Aug. 15, 1950, ch. 715, $ 2, 64 Stat. 448; June 28, 1952, ch. 481, 66 Stat. 283.)

AMENDMENTS • 1952—Subsec. (a) amended by act June 28, 1952, to Increase the force from 133 to 170 members.

1950 Subsec. (a) amended by act Aug. 15, 1950, to increase the force from 110 to 133 members.

§ 204. Grades, salaries, and transfers of appointees.

(a) No person shall be appointed a member of the White House Police force at a grade lower than the grade held by him as a member of the Metropolitan Police force or of the United States Park Police force at the time of his appointment.

(b) A member of the White House Police force shall receive a salary at the rate provided for the corresponding grade in the Metropolitan Police force (including longevity increases provided by section 401 of the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1958), and he shall be furnished with uniforms and other necessary equipment similar to the uniforms and equipment furnished the United States Park Police, and he shall be entitled to the same leave allowances as a member of the United States Park Police force.

(c) Any member of the White House Police force appointed thereto from the Metropolitan Police force or the United States Park Police force may be transferred to the organization of which he was a member at the time of such appointment. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 680; June 20, 1953, ch. 146, title IV, $ 402, 67 Stat. 76; Aug. 1, 1958, Pub. L. 85584, title V, $ 502 (a), 72 Stat. 485.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT Section 401 of the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1958, referred to in subsec. (b), is section 401 of Pub. L. 85-584, Aug. 1, 1958, 72 Stat. 485.

AMENDMENTS 1958–Subsec. (b) amended by Pub. L. 85-584, which substituted "section 401 of the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1958" for "section 102 of the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1953".

1953–Subsec. (b) amended by act June 20, 1953, to insert references to longevity pay.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1953 AMENDMENT Section 407 of act June 20, 1953, provided that the amendment to this section should take effect on July 1, 1953.

$ 205. Appointment in accordance with civil-service

laws. In addition to appointment from members of the Metropolitan Police force and the United States Park Police force, as provided in section 203 (a) of this title, members of the White House Police force may be appointed, and vacancies in such force filled, in accordance with the provisions of the civil-service laws and the regulations issued pursuant thereto. (June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 680.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT The civil-service laws, referred to in the text, are classified generally to Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees. 8 206. Privileges of civil-service appointees.

Members appointed pursuant to section 205 of this title shall be entitled to the same privileges

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