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Sec. 701. Office of Commissioner of Social Security
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Office of Commissioner of Social Security Section 701. (Superseded by section 4 of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953. Section 701 provided for an Office of Commissioner for Social Security. Section 4 of the Plan provides: “There shall be in the Department a Commissioner of Social Security who shall be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall perform such functions concerning social security and public welfare as the Secretary may prescribe, and shall receive compensation at the rate now or hereafter fixed by law for grade GS-18 of the general schedule established by the Classification Act of 1949, as amended."]
Duties of the Secretary
Sec. 702. The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1 shall perform the duties imposed upon him by this Act and shall also have the duty of studying and making recommendations as to the most effective methods of providing economic security through social insurance, and as to legislation and matters of administrative policy concerning old-age pensions, unemployment compensation, accident compensation, and related subjects.2
Expenses of the Secretary Sec. 703. The Secretary is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such officers and employees, and to make such expenditures, as may be necessary for carrying out his functions under this Act. Appointments of attorneys and experts may be made without regard to the civil-service laws.
* 1 Formerly the Federal Security Administrator. See “Administration of the Social Security Act" under the Preface, p. III.
2 Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1949 (see p. 413) transferred to the Secretary of Labor certain duties and functions of the Federal Security Administrator (now the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), with respect to employment services, unemployment compensation, and the Bureau of Employment Security (which was also transferred to the Department of Labor from the Federal Security Administration). Reorganization Plan No. 19 of 1950 (see p. 414) transferred the Bureau of Employees' Compensation from the Federal Security Administration (now the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare) to the Department of Labor and provided
for the transfer from the Federal Security Administrator to the Secretary of Labor of certain functions and duties with respect to the Bureau of Employees' Compensation and with respect to employees' compensation, including workmens compensation. In effect, with respect to these functions and duties, the provisions of this section of the Social Security Act also apply to the Secretary of Labor.
Reports Sec. 704. The Secretary shall make a full report to Congress, at the beginning of each regular session, of the administration of the functions with which he is charged under this Act. In addition to the number of copies of such report authorized by other law to be printed, there is hereby authorized to be printed not more than five thousand copies of such report for use by the Secretary for distribution to Members of Congress and to State and other public or private agencies or organizations participating in or concerned with the social security program.
Training Grants for Public Welfare Personnel Sec. 705. (a) In order to assist in increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of administration of public assistance programs by increasing the number of adequately trained public welfare personnel avail. able for work in public assistance programs, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958, the sum of $5,000,000, and for each of the four succeeding tiscal years such sums as the Congress may determine.
(b) From the sums appropriated pursuant to subsection (a), the Secretary shall make allotments to the States on the basis of (1) population, (2) relative need for trained public welfare personnel, particularly for personnel to provide self-support and self-care services, and (3) financial need.
(c) From each State's allotment under subsection (b), the Secretary shall from time to time pay to such State 80 per centum of the total of its expenditures in carrying out the purposes of this section through (1) grants to public or other nonprofit institutions of higher learning for training personnel employed or preparing for employment in public assistance programs, (2) special courses of study or seminars of short duration conducted for such personnel by experts hired on a temporary basis for the purpose, and (3) establishing and maintaining, directly or through grants to such institutions, fellowships or traineeships for such personnel at such institutions, with such stipends and allowances as may be permitted under regulations of the Secretary.
(d) Payments pursuant to subsection (c) shall be made in advance on the basis of estimates by the Secretary and adjustments may be made in future payments under this section to take account of overpayments or underpayments in amounts previously paid.
(e) The amount of any allotment to a State under subsection (b) for any fiscal year which the State certifies to the Secretary will not be required for carrying out the purposes of this section in such State shall be available for reallotment from time to time, on such dates as the Secretary may fix, to other States which the Secretary determines have need in carrying out such purposes for sums in excess of those previously allotted to them under this section and will be able to use such excess amounts during such fiscal year; such reallotments to be made on the basis provided in subsection (b) for the initial allotments to the States. Any amount so reallotted to a State shall be deemed part of its allotment under such subsection.
TITLE VIII-TAXES WITH RESPECT TO EMPLOYMENT
[Note.-The provisions of this title are now contained in and are superseded by chapter 21 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, see p. 333.]
TITLE IX-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 1
Page* Sec. 901. Employment Security Administration Account.
148 (a) Establishment of Account..
148 (b) Appropriations to Account.
148 (c) Administrative Expenditures
149 (d) Additional Tax Attributable to Reduced Credits
150 (e) Revolving Fund.
151 (f) Determination of Excess and Amount to be Retained in Employment Security Administration Account.
151 Sec. 902. Transfers Between Federal Unemployment Account and Employment Security Administration Account...
152 (a) Transfers to Federal Unemployment Account
152 (b) Transfers to Employment Security Administration Account.cd
152 Sec. 903. Amounts Transferred to State Accounts.
153 (a) In General..
153 (b) Limitations on Transfers.--
153 (c) Use of Transferred Amounts..
154 Sec. 904. Unemployment Trust Fund..
154 (a) Establishment, etc.
154 (b) Investments.
155 (c) Sale or Redemption of Obligations.
155 (d) Treatment of Interest and Proceeds ..
155 (e) Separate Book Accounts.-
155 (f) Payments to State Agencies and Railroad Retirement Board.
156 (g) Federal Unemployment Account..
Employment Security Administration Account
Establishment of Account Sec._901. (a) There is hereby established in the Unemployment Trust Fund an employment security administration account.
Appropriations to Account (b) (1) There is hereby appropriated to the Unemployment Trust Fund for credit to the employment security administration account, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1961, and for each fiscal year thereafter, an amount equal to 100 per centum of the tax (including interest, penalties, and additions to the tax) received during the fiscal year under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act and covered into the Treasury.
(2) The amount appropriated by paragraph (1) shall be transferred at least monthly from the general fund of the Treasury to the Unemployment Trust Fund and credited to the employment security administration account. Each such transfer shall be based on esti
1 P. L. 86–778, sec. 521, approved September 13, 1960, amended Title IX in its entirety. For Title IX as it read prior to this amendment see p. 304. *This table of contents does not appear in the law.
mates made by the Secretary of the Treasury of the amounts received in the Treasury. Proper adjustments shall be made in the amounts subsequently transferred, to the extent prior estimates (including estimates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1960) were in excess of or were less than the amounts required to be transferred.
(3) The Secretary of the Treasury is directed to pay from time to time from the employment security administration account into the Treasury, as repayments to the account for refunding internal revenue collections, amounts equal to all refunds made after June 30, 1960, of amounts received as tax under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (including interest on such refunds).
Administrative Expenditures (c) (1) There are hereby authorized to be made available for expenditure out of the employment security administration account for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1961, and for each fiscal year thereafter
(A) such amounts (not in excess of $350,000,000 for any fiscal year) as the Congress may deem appropriate for the purpose of
(i) assisting the States in the administration of their unemployment compensation laws as provided in title III (including administration pursuant to agreements under any Federal unemployment compensation law, except the Temporary Unemployment Compensation Act of 1958, as amended),
(ii) the establishment and maintenance of systems of public employment offices in accordance with the Act of June 6, 1933, as amended (29 U.S.C., secs. 49-49n), and
(iii) carrying into effect section 2012 of' title 38 of the United States Code: (B) such amounts as the Congress may deem appropriate for the necessary expenses of the Department of Labor for the performance of its functions under
(i) this title and titles III and XII of this Act, (ii) the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, iii) the provisions of the Act of June 6, 1933, as amended, (iv) subchapter II of chapter 41 (except section 2012) of title 38 of the United States Code, and
(v) any Federal unemployment compensation law, except the Temporary Unemployment Compensation Act of 1958,
as amended. (2) The Secretary of the Treasury is directed to pay from the employment security administration account into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts the amount estimated by him which will be expended during a three-month period by the Treasury Department for the performance of its functions under
(A) this title and titles III and XII of this Act, including the expenses of banks for servicing unemployment benefit payment and clearing accounts which are offset by the maintenance of balances of Treasury funds with such banks,
(B) the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, and