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THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT.
809a. Composition of.—The Ordnance Department shall consist of one Chief of Ordnance, with the rank of brigadier general;' ten colonels; fifteen lieutenant colonels; thirty-two majors; forty-two captains; forty-two first lieutenants; the ordnance sergeants, as now authorized by law, and such other enlisted men of grades now authorized by law as the President may direct. Sec. 12, Act of June 2, 1916 (39 Stat. 174).
(For the ensuing provision of this section see paragraph 820a.)
809b. Same-Immediate increase authorized.--Section twentyfour of the national-defense Act approved June third, nineteen hundred and sixteen, is so amended as to authorize the President to organize immediately the whole of the increase in the Ordnance Department authorized by section twelve of said Act, or such part thereof as he may deem necessary. Act of May 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 47), amending Sec. 24, Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 182).
812a. Details.- Vacancies which may occur in the commissioned personnel of the Ordnance Department shall be subject to the provisions of sections twenty-six and twenty-seven of the Act approved February second, nineteen hundred and one, the Acts approved June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and six, and February twentyfourth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and Acts amendatory thereof relating to the Ordnance Department. Sec. 12, Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 174).
(For the provision of this section immediately preceding this paragraph see paragraph 820a, and for the ensuing provision of the section see paragraph 8131).)
813a. Detail of majors for duty in.-Majors may be detailed in the Ordnance Department, under section twenty-six of the Act approved February second, nineteen hundred and one, and Acts amendatory thereof, without a compulsory period of service out of that department. Act of Feb. 24, 1915 (38 Stat. 812).
813b. Detail of not to exceed thirty student officers in establishments of the Ordnance Department.--Hereafter the Secretary of War is authorized to detail not to exceed thirty lieutenants from the Army at large for duty as student officers in the establishments of the Ordnance Department for a period of two years; and the completion of the prescribed course of instruction shall constitute the examination for detail in the Ordnance Department. Sec. 12, Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 174).
(For provisions of this section preceding this paragraph see paragraphs soja, 820a, and 812a.)
* For provision in section 3, act of October 6, 1917, giving the Chief of Ordnance the rank, pay, and allowance of major general, see paragraph 373a, ante.
See pars, 373–385, ante.
820a. Ordnance sergeants, qualifications and appointment.-Ordnance sergeants shall be selected by the Secretary of War from the sergeants of the line or Ordnance Department who shall have served faithfully for eight years, including four years in the grade of noncommissioned officers. Id.
(For the provision of this section preceding this paragraph see paragraph 809a, and for ensuing provision see paragraph 812a.)
822a. Chief of Ordnance member of commission on manufacture of Government articles by prisoners at United States penitentiaries.There is created a commission, to be composed of the Chief of Ordnance of the United States Army, the Chief of Ordnance of the United States Navy, the superintendent of prisons of the Department of Justice, and the purchasing agent of the Post Office Department, who shall serve without additional compensation and who shall report to Congress not later than the first Monday in December, nineteen hundred and sixteen, detailed estimates and plans for equipping the United States penitentiaries for the manufacture, by the prisoners, of various articles used by the Government. Such report shall indicate what articles it is thought desirable to be so manufactured; the cost of equipping existing buildings and the erection and equipping of any other necessary buildings; the probable cost of manufacture of such articles and the price now paid under contract; and such other data as may be pertinent to the general inquiry. For expenses of the commission, to be paid on vouchers to be approved by the chairman, who shall be selected by the members thereof, $5,000. Act of Sept. 8, 1916 (39 Stat. 819).
825a. Public quarters—Occupancy by ordnance officer of brick house at proving ground not occupancy of.—Hereafter the occupancy by such officers, providing themselves with quarters elsewhere, of one room in the building at the proving ground locally known as the brick house, shall not be construed as occupancy of public quarters within the meaning of this Act and of the law authorizing allowance and commutation of quarters. Act of Mar. 3, 1915 (38 Stat. 889).
825b. Same-Per diem expenses of officers not occupying. For necessary expenses of officers not occupying public quarters at the proving ground while employed on ordnance duty thereat, at the rate of $2.50 per diem while so employed. Id.
831a. Ammunition, etc., for small-arms target practice, instruction of civilians, etc.-For manufacture and purchase of ammunition, targets, and other accessories for small-arms, hand, and machine-gun target practice and instruction; marksmen's medals, prize arms, and insignia for all arms of the service; and ammunition, targets, target materials, and other accessories may be issued for small-arms target practice and instruction of able-bodied males capable of bearing arms and at the educational institutions and State soldiers' and sailors' orphans' homes to which issues of small arms are lawfully made, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, provided the total value of the stores so issued to the educational institutions and homes does not exceed $30,000, $3,000,000.
Provided, That not more than $1,500,000 of this appropriation may be used for the purchase of articles not manufactured by the Government and necessary for small-arms target practice. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat., 643).
832a. Officers of Ordnance Department accountable for public moneys may designate other officers to disburse same, accountability for.—During the present emergency, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War, officers of the Ordnance Department accountable for public moneys may intrust moneys to other officers for the purpose of having them make disbursements as their agents, and the officers to whom the money is intrusted, as well as the officers who intrust it to them, shall be held pecuniarily responsible therefor to the United States. Act of Oct. 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 367).
844a. Sale of ordnance and ordnance stores to Government of Cuba.- The Secretary of War is hereby authorized to sell, at the prices fixed and published by the Chief of Ordnance, to the Government of Cuba such articles and quantities of ordnance and ordnance stores as may be desired by that Government for the equipment of its troops and as may be approved by the President of the United States. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 643).
849a. Condemned cannon, etc., donated to patriotic organizations, etc., Government not to transport, and to remain subject to orders of Secretary of War.-No expense shall be incurred by the United States through the delivery of any of the foregoing condemned military equipment: And provided further, That each and every article of condemned military equipment covered by this Act shall be subject at all times to the order of the Secretary of War. Act of Mar. 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1212).
849b. Same.—No expense shall be incurred by the United States through the delivery of any of the foregoing condemned military equipment: Provided further, That each and every article of condemned military equipment covered by this Act shall be subject at all times to the order of the Secretary of War. Act of Sept. 8, 1916 (39 Stat. 843).
854a. Additional compensation for master armorer at Springfield Armory.-In addition to the compensation now allowed and paid to the master armorer at the national armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, there shall be paid to him, from and after the passage of this Act, further compensation at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum during such time as he shall perform the duties of
master machinist at said armory in addition to those of master armorer. Act of Aug. 5, 1882 (22 Stat. 299).
854b. Repeal of provision for monthly pay.—The following provision contained in the Act approved April twenty-third, nineteen hundred and four, “ Hereafter all employees of the Ordnance Department whose compensation is annual shall be paid monthly," is hereby repealed. Act of May 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 74).
857a. Certain appropriations available for allowance in lieu of subsistence for civilians traveling outside of the District.—The appropriations hereinbefore made under the heading “ Ordnance Department” shall be available for the payment of an allowance not to exceed $4 per day in lieu of subsistence to civilian employees of the Ordnance Department traveling on official business outside of the District of Columbia and away from their designated posts of duty. Act of Mar. 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1084.)
857b. Same. The appropriations hereinbefore made under the heading “Ordnance Department” shall be available for the payment of an allowance not to exceed $1 per day in lieu of subsistence to civilian employees of the Ordnance Department traveling on official business outside of the District of Columbia and away from their designated posts of duty. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 644).
857c. Salaries of clerks at Springfield Armory.-On and after the passage of this act, in lieu of compensation now allowed to the clerks at the United States armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, including fuel and quarters, there shall be paid to each of said clerks an annual salary of one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars. Act of June 23, 1874 (18 Stat. 282).
857d. Leares of absence to all employees.-Each and every employee of the navy yards, gun factories, naval stations, and arsenals of the United States Government is hereby granted thirty days' leave of absence each year, without forfeiture of pay during such leave. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 617).
857e. Same-Pro rata leave.-It shall be lawful to allow pro rata leave only to those serving twelve consecutive months or more. Id.
857f. Same-Discretion as to time when can be allowed.-In all cases the heads of divisions shall have discretion as to the time when the leave can best be allowed. Id.
857g. Same--Total annual leave with pay.-Not more than thirty days' leave with pay shall be allowed any such employee in one year. id., 618.
857h. Same-Sick leave and holidays not affected. This provision shall not be construed to deprive employees of any sick leave or legal holidays to which they may now be entitled under existing law. Id.
* 33 Stat. 276.
857i. Accrued leaves of absence to civilian employees of Ordnance Department serving abroad.—Hereafter any civilian employee of the Ordnance Department who is a citizen of the United States and employed at any station outside the continental limits of the United States may, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, after at least two years' continuous, faithful, and satisfactory service abroad, and subject to the interests of the public service, be granted accruel leave of absence, with pay, for each year of service, and if an employee should elect to postpone the taking of any or all of the leave to which he may be entitled in pursuance hereof such leave may be allowed to accumulate for a period of not exceeding four years, the rate of pay for accrued leave to be the rate obtaining at the time the leave is granted. Act of May 12, 1919 (40 Stat. 65).
864a. Taylor system-No salary to be paid officer, superintendent, manager, or foreman using.--No part of the appropriations made in this bill shall be available for the salary or pay of any officer, manager, superintendent, foreman, or other person having charge of the work of any employee of the United States Government while making or causing to be made, with a stop watch or other time-measuring device, a time study of any job of any such employee between the starting and completion thereof or of the movements of any such employee while engaged upon such work; nor shall any part of the appropriations made in this bill be available to pay any premium or bonus or cash reward to any employee in addition to his regular wages, except for suggestions resulting in improvements or economy in the operation of any Government plant; and no claim for services performed by any person while violating this proviso shall be allowed. Act of Mar. 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1083).
864b. Same.-No part of the appropriations made in this Act shall be available for the salary or pay of any officer, manager, superintendent, foreman, or other person having charge of the work of any employee of the United States while making or causing to be made with a stop watch, or other time-measuring device, a time study of any job of any such employee between the starting and completion thereof, or of the movements of any such employee while engaged upon such work; nor shall any part of the appropriations made in this Act be available to pay any premium or bonus or cash reward to any employee in addition to his regular wages, except for suggestions resulting in improvements or economy in the operation of any Government plant. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 648.)
* For similar provisions in the current sundry civil, fortifications, and naval appropriations acts, see 39 Stats. 336, 351, and 619; also sec, 6, act of Feb. 14, 1917 (39 Stat. 914); act of Mar. 4, 1917 (39 Stat. 1194); and acts of May 12 and June 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 70, 180).