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14 STAT. 796. "(E) pay the cost of packing and unpacking, transporting to and from a place of storage, and storing the furniture and household and personal effects of an officer or employee of the Agency in connection with assignment or transfer to a new post, from the date of his departure from his last post or from the date of his departure from his place of residence in the case of a new officer or employee and for not to exceed three months after arrival at the new post, or until the establishment of residence quarters, whichever shall be shorter; and in connection with separation of an officer or employee of the Agency, the cost of packing and unpacking, transporting to and from a place of storage, and storing for a period not to exceed three months, his furniture and household and personal effects; but in no instance shall the weight or volume of the effects stored together with the weight or volume of the effects transported exceed the maximum limitations fixed by regulations, when not otherwise fixed by law."

The first section of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (6) Stat. 806), as amended (5 U.S.C. 736-1), is amended

(1) by striking out “(not to exceed seven thousand pounds if uncrated or eight thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds if crated or the equivalent thereof when transportation charges are based on cubic measurement)" in subsection (a) of such section and inserting in lieu thereof "(not to exceed seven thousand pounds net weight)"; and

(2) by adding at the end of such section the following new subsection: "(@) Whenever any civilian officer or employee (including any new appointee in accordance with section 7 of this Ac is assigned to a permanent duty station outside the continental United States to which he cannot take or at which he is unable to use his household goods and personal effects or whenever the head of the department concerned authorizes storage of any such property in the public interest or for reasons of economy, storage expenses (including related transportation and other expenses) may be allowed such officer or employee in accordance with regulations prescribed by the President; but in no instance shall the weight of the property stored under this subsection, together with the weight of property transported under subsection (a), exceed the maximum weight limitation provided by subsection (a)!

(d) The term "furniture and household and personal effects”, as used in the amendments made by this part to the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended, and the Central Intelligence Agency Act 50 Stat. 999. of 1949, as amended, and the term "household goods and personal 22 USC 801 effects”, as used in the amendments made by this part to the Ad- note: ministrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended, mean such personal 50 USC 4032

63 Stat. 208. property of an employee and the dependents of such employee as the Secretary of State and the Director of Central Intelligence, as the case may be, with respect to the term "furniture and household and personal effects”, and the President, with respect to the term "household goods and personal effects”, shall by regulation authorize to be transported or stored un the amendments made by this part

to such Acts (including, in emergencies, motor vehicles authorized to be shipped at Government expense). Such motor vehicle shall be excluded from the weight and volume limitations prescribed by the laws set forth in this part.

5 USC 73b-3.

note.

Part B-OFFICIAL RESIDENCE EXPENSES

5 USC 736-1 note.

74 STAT. 796. 74 STAT. 797.

63 Stat. 736.

Sec. 311. (a) The Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 806), as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof the folJowing new section:

"SEC. 22. Under such regulations as the President may prescribe, funds available to the departments for administrative expenses may be allotted to posts in foreign countries for the purpose of defraying the unusual expenses incident to the operation and maintenance of official residences suitable for the chief representatives of the United States at such posts and such other senior officials of this Government in foreign countries as the President may designate.”

(b) Section 8 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287e), is amended by striking out "and the allotment of funds, similar to the allotment authorized by section 902 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, for unusual expenses incident to the operation and maintenance of such living quarters, to be accounted for in accordance with section 903 of said Act;" and inserting in lieu thereof "and unusual expenses similar to those authorized by section 22 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended by section 311 of the Overseas Differentials and Allowances Act, incident to the operation and maintenance of such living quarters;".

PART C_TRANSPORTATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES Seo. 321. The first section of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 806), as amended (5 U.S.C. 736-1), is amended by adding thereto, immediately following the new subsection (e) added to such first section by section 301(c) of this Act, the following new subsection:

"(f) Under such regulations as the President may prescribe, the privately owned motor vehicle of any employee (including any new appointee, in accordance with section 7 of this Act) assigned to a post of duty outside the continental United States on other than temporary duty orders may be transported to, from, and between the continental United States and such post of duty, or between posts of duty outside the continental United States, whenever it is determined by the head of the department concerned to be in the interest of the Government for such employee to have the use of a motor vehicle at his post of duty. Not more than one motor vehicle of any employee may be transported under authority of this subsection during any four-year period, except that, as a replacement for such motor vehicle, one additional motor vehicle of any employee may be so transported during such period upon approval, in advance, by the head of the department concerned and upon a determination, in advance, by such department head that such replacement is necessary for reasons beyond the control of the employee and is in the interest of the Government. After the expiration of a period of four years following the date of transportation under authority of this subsection of a privately owned motor vehicle of any employee who has remained in continuous service outside the continental United States during such period, the transportation of a replacement for such motor vehicle for such employee may be authorized, in accordance with this subsection, by the head of the department concerned. The head of each department may, in accordance with this subsection, authorize the transportation of privately owned motor vehicles of employees of such department, assigned to duty outside the continental United States, by commercial means if available at reasonable rates and under reasonable conditions or by Government means on a space-available basis. This subsection shall not apply to the Foreign Service of the United States under the

5 USC 736-3.

Department of State and to the Central Intelligence Agency but
shall not affect the authority contained in section 013 of the Foreign
Service Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1027; 22 U.S.C. 1138) or paragraph (7)
of section 4 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 (63 Stat.
210, 72 Stat.
337; 50 U.S.C. 403e (a) (4))."

74 STAT. 797. Sec. 322. Section 913 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 74 STAT. 798. 1027; 22 U.S.C. 1138) is amended to read as follows:

“TRANSPORTATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES "Sec. 913. The Secretary may, notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, transport for or on behalf of an officer or employee of the Service, a privately owned motor vehicle in any case in which he shall determine that water, rail, or air transportation of the motor vehicle is necessary or expedient for all or any part of the distance between points of origin and destination. Not more than one motor vehicle of any such officer or employee may be transported under authority of this section during any four-year period, except that, as a replacement for such motor vehicle, one additional motor vehicle of any such officer or employee may be so transported during such period upon approval, in advance, by the Secretary and upon a determination, in advance, by the Secretary that such replacement is necessary for reasons beyond the control of the officer or employee and is in the interest of the Government. After the expiration of a period of four years following the date of transportation under authority of this section of a privately owned motor vehicle of any officer or employee who has remained in continuous service outside the continental United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) during such period, the transportation of a replacement for such motor vehicle for such officer or employee may be authorized by the Secretary in accordance with this section."

Sec. 323. (a) That part of section 4(a) of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 209, 73 Stat. 337; 50 U.S.C. 403e), which precedes paragraph (1) thereof, is amended

(1) by striking out “(a)”; and

(2) by striking out “permanent-duty stations outside the continental United States, its territories, and possessions,” and inserting in lieu thereof “duty stations outside the several States of the United States of America, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, but

including the District of Columbia,". (b) Paragraph (4) of section 4 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 210, 73 Stat. 337; 50 U.S.C. 403. (a) (4)), is amended to read as follows:

“(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, transport for or on behalf of an officer or employee of the Agency, a privately owned motor vehicle in any case in which it shall be determined that water, rail, or air transportation of the motor vehicle is necessary or expedient for all or any part of the distance between points of origin and destination, and pay the costs of such transportation. . Not more than one motor vehicle of any officer or employee of the Agency may be transported under authority of this paragraph during any four-year period, except that, as a replacement for such motor vehicle, one additional motor vehicle of any such officer or employee may be so transported during such period upon approval, in advance, by the Director and upon a determination, in advance, by the Director that such replacement is necessary for reasons beyond the control of the officer or employee and is in the interest of the Government. After the expiration of a period of four years following

the date of transportation under authority of this paragraph of a privately owned motor vehicle of any officer or employee who has remained in continuous service outside the several States of the United States of America, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, but including the District of Columbia, during such period, the transportation of a replacement for such motor vehicle for such officer or employee may be authorized by the Director in accordance with this paragraph.”

74 STAT. 798. 74 STAT. 799.

TITLE IV-AMENDMENTS TO ANNUAL AND SICK

LEAVE ACT OF 1951

65 Stat. 679. Annual leave. Maximum aooumulation.

Sec. 401. Subsections (d), (e), and (f) of section 203 of the Annual and Sick Leave Act of 1951, as amended (5 U.S.C. 2062 (a), e, (f)amended to read as follows:

"(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c), a maximum accumulation not to exceed forty-five days at the beginning of the first complete biweekly pay period, or corresponding pay period in the case of an officer or employee who is not paid on the basis of biweekly pay periods, in any year is authorized for the following categories of employees of the Federal Government stationed outside the United States:

“(1) Persons directly recruited or transferred by the Federal Government (A) from the United States, or (B) from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the possessions of the United States for employment outside the area of recruitment or from which transferred.

“(2) Persons employed locally but (A)(i) who were originally recruited from the United States, or from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the possessions of the United States but outside the area of employment, (ii) who have been in substantially continuous employment by other Federal agencies, United States firms, interests or organizations, international organizations in which the United States Government participates, or foreign governments, and (iii) whose conditions of employment provide for their return transportation to the United States or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the possessions of the United States, or (B)(i) who were at the time of employment temporarily absent, for the purpose of travel or formal study, from the United States, or from their respective places of residence in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the possessions of the United States and (ii) who, during such temporary abs have maintained residence in the United States or in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the possessions of the United States but outside the area of employment.

“(8) Persons who are not normally residents of the area concerned and who are discharged from service in the Armed Forces of the United States to accept employment with an agency of the Federal Government.

“(e) The leave granted pursuant to this title shall be exclusive of the time actually and necessarily occupied in going to and from the post of duty and exclusive of such time as may be necessarily, occupied in awaiting transportation, in the case of an officer or employee (1) who is within the purview of subsection (d) of this section, (2) whose

of duty is outside the United States, and (3) who returns on leave to the United States, or to his place of residence, which is outside the area of employment, in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the possessions of the United States. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to more than one period of leave in a prescribed tour of duty at a post outside the United States.

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"(f) Upon completion of twenty-four months of continuous service outside the United States, officers and employees may be granted, in accordance with regulations of the President, leave of absence at a rate not to exceed one week for each four months of such service without regard to any other leave provided by this title, for use in 74 Stat. 199. the United States, or, if their respective places of residence are out- 14 STAT. 800. side the area of employment, in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the possessions of the United States. Such leave so granted may be accumulated for future use without regard to the limitation in sub section (d) of this section but no such leave shall be made the basis for any terminal leave or for any lump-sum payment.”

Sec. 402. (a) Section 202(b) (2) of the Annual and Sick Leave Act of 1951, as amended (5 U.S.C. 2061(b) (2)), is amended to read as follows:

“(2) This title, except section 203(8), shall not apply to alien Exoeptions. employees who occupy positions outside the United States."

(b) Section 203(g) of such Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. 2062(g)), is amended by striking out “the several States and the District of Columbia" and inserting in lieu thereof “the United States”.

(c) Section 202 of such Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. 2001), is amended by adding at the end of such section the following new subsection:

"United “(d) As used in this title, the term 'United States' means the

States". several States of the United States of America and the District of Columbia.”

Sec. 403. The amendments made by this title to the Annual and Erfective Sick Leave Act of 1951, as amended, shall take effect on the first day date. of the first pay period following the date of enactment of this Act.

TITLE V-APPROPRIATION, REPEAL, AMENDATORY,

AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

PART A-APPROPRIATION PROVISIONS Sec. 501. (a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act and the amendments made by this Act.

(b) Appropriations or funds otherwise available, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1960, to any department, agency, establishment or corporation of the Government of the United States of America within the purview of this Act or of any amendment made by this Act are hereby made available for the purposes of this Act and of any such amendment in accordance with the authority contained in this Act or contained in any law amended by this Act and in accordance with such regulations as the President may prescribe.

PART B-REPEAL AND AMENDATORY PROVISIONS

Sec. 511. (6) The following provisions of law are hereby repealed :

(1) Sections 443, 902, 903, and 911 (9) of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended (60 Stat. 1006, 1025, and 1026; 69 Stat. 27; 22 U.S.C. 888, 1132, 1133, and 1136(9));

(2) Sections 2(b), 13, and 14 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide certain basic authority for the Department of State", approved August 1, 1956 (70 Stat. 890, 892; Public Law 885, Eighty-fourth Congress; 5 U.S.C. 170g(b), 170r, and 1708); and

(3) Sections 1 d) and 4(b) of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, as amended (63 Stát. 208 and 211; 50 U.S.C. 403a(d) and 403e (b)).

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