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servatorship of institutions insured by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation and all necessary expenses (including services performed on a contract or fee basis, but not including other personal services) in connection with the handling, including the purchase, sale, and exchange, of securities on behalf of Federal home-loan banks, and the sale, issuance, and retirement of, or payment of interest on, debentures or bonds, under the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, as amended, shall be considered as nonadministrative expenses for the purposes hereof: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, except for the limitation in amount hereinbefore specified, the administrative expenses and other obligations of the Board shall be incurred, allowed, and paid in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act of July 22, 1932, as amended (12 U. S. C. 1421-1449): Provided further, That the nonadministrative expenses for the examination of Federal and State chartered institutions shall not exceed $1,664,000.

Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation: Not to exceed $435,000 shall be available for administrative expenses, which shall be on an accrual basis and shall be exclusive of interest paid, depreciation, properly capitalized expenditures, expenses in connection with liquidation of insured institutions, liquidation or handling of assets of or derived from insured institutions, payınent of insurance, and action for or toward the avoidance, termination, or minimizing of losses in the case of specific insured institutions, legal fees and expenses, and payments for administrative expenses of the Home Loan Bank Board determined by said Board to be properly allocable to said Corporation, and said Corporation may utilize and may make payment for services and facilities of the Federal home-loan banks, the Federal Reserve banks, the Home Loan Bank Board, and other agencies of the Government: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, except for the limitation in amount hereinbefore specified, the administrative expenses and other obligations of said Corporation shall be incurred, allowed and paid in accordance with title IV of the Act of June 27, 1934, as amended (12 U. S. C. 1724–1730).

Home Owners' Loan Corporation: Not to exceed $75,000 of funds of Home Owners' Loan Corporation shall be available to the Home Loan Bank Board for expenditure as nonadministrative expenses to carry out final liquidation of the Home Owners' Loan Corporation.

Federal Housing Administration: In addition to the amounts available by or pursuant to law (which shall be transferred to this authorization) for the administrative expenses of the Federal Housing Administration in carrying out duties imposed by or pursuant to law, not to exceed $4,949,000 of the various funds of the Federal Housing Administration shall be available for expenditure, in accordance with the National Housing Act, as amended (12 U. S. C. 1701): Provided, That, except as herein otherwise provided, all expenses and obligations of said Administration shall be incurred, allowed, and paid in accordance with the provisions of said Act: Provided further, That funds available for expenditure shall be available for contract actuaries services (not to exceed $1,500); and purchase of periodicals and newspapers (not to exceed $1,500): Provided further, That expenditures for nonadministrative expenses classified by section 2 of Public Law 387, approved October 25, 1949, shall not exceed $23,300,000.

[For an increase in limitation for 1952 for the foregoing purpose, see p. 270.]

Public Housing Administration: Of the amounts available by or pursuant to law for the administrative expenses of the Public Housing Administration in carrying out duties imposed by or pursuant to law

75,000 (corporate

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4,949,000 (corporate

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$3,280,000 (corporate

funds)

including funds appropriated by Title I of this Act, not to exceeds $12,780,000 shall be available for such expenses, including purchase of not to exceed three passenger motor vehicles, for replacement only; and expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with the work of the Administration: Provided, That necessary expenses of providing representatives of the Administration at the sites of non-Federal projects in connection with the construction of such non-Federal projects by public housing agencies with the aid of the Administration, shall be compensated by such agencies by the payment of fixed fees which in the aggregate in relation to the development costs of such projects will cover the costs of rendering such services, and expenditures by the Administration for such purpose shall be considered nonadministrative expenses, and funds received from such payments may be used only for the payment of necessary expenses of providing representatives of the Administration at the sites of non-Federal projects or for administrative expenses of the Administration not in excess of the amount authorized by the Congress: Provided further, That all expenses of the Public Housing Administration not specifically limited in this Act, in carrying out its duties imposed by or pursuant to law shall not exceed $33,000,000: Provided further, That funds made available by the Act of June 29, 1936 (49 Stat. 2035) shall be available for necessary expenses, including administrative expenses, of the Public Housing Administration in carrying out the provisions of the Act of May 19, 1949 (Public Law 65).

[For an increase in limitation for 1952 for the foregoing purpose, see p. 269.]

INLAND WATERWAYS CORPORATION

481,200 (corporate

funds)

Inland Waterways Corporation (administered under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of Commerce): Not to exceed $481,200 shall be available for administrative expenses, to be determined in the manner set forth under the title “General expenses” in the Uniform System of Accounts for Carriers by Water of the Interstate Commerce Commission (effective January 1, 1947): Provided, That no funds shall be used to pay compensation of employees normally subject to the Classification Act of 1949 at rates in excess of rates fixed for similar services under the provisions of said Act, nor to pay the compensation of vessel employees and such terminal and other employees as are not covered by said Act, at rates in excess of rates prevailing in the river transportation industry in the area (including prevailing leave allowances for vessel employees, but the granting of such allowances shall not be construed as establishing a different leave system within the meaning of that term as used in section 3 of the Act of December 21, 1944 (5 U.S. C. 61d)).

(For exemption of operating personnel from provisions of section 605 of this Act, see p. 271.]

CORPORATIONS–GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 402. No part of the funds of, or available for expenditure by, any corporation or agency included in this title shall be used to pay the compensation of any employee engaged in personnel work in excess of the number that would be provided by a ratio of one such employee to one hundred and fifteen, or a part thereof, full-time, part-time, and intermittent employees of the agency concerned : Provided, That for purposes of this section employees shall be considered as engaged in personnel work if they spend half-time or more in personnel administration consisting of direction and administration of the

personnel program; employment, placement, and separation; job evaluation and classification; employee relations and services; training; committees of expert examiners and boards of civil-service examiners; wage administration; and processing, recording, and reporting.

Sec. 403. No part of the funds of, or available for expenditure by, any corporation or agency included in this title shall be used for the purchase of any passenger motor vehicle for replacement purposes unless each such passenger motor vehicle purchased replaces two passenger motor vehicles.

Sec. 404. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used to pay the compensation of any civilian employee of the Government, whose duties consist of acting as chauffeur or driver of any Government-owned passenger motor vehicle (other than a bus or ambulance), and any funds appropriated in this Act for any such purpose shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. This section shall not apply with respect to any person whose duties consist of acting as chauffeur for the President of the United States. [For amended language to the foregoing section, see p. 252.]

TITLE V-FEES AND CHARGES It is the sense of the Congress that any work, service, publication, report, document, benefit, privilege, authority, use, franchise, license, permit, certificate, registration, or similar thing of value or utility performed, furnished, provided, granted, prepared, or issued by any Federal agency (including wholly owned Government corporations as defined in the Government Corporation Control Act of 1945) to or for any person (including groups, associations, organizations, partnerships, corporations, or businesses), except those engaged in the transaction of official business of the Government, shall be selfsustaining to the full extent possible, and the head of each Federal agency is authorized by regulation (which, in the case of agencies in the executive branch, shall be as uniform as practicable and subject to such policies as the President may prescribe) to prescribe therefor such fee, charge, or price, if any, as he shall determine, in case none exists, or redetermine, in case of an existing one, to be fair and equitable taking into consideration direct and indirect cost to the Government, value to the recipient, public policy or interest served, and other pertinent facts, and any amount so determined or redetermined shall be collected and paid into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts: Provided, That nothing contained in this title shall repeal or modify existing statutes prohibiting the collection, fixing the amount, or directing the disposition of any fee, charge or price: Provided further, That nothing contained in this title shall repeal or modify existing statutes prescribing bases for calculation of any fee, charge or price, but this proviso shall not restrict the redetermination or recalculation in accordance with the prescribed bases of the amount of any such fee, charge or price.

TITLE VI–GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 601. No part of the funds of, or available for expenditure by any corporation or agency included in this or any other Act, including the government of the District of Columbia, shall be available to pay for annual leave accumulated by any civilian officer or employee daring the calendar year 1951 and unused at the close of business on June 30, 1952: Provided, That after July 1, 1951, no civilian officer or employee shall be entitled to earn annual leave at a rate in excess of twenty days per year: Provided further, That the head of any such corporation or agency shall afford an opportunity for officers or employees to use the annual leave accumulated under this section prior to June 30, 1952: Provided further, That this section shall not apply to officers and employees whose post of duty is outside the continental United States: And provided further, That this section shall not apply with respect to the payment of compensation for accumulated annual leave in the case of officers or employees who leave their civilian positions for the purpose of entering upon active military or naval service in the Armed Forces of the United States.

[For repeal of section 601, see p. 295.]

Sec. 602. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act, or of the funds available for expenditure by any corporation included in this Act, shall be used to pay the salary or wages of any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or who advocates, or is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided, That for the purposes hereof an affidavit shall be considered prima facie evidence that the person making the affidavit has not contrary to the provisions of this section engaged in a strike against the Government of the United States, is not a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or that such person does not advocate, and is not a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided further, That any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or who advocates, or who is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence and accepts employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appropriation or fund contained in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Provided further, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law.

SEC. 603. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act, or of the funds available for expenditure by any corporation or agency included in this Act, shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes designed to support or defeat legislation pending before the Congress.

SEC. 604. No part of the money appropriated by this Act to any corporation or agency or made available for expenditure by any corporation or agency which is in excess of 75 per centum of the amount required to pay the compensation of all persons the budget estimates for personal services heretofore submitted to the Congress for the fiscal year 1952 contemplated would be employed by such corporation or agency during such fiscal year in the performance of

(1) functions performed by a person designated as an information specialist, information and editorial specialist, publications and information coordinator, press relations officer or counsel, photographer, radio expert, television expert, motion-picture expert, or publicity expert, or designated by any similar title, or

(2) functions performed by persons who assist persons performing the functions described in (1) in drafting, preparing, editing, typing, duplicating, or disseminating public information publications or releases, radio or television scripts, magazine articles, photographs, motion pictures, and similar material,

shall be available to pay the compensation of persons performing the functions described in (1) or (2).

[For language making certain exemptions from provisions of this section, see p. 252.]

Sec. 605. No part of any appropriation or authorization contained in this Act shall be used to pay the compensation of any incumbent appointed to any civil office or position which may become vacant during the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 1951: Provided, That this inhibition shall not apply

(a) to not to exceed 25 per centum of all vacancies;

(b) to positions filled from within and by transfer to agencies provided for by this Act;

(c) to offices or positions required by law to be filled by appointment of the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate;

(d) to employees of the White House Office;

(e) to employees engaged in the care, maintenance, and so forth, of the Executive Mansion and Grounds;

(f) to all employees in veterans' medical facilities, exclusive of medical departmental personnel in the District of Columbia;

(g) to employees of the General Accounting Office;

(h) to employees of the Smithsonian Institution, including the National Gallery of Art;

(i) to employees of The Tax Court of the United States: Provided further, That when any department or agency covered in this Act shall, as a result of the operation of this amendment reduce their employment to a figure not exceeding 90 per centum of the total number on their rolls as of July 1, 1951, such amendment shall cease to apply and said 90 per centum figure shall become a ceiling for employment during the fiscal year 1952 and if exceeded at any time during fiscal year 1952 this amendment shall again become operative: And provided further, That amounts for personal services, in those paragraphs where amounts for such personal services have been expressly limited in this Act, may be exceeded by 2 per centum of said limitation on personal services if said 2 per centum is available from the total amount of any such appropriation or authorization.

[For amended language to the foregoing section, see pp. 249, 252.]

SEC. 606. This Act may be cited as the “Independent Offices Appro-
priation Act, 1952”.
Approved August 31, 1951.
Total, Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1952----

------ $6,162,825,175 NOTE.—In addition to the appropriations for the fiscal year 1952 carried in the foregoing annual appropriation act, the following additional amounts are available for such fiscal year under Independent Offices:

Permanent and indefinite appropriations (general and special accounts) (pp. 521, 522, 524, 525, 526-528)-----

$417, 900 Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1952 (pp. 248-253, 256–260)-1, 436, 928, 875 Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1952 (pp. 269-271) -- 245, 603, 000 Public Law 80 (p. 281) --

25, 000, 000 Public Law 169 (p. 283)--

5,000,000 Public Law 202 (p. 284)---

5, 000, 000

- 1,717, 949,775 Grand total, Independent Offices, exclusive of trust funds under permanent appropriations ------

_7,880, 774, 950 Deduct appropriations under Maritime Activities, Department of Commerce----

- 157,558, 900 Grand total, Independent Offices, exclusive of maritime activities, Department of Commerce--

7,723, 216, 050

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