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Sec. 305. 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 the department;

(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 positions the personnel of which are engaged in health and safety, law enforcement, operation and maintenance, soil and moisture, and forestry activities in the field, exclusive of administrative personnel not directly connected with the operation of any such specific activity;

(e) to seasonal and casual workers:
Provided further, That with the exception of the agencies and func-
tions listed in (b) through (e) above, not more than 90 per centum of
the amounts shown in the budget estimates for personal services shall
be available for such purpose: Provided further, That when the total
number of personnel subject to this section has been reduced to 90 per
centum of the total provided for in the budget estimates for 1952, this
section may cease to apply.

This Act may be cited as the “Interior Department Appropriation
Act, 1952."
Approved August 31, 1951.

Total, Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1952-------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 the Interior Department for such fiscal year:

Permanent and indefinite appropriations (general and special accounts) (pp. 533–539)---

----- $60, 491, 473 Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1932 (pp. 247, 248, 257) ------ 10, 990,000 Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1952 (pp. 268, 269) --- 3, 635, 000 Public Law 232 (p. 285)---

26, 987

75, 143, 460

Grand total, Department of the Interior exclusive of trust funds

under permanent appropriations... a For trust funds, see pp. 533-539.

2 586,985, 276

LABOR-FEDERAL SECURITY APPROPRIATION

ACT, 1952

[PUBLIC Law 134—82D CONGRESS]
[CHAPTER 373—1st SESSION]

(H. R. 3709]
By the Act making appropriations for the Department of Labor, the Federal

Security Agency, and related independent agencies for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1952, and for other purposes, approved August 31, 1951

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of Labor, the Federal Security Agency, and related independent agencies, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, namely:

TITLE I–DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

$1,350,000

1,600,000

Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for the Office of the Secretary of Labor (hereafter in this title referred to as the Secretary), including services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a); purchase of not to exceed one passenger motor vehicle for replacement only; teletype news service; and payment in advance when authorized by the Secretary for dues or fees for library membership in organizations whose publications are available to members only or to members at a price lower than to the general public; $1,350,000.-----

[For appropriation for 1952 for salaries and expenses, defense production activities, see p. 258.]

Salaries and expenses, Office of the Solicitor: For expenses necessary for the Office of the Solicitor, $1,600,000 ---

Salaries and expenses, Bureau of Labor Standards: For expenses necessary for the promotion of industrial safety, employment stabilization, and amicable industrial relations for labor and industry; performance of safety functions of the Secretary under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, as amended (5 U. S. C. 784 (c)); performance of the functions vested in the Secretary by title I of the Labor-Management Relations Act, 1947 (29 U. S. C. 159 (f) and (g)); and not to exceed $75,000 for the work of the President's Committee on National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week, as authorized by the Act of July 11, 1949 (63 Stat. 409), including purchase of reports and of material for informational exhibits; and expenses of attendance of cooperating officials and consultants at conferences concerned with the work of the Bureau of Labor Standards; $688,000, of which not more than $604,870 shall be available for personal services.

Salaries and expenses, Bureau of Veterans' Reemployment Rights: For expenses necessary to render assistance in connection with the exercise of reemployment rights of veterans under section 8 of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended (50 U. S. C.,

656, 165 (as reduced by sec. 704) App. 308), the Service Extension Act of 1941, as amended, the Army Reserve and Retired Personnel Service Law of 1940, as amended, and section 9 (h) of title I of the Selective Service Act of 1948 (50 U.S. C., App. 459 (h)), and, under the Act of June 23, 1943, as amended (50 U. S. C., App. 1472), of persons who have performed service in the Merchant Marine, $265,758, of which not more than $213,603 shall be available for personal services.

[Total, Office of the Secretary, $3,871,923.]

$265, 758

BUREAU OF APPRENTICESHIP

2, 600,000

Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary to enable the Secretary to conduct a program of encouraging apprentice training, as authorized by the Act of August 16, 1937 (29 U. S. C. 50), $2,600,000, of which not more than $2,188,680 shall be available for personal services.

BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

5,016, 919

Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for the general administration of the employment service and unemployment compensation programs, including temporary employment of persons, without regard to the civil service laws, for the farm placement migratory labor program; for cooperation with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Secretary of State in negotiating and carrying out agreements relating to the employment of foreign agricultural workers, subject to the immigration laws and when necessary to supplement the domestic labor force; and not to exceed $10,000 for services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a); $5,016,919, of which $1,300,000 shall be for carrying into effect the provisions of title IV (except section 602) of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 and of which not more than $4,200,000 shall be available for personal services.

[For an additional amount for 1952 for the foregoing purpose, see p. 247.]

[For appropriation for 1952 for farm labor supply revolving fund, see p. 247.)

Grants to States for unemployment compensation and employment service administration : For grants in accordance with the provisions of the Act of June 6, 1933, as amended (29 U. S. C. 49–49n), for carrying into effect section 602 of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, for grants to the States as authorized in title III of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U. S. C. 501-503), including, upon the request of any State, the purchase of equipment and the payment of rental for space made available to such State in lieu of grants for such purpose, and for necessary expenses in connection with the operation of employment office facilities and services in the District of Columbia, $164,560,000, of which $5,000,000 shall be available only to the

vailable only to the extent that the Secretary finds necessary to meet increased costs of administration resulting from changes in a State law or increases in the numbers of claims filed and claims paid or salary costs over those upon which the State's basic grant (or the allocation for the District of Columbia) was based, which increased costs of administration cannot be provided for by normal budgetary adjustments: Provided, That notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in section 302 (a) of the Social Security Act, as amended, the Secretary of Labor shall from time to time certify to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment to each State found to be in compliance with the requirements of the Act of June 6, 1933, and, except in the case of Puerto Rico and the Virgin

164, 560, 000

Islands, with the provisions of section 303 of the Social Security Act, as amended, such amounts as he determines to be necessary for the proper and efficient administration of its unemployment compensation law and of its public employment offices: Provided further, That such amounts as may be agreed upon by the Department of Labor and the Post Office Department shall be used for the payment, in such manner as said parties may jointly determine, of postage for the transmission of official mail matter in connection with the administration of unemployment compensation systems and employment services by States receiving grants herefrom.

[For an additional amount for 1952 for the foregoing purpose, see p. 247.]

In carrying out the provisions of said Act of June 6, 1933, the provisions of section 303 (a) (1) of the Social Security Act, as amended, relating to the establishment and maintenance of personnel standards on a merit basis, shall apply.

None of the funds appropriated by this title to the Bureau of Employment Security for grants-in-aid of State agencies to cover, in whole or in part, the cost of operation of said agencies including the salaries and expenses of officers and employees of said agencies, shall be withheld from the said agencies of any States which have established by legislative enactment and have in operation a merit system and classification and compensation plan covering the selection, tenure in office, and compensation of their employees, because of any disapproval of their personnel or the manner of their selection by the agencies of the said States, or the rates of pay of said officers or employees.

Grants to States, next succeeding fiscal year: For making, after May 31 of the current fiscal year, payments to States under title III of the Social Security Act, as amended, and under the Act of June 6, 1933, as amended, for the first quarter of the next succeeding fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary, the obligations incurred and the expenditures made thereunder for payments under such title and under such Act of June 6, 1933, to be charged to the appropriation therefor for that fiscal year---

[Total, Bureau of Employment Security, $169,576,919.]

Indefinite

BUREAU OF EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION Salaries and expenses: For necessary administrative expenses and not to exceed $46,000 for the Employees' Compensation Board of $1 887 816 Appeals, $1,887,816, of which not more than $1,618,499 shall be avail- an's 122 000 able for personal services, together with not to exceed $122,000 to belir

bel (trust funds) derived from the War Claims Fund created by section 13 (a) of the War Claims Act of 1948 (50 U.S.C. 2012).

Employees' compensation fund: For the payment of compensation and other benefits and expenses (except administrative expenses) authorized by law and accruing during the current or any prior fiscal year, including payments to other Federal agencies for medical and hospital services pursuant to agreement approved by the Bureau of Employees' Compensation; continuation of payment of benefits as provided for under the head “Civilian War Benefits” in the Federal Security Agency Appropriation Act, 1947; the advancement of costs for enforcement of recoveries in third-party cases; the furnishing of medical and hospital services and supplies, treatment, and funeral and burial expenses, including transportation and other expenses incidental to such services, treatment, and burial, for such enrollees of the Civilian Conservation Corps as were certified by the Director of such Corps as receiving hospital services and treatment at Govern

ment expense on June 30, 1943, and who are not otherwise entitled thereto as civilian employees of the United States, and the limitations and authority of the Act of September 7, 1916, as amended (5 U. S. C. 796), shall apply in providing such services, treatment, and expenses | $30,000,000 in such cases; $30,000,000, together with not to exceed $5,000,000 to {and 5,000,000 be derived from the War Claims Fund created by section 13 (a) of l(trust funds) the War Claims Act of 1948 (50 U. S. C. 2012) and to be available for payments pursuant to sections 4 (c) and 5 (f) of such Act, which amounts may be accounted for as one fund.

[Total, Bureau of Employees' Compensation, $31,887,816.]

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for the work of the Bureau, including advances or reimbursement to State, Federal, and local agencies and their employees for services rendered, and not to exceed $15,000 for services as authorized by section 15 of the Acts 5, 132, 891 of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), $5,371,352, of which not more than { (as reduced $4,530,755 shall be available for personal services.

| by sec. 704) Revision of consumers' price index: For expenses necessary to enable the Bureau to complete the revision of the Consumers' Price Index, including temporary employees at rates to be fixed by the Secretary without regard to the civil service and classification laws and the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, as amended; and services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a); $1,072,825------

1,072, 825 [Total, Bureau of Labor Statistics, $6,205,716.]

362, 570 } (as reduced I by sec. 704)

WOMEN'S BUREAU Salaries and expenses : For expenses necessary for the work of the Women's Bureau, as authorized by the Act of June 5, 1920 (29 U. S. C. 11-16), including purchase of reports and material for informational exhibits, $379,285, of which not more than $317,581 shall be available for personal services------

------------------WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for performing the duties imposed by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, and the Act to provide conditions for the purchase of supplies and the making of contracts by the United States, approved June 30, 1936 (41 U. S. C. 38), including reimbursement to State, Federal, and local agencies and their employees for inspection services rendered, and for expenses of attendance of cooperating officials and consultants at conferences concerned with the work of the Division, $8,000,000, of which not more than $6,859,200 shall be available for personal services.

8,000,000

GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 102. Appropriations under this title available for salaries and expenses shall be available for stenographic reporting services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), for examination of estimates of appropriations in the field, and for expenses of attendance at meetings concerned with the function or activity for which any such appropriation is made.

Sec. 103. Not to exceed 5 per centum of any appropriation in this title may be transferred to any other such appropriation but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 5 per centum by any

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