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CHAPTER VI-REGULATIONS

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Pursuant to subsections (f) and (g) of section 7 of the Classification Act of 1923, as amended by sections 403 and 404 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of June 30, 1945 (Public Law 106, 79th Congress, Chapter 212, 1st Session), and to section 605 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, regulations are promulgated below.

SECTION 1. Employees to whom these regulations apply. These regulations apply to any officer or employee, except those in positions required to be filled by appointments by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, who (a) is compensated on a per annum basis; (b) occupies a permanent position within the scope of the compensation schedules fixed by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended; (c) has not reached the maximum rate of compensation for the grade of his position; and (d) who merits consideration for an award as a result of superior accomplishment.

Sec. 2. Definitions. (a) “Department” means any executive department or independent establishment or agency, including Government-owned or Government-controlled corporations, and the municipal government of the District of Columbia.

(b) "Permanent positions” means positions other than those designated as temporary by law and other than those established for a definite period of one year or less. Positions to which appointments are made under the War Service Regulations for the duration of the war and six months thereafter are permanent positions within the scope of this definition. Positions in which employees are serving definite probationary or trial periods, under Civil Service rules, or under regulations issued by the Civil

Service Commission, shall not, for that reason alone, be regarded as being other than permanent positions.

(c) “Positions within the scope of the compensation schedules fixed by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended", means positions in the departmental and field services, in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, in Government-owned or Government-controlled corporations, and in the municipal government of the District of Columbia, the compensation of which has been fixed on a per annum basis, pursuant to the allocation of such positions to the appropriate grade either by the Civil Service Commission or by administrative action of the department, establishment, agency, or corporation concerned, in accordance with the compensation schedules of the Classification Act of 1923, as amended.

(d) “Superior accomplishment” means sustained work performance of a high degree of efficiency, the initiation and development of a suggestion which increases efficiency or brings about substantial economies in the public service, or a special service of an oustanding nature, which meets the standards of the Civil Service Commission for recognition as the basis for a reward in the form of an additional salary advancement.

(e) “Additional advancement" means within-grade salary advancement as a reward for superior accomplishment as distinguished from a periodic withingrade salary advancement under section 402 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945.

SEC. 3. Conditions of eligibility for additional advancements. The granting of each additional advancement shall be subject to the following conditions:

(a) It must be made within the limit of available appropriations;

(b) It must be based on superior accomplishment which conforms with standards promulgated by the Civil Service Commission; and

(c) No more than one additional advancement may be made to any officer or

Codified under Title 5, Part 26, infra.

employee within each of the time periods prescribed in section 402 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945.

SEC. 4. Prior approval by the Civil Service Commission. Approval of the Civil Service Commission must be secured prior to making any additional advancement effective, unless approval of such advancements is made under authority delegated in accordance with these regulations.

SEC. 5. Departmental plans for awarding additional advancements. Each department which desires authority to approve additional advancements as rewards for superior accomplishments shall submit a plan to the Civil Service Commission (a) providing for a systematic review of the work performance of employees, (b) proposing a simple, orderly procedure for the selection of employees to be awarded additional advancements for superior accomplishment, (c) indicating the representatives of the head of the department proposed to be authorized to approve such advancements, (d) providing procedures for reporting additional advancements to the Civil Service Commission, and (e) proposing a method of publication of the plan to all employees. Such plans shall not become effective until approved by the Civil Service Commission, and no approved plan shall be revised or amended without the prior approval of the Commission. Subject to the foregoing provisions, any such departmental plan may be revised or amended from time to time as circumstances may require.

Sec. 6. Delegation of authority to approve additional advancements. Effective until November 1, 1945, the Civil Service Commission hereby delegates authority to the head of each department, or his designated representatives, to approve additional advancements as rewards for superior accomplishment which conforms with standards promulgated for that purpose by the Civil Service Commission. This authority will terminate on November 1, 1945, if no departmental plan has been approved prior to that date. Upon the approval of departmental plan as provided in the fore

going section, the Civil Service Commission hereby delegates authority to the head of the department, and to his designated representatives operating under such plan, to approve additional advancements as rewards for superior accomplishment which conforms with the standards promulgated for that purpose by the Civil Service Commission.

Sec. 7. Suspension or withdrawal of authority. The Civil Service Commission may suspend or withdraw the authority to approve additional advancements delegated in these regulations, whenever, after post-audit of actions taken under such authority, it finds that (a) additional advancements are being approved which do not conform with the Commission's standards, (b) provisions of the departmental plan are not being followed, or (c) adequate statements supporting such additional advancements are not being received by the Commission.

SEC. 8. Reports to be furnished to the Commission. Additional within-grade salary advancements as rewards for superior accomplishment shall be reported to the Civil Service Commission with such supporting information as it may prescribe.

SEC. 9. Section 201, Chapter II of the regulations governing periodic withingrade salary advancements is hereby amended by adding the following sentence: "Positions in which employees are serving definite probationary or trial periods under Civil Service rules, or under regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission, shall not, for that reason alone, be regarded as being other than permanent positions." U. S. Civil Service Commission.

HARRY B. MITCHELL,
LUCILE FOSTER MCMILLIN,
ARTHUR S. FLEMMING,

Commissioners.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Approved: September 19, 1945.
HARRY S. TRUMAN,

President.

CHAPTER VII-ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS

ORDER OF APRIL 13, 1945 [DISPLAY OF FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS)

APRIL 13, 1945. By order of the President, flags will remain at half-staff on all public buildings of the United States until the close of Monday, May 14.

This order shall be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

EDWARD R. STETTINIUS, Jr.

ORDER OF APRIL 13, 1945 [CLOSING OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND

AGENCIES)

APRIL 13, 1945. By order of the President, all Executive Departments and Agencies will be closed on Saturday afternoon, April 14.

This order shall be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

EDWARD R. STETTINIUS, Jr.

has taken part, will hereafter be designated in all official communications and publications as 'The World War'."

As a matter of simplicity and to insure uniform terminology, it is recommended that "World War II" be the officially designated name for the present war covering all theaters and the entire period of hostilities.

The term “World War II" has been used in at least seven public laws to designate this period of hostilities. Analysis of publications and radio programs indicates that this term has been accepted by common usage.

If this recommendation is approved it is further recommended that the title "World War II" be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER as the official name of the present war. Respectfully yours,

HENRY L. STIMSON,

Secretary of War. JAMES FORRESTAL,

Secretary of the Navy. Approved : September 11, 1945.

HARRY S. TRUMAN.

DESIGNATION OF WORLD WAR II

APPROVAL OF RECOMMENDATION OF WAR AND NAVY DEPARTMENTS

10 SEPTEMBER 1945. The PRESIDENT

The White House DEAR MR. PRESIDENT:

President Wilson, under date of July 31, 1919, addressed a letter to Secretary of War Baker which read, in part, as follows:

"It is hard to find a satisfactory 'official' name for the war, but the best, I think, that has been suggested is 'The World War', and I hope that you judgment will concur.”

Subsequently, under date of October 7, 1919, War Department General Orders No. 115 directed:

"The war against the Central Powers of Europe, in which the United States

DIRECTIVE OF AUGUST 15, 1945 DIRECTIVE FOR THE DIRECTOR OF

CENSORSHIP In accordance with the recommendation submitted by him on June 27, 1945, the Director of Censorship shall on Aug. 15, 1945:

1. Declare voluntary censorship of the domestic press and radio at an end.

2. Direct that the Office of Censorship cease at once the censorship of all international communications.

3. Give 30 days' notice to all employees of the Office of Censorship, except for a small group needed for liquidating the Agency.

HARRY S. TRUMAN AUGUST 15, 1945.

CHAPTER IX-DESIGNATIONS OF OFFICIALS

FACT-FINDING BOARD IN GENERAL

MOTORS DISPUTE In accordance with my message to the Congress on December 3, 1945, I hereby appoint as a fact-finding board in the General Motors dispute

Honorable Walter P. Stacy, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Milton Eisenhower, President of Kansas State College.

Lloyd K. Garrison, Chairman of the War Labor Board.

HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 14, 1945.

TITLE 4-ACCOUNTS

CHAPTER 1-GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE Part 5 Claims for payments of amounts due in the case of deceased or incompetent

civilian employees and public creditors of the United States. (Revised]

PART 5-CLAIMS FOR PAYMENTS OF

AMOUNTS DUE IN THE CASE OF DECEASED OR INCOMPETENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AND PUBLIC CREDITORS OF THE UNITED

STATES [REVISED] Sec. 5.1 Standard claim form. 52 Use of Standard Form No. 1055. 5.3 Claims for amounts in excess of $1,000;

payments to legal representatives; and payments for accumulated and cur

rent accrued annual leave. 5,4 Claims by guardians or committees of

estates of incompetents. 5.5 Certification of claims.

AUTHORITY: $$ 5.1 to 5.5, inclusive, issued under secs. 309 and 311 (f), 42 Stat. 25; 31 U.S.C. 49 and 52 (1).

SOURCE: $85.1 to 5.5, inclusive, contained In General Regulations No. 104, Comptroller General of the United States, June 20, 1945, 10 F.R. 7563.

$ 5.1 Standard claim form. Claims for amounts due on account of deceased civilian employees or individual deceased public creditors of the United States Government will be made on Standard Form No. 1055_Revised,' Claim Against the United States for Amounts Due in the Case of a Decedent, which is hereby prescribed. The claim and the certificate of the corroborating witnesses must be signed, but need not be subscribed or sworn to before a notary public; however, no corroborating witnesses are required where claim is made by the legal representative of the decedent's estate.

$5.2 Use of Standard Form No. 1055. The claims to be submitted on the standard form embrace the salary, compensation, etc., of deceased civilian employees

of the Federal Government; payments due deceased individual contractors and public creditors of the United States for supplies furnished or services rendered; and claims of whatever character against the United States for amounts due individual deceased creditors which are for direct settlement by the General ACcounting Office. The standard form will also be used for making claim for payment of Government checks drawn on the Treasurer of the United States or other authorized Government depositary to the order of individuals, but which can not be paid because of the death of the payee. All such unnegotiated Federal checks in possession of the claimant should accompany the claim.

§ 5.3 Claims for amounts in excess of $1,000; payments to legal representatives; and payments for accumulated and current accrued annual leave. Amounts in excess of $1,000 may be paid only to the legal representative of the estate of the deceased, duly appointed by the court having probate jurisdiction or as may be ordered by such court: Provided, however, That payment for accumulated and current accrued annual leave may be made in any amount, without administration, to a claimant designated by the decedent as beneficiary under the Retirement Act applicable to the decedent's service. If there is a legal representative no payment, except for accumulated and current accrued annual leave, may be made to any other person.

$ 5.4 Claims by guardians or committees of estates of incompetents. No form is prescribed for the use of guardians or committees of estates of incompetents in making claim for sums due from the United States; however, an ap

*Piled as part of the original document.

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