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propaganda’ addressed for delivery in the United States pursuant to a reciprocal cultural international agreement under which the United States Government mails an equal amount of material for delivery in any country described in subsection (b)."

(b) The table of contents of chapter 51 of title 39. United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

"4008. Communist political propaganda."

Eflective date

See. 306. Except as otherwise provided, the foregoing provisions of this part shall become etlective on January 7_ 1963.

Notice with respect to obscene matter distributed by mail and detention thereof

See. 307. In order to alert the recipients of mail and the general public to the fact that large quantities of obscene, lewd. lascivious, and indecent matter are being introduced into this country from abroad and disseminated in the United States by means of the United States mails, the Postmaster General shall publicize such fact (I) by appropriate notices posted in post oflices, and (2) by notifying recipients of mail. whenever he deems it appropriate in order to carry out the purposes of this sxtion, that the United States mails may contain such obscene, lewd, lascivious, or indecent matter. Any person may file a written request with his local post oflice to detain obscene. lewd. lascivious, or indecent matter addressed to him, and the Postmaster General shall detain and dispose of such matter for such period as the request is in eflect. The Postmaster General shall permit the return of mail containing obscene, lewd. lascivious, or indecent matter, to local post offices, without cost to the recipient thereof. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to authorize the Postmaster General to open, inspect, or censor any mail except on specific request by the addressee thereof. The Postmaster General is authorized to prescribe such regulations as he may deem appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.

PART II FEDERAL SALARY REFORM

Title l—General Policy Short title

Sec. 501. This part may be cited as

the "Federal Salary Reform Act of 1962". Declaration of policy Sec. 502. The Congress hereby de

clares that, whereas the functions of a Federal salary system are to fl: salary rates for the services rendered by F ederal employees so as to make possible the employment of persons well qualified to conduct the Government's programs and to control expenditures of public funds for personal services with equity to the employee and to the taxpayer, and whereas fulfillment of these functions is essential to the development and

maintenance of "IOIImUm proficiency in the civilian services of Government, then, accordingly. Federal salary firing shall be based upon the principles that— (a) There shall be equal pay for substantially equal work, and pay distinctions shall be maintained in keeping with imrk and performance distinctions; and (b) Federal salary rates shall be comparable with private enterprise salary rates for the same levels of work.

Salary levels for the several Federal statutory salary systems shall be interrelated, and salary levels shall be set and henceforth adjusted in accordance with the above principles.

Implementation of policy

Sec. $03. In order to give eflect to the policy stated in section 502, the President.‘ (1) shall direct such agency or agencies. as he deems appropriate, to prepare and submit to him annually 0 report which compares the rates of salary fired by statute for Federal employees with the rates of salary paid for the same levels of work in private enterprise as determined on the basis of appropriate annual surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and, after seeking the views of such employee organizations as he deems appropriate and in such manner as he may provide, (2) shall report annually to the Congress (a) this comparison of Federal and private enterprise salary rates and (b) such recommendations for revision of statutory salary schedules, salary structures, and compensation policy, as he deems advisable.

Sec. 504. (a) Whenever the President shall find that the salary rates in private enterprise for one or more occupations in one or more areas or locations are so substantially above the salary rates of statutory pay schedules as to handicap significantly the Government's recruitment or retention of well-qualified persons in positions compensated under (1) section 603(b) of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended (5 U.SC lllJibH, (2) the provisions of part III of title 39, United States Code. relating to personnel in the postal field service, 130 the pay scales for physicians, dentists, and nurses in the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans‘ Administration under chapter 73 of title 38, United States Code, or (4) sections 412 and 415 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended (22 USC. 867 and 870i, he may establish for such areas or locations higher minimum rates of basic compensation for one or more grades or levels. occupational groups, series, classes, or subdivisions thereof, and may make corresponding increases in all step rates of the salary range for each such grade or level.‘ Provided, That in no case shall any minimum salary rate so established e1cecd the seventh salary rate prescribed by la w for the grade or level. The President may authorize the escrcise of the

authority conferred upon him by this section by the Civil Sm'ltf C(I-"lmlSSlOfl or, in the case of employees no.‘ subject to the civil service laws and requiahons. by such other agency "' cgcnczes as he may designate.

(b) Within the limitations i,'1ec:“.ed in subsection (at, rates of basic (\Wtpf'i‘ction established under such s'sbsecfwn may be revised from time to ::":e *v, the President or by such some; or cce'zczes as he may designate. Such ccf: ms or revisions shall have the force and (ft-c.’ of law.

icl Any increase in rate of ‘*cszc 01"» pcnsation established under this sci-rim. shall not be regarded as an equztclcnf increase" in compensation a :."::n :he meaning of section 7011a) of the (‘famflcation Act of 1949, as (Z"'."".d"d and section 3552 of title 39 of the l'nzfed States Code.

Sec. 505. The functions. datzei and regulations of the departments and the Civil Service Commission with respect to this title, the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, the provisions of part III of title 39, United States Code. relating to personnel in the postal field service, the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended. and the provisions of chapter 73 of title 38 of the United States Code relating to personnel of the Department of Mcdzczne and Surgery in the Veterans‘ Administration, shall be subject to sac’: policies and rules as the President may issue Among other things, the President's policies and rules may provide for

U) preparing and reporting to hr“: the annual comparison of Federal Salary rates with priz'ate enterprise rates.

(2) obtaining and reporting to hrrri the views of employee orocnzzchons on such annual comparison. and on other salary matters.

(3) reviewing and reporting to hzm on the adaquacy of the Federal statutory salary structures for the Federal programs to which they apply,

(H reviewing the 'cfctzonshrp of Federal statutory salary rates and private enterprise salary rates :r. ipeczfic occupation and local areas. and

(5! providing sfcp-increcses :r: 'ecognition of high qualzfy pcr'i'i"':c".cf and pro: :ding for properly relating supervisory salary 'ctes pazd under one system to those of subordinates paid under another system

Title H~Pcy Sgste": of the Classification Act of 1949 Short tztle

Sec. 601. This tile may be cited as the "Classification Act Amendments of 1952 '.

Basic compensation schedules
Sec. 602. (a) Section 603~bi of the

Classification Act of 1949, as amended (Ti Stat 298.‘ 5 USC. 111315)), ‘.5 amended to read as follmrs'

“(b) The compensation *c'zcdules for the General Schedule shall be as follow.‘

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Per annum rates and steps “Grade 1 2 8 6 6' 7 8 9 10 GS-I ....................... -_ $3, 246 88, 860 88, 465 88, 660 88, 666 88 770 88, 876 88, 980 086 84,190 08-! _______________________ __ 8,660 8, 666 8, 770 8,876 8,980 4,086 4,190 4,296 4, 400 4,606 _______________________ -- 8, 820 8, 925 080 4,186 4, 2 0 4,846 4 466 4, 680 4. 706 4, 880 GS- _______________________ __ 4,110 4, 260 4, 890 4,680 4, 0 4,810 4,960 6,090 6, 280 6, 870 08-6 _______________________ __ 4, 666 4, 726 4, 885 6,046 6, 206 6, 866 6, 626 6, 686 6, 846 6, 006 GS—6 _______________________ __ 6 036 6 206 6, 876 6, 646 6, 716 886 6,066 6, 226 6, 896 6, 666 GS-7 _______________________ __ 6, 640 6, 726 6, 910 6, 096 6, £80 6, 466 6, 660 6,886 7, 020 7, 206 GS—8 _______________________ -_ 6,090 6, 296 6,600 6, 706 6,910 7,116 7,820 7, 626 7,780 7,986 GS-9 _______________________ -_ 6,676 6 7,126 7,860 7,676 7, 800 8, 026 8, 260 8,476 8, 700 GS—IO ______________________ __ 7, 7 636 7, 780 8, 026 8, 270 8, 616 8, 760 9, 006 9, 260 9, 496 GS—11 ______________________ __ 8,046 8,810 8, 676 8, 840 9,106 9, 870 9,686 9, 900 10,166 ____ -_ 08-12 ______________________ -_ 9,476 9, 790 10,106 10, 10,786 11,060 11,866 11.680 11,996 .... -GS-IB ______________________ -- 11,160 11,616 11,880 12,246 12,610 12,976 18,840 18,706 14,070 ____ __ GS-14 ______________________ -_ 12, 846 18, 270 18,696 14,190 14,646 14,970 16,896 16 890 16, 946 ____ __ GS-16 ______________________ __ 14 666 16,046 16, 626 16,006 16,486 16,966 17,446 17,926 ............ __ GS-16 ______________________ __ 16,000 16,600 17 000 17,600 , ____________________________________ __ GS—17 ______________________ __ 18,000 18,600 19,000 19,600 , ____________________________________ __ GS—18 ...................... __ 20, 000 ____________________________________________________________________ __ “Compensation schedule 11 “(To be effective on the first day ofthe first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 1964, and thereafter) Per annum rates and steps “Grade 1 2 8 6 6 7 8 9 10 88, 616 88, 690 88, 726 88, 880 88, 986 84. 040 84,146 84. 250 8,880 8, 935 4, 040 4,1 4, 260 4, 866 4, 460 4, 666 4» 090 4, 195 4, 300 4, 4 4, 626 4, 6'50 4, 7-75 4. 900 4, 496 4, 686 4, 776 4, 916 6, 066 6, 196 6, 886 6, 476 6, 010 , 0 6, 880 6, 490 6,660 6, 810 6, 970 6,180 6, 686 6, 760 6,986 6,110 6, 286 6, 460 6, 686 6, 810 6,186 6,880 6 676 6,770 6 966 7,160 7,866 7,660 6,810 7,020 7 280 7,440 7, 660 7,860 8,070 8, 280 7, 490 7, 720 7, 960 8,180 8, 410 8, 640 8, 870 9,100 8, 200 8, 46 8, 710 8, 966 9, 290 9, 476 9, 780 9, 986 8,970 9, 260 9,680 9,810 10,090 10, 870 10,660 .... -_ 10,640 10,970 11,800 11,680 11,960 18,290 12,680 .... _12,495 12 880 13, 266 18,660 14,086 14,420 14,005 .... -14,616 14,966 16,416 16,866 16,816 16,766 17, .... _16,695 17, 210 17, 796 18, 240 18,766 19, 270 ............. .17,000 17, 600 18, ____________________________________ __ 19,000 19,600 20, ____________________________________ __"

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(b) The rates of basic compensation of ofl‘icers and employees to whom Compensation Schedule I of the General Schedule set forth in subsection (a) of this section applies shall, subject to the provisions of paragraph (10) of this subsection, be initially adjusted, efiective on the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after the date of enactment of this Act, as follows:

(1) If the ofiicer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day of the first pay period which begins on or after the date of enactment of this Act at the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh scheduled rate, or at the first or second longevity date of a grade below grade 4 of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, he shall be advanced as follows: Employees in step 1 to step 2 of the new schedule; step 2 to step 3; step 3 to step 4; step 4 to step 5; step 5 to step 6; step 6 to step 7; step 7 to step 8; the first longevity step to step 9; and the second longevity step to step 10.

(2) If the ofi‘icer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day of the first pay period which begins on or after

the date of enactment of this Act at
the third longevity rate of a grade be-
low grade 4 of the General Schedule of
the Classification Act of 1949, as
amended, he shall receive basic com-
pensation at the highest rate of the
appropriate grade plus an amount
equal to the value of the maximum
within grade increment provided for
that grade in effect on and after such
day.

(3) If the officer or employee is re-
ceiving basic compensation immedi-
ately prior to the first day of the first
pay period which begins on or after the
date of enactment of this Act at the
first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth,
or seventh scheduled rate, or at the
first, second, or third longevity rate, of
grade 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 of the Gen-
eral Schedule of the Classification Act
of 1949, as amended, he shall receive
a rate of basic compensation at the
corresponding first, second, third,
fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth,
ninth, or tenth rate of the appropriate
grade in efi‘ect on and after such day.

(4) If the officer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day of the first pay period which begins on or after the date of enactment of this Act at

the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth scheduled rate, or at the first, second, or third longevity rate of grade 11, 12, 13, or 14 of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, he shall receive a rate of basic compensation at the corresponding first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, or ninth rate of the appropriate grade in effect on and after such day.

(5) If the oflicer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day of the first pay period which begins on or after the date of enactment of this Act at the first, second, third, fourth, or fifth scheduled rate, or at the first, second, or third longevity rate of grade 15 of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, he shall receive a rate of basic compensation at the corresponding first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth rate of such grade in effect on and after such day.

(6) If the officer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day of the first pay period, which begins on or after the date of enactment of this Act at the first, second, third, fourth, or fifth rate of grade 16 or grade 17 of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, he shall receive a rate of basic compensation at the corresponding first, second, third, fourth, or fifth rate of the appropriate grade in effect on and after such day.

(7 ) If the officer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day of the first pay period which begins on or after the date of enactment of this Act at the rate of grade 18 of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, he shall receive a rate of basic compensation at the corresponding rate of such grade in e {feet on and after such day.

(8) If the ojficer or employee is inceiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day of the first pay period which begins on or after the date of enactment of this Act at a rate between two scheduled or two longevity rates, or between a scheduled and a longevity rate, of a grade of the General Schedule, he shall receive a rate of basic compensation at the higher of the two corresponding rates, as specified in paragraphs (1) through (6) of this subsection, in efi’ect on and after such day.

(9) If the officer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day of the first pay period which begins on or after the date of enactment of this Act at a rate in excess of the maximum longevity rate for his grade, or in excess of the maximum scheduled rate for his grade if there is no longevity rate for his grade, he shall receive ( A) the rate of the new schedule, in effect on and after such day, prescribed by paragraphs (1) through (6) of this sub

section lor employees at the maximum longevity rate or at the maximum scheduled rate, as the case may be, lor his grade. or (8) (I such rate is less than his existing rate. (i) the lowest rate ol the new schedule or his grade which equals or exceeds his existing rate or (ii) (I there is no such rate, his casting rate.

(10) Service ol olficers and employees perlormed immediately preceding the first day 0] the first pay period which begins on or alter the date ol enactment 0] this Act. in the grade ol the General Schedule in which their respective positions were placed on such day, shall be counted toward not to exceed one step increase under the time in grade provisions ol subsection (0) ol section 701 ol the Classilication Act ol I949 as amended by this Act.

ill)” the ofilcer or employee, immediately prior to the first day ol the first pay period which began on or alter the date ol enactment ol this Act, is receiving, pursuant to paragraph (4) ol section 2(b) 0] the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act ol I955, an existing aggregate rate ol compensation determined under section 208(b) ol the Act ol September I, I954 (68 Stat. Illl; Public Law 763, Eightythird Congress), plus the amount ol the increase provided by section 2 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act ol 1955, by section 2 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act Act ol 1958, and by section 112 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act ol 1960, he shall receive an aggregate rate 0] compensation equal to the sum ol (A) his existing aggregate rate ol compensation determined under such section 208(b) ol the Act ol September I. 1954. (B) the amount ol the increase provided by section 2 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act ol 1955. (C) the amount ol the increase provided by section 2 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act 0] I958, (D) the amount 0] the increase provided by section IIZ ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act 0] 1960, and (E) the amount ol the increase made by this section in the maximum rate ol his grade. until (i) he leaves his position, or (iii he is entitled to receive aggregate compensation at a higher rate by reason ol the operation ol this Act or any other provision ol law; but, when such position becomes vacant, the aggregate rate ol compensation ol any subsequent appointee thereto shall be fixed in accordance with applicable provisions 0] law. Subject to clauses (i) and iii) ol the immediately preceding sentence ol this paragraph, the amount ol the increase provided by this section shall be held and considered lor the purpose 0] section 208(b) of such Act ol September I, I954, to constitute a part ol the existing rate ol compensation 0] such employee.

(c) The rates ol basic compensation of ofllcers and employees to whom Com

pensation Schedule II ol the General Schedule set lorth in subsection (a) ol this section applies shall be initially adlusted, eflectirc as ol the first day ol the first pay period beginning on or alter January I, I964, as lollows:

(I) ll the oflicer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day ol the first pay period which begins on or alter January l, 1964, at one ol the rates ol a grade in the General Schedule 0! the Classification Act 0! 1949. as amended. he shall receive a rate ol basic com pensation at the corresponding rate in eflect on and alter such date.

(2) II the ofllcer or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day ol the first pay period which begins on or alter January I. 1964, at a rate between two rates ol 0 grade in the General Schedule o/ the Classification Act ol I949, as amended. he shall receive a rate 0! basic compensation at the higher ol the two corresponding rates in eflect on and alter such date.

(3) II the ofllccr or employee is receiving basic compensation immediately prior to the first day 0] the first pay period which begins on or alter January I, 1964, at a rate in excess ol the maximum rate lor his grade, as in eflect on and alter such date he shall receive ~A) the rate ol the new schedule prescribed lor employees at the maximum rate lor his grade. or (8) his existing rate ol basic compensation il such existing rate is higher.

(4) Il the ogicer or employee, immediately prior to the first day 0] the first pay period which begins on or alter January I, 1964, is receiving. pursuant to paragraph (4) ol section 2(b) 0! the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act 0] I955, an existing aggregate rate ol compensation determined under section 208(b) ol the Act ol September I. I954 (68 Stat. IIII.‘ Public Law 763. Eighty-third Congress), plus the amount ol the increase provided by section 2 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act 0/ I955, by section 2 o/ the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act ol I958, and by section II2 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act ol I960, and the amount 0! the initial increase provided by this section, he shall receive an aggregate rate ol compensation equal to the sum ol (A) his existing aggregate rate 0! compensation determined under such section 208(b) ol the Act ol September I, I954, (B) the amount ol the increase provided by section 2 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act ol I955. (C) the amount 0] the increase provided by section 2 ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act ol I958. (D) the amount ol the increase provided by section III.’ ol the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act 0! I960. and (E) the amount ol the increase made by this section in the maximum rate ol his grade, until (i) he leaves his position, or (ii) he is

entitled to receive aggregate compensation at a higher rate by reason of the operation ol this Act or any other provision of law; but, i. hen such. position becomes vacant, the aggregate rate ol compensation 0] an; subsequent appointee thereto shall be fixed in accordance with applicable provisions ol law. Subiect to clauses (i) and (ii) ol the immediately preceding sentence 0! this paragraph. the amount 0! the increase proridcd by this section shall be held and cw’:sidcred lor the purpose ol inn‘: r: 20! (b) ol such Act 0! September I, 1954 to constitiute a part ol the ex;st:ng rate ol compensation or such c'm'sloyec

Step-increases Sec 60.]. Title VII 0! the Classification Act ol I949, as amended (5 0.8L‘. IIZI-IIZS), relating to s.'--r-:ncreas-'s under such Act, is amended to read as lollows:

"TITLE VII—STIP-INCISASKS

"Sec. TM. (a) Each ofllcer or c".ployee compensated on a ct" cnna"; basis, and occupying a ,'~c"-:c".c"..' position within the scope of the c "'ZIY'HCtion schedules fixed by !".:i A;.’, a. ‘:0 has not attained the maximum rate ol cc":pensation {of the grade :1 position is placed. shall he adzc-ired in compensation suct‘t'ssztt'l', to the ".(22 higher rate within the grade c.’ the beginning ol the next pay pen-d miloumt‘ the completion 0] (I) each fiiry-tw. calendar weeks ol seri ice in salary rates. I, 2. and J. or (2) each onc hundred and lour calendar weeks 0! se'! it‘t‘ l'l salary rates 6. $,and 6. or (3) each one hzmdrrd and filly-1L! calendar weeks (It sertzce in salary rates, 7, I, and 9, sub-c! .'o the lollowing conditions:

"(.-() That no equivalent increase in compensation from any cause was received during such period:

"(8) That his work is of an acccptable level ol competence as determined by the head 0] the department; and

"(Cl That the benefit 0! successive step-increases shall be p'n‘erred. under regulations lSSLtd by the Commission, lor ofilcers and employees whose continuous 3("Z‘Z(‘( H interrupted in the public lllff't": by service with the Armed I‘ we: or b‘, scrrice in essential nwrz-G-rer'zrnent civilian employment during a period of war or national ci-zcrcency “(b) Any increase in c "zpc'zsafz in

granted by law shall not be cont-Led :4 be an equivalent increase in compensation within the meaning 0! ishsertim (a).

"Sec. 702. (0) Within the 1:"::.’ ol available appropriations and in arc-rdance with regulations pft‘sc'ltl’d by the Commission. the head ol each depc'f'nc'zf is authorized to grant Cddlfili'ill stepincreases in rec enzton 0! lug’: q'..:l:ty perlormance cbc: e the.’ crdrnc'zlg, '' and

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in the type ol p“ :fznn ("int c'ncd Ste:incrcnses under this iccfi i'; shall be 2'‘. addition to lhlisc under sectzc-z 701 and

Shall not be construed to be. an equivalent increase in compensation within the meaning of subsection (a) of section 701.

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“(b) No officer or employee shall be eligible under this section for more than one such additional step-increase within any period of fifty-two weeks.

“See. 703. This title shall not apply to the compensation of persons appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.”

General compensation rules

Sec. 604. (a) Section 802(b) of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended (5 U.S.C. 1132(bb)), relating to the salary to be received by an ofl‘icer or employee who is promoted or transferred to a higher grade, is amended to read as follows:

“(b) Any officer or employee who is promoted or transferred to a position in a higher grade shall receive basic compensation at the lowest rate of such higher grade which exceeds his existing rate of basic compensation by not less than two step-increases of the grade from which he is promoted or transferred. If, in the case of any ofl‘icer or employee so promoted or transferred who is receiving basic compensation at a rate in excess of the maximum rate for his grade under any provision of law, there is no rate in such higher grade which is at least two step-increases above his existing rate of basic compensation, he shall receive (1) the maximum rate of such higher grade, or (2) his existing rate of basic compensation, if such existing rate is the higher. In case any such officer or employee so promoted or transferred is receiving basic compensation at a rate saved to him under section 507 of this Act upon reduction in grade, such ofi‘icer or employee shall receive (A) basic compensation at a rate two steps above the rate which he would be receiving if such section 507 were not applicable in his case, or (B) his existing rate of basic compensation, if such exisitng rate is the higher.”

(b) Section 802 of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof a new subsection to read as follows:

“(d) The Commission may issue regulations governing the retention of the rate of basic compensation of an employee who together with his position is brought under this Act. If any such employee so entitled to receive a retained rate under regulations issued pursuant to this subsection is later demoted to a position under this Act, his rate of basic compensation shall be determined in accordance with section 507 of this Act, except that service in the position which was brought under the Act shall, for purposes of section 507, be considered as service under this Act.”.

(0) Section 803 of the Classification Act of 1949, as amendetd (5 U.S.C. 1133), is amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 803. Each employee in a position under this Act, who regularly has responsibility for supervision (including supervision over the technical aspects of the work concerned) over employees whose compensation is fixed and adjusted

from time to time by wage boards or similar administrative authorities as nearly as is consistent with the public interest in accordance with prevailing rates, may, in accordance with regulations issued by the Commission, be paid at one of the scheduled rates for his grade which is above the highest rate of basic compensation being paid to any such prevailing-rate employee regularly supervised, or at the maximum rate for his grade, as provided for in such regulations”. Salary retention

Sec. 605. Section 507 of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended (72 Stat. 830; 5 U.S.C. 1107) , is amended—

(1) by striking out “(other than grade 16, 17, or 18 of the General Schedule)” in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of such section; and

(2) by striking out “(B) in the same grade or in the same and higher grades;” in paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of such section; and by inserting in lieu thereof “(B) in any grade or grades higher than the grade to which demoted,”

Top grade positions under Classification Act of 1949

See. 606. (a) Section 505(b) of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended (5 U.S.C. 1105(b)), relating to the limitation on numbers of positions in grades 16, 17, and 18 of the General Schedule of such Act, is amended by striking out “not to exceed an aggregate of nineteen hundred and eighty-nine” and substituting in lieu thereof “not to exceed an aggregate of twenty-four hundred, in addition to any professional engineering positions primarily concerned with research and development and professional positions in the physical and natural sciences and medicine which may be placed in such grades”.

(b) Section 505(7') of such Act is amended by inserting after the word “positions” the following: “(in addition to any professional engineering positions primarily concerned with research and development and professional positions in the physical and natural sciences and medicine which may be placed in such grades)”.

(c)Section 505 of such Act is further amended by inserting after subsection (9') the following new subsections:

“(k) The Attorney General is authorized, without regard to any other provision of this section, to place a total of ten positions of Warden in the Bureau of Prisons in grade 16 of the General Schedule. Such positions shall be in addition to the number of positions authorized to be placed in such grade by sub— section (b).

“(l) The Attorney General is authorized, without regard to any other provision of this section, to place a total of eight positions of Member of the Board of Parole in grade 17 of the General Schedule. Such positions shall be in addition to the number of positions authorized to be placed in such grade by subsection (b).”

Conforming changes in existing law See. 607. (a) The following provisions of law are hereby repealed:

(1) Section 104 of the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1956 (69 Stat. 234; 5 U.S.C. 592(d) ), authorizing grade 17 of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949 for the position of Budget Ofiicer of the Department of Commerce so long as the position is held by the present incumbent.

(2) Section 206 of the Public Works Appropriation Act, 1956 (69 Stat. 360; 5 U.S.C. 483-2), authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to place the position of Director, Division of Budget and Finance, in grade 17 of the General Schedule established by the Classification Act of 1949 so long as the position is held by the present incumbent.

(3) The second paragraph under the heading “Administrative Provisions” in title III of the Public Works Appropriation Act, 1956 (69 Stat. 364, 10 U.S.C. 1335, note), authorizing the Chief of Engineers to place the position of Chief of the Programs Branch, Office of the Assistant Chief of Engineers for Civil Works, in grade 17 of the General Schedule established by the Classification Act of 1949 so long as the position is held by the present incumbent.

(4) Section 24(d) of the Area Redevelopment Act (75 Stat. 62, 42 U.S.C. 2521(d) ), authorizing five positions in grades 16, 17, and 18 of the General Schedule established by the Classification Act of 1949 for agencies performing functions under that Act.

(5) The fourth sentence of section 3(a) of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (70 Stat. 1120; 16 U.S.C. 742b(a)), relating to the annual salary of the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife in the Department of the Interior, which reads: “He shall receive compensation at the same rate as that provided for grade GS—18.”.

(6) That part of section 207 of the Agricultural Act of 1956 (70 Stat. 200.‘ 7 U.S.C. 1857), relating to the annual salary of an agricultural surplus disposal administrator in the Department of Agriculture, which reads: “, at a salary rate of not exceeding $15, 000 per annum,”.

(7) Section 1102 of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 971; 5 U.S.C. 1073), relating to the submission of reports with respect to the rates of compensation under, and the administration of, such Act.

(b) The second proviso of the paragraph under the heading “Federal Prison System” and under the subheading “Salaries and expenses, Bureau of Prisons” in title 11 (the Department of Justice Appropriation Act, 1956) of the Departments of State and Justice, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1956 (69 Stat. 273,‘ Public Law 133, Eighty-fourth Congress; 5 U.S.C. 298a) is amended by striking out “three

positions" and inserting in lieu thereof "one position”.

Sec. 608. la) Each position specifically referred to in, or covered by, any repeal made by section 6071a) of this title shall be placed in the appropriate grade of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949. as amended. in accordance with the provisions of such Act.

(b) Positions in grade 16, 17, or 18, as the case may be, of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1919, as amended, immediately prior to the cflectire date of this section, shall remain, on and after such eflectire date, in their respective grades. until appropriate action is taken under section 505 of the Classification Act of 1949 as in eflect on and after such eflectire date.

Savings prorisions

Sec. 609 (a) The changes in existing law made by this title shall not aflect any position existing immediately prior to the effective date of any such changes in existing law. the compensation attached to such position, and any incumbent thereof, his appointment thereto, and his entitlement to receive the compensation attached thereto, until appropriate action is taken in accordance with this title

(b) The incumbent of each such position immediately prior to the effective date of this title shall continue to reccii'e the rate of basic compensation which he was receiving immediately prior to such effective date until he learns such position or until he is entitled to receive compensation at a higher rate in accordance with lair When such incumbent leai'es such position, the rate of basic compensation of each subsequent appointee to such position shall be determincd in accordance with the Classiflcation Act Of 1949, as amended.

E'flecttt'e dates Sec. 610. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this title, the proi'isions of this title shall become eflectire on the first day of the first pay period which begins on or after the date of enactment Of this Act.

Title Ill—Postal Field Service Employees
Short title

See. 701. This title may be cited as the "Postal Employees Salary Adjustment Act of 1962".

Postal field service schedules

Sec. 702. Subsection (a) of section 3542 of title 39. United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

"iai There are established basic compensation schedules for positions in the postal field service which shall be known as the Postal Field Service Schedules and for which the symbol shall be 'PFS'. Each such schedule shall be in effect for the period specified with respect to such schedule. Except as pfOl‘ldt‘tl in sections 3543 and 35“ of this title. basic compensation shall be paid to all employees in accordance inth these schedules.

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