350 Provisos. Temporary assign- ment to officer's posi- tion. Filling of vacated position. Teacher or officer on leave considered as in active service. Masculine pronoun construed. Effective date. June 13, 1940 [H. R. 9209] [Public, No. 611] MilitaryAppropria- tion Act, 1941. Post, pp . 601, 656 872,966. Post,pp. 603,604. Personal services. Office of Secretary of War. Provisos. Transportation ex- penses, etc. , of per- sons serving in ad- visory capacity. Post, p. 971. 41 U.S. 0. §6. Use of field-service appropriations for per- sonal services. Designated offices. PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 342, 343 -JUNE 12, 13 , 1940 [54 STAT. 1926: Provided, That during the period of the leave of said officer, the Board of Education on the recommendation of the superintend- ent of schools may authorize the temporary assignment to his position of any teacher or officer who serves under said officer on leave: And provided further, That the position of the teacher or officer so assigned may be filled during the period of such absence by a qualified temporary employee. SEC. 5. The teacher or officer who takes leave of absence with part ay for educational purposes under the provisions of this Act shall e construed as in active service, and periods of service for salary increment purposes and for retirement purposes, and the pay which the teacher or officer would have received had leave not been taken shall be used in computing retirement annuities. SEO. 6 . Wherever the masculine pronoun occurs in this Act it shall be construed to mean both male and female employees. SEC. 7 . This Act shall take effect on and after July 1, 1940. Approved, June 12, 1940. [CHAPTER 343] AN ACT Making appropriations for the Military Establishment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amerida in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- wise appropriated, for the Military Establishment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes, namely: SALARIES, WAR DEPARTMENT For compensation for personal services in the District of Columbia, as follows: Office of Secretary of War: Secretary of War, Assistant Secretary of War, and other personal services, $543,240, of which $184,860 shall be available exclusively for temporary personal services: Pro- l/ided That not to exceed $50,000 of the appropriations contained in this Act for military activities shall be available for the payment of actual transportation expenses and not to exceed $10 per diem in lieu of subsistence and other expenses of persons serving while away from their homes, without other compensation, in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of War, and for the temporary employ- ment of persons or organizations, by contract or otherwise, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes or the civil service or classification laws: Provided, That no field-service appropriation shall be available for personal services in the War Department except as may be expressly authorized herein. Office of Chief of Staff, $312,290, of which $69,340 shall be avail- able exclusively for temporary personal services. Adjutant General's office, $1,797,856, of which $251,740 shall be available exclusively for temporary personal services. Office of the Inspector General, $37,260. Office of the Judge Advocate General, $127,560. Office of the Chief of Finance, $514,928, of which $94,798 shall be available exclusively for temporary personal services. Office of the Quartermaster General, $1,001,786 of which $140,000 shall be available exclusively for temporary personal services. Office of the Chief Signal Officer, $279,927, of which $70,422 shall be available exclusively for temporary personal services. Office of the Chief of Air Corps, $392,000, of which $133,000 shall be available exclusively for temporary personal services.