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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 395-JUNE 18, 1940 [CHAPTER 395] June 18, 1940 [H. R. 8745] [Public, No. 640] Interior Depart- ment Appropriation Act, 1941. Salaries. Protisos. Salary restriction. 42 Stat. 1488 . 5 U.S. C . §§ 661-674; Supp. V, §§ 673, 673c. Restriction not ap- plicable in designated cases. 42 Stat. 1490. 5U.S .C .§666. Radio broadcasts. Restriction on use of funds. Personal services. Consumers' Coun- sel Division. Salaries and ex- penses. 15 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 829b. [54 STAT. AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior 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 America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, namely: OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY SALARIES Salaries: For the Secretary of the Interior, Under Secretary First Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and other personal services in the District of Columbia, $874,950: Provided, That in expending appropriations or portions of appropriations, contained in this Act, for the payment for personal services in the District of Columbia in accordance with the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, with the exception of the First Assistant Secretary and the Assistant Secretary, the average of the salaries of the total number of persons under any grade in any bureau, office, or other appropria- tion unit shall not at any time exceed the average of the compensation rates specified for the grade by such Act, as amended, and in grades in which only one position is allocated the salary of such position shall not exceed the average of the compensation rates for the grade, except that in unusually meritorious cases of one position in a grade advances may be made to rates higher than the average of the compensation rates of the grade but not more often than once in any fiscal year and then only to the next higher rate: Provided, That this restriction shall not apply (1) to grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the clerical-mechanical service, or (2) to require the reduction in salary of any person whose compensation was fixed, as of July 1, 1924, in accordance with the rules of section 6 of such Act, (3) to require the reduction in salary of any person who is transferred from one position to another position in the same or different grade in the same or a different bureau, office, or other appropriation unit, (4) to prevent the payment of a salary under any grade at a rate higher than the maximum rate of the grade when such higher rate is per- mitted by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, and is spe- cifically authorized by other law, or (5) to reduce the compensation of any person in a grade in which only one position is allocated: Provided, That no part of the appropriation made available to the office of the Secretary by this section shall be used for the broadcast of radio programs designed for or calculated to influence the pas- sage or defeat of any legislation pending before the Congress. OFFICE OF SOLICITOR For personal services in the District of Columbia and in the field (except Consumers' Counsel Division), $314,340. Consumers' Counsel Division, salaries and expenses: For all necessary expenditures of the Consumers' Counsel Division, in per- forming the duties devolving upon said Consumers' Counsel Division by the Bituminous Coal Act of 1937, approved April 26, 1937 (50 Stat. 72), including witness fees and mileage for witnesses appearing in behalf of the Division before the Bituminous Coal Division and including witnesses before the Interstate Commerce Commission, personal services and rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, 406