PUBLIC LAW 87-271-SEPT. 21, 1961
Regulat o r y authority. 74 Stat. 6 5 1. 39 USC 3559.
39 USC 3544.
"eurtailment o f work,'* Exclusions.
of the operation of this section, or until the expiration of a period of two years immediately following the effective date of such reduction in salary standing or immediately following the first day of such first pay period, as applicable, to receive the rate of basic salary to which he was entitled immediately prior to such reduction in salary standing (including each increase provided by law in such rate of basic salary) so long as he continues in the postal field service without any break in service of one workday or more and is not demoted or reassigned for personal cause, at his own request, or in a reduction in force due to lack of funds or curtailment of work. "(c) The rate of basic salary to which such employee is entitled under subsection (b) of this section with respect to each reduction in salary standing to which this section applies shall be the lesser of the following: " (A) the amount of the existing rate of basic salary of the employee immediately prior to the reduction in salary standing (including each increase provided by law in such r a t e); or " (B) the amount of the rate of the salary level or salary range (including each increase provided by law in such rate) to which the employee is reduced, increased by 25 per centum. " (d) The Postmaster General is authorized to issue regulations to carry out the purposes of this section. " (e)(1) For the purposes of section 3559(a), the existing basic salary shall be the basic salary which the employee would have received except for the provisions of this section. "(2) For the purposes of section 3544(h), the basic compensation earned shall be the basic compensation which the employee would have received except for the provisions of this section. " (f) For the purposes of this section, the term 'curtailment of work' does not include— " (1) reductions in class or gross receipts category of any post office, or "(2) reductions in route mileage for rural carriers." CONFORMING
39 USC prec. 3501.
SEC. 202. That part of the table of contents of chapter 45 of title 39 of the United States Code under the heading "SALARY STEPS AND PROMOTIONS" is amended by inserting "3560. Salary protection." immediately below "3559. Promotions.". Approved September 21, 1961. Public Law 87-271
September 21, 1961
[H. R. 6974] Merchant Marine Act, 1936, amendment. Reserve funds for r e s e a r c h. 66 Stat. 764.
rp(j amend section 607(b) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the last sentence of section 607(b) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 U.S.C. 1177(b)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a comma and the following: "and may also pay from such fund, with such consent and upon terms and conditions which the Secretary of Commerce shall by regulation prescribe to give priority to the foregoing purposes of the fund (and with respect to any transfer of funds from the special reserve fund, to give priority to