PUBLIC LAW 87-290-SEPT. 22, 1961
State employment security agencies, and for expenses not otherwise rovided for, necessary for carrying out title X V of the Social ecurity Act, as amended (68 Stat. 1130), not more than $405,000,000 ^^42 USC i36imay be expended from the employment security administration account in the Unemployment trust fund, of which $15,000,000 shall be available only to the extent necessary to meet increased costs of administration resulting from changes in a State law or increases in the numbers of claims filed and claims paid or increased salary costs resulting from changes in State salary compensation plans embracing employees of the State generally over those upon which the State's basic grant (or the allocation for the District of Columbia) was based, which increased costs of administration cannot be provided for by normal budgetary adjustments: Provided, That notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in section 302(a) of the Social Security Act, as amended, the Secretary of T^abor shall from time to time certify to 49 Stat. (526. the Secretary of the Treasury for payment to each State found to be " ^ "^^ ^°^" ^ in compliance with the requirements of the Act of June 6, 1933, and, except in the case of Guam and the Virgin Islands, with the provisions of section 303 of the Social Security Act, as amended, such amounts ^2 USC 503. as he determines to be necessary for the proper and efficient administration of its unemployment compensation law and of its public employment offices: Provided further, That such amounts as may be agreed upon by the Department of Labor and the Post Office Department shall be used for the payment, in such manner as said parties may jointly determine, of postage for the transmission of official mail matter in connection with the administration of unemployment compensation systems and employment services by States receiving grants herefrom. I n carrying out the provisions of said Act of June 6, 1933, the provi- 29 USC 49-49n. sions of section 303(a)(1) of the Social Security Act, as amended, ^2 USC s03. relating to the establishment and maintenance of personnel standards on the merit basis, shall apply. None of the funds appropriated by this title to the Bureau of withholding of Employment Security for grants-in-aid of State agencies to cover, in ^"Restriction. whole or in part, the cost of operation of said agencies, including the salaries and expenses of officers and employees of said agencies, shall be withheld from the said agencies of any States which have established by legislative enactment and have in operation a merit system and classification and compensation plan covering the selection, tenure in office, and compensation of their employees, because of any disapproval of their personnel or the manner of their selection by the agencies of the said States, or the rates of pay of said officers or employees. Grants to States, next succeeding fiscal year: For making, after May 31 of the current fiscal year, payments to States under title III of the Social Security Act, as amended, and under the Act of June 6, 49 a^at^. ^5^26.^^^ 1933, as amended, for the first quarter of the next succeeding fiscal 29 USC 49-49n. * year, such sums as may be necessary, the obligations incurred and the expenditures made thereunder for payments under such title and under such Act of June 6, 1933, to be charged to the appropriation therefor for that fiscal year: Provided, That the payments made pursuant to this paragraph shall not exceed the amount paid to the States for the first quarter of the current fiscal year.