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[75 Stat. 615]
[75 Stat. 615]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75

STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 87-293-SEPT. 22, 1961

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PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER LEADERS

SEC. 6. The President may enroll in the Peace Corps qualified citizens or nationals of the United States whose services are required for supervisory or other special duties or responsibilities in connection with programs under this Act (referred to in this Act as "volunteer leaders"). The ratio of the total number of volunteer leaders to the total number of volunteers in service at any one time shall not exceed one to twenty-five. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, all of the provisions of this Act applicable to volunteers shall be applicable to volunteer leaders, and the term "volunteers" shall include "volunteer leaders": Provided, however, That— (1) volunteer leaders shall be entitled to receive termination payments at a rate not to exceed $125 for each month of satisfactory service as determined by the President; (2) spouses and minor children of volunteer leaders may receive such living, travel, and leave allowances, and such housing, transportation, subsistence, and essential special items of clothing, as the President may determine, but the authority contained in this paragraph shall be exercised only under exceptional circumstances; (3) spouses and minor children of volunteer leaders accompanying them may receive such health care as the President may determine and upon such terms as he may determine, including health care in any facility referred to in section 5(e) of this Act, subject to such conditions as the President may prescribe and subject to reimbursement of appropriations as provided in section 5(e); and (4) spouses and minor children of volunteer leaders accompanying them may receive such orientation, language, and other training necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act as the President may determine. PEACE CORPS EMPLOYEES

SEC. 7. (a) The President may employ such persons, not to exceed 275 persons permanently employed in the United States at any one time in fiscal year 1962, as the President deems necessary to carry out the provisions and purposes of this Act. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, such persons (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "employees") shall be employed in accordance with and shall be subject to the laws applicable to personnel employed by the United States Government. (b) Of the persons so employed in the United States in activities authorized by this Act, not to exceed thirty may be compensated without regard to the provisions of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, of whom not to exceed twenty may be compensated at rates higher than those provided for grade fifteen of the general schedule established by the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, and of these not to exceed two may be compensated at a rate in excess of the highest rate provided for grades of such general schedule but not in excess of $19,000 per year. Such positions shall be in addition to those authorized by section 4(a) of this Act to be filled by Presidential appointment, and in addition to the number authorized by section 505 of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended. (c) For the purpose of performing functions under this Act outside the United States, the President may— (1) employ or assign persons, or authorize the employment or assignment of officers or employees of agencies of the United States Government, who shall receive compensation at any of

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