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[75 Stat. 624]
[75 Stat. 624]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87-293-SEPT. 22, 1961

[75 S T A T.

of Health, Education, and Welfare shall, upon the request of the Commission, inform the Commission whether or not any such individual or widow or child is entitled at any specified time to such benefits." SECUKITY INVESTIGATIONS

SEC. 22. All persons employed or assigned to duties under this Act shall be investigated to insure that the employment or assignment is consistent with the national interest in accordance with standards and procedures established by the President. If an investigation made pursuant to this section develops any data reflecting that the person who is the subject of the investigation is of questionable loyalty or is a questionable security risk, the investigating agency shall refer the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the conduct of a full field investigation. The results of that full field investigation shall be furnished to the initial investigating agency, and to the agency by which the subject person is employed, for information and appropriate action. Volunteers shall be deemed employees of the United States Government for the purpose of this section. UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING AND SERVICE ACT

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SEC. 23. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law or regulation, service in the Peace Corps as a volunteer shall not in any way exempt such volunteer from the performance of any obligations or duties under the provisions of the Universal Military Training and ,, Service Act.

50 USC app. 451 et seq.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROriCIENCY

SEC. 24. No person shall be assigned to duty as a volunteer under this Act in any foreign country or area unless at the time of such assignment he possesses such reasonable proficiency as his assignment requires in speaking the language of the country or area to which he is assigned. DEFINITIONS

SEC. 25. (a) The term "abroad" means any area outside the United States. (b) The term "United States" means the several States and territories and the District of Columbia. (c) The term "function" includes any duty, obligation, right, power, authority, responsibility, privilege, discretion, activity, and program. (d) The term "health care" includes all appropriate examinations, preventive, curative and restorative health and medical care, and supplementary services when necessary. (e) For the purposes of this or any other Act, the period of any individual'service as a volunteer under this Act shall include— (i) except for the purposes of section 5(f) of this Act, any period of training under section 8(a) prior to enrollment as a volunteer under this Act; and (ii) the period between enrollment as a volunteer and the termination of service as such volunteer by the President or by death or resignation. (f) The term "United States Government agency" includes any department, board, wholly or partly owned corporation, or instrumentality, commission, or establishment of the United States Government. (g) The word "transportation" in sections 5(b) and 6(2) includes transportation of not to exceed three hundred pounds per person of unaccompanied necessary personal and household effects.