PUBLIC LAW 87-304-SEPT. 26, 1961
ST A T.
Public Law 87-304 September 26, 1961 [H. R. 2555]
Civilian employe e s of U. S. Emergency evacuation. Pay authorized.
Adv a n c e ment.
Am o u n t s coverable.
AN ACT To authorize pay with respect to civilian employees of the United States in eases of emergency evacuations, to consolidate the laws governing allotment and assignment of pay by such employees, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, for the purposes of this Act, the term— (1) "department" means— (A) each executive department of the Government of the United States of America; (B) each agency or independent establishment in the executive branch of such Government; (C) each corporation wholly owned or controlled by such Government; (D) the j udicial branch of such Government; (E) the General Accounting Office; (F) the Library of Congress; and (G) the municipal government of the District of Columbia. (2) "head of each department" or "department head" means— (A) the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts with respect to the judicial branch of the Government; and (B) the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia with respect to the municipal government of the District of Columbia. (3) "United States", when used in a geographic sense, means the several States of the United States of America and the District of Columbia. r SEC. 2. (a) The head of each department is authorized to provide for the payment, in advance, of compensation, allowances, and differentials, or any of them, covering a period of not more than thirty days, to or for the account of each employee of such department (or, under emergency circumstances and on a reimbursable basis, an employee of any other department) whose evacuation (or that of his dependents or immediate family, as applicable) from a place within or outside the United States is ordered for military or other reasons which create imminent danger to the life or lives of such employee or of such dependents or immediate family. (b) Subject to adjustment of the account of such employee in accordance with section 4 of this Act and other applicable law, such advance payment of compensation, allowances, and differentials shall be at rates then currently authorized with respect to such employee, on the date such advance payment is made, under procedures of such department governing advance payments under this subsection; but such rates so authorized shall not exceed the rates to which such employee was entitled immediately prior to the issuance of such order of evacuation. (c) An advance of funds under subsection (a) of this section shall be recoverable by the Government of the United States or the municipal government of the District of Columbia, as the case may be, from such employee or his estate— (1) by setoff against accrued compensation, amount of retirement credit, or other amount due such employee from the Government of the United States or the municipal government of the District of Columbia, and (-2) by such other method as may be provided by law.